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Funny Short Poems - 789

Poem : The Poet And The Bird by Elizabeth Barrett Browning by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Said a people to a poet---' Go out from among us straightway!
While we are thinking earthly things, thou singest of divine.
There's a little fair brown nightingale, who, sitting in the gateways
Makes fitter music to our ears than any song of thine!'

The poet went out weeping---the nightingale ceased chanting;
'Now, wherefore, O thou nightingale, is all thy sweetness done?'
I cannot sing my earthly things, the heavenly poet wanting,
Whose highest harmony includes the lowest under sun.'

The poet went out weeping,---and died abroad, bereft there---
The bird flew to his grave and died, amid a thousand wails:---
And, when I last came by the place, I swear the music left there
Was only of the poet's song, and not the nightingale's.


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Funny Poems : September by Hilaire Belloc

I, from a window where the Meuse is wide,
Looked eastward out to the September night;
The men that in the hopeless battle died
Rose, and deployed, and stationed for the fight;
A brumal army, vague and ordered large
For mile on mile by some pale general,-
I saw them lean by companies to the charge,
But no man living heard the bugle-call.

And fading still, and pointing to their scars,
They fled in lessening clouds, where gray and high
Dawn lay along the heaven in misty bars;
But watching from that eastern casement, I
Saw the Republic splendid in the sky,
And round her terrible head the morning stars.


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Poem : Sapphics For Celebrity by Jennifer Reeser

In my dream, Celebrity, four pianos
scored the room, and you -- on an antique sofa
near two dark-haired innocents -- asked that I play
something immortal.

Dust motes grayed the air, and a sage-green shadow
draped the walls in color like sifted powder.
I agreed, but wandered, untold, too many
keys to consider.


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Poem : A Jewish Boy by Raymond A. Foss


A wayward Jewish boy
separated from family, from his people,
from his faith, focused on his wealth,
All was lost, an unclean life
In the end, at the bottom of the abyss
A Jewish boy feeding pigs
Coming to his senses
returning home,
to his father’s embrace
unmerited love,
a gift for repentance alone
Beyond human measure.

June 15, 2008
Luke 15:11-32, Lectionary Year A, Prodigal Son,
the Lord’s Prayer, and the sermon,
“Jesus’ Teachings on Fatherhood”,
by Rev. Huntley Halvorson,
Wesley United Methodist Church,
Concord, NH, Father’s Day, June 15, 2008



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