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Birthday

(16th January 1949)

I thank whatever gods may be
For all the happiness that's mine;
.....
Robert Service

Robert Service
Fragments (underestimation)

I was broken but not shattered,
I was pieces but not scarttered,
I've been fragmented and not tattered,
I was strong, that's what mattered.
.....
Chiemelie Solomon Ikwuemesibe

Chiemelie Solomon Ikwuemesibe
You Girl

You pretty soul in the back seat
Your diamond voice is super neat
It wows me like a magical trick
It does make me want to flirt
.....
Cabdi Muqtaar

Cabdi Muqtaar
I Don't Like It I Love It

Getting a chance today
This time around i'll play
I'm batting at number four
I cant fail,i must score
.....
Llewellyn Douglas

Llewellyn Douglas
Love World's Apart

What have I done,
but take away the sun?
where can we go,
if there's nothing, but snow
.....
Duwayne Frieslaar

Duwayne Frieslaar
Divorce

Fall in love at first sight
We become attached to one another
Commit to stay together &
Mingle as a life partner.
.....
Norbu Dorji

Norbu Dorji
Mowgli's Song

THAT HE SANG AT THE COUNCIL ROCK WHEN HE DANCED ON SHERE KHAN'S HIDE

The Song of Mowgli-I, Mowgli, am singing. Let
the jungle listen to the things I have done.
.....
Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling
There Is A Place For You

Stardom is for all
Not a royal seat
A place for all ages
How long it takes
.....
Ola Olawale

Ola Olawale
To The One I Want To Love

To the one i want to love,
if you want me to kill,
report this as spam
if you want me to heal,
.....
Francis Ngwenya

Francis Ngwenya
People Like Him

People liked him, not because
He was rich or known to fame;
He had never won applause
As a star in any game.
.....
Edgar Albert Guest

Edgar Albert Guest
Auguries Of Innocence

To see a world in a grain of sand
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand
And eternity in an hour.
.....
William Blake

William Blake
Beautiful Soup

BEAUTIFUL Soup, so rich and green,
Waiting in a hot tureen!
Who for such dainties would not stoop?
Soup of the evening, beautiful Soup!
.....
Lewis Carroll

Lewis Carroll
Wounded

Is it not strange? A year ago to-day,
With scarce a thought beyond the hum-drum round,
I did my decent job and earned my pay;
Was averagely happy, I'll be bound.
.....
Robert Service

Robert Service
Happiness- The Real Treasure

It is a feeling of joy,
Everyone has, girl or a boy.
It teaches us important things,
Being happy gives us wings.
.....
Priyadarshini Goel

Priyadarshini Goel
Breathe Slowly

O beloved,
come, let's do something,
let's read the lines of our fate,
come, let's do something.
.....
Pallavi Deepchand

Pallavi Deepchand
The Old Grey Mare

There's a line of rails on an upland green
With a good take-off and a landing sound,
Six fences grim as were ever seen,
And it's there I would be with fox and hound.
.....
R. C. Lehmann

R. C. Lehmann
Ode 1373

I was dead, then alive.
Weeping, then laughing.

The power of love came into me,
.....

Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi
Harlem Hopscotch

One foot down, then hop! It's hot.
Good things for the ones that's got.
Another jump, now to the left.
Everybody for hisself.
.....
Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou
The Colder The Air

We must admire her perfect aim,
this huntress of the winter air
whose level weapon needs no sight,
if it were not that everywhere
.....

Elizabeth Bishop
The Wind Of Love

The could rises from the vales,
Climbs & move high to kiss the mountains,
Never expecting to return again,
Unless the wind blows back.
.....
Norbu Dorji

Norbu Dorji
Triumph

Why am I full of joy although
It drizzles on the links?
Why am I buying Veuve Cliquot,
And setting up the drinks?
.....
Robert Service

Robert Service
The Lesson

Chaos ruled OK in the classroom
as bravely the teacher walked in
the nooligans ignored him
his voice was lost in the din
.....

Roger Mcgough
Ode, Composed On A May Morning

While from the purpling east departs
The star that led the dawn,
Blithe Flora from her couch upstarts,
For May is on the lawn.
.....
William Wordsworth

William Wordsworth
Bob White

I see you, on the zigzag rails,
You cheery little fellow!
While purple leaves are whirling down,
And scarlet, brown, and yellow.
.....

George Cooper
Source

Source

Mountains covered with snow & forest are the source,
For the cascade of streams & rivers to nourish the lands,
.....
Norbu Dorji

Norbu Dorji
Birthday

(16th January 1949)

I thank whatever gods may be
For all the happiness that's mine;
.....

Robert William Service
My Last Afternoon With Uncle Devereux Winslow

1922: the stone porch of my Grandfatherâ??s summer house

I
â??I wonâ??t go with you. I want to stay with Grandpa!â?
.....

Robert Lowell
Locksley Hall Sixty Years After

Late, my grandson! half the morning have I paced these sandy tracts,
Watch'd again the hollow ridges roaring into cataracts,

Wander'd back to living boyhood while I heard the curlews call,
.....
Alfred Lord Tennyson

Alfred Lord Tennyson
The Coranna

Fast by his wild resounding River
The listless Coran lingers ever;
Still drives his heifers forth to feed,
Soothed by the gorrah's humming reed;
.....

Thomas Pringle
The Open Steeplechase

I had ridden over hurdles up the country once or twice,
By the side of Snowy River with a horse they called 'The Ace'.
And we brought him down to Sydney, and our rider, Jimmy Rice,
Got a fall and broke his shoulder, so they nabbed me in a trice,
.....

Banjo Paterson
The Lay Of The Laborer

A spade! a rake! a hoe!
A pickaxe, or a bill!
A hook to reap, or a scythe to mow,
A flail, or what ye willâ??
.....
Thomas Hood

Thomas Hood
Unjust

Tell me what is there
let me tell you what i feel
cloudy and Sunny pain's
full with unbeaten truth
.....
Afe Tosin Shola

Afe Tosin Shola
He Who Serves

He has not served who gathers gold,
Nor has he served, whose life is told
In selfish battles he has won,
Or deeds of skill that he has done;
.....
Edgar Albert Guest

Edgar Albert Guest
Emily, John, James, And I

EMILY JANE was a nursery maid,
JAMES was a bold Life Guard,
JOHN was a constable, poorly paid
(And I am a doggerel bard).
.....

William Schwenck Gilbert
Nostalgia

Remember the 1340's? We were doing a dance called the Catapult.
You always wore brown, the color craze of the decade,
and I was draped in one of those capes that were popular,
the ones with unicorns and pomegranates in needlework.
.....

Billy Collins
Afternoon Tea

As I was saying . . . (No, thank you; I never take cream with my tea;
Cows weren't allowed in the trenches-got out of the habit, y'see.)
As I was saying, our Colonel leaped up like a youngster of ten:
“Come on, lads!” he shouts, “and we'll show 'em,” and he sprang to the head of the men.
.....
Robert Service

Robert Service
Lancelot 06

The dark of Modred's hour not yet availing,
Gawaine it was who gave the King no peace;
Gawaine it was who goaded him and drove him
To Joyous Gard, where now for long his army,
.....
Edwin Arlington Robinson

Edwin Arlington Robinson
We Lost The Treasures

The atmosphere is dry & COOL,
places are walking as noble pool,
Every thing is feeling the short.
No one hides it self from this hot.
.....
Rahil Rahil

Rahil Rahil
Found Out

"NEVER again,' said Mrs. Green, as she swayed in her rocking chair,
'Never again will I think one house big enough for two to share;
Never again will I go away with another family,
I've had a month of that game this year, and once is enough for me.
.....
Edgar Albert Guest

Edgar Albert Guest
In The Droving Days

"Only a pound," said the auctioneer,
"Only a pound; and I'm standing here
Selling this animal, gain or loss --
Only a pound for the drover's horse?
.....

Banjo Paterson
On Quitting

How much grit do you think you've got?
Can you quit a thing that you like a lot?
You may talk of pluck; it's an easy word,
And where'er you go it is often heard;
.....
Edgar Albert Guest

Edgar Albert Guest
The Suicide

Bereft of soul
My body shall be bare.
Bereft of body
My soul shall be bare.
.....

Kamala Das
Heyoka Wacipee, The Giant's Dance

The night-sun sails in his gold canoe,
The spirits walk in the realms of air
With their glowing faces and flaming hair,
And the shrill, chill winds o'er the prairies blow.
.....

Hanford Lennox Gordon
Gone With A Handsomer Man.

JOHN:

I've worked in the field all day, a-plowin' the "stony streak;"
I've scolded my team till I'm hoarse; I've tramped till my legs are weak;
.....

Will Carleton
An Octopus

of ice. Deceptively reserved and flat,
it lies “in grandeur and in mass”
beneath a sea of shifting snow-dunes;
dots of cyclamen-red and maroon on its clearly defined
.....
Marianne Moore

Marianne Moore
All The Dead Dears

Rigged poker -stiff on her back
With a granite grin
This antique museum-cased lady
Lies, companioned by the gimcrack
.....

Sylvia Plath
A Light Woman

I.

So far as our story approaches the end,
Which do you pity the most of us three?-
.....
Robert Browning

Robert Browning
September 1, 1939

I sit in one of the dives
On Fifty-second Street
Uncertain and afraid
As the clever hopes expire
.....
W. H. Auden

W. H. Auden
Fur And Feathers

The emus formed a football team
Up Walgett way;
Their dark-brown sweaters were a dream
But kangaroos would sit and scream
.....

Banjo Paterson
The Good Little Boy

Once there was a boy who never
Tore his clothes, or hardly ever,
Never made his sister mad,
Never whipped fer bein' bad,
.....
Edgar Albert Guest

Edgar Albert Guest