GENERATION POEMS

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Hope

Hope

Looking below the window
Hot tears roll down my cheeks
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Mohammad Younus

Mohammad Younus
Graduating From Childhood

I realized with trepidation
that you fast growing up.
Soon you, and many of your generation
will graduate from childhood
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David Carolissen

David Carolissen
Beyond The Complexion

Africa my dying land
Africa the field of blood
Africa the ignorant and blind
This mythical spiritual mantra
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Senty De Poet

Senty De Poet
Be Wise

Be the man the nation needs,
Lead an example to the upcoming generation
Be the voice of the voiceless woman
instead of being the pain of the painless woman.
.....
Palesa Molokomme

Palesa Molokomme
The Family That Prays Together Stays Together

Have you not heard the words of the wise?
Words that made others receive the golden prize
Have your eyes not been opened to see?
Or you are like that barren fig tree?
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Caution Makura

Caution Makura
Daffodils

Spring is marked by blossom,
Buzzing bees pollinating colorful bloom,
To reproduce seeds ,
In nature generation of daffodils continue.
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Norbu Dorji

Norbu Dorji
Fire Your Bullets

FIRE YOUR BULLETS

Playing 'fight and hide'
The crazy children sing
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Mohammad Younus

Mohammad Younus
Four Quartets 4: Little Gidding

I

Midwinter spring is its own season
Sempiternal though sodden towards sundown,
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T. S. Eliot

T. S. Eliot
The Man With The Blue Guitar

as green.

They said, 'You have a blue guitar,
You do not play things as they are.'
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Wallace Stevens
Chosen One

Among seven billions people in the planet
Why I have to be born and raised by you?
Why not be born to others,
Methinks in the past generation
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Norbu Dorji

Norbu Dorji
An Asphodel

O dear sweet rosy
unattainable desire
...how sad, no way
to change the mad
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Allen Ginsberg
The Iliad: Book 23

Thus did they make their moan throughout the city, while the
Achaeans when they reached the Hellespont went back every man to his
own ship. But Achilles would not let the Myrmidons go, and spoke to
his brave comrades saying, “Myrmidons, famed horsemen and my own
.....

Homer
The Fudges In England. Letter Vii. From Miss Fanny Fudge, To Her Cousin, Miss Kitty ----.

IRREGULAR ODE.

Bring me the slumbering souls of flowers,
While yet, beneath some northern sky,
.....
Thomas Moore

Thomas Moore
Heritage Site Jdnp

Mesmerizing landscape of snowy mountains
Is a landmark of park & country,
Significant of Jigme Dorji National Park,
Is the home where one can see all national diversity.
.....
Norbu Dorji

Norbu Dorji
The Unknown Citizen

(To JS/07/M/378/ This Marble Monument
Is Erected by the State)

He was found by the Bureau of Statistics to be
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W. H. Auden

W. H. Auden
Gospel

We are the children of light,
Wise, not companioned
By goats
In a condemned graveyard.
.....

Patrick Kavanagh
A Forest Hymn

The groves were God's first temples. Ere man learned
To hew the shaft, and lay the architrave,
And spread the roof above them,-ere he framed
The lofty vault, to gather and roll back
.....
William Cullen Bryant

William Cullen Bryant
Thousand Star Hotel, Hanoi

I.

Over the road from the three star Galaxy Hotel is our hotel,
the old park on Phan Dinh Phung Street,
.....

S. K. Kelen
The House That Was

Of the old house, only a few, crumbled
Courses of brick, smothered in nettle and dock,
Or a shaped stone lying mossy where it tumbled!
Sprawling bramble and saucy thistle mock
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Robert Laurence Binyon
Antrim

No spot of earth where men have so fiercely for ages of time
Fought and survived and cancelled each other,
Pict and Gael and Dane, McQuillan, Clandonnel, O'Neill,
Savages, the Scot, the Norman, the English,
.....

Robinson Jeffers
My Carrier

I am a frontline conservator
Trained in forestry conservation
With less theoretical &
More in practical.
.....
Norbu Dorji

Norbu Dorji
Wildlife Day (“ Wildlife – The Next Door Neighbour, Enable Harmonious Co-existence”)

Himalayan kingdom celebrate the day with theme,
“ Wildlife – the next door neighbour, Enable Harmonious Co-existence”,
Join nation to celebrate and pledge,
Zero poaching to save wildlife for all time to come.
.....
Norbu Dorji

Norbu Dorji
Ode On A Grecian Urn

Thou still unravish'd bride of quietness,
Thou foster-child of silence and slow time,
Sylvan historian, who canst thus express
A flowery tale more sweetly than our rhyme:
.....
John Keats

John Keats
Our Generation

Are we all golems now?
What happened to our emotions and our mindfulness?,
We used to love the exterior but now we have all created our own interiors,
Brainwashed we are,
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Hannah Ashwin

Hannah Ashwin
Quiet Joy.

No Lethean ease, but such a mood as craves
For naught in earth and heaven, just to breathe
The simple air of our reality
Like creatures of the season, â?? earthy, and
.....

Robert Crawford
An Epistle

From Joshua Ibn Vives of Allorqui to his Former Master, Solomon
Levi-Paul, de Santa-Maria, Bishop of Cartegna Chancellor of
Castile, and Privy Councillor to King Henry III. of Spain.

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Emma Lazarus

Emma Lazarus
Hippodromania; Or, Whiffs From The Pipe (in Five Parts): Part I: Visions In The Smoke

Rest, and be thankful! On the verge
Of the tall cliff rugged and grey,
But whose granite base the breakers surge,
And shiver their frothy spray,
.....
Adam Lindsay Gordon

Adam Lindsay Gordon
Prometheus

What sovereign good shall satiate man's desires,
Propell'd by Hope's unconquerable fires?
Vain each bright bauble by ambition prized;
Unwon, 'tis worshipp'd-but possess'd, despised.
.....
Thomas Gent

Thomas Gent
The Undying

In thin clear light unshadowed shapes go by
Small on green fields beneath the hueless sky.
They do not stay for question, do not hear
Any old human speech: their tongue and ear
.....

John Freeman
Uriel

It fell in the ancient periods
Which the brooding soul surveys,
Or ever the wild Time coin'd itself
Into calendar months and days.
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Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson
Continued

How smiles he at a generation ranked
In gloomy noddings over life! They pass.
Not he to feed upon a breast unthanked,
Or eye a beauteous face in a cracked glass.
.....
George Meredith

George Meredith
Rembrandt To Rembrandt

(AMSTERDAM, 1645)


And there you are again, now as you are.
.....
Edwin Arlington Robinson

Edwin Arlington Robinson
Poem 21

WHo is the same, which at my window peepes?
Or whose is that faire face, that shines so bright,
Is it not Cinthia, she that neuer sleepes,
But walkes about high heauen al the night?
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Edmund Spenser

Edmund Spenser
Mrs. George Reece

To this generation I would say:
Memorize some bit of verse of truth or beauty.
It may serve a turn in your life.
My husband had nothing to do
.....
Edgar Lee Masters

Edgar Lee Masters
A Cry For Poland

HOW long shall injustice prevail?
How long shall the weak rue the strong?
The children of Poland bewail
The yoke of the Russian?â??How long?
.....

Joseph Skipsey
The Iliad: Book 13

Now when Jove had thus brought Hector and the Trojans to the
ships, he left them to their never-ending toil, and turned his keen
eyes away, looking elsewhither towards the horse-breeders of Thrace,
the Mysians, fighters at close quarters, the noble Hippemolgi, who
.....

Homer
Rich & Poor; Or Saint & Sinner

The poor man's sins are glaring;
In the face of ghostly warning
He is caught in the fact
Of an overt act---
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Thomas Love Peacock

Thomas Love Peacock
Mind Of Immortal

Nothing on this earth is immortal
There are no beings or structures
Born and built a long time ago
I still wish and hope to be immortal.
.....
Norbu Dorji

Norbu Dorji
Preface

This book is not about heroes. English Poetry is not yet fit to speak
of them. Nor is it about deeds or lands, nor anything about glory, honour,
dominion or power,
except War.
.....
Wilfred Owen

Wilfred Owen
Crossing Brooklyn Ferry

1
Flood-Tide below me! I see you face to face!
Clouds of the west-sun there half an hour high-I see you also face
to face.
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Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman
Bringing In The Wine

See how the Yellow River's water move out of heaven.
Entering the ocean,never to return.
See how lovely locks in bright mirrors in high chambers,
Though silken-black at morning, have changed by night to snow.
.....

Li Po
Property

The forest is a national property,
Is freely exposed in open area for all,
If we use lavishly without concern,
Younger generation may not have access to this wealth.
.....
Norbu Dorji

Norbu Dorji
Dusk

The lamp that stands beside the crib
Is not yet lighted to warm the gloom
Of the blueish, opaque light falling
Through the curtains of late afternoon.
.....

Jose Asuncion Silva
Let Us Have Madness

Let us have madness openly.
O men Of my generation.
Let us follow
The footsteps of this slaughtered age:
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Kenneth Patchen
In 1969

Some called it the Summer of Love, & although the clustered,
Motionless leaves that overhung the streets looked the same
As ever, the same as they did every summer, in 1967,
Anybody with three dollars could have a vision.
.....

Larry Levis
Beechwood

Hear me, O beeches! You
That have with ageless anguish slowly risen
From earth's still secret prison
Into the ampler prison of aery blue.
.....

John Freeman
The Snowflake Which Is Now And Hence Forever

Will it last? he says.
Is it a masterpiece?
Will generation after generation
Turn with reverence to the page?
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Archibald Macleish

Archibald Macleish
The Evening

With the ghostly shapes of dead heroes
Moon, you fill
The growing silence of the forest,
Sickle-moonâ??
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Georg Trakl
The Scoutmaster

There isn't any pay for you, you serve without reward,
The boys who tramp the fields with you but little could afford.
And yet your pay is richer far than those who toil for gold,
For in a dozen different ways your service shall be told.
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Edgar Albert Guest

Edgar Albert Guest
From Generation To Generation

O Son of mine, when dusk shall find thee bending
Between a gravestone and a cradle's head--
Between the love whose name is loss unending
And the young love whose thoughts are liker dread,--
.....
Henry Newbolt

Henry Newbolt