the best poem ever written

Discussion in 'Poetry' started by indiewelt, Jan 6, 2005.

  1. indiewelt

    indiewelt Member

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  2. Kilgore Trout

    Kilgore Trout Senior Member

    The Fairie Queene by Edmund Spensur
     
  3. hmmm, hardest question in the world? There are so many great, moving, funny, clever, sad, perfect poems around.

    I will always have a soft spot for Mirror Mirror by Spike Milligan though:

    A young spring-tender girl
    combed her joyous hair
    'You are very ugly' said the mirror.
    But,
    on her lips hung
    a smile of dove-secret loveliness,
    for only that morning had not
    the blind boy said,
    'You are beautiful'?
     
  4. BlackGuardXIII

    BlackGuardXIII fera festiva

    Anyway, by Mother Teresa

    People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered;
    Forgive them anyway.

    If you are kind people may accuse you of selfish ulterior motives;
    Be kind anyway.

    If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies;
    Succeed anyway.

    If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
    Be honest and frank anyway.

    What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
    Build anyway.

    If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
    Be happy anyway.

    The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
    Do good anyway.

    Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough.
    Give the world the best you've got anyway.

    You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God;
    It was never between you and them anyway.



     
  5. kidder

    kidder Member

    My Favourites- Fern Hill by Dylan Thomas and Ode on Melancholy by John Keats
     
  6. BlackGuardXIII

    BlackGuardXIII fera festiva

    PATER NOSTER
    .
    PATER NOSTER QUI ES IN CELIS,
    .

    SANCTIFICETUR NOMEN TUUM.
    .

    ADUENIAT REGNUM TUUM,
    .

    FIAT VOLUNTAS TUA,
    .

    SICUT IN CÆLO ET IN TERRA.
    .

    PANEM NOSTRUM QUOTIDIANUM DA NOBIS HODIE,
    .

    ET DIMITTE NOBIS DEBITA NOSTRA:
    .

    SICUT ET NOS DIMITTIMUS DEBITORIBUS NOSTRIS,
    .

    ET NE NOS INDUCAS IN TENTATIONEM,
    .

    SED LIBERA NOS A MALO.
    .
    .

    AMEN

     

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