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looking for poetry regarding friendship
Posted by: seth delgrasso (---.client.comcast.net)
Date: August 12, 2004 12:11PM

Im in search of numerous poems on the topic of friendship and the loss of a friend (but not do to death). Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Seth


Re: looking for poetry regarding friendship
Posted by: DonC (---.mco.bellsouth.net)
Date: August 12, 2004 02:20PM

Frienship's a name to few confin'd
The offspring of a noble mind.
A generous warmth which fills the breast
and better felt than e'er exprest.

From a cross stitched sampler of years ago


Re: looking for poetry regarding friendship
Posted by: peternsz (---.client.comcast.net)
Date: August 12, 2004 03:15PM

We live by approximation,
he said,
if this were our world
where every movement
toward my pleasure
were a movement
of her pleasure...
but it is not ours,
the acquiescence of flesh,
and we take sad consequence
from that unalterable fact.
we are made in and of it,
that is all.
yet both wanted
preservation from idleness,
a species of attentiveness.

if she watched the stars at night
it was only because
she watched the stars at night.
we have made, she said,
our own language
strange and uneasy.

"we live by approximation," Moon Hoc, SUNY Binghamton Workshop Collective (1986) ed. Jerome Rothenberg.


Re: looking for poetry regarding friendship
Posted by: lg (---.trlck.ca.charter.com)
Date: August 12, 2004 09:59PM

seth, go here:

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Les



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Re: looking for poetry regarding friendship
Posted by: seth delgrasso (---.client.comcast.net)
Date: August 13, 2004 03:36AM

thanks for the reply it was a great selection. any others?
Seth


Re: looking for poetry regarding friendship
Posted by: seth delgrasso (---.client.comcast.net)
Date: August 13, 2004 03:38AM

thankyou for the reply. anything in a male form?


Re: looking for poetry regarding friendship
Posted by: seth delgrasso (---.client.comcast.net)
Date: August 13, 2004 03:40AM

Thank you for the direction. Alittle long for my purposes but any others would be appreciated.


Re: looking for poetry regarding friendship
Posted by: Pam Adams (---.bus.csupomona.edu)
Date: August 13, 2004 01:00PM

How about this one-

The Thousandth Man
by Rudyard Kipling

One man in a thousand, Solomon says,
Will stick more close than a brother.
And it's worth while seeking him half your days
If you find him before the other.
Nine hundred and ninety-nine depend
On what the world sees in you,
But the Thousandth man will stand your friend
With the whole round world agin you.

'Tis neither promise nor prayer nor show
Will settle the finding for 'ee.
Nine hundred and ninety-nine of 'em go
By your looks, or your acts, or your glory.
But if he finds you and you find him.
The rest of the world don't matter;
For the Thousandth Man will sink or swim
With you in any water.

You can use his purse with no more talk
Than he uses yours for his spendings,
And laugh and meet in your daily walk
As though there had been no lendings.
Nine hundred and ninety-nine of 'em call
For silver and gold in their dealings;
But the Thousandth Man h's worth 'em all,
Because you can show him your feelings.

His wrong's your wrong, and his right's your right,
In season or out of season.
Stand up and back it in all men's sight --
With that for your only reason!
Nine hundred and ninety-nine can't bide
The shame or mocking or laughter,
But the Thousandth Man will stand by your side
To the gallows-foot -- and after!

pam


Re: looking for poetry regarding friendship
Posted by: seth delgrasso (---.client.comcast.net)
Date: August 14, 2004 11:58AM

THANK YOU SO MUCH. It is a perfect selection for my situation.
Seth


Relooking for athe meaning of a phrase
Posted by: louise (---.ri.ri.cox.net)
Date: September 15, 2004 12:47AM

angels will blow there horn for the trees that does not grow ??? I would like to know the meaning ??? Please


Re: looking for poetry regarding friendship
Posted by: lg (---.ca.charter.com)
Date: September 15, 2004 01:38AM

Louise, does this question have anything to do with "poetry regarding friendship"? If not, perhaps you should post it as a "new topic" on the homework forum.


Les




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