Help!! I posted a poem on the Lost page but have gotten no responses.
I am trying to find out about a peom that a 83 year old that comes into my espresso shop told me some of, unfortunatly he can't remember much of it or who wrote it. If any one out there has any clue,or where else to look, I would love the help,Here's the jist of the poem:
I found my church in the forest
where the thrushes and herrons breed
with the sky for the dome of my temple
and the winds of the world as my creed.
Sorry, marge, but I've moved your post to here. It's the right place for lost quotations. General Discussion isn't. I've looked around on google and other search engines, but with no luck.
Can you remember any more words/clues?
Stephen - Moderator
You know, it kind of ugs me. I know I've read the poem your poem among the Romantic poets -- Coleridge, Wordsworht, maybe Shelley or Keats, but I cn't pinpoint it further for you.
I'll keep looking, good luck with it.
Thanks for the help Peter, I can use all I can get! Marge
This sounds like it was based on a poem by Emily Dickinson that I've read several times. It goes something like this:
Some people keep the Sabbath
by going to church
But I keep it by staying at home
With an orchard for a dome
and a boblink as a chorister...
SOME keep the Sabbath going to church;
I keep it staying at home,
With a bobolink for a chorister,
And an orchard for a dome.
Some keep the Sabbath in surplice;
I just wear my wings,
And instead of tolling the bell for church,
Our little sexton sings.
God preaches,—a noted clergyman,—
And the sermon is never long;
So instead of getting to heaven at last,
I ’m going all along!
(I found this in www.bartleby.com) ~Mike
Bobolink - lovely word, but what is it?
That's how we know that the words to "English country garden" wasn't English. I ask you:-
Bobolink, cuckoo and quail
Tangier and cardinal.
Even with global warming three of those don't appear in English gardens.
Thank you - with e-mule you don't need international dictionaries - and the 'non-English' English Country Garden authorship was news to me, too.
The Dickenson peom maybe simiar,however it's not what I'm looking for (thanks for trying however). I spoke to the gentleman that I'm trying to help out with this and he said it maybe a poem from James Curwood?
If anyone knows anything more,or this rings any bells I would be greatful for the help