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As it is Valentine's day this week

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AnninGlos Report 12 Feb 2013 12:31

Mersey, nice words to that song, don't think I am familiar with it.

Karen that is lovely too. :-) :-)

Karen in the desert

Karen in the desert Report 12 Feb 2013 00:22


If you said you were cold.
I would wrap my arms around you.
If you said you were thirsty I would give you the ocean blue.
I would give you anything the moon, the stars, the sunset too.
This heart in my hands I hold out to you.


Mersey Report 11 Feb 2013 23:01

This is from one of my favourite singers....... Muffy and Kay dont look lol im going all slushy :-D ;-)

When I look into your eyes
It's like watching the night sky
Or a beautiful sunrise
Well, there's so much they hold
And just like them old stars
I see that you've come so far
To be right where you are
How old is your soul?

Well, I won't give up on us
Even if the skies get rough
I'm giving you all my love
I'm still looking up

And when you're needing your space
To do some navigating
I'll be here patiently waiting
To see what you find

'Cause even the stars they burn
Some even fall to the earth
We've got a lot to learn
God knows we're worth it
No, I won't give up

I don't wanna be someone who walks away so easily
I'm here to stay and make the difference that I can make
Our differences they do a lot to teach us how to use
The tools and gifts we got, yeah, we got a lot at stake
And in the end, you're still my friend at least we did intend
For us to work we didn't break, we didn't burn
We had to learn how to bend without the world caving in
I had to learn what I've got, and what I'm not, and who I am

I won't give up on us
Even if the skies get rough
I'm giving you all my love
I'm still looking up, still looking up.

Well, I won't give up on us (no I'm not giving up)
God knows I'm tough enough (I am tough, I am loved)
We've got a lot to learn (we're alive, we are loved)
God knows we're worth it (and we're worth it)

I won't give up on us
Even if the skies get rough
I'm giving you all my love
I'm still looking up <3 <3


LadyScozz Report 11 Feb 2013 22:54

Roses are red
Violets are blue
I'm schizophrenic
And so am I

:-S :-S :-S :-S :-S <3


AnninGlos Report 11 Feb 2013 22:12

Thank you Paula, I shall listen to it tomorrow, on mt IPad at the moment and oh is watching the news so I don't think a blast of music would be appreciated.


AnninGlos Report 11 Feb 2013 22:09

I always think that Shakespeare was wasted on school children, I didn't understand him until I was an adult. And I like that poem too.b


Elizabethofseasons Report 11 Feb 2013 19:44

Dear All

Enjoying your thread lots, Mrs Ann in Glos.

Hello to Mr Sheep and Mrs Joeva, I love your poems. :-)

I am enjoying reading the poetry on here much more than I did at school.

I really disliked standing up in front of the class and reading out loud,
parts from the books or plays. Horrible!


The following is one of the most well-known
by William Shakespeare.


Shall I compare thee to a summers day?

Thou art more lovely and more temperate.

Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,

And summer's lease hath all too short a date.

Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,

And often is his gold complexion dimmed;

And every fair from fair sometime declines,

By chance, or nature's changing course untrimmed.

But thy eternal summer shall not fade

Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow'st;

Nor shall death brag thou wand'rest in his shade,

When in eternal lines to time thou grow'st,

So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,

So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.

Take gentle care
Best wishes all
Elizabeth, EOS


PollyinBrum Report 11 Feb 2013 19:33

Ann this is for you


AnninGlos Report 11 Feb 2013 15:55

Isn't it lovely?


Joeva Report 11 Feb 2013 15:34

AnninGlos, yes it was a reading at my Son's wedding - all the guest received a copy of it printed on a roll of parchment tied with a ribbon. Lovely keepsake.


AnninGlos Report 11 Feb 2013 15:28

Joeva is that written for a marriage ceremony, it is lovely?

Gwynne. Strawberries, that is sooo evocative. Wonderful writing, I could taste them (the strawberries). wish I could write words that flowtogether like that.


Guinevere Report 11 Feb 2013 15:24

Edwin Morgan 1920 –

There were never strawberries
like the ones we had
that sultry afternoon
sitting on the step
of the open french window
facing each other
your knees held in mine
the blue plates on our laps
the strawberries glistening
in the hot sunlight
we dipped them in sugar
looking at each other
not hurrying the feast
for one to come
the empty plates
laid on the stone together
with the two forks crossed
and I bent towards you
sweet in the air
in my arms
abandoned like a child
from your eager mouth
the taste of the strawberries
in my memory
lean back again
let me love you

let the sun beat
on our forgetfulness
one hour of all
the heat intense
and summer lightning
on the Kilpatrick hills

let the storm wash the plates


Guinevere Report 11 Feb 2013 15:21

Robert Graves 1895 – 1985

Love is a universal migraine,
A bright stain on the vision
Blotting out reason.

Symptoms of true love
Are leanness, jealousy,
Laggard dawns;

Are omens and nightmares –
Listening for a knock
Waiting for a sign

For the touch of her fingers
In a darkened room,
For a searching look.

Take courage, lover!
Can you endure such grief
At any hand but hers?


Joeva Report 11 Feb 2013 15:21

You were born together, and together you shall be forevermore.
You shall be together when the white wings of death scatter your days.
Ay, you shall be together even in the silent memory of God.
But let there be spaces in your togetherness,
And let the winds of the heavens dance between you.

Love one another, but make not a bond of love:
Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
Fill each other's cup but drink not from one cup.
Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf
Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone,
Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music.

Give your hearts, but not into each other's keeping.
For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts.
And stand together yet not too near together:
For the pillars of the temple stand apart,
And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other's shadow.

The Prophet - Kahlil Gibran


eRRolSheep Report 11 Feb 2013 15:07

Elizabethofseasons - the Elizabeth Browning is a particular favourite of ours.
This is another...

Beauty and love are all my dream;
They change not with the changing day;
Love stays forever like a stream
That flows but never flows away;

And beauty is the bright sun-bow
That blossoms on the spray that showers
Where the loud water falls below,
Making a wind among the flowers.


AnninGlos Report 11 Feb 2013 14:55

Thanks Paula, could hear that sung in my head, but who sang it? I can't remember.


PollyinBrum Report 11 Feb 2013 14:14

A Red, Red Rose
by Robert Burns

My love is like a red, red rose
That’s newly sprung in June :
My love is like the melody
That’s sweetly played in tune.

As fair art thou, my bonnie lass,
So deep in love am I :
And I will love thee still, my dear,
Till a’ the seas gang dry.

Till a’ the seas gang dry, my dear,
And the rocks melt wi’ the sun :
And I will love thee still, my dear,
While the sands o’ life shall run.

And fare thee weel, my only love,
And fare thee weel a while !
And I will come again, my love,
Thou’ it were ten thousand mile.


AnninGlos Report 11 Feb 2013 14:03

Gwynne, Yes another one I like, it needs to be spoken rather than read, especially lines three and four.

*$parkling $andie*

*$parkling $andie* Report 11 Feb 2013 13:44

Pilgrim Father ~~ That's lovely to be the first one to sent to your wife :-) :-)
Haven't seen any jokes of yours recently :-(


Guinevere Report 11 Feb 2013 13:12


Had I the heavens’ embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet:
But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.