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Postby HesitationKills » Sat 2 Aug 2003 04:59 GMT

From the bard -

Sonnet 29

When, in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes,
I all alone beweep my outcast state,
And trouble deaf heaven with my bootless cries,
And look upon myself, and curse my fate,
Wishing me like to one more rich in hope,
Featured like him, like him with friends possessed,
Desiring this man's art and that man's scope,
With what I most enjoy contented least;
Yet in these thoughts myself almost despising,
Haply I think on thee—and then my state,
Like to the lark at break of day arising
From sullen earth, sings hymns at heaven's gate;
For thy sweet love rememb'red such wealth brings
That then I scorn to change my state with kings.
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Postby Squiffy » Sat 2 Aug 2003 07:54 GMT

LIFE GOES ON

The sun will rise tomorrow
Into a cloudless sky
The wind will blow
A lofty breeze
The fields let forth a sigh
And life will pay no mind
To all the hurt I feel
But slowly pass
As if to say
The pain just can't be real
For in this world of happiness
There is no room for sorrow
Life goes on
And I have learned
The sun will rise tomorrow.
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Postby chabrenas » Sun 3 Aug 2003 05:51 GMT

Who wrote that, squiffs?
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Postby Squiffy » Sun 3 Aug 2003 06:51 GMT

chabrenas wrote:Who wrote that, squiffs?


It was origimally written by my cousin and adapted slightly by me for my Mother's funeral.
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Postby Squiffy » Sun 3 Aug 2003 06:52 GMT

Here's on eof mine

What is love?
What is love? But a faint echo on the moving tapestry of life
How strange that such an insignificant event within the march of time
Can cause so much pain or joy to so many
What is love? How strange it is.....
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Postby Kay » Tue 5 Aug 2003 10:48 GMT

Squiffs - yet another talent you've kept hidden until now. :D

I was looking for some Doric poems and found some good ones on this site: http://www.timberford.demon.co.uk/html/ ... ather.html

I would've copied one here but didn't want to breach the copyright. Have a look anyway if you're interested.

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Postby Tim » Tue 5 Aug 2003 12:09 GMT

The one called The Strathspey Romeo would be appropriate for the Bug thread here, but my favourite is Doric Sweet Talk. The ability to make fun of ourselves is a strength of the Brits, and Doric Sweet Talk demonstrates it very nicely!

http://www.timberford.demon.co.uk/html/poems/poetry.html


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Postby Kay » Tue 5 Aug 2003 12:35 GMT

Thanks ,Tim. I confess I only read a couple of the poems before moving on. But I've gone back to read more now. I really like them, as they're contemporary and about real life.

Yes, I like the Doric Sweet Talk too. One which particularly struck a chord with me was Cabrach Days. I spent most of my shoolday's summer holidays in the Cabrach - a farming valley in Aberdeenshire.

Out of curiosity Dave and I visited the Cabrach a few years back, and found it almost completely deserted. Absentee landlords wanting the place for the huntin'-shootin'-fishin' mob had neglected the place until almost all the tenant farmers died off or moved away. It was like a ghost valley. Very sad. And the poem conveyed the story very well I thought.

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Postby Squiffy » Tue 5 Aug 2003 15:13 GMT

Kay wrote:Squiffs - yet another talent you've kept hidden until now. :D

I was looking for some Doric poems and found some good ones on this site: http://www.timberford.demon.co.uk/html/ ... ather.html

I would've copied one here but didn't want to breach the copyright. Have a look anyway if you're interested.

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Oh, I don't like to boast................. :P
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