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Weekly poetry thread.

Aunt Dora Baggins
Half-elven


Nov 8 2012, 1:33pm


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Time to pick one of your favorite poems again and post it here.

This week I'm going with John Ciardi. I grew up with his book "You Read to Me, I'll Read to You". I have most of the poems in there memorized. A couple of weeks ago several people posted some rather dream-like poems, and many of his are like that. It's hard to choose just one, but here's one that's always haunted me a bit. I'm typing from memory.

My Horse Jack
by John Ciardi

My horse Jack ran off to sea.
In ten years he came back to me
With a smell of salt and a smell of tar
And three little sea-horses swimming in a jar.

And he ate my oats, and he ate my hay,
And he did no work, and all he'd say
Was, "I met my love when the sea was blue.
I loved her, and she loved me true.

I lost my love when the sea was black.
She swam away and she never swam back.
So I tucked my babies into a jar,
And here I am, and here they are."

And he ate my oats, and he ate my hay,
And he did no work, and that's all he'd say.


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"For DORA BAGGINS in memory of a LONG correspondence, with love from Bilbo; on a large wastebasket. Dora was Drogo's sister, and the eldest surviving female relative of Bilbo and Frodo; she was ninety-nine, and had written reams of good advice for more than half a century."
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"A Chance Meeting at Rivendell" and other stories

leleni at hotmail dot com
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Subject User Time
Weekly poetry thread. Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Nov 8 2012, 1:33pm
    Frost batik Send a private message to batik Nov 8 2012, 4:00pm
        Sweet and sad. Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Nov 8 2012, 8:30pm
        I'd forgotten that it was in The Outsiders! wendy woo Send a private message to wendy woo Nov 9 2012, 12:45am
        lovelovelove this poem divine hobbit Send a private message to divine hobbit Nov 9 2012, 5:12pm
    not strictly a poem.... Ciars Send a private message to Ciars Nov 8 2012, 6:44pm
        I like that a lot! Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Nov 8 2012, 8:28pm
    An interesting poem! Ciars Send a private message to Ciars Nov 8 2012, 7:01pm
    Country School Kimi Send a private message to Kimi Nov 8 2012, 8:00pm
        What a great word-picture! Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Nov 8 2012, 8:25pm
    All the poems here are really good today, IMO!! wendy woo Send a private message to wendy woo Nov 9 2012, 12:43am
        that's "Names" by Dorothy Aldis // Annael Send a private message to Annael Nov 9 2012, 2:19am
            Thanks! wendy woo Send a private message to wendy woo Nov 9 2012, 11:42pm
    This one has a lot of meaning for me Annael Send a private message to Annael Nov 9 2012, 2:13am
        I especially like this line: Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Nov 10 2012, 12:19am
            me too Annael Send a private message to Annael Nov 10 2012, 3:13am
                This was my tribe: Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Nov 10 2012, 2:04pm
    Wild Grapes - Robert Frost Tintallė Send a private message to Tintallė Nov 9 2012, 3:12am
        Beautiful. Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Nov 10 2012, 12:22am
    a fall haiku Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Nov 9 2012, 3:28am
        Very visual! Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Nov 10 2012, 12:24am
    The Patience of Ordinary Things divine hobbit Send a private message to divine hobbit Nov 9 2012, 5:16pm
        Thanks for sharing this one! wendy woo Send a private message to wendy woo Nov 9 2012, 11:41pm
        I first heard this one from the pulpit too. Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Nov 10 2012, 12:25am
            okay you're freaking me out divine hobbit Send a private message to divine hobbit Nov 10 2012, 1:06am
                Well, Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Nov 10 2012, 2:32am
                    Oh, I know some good divine hobbit Send a private message to divine hobbit Nov 10 2012, 3:00am
                        Do you ever do anything Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Nov 10 2012, 4:18am
                            Anglican rosary's rock divine hobbit Send a private message to divine hobbit Nov 13 2012, 5:26pm
                                I'm glad to hear about your experiences. Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Nov 13 2012, 6:01pm
    One of my grandmother's favorites, plus a Poet Laureate below that. Ethel Duath Send a private message to Ethel Duath Nov 9 2012, 11:21pm
        I'll have to look at these later :-) // Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Nov 10 2012, 12:26am
            Aaack! I forgot to make them into links. Runs off to find an admin . . . // Ethel Duath Send a private message to Ethel Duath Nov 10 2012, 1:24am
                Golf links? Cuff links? Missing links? // dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Nov 10 2012, 2:28am
                    Furry spotted predator. Just spelled it wrong. Ethel Duath Send a private message to Ethel Duath Nov 10 2012, 3:27am
        I especially love these lines: Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Nov 10 2012, 4:14am
            Yes, it kind of took my breath away Ethel Duath Send a private message to Ethel Duath Nov 10 2012, 5:00am
    Always enjoyed this one, for the simplicity Radhruin Send a private message to Radhruin Nov 10 2012, 5:18am

 
 
 

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