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Can you recommend a good English poem? Large, about five minutes reading, on universal subject, may be related to God, religion, wisdom, love. Deep meaning, beautiful text. 
Apr 21, 2019 3:43 PM
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Edward FitzGerald's "translation" of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam is wonderful. It consists of about a hundred four-line quatrains, but parts of it form connected sequences and it is easy to find a group of them that would take about five minutes to read.

"The Blind Men and the Elephant" is not particularly beautiful as poetry, but it teaches an important lesson.

I am fond of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem, "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day."

April 21, 2019
I decided that I choose part of a Russian famous poetic work translated into English. Thank you all so much!
April 30, 2019
“Annabel Lee” - Edgar Allan Poe
April 21, 2019

It isn't that long but I really like it, Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep by Mary Elizabeth Frye. I just googled it to give you a link and found that there are different versions of it? I don't know, but I found at least three different texts on the first page. Here's the poem that I learned, I still find it more beautiful than the other versions I just found out about:

Do not stand at my grave and weep;
I am not there. I do not sleep.

I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glint on snow.
I am the sun on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.

When you awake in the morning hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circling flight.
I am the soft starlight at night.

Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there. I did not die.

April 21, 2019

At this time in Yorkshire the hills are at the end of Daffodil season, hence you might like this

April 21, 2019
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