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Any good English poems?
Jul 26, 2014 6:09 PM
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If—
BY RUDYARD KIPLING

 

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:

If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;
If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!

July 27, 2014

Invictus by William Ernest Henley.

The Invitation By Oriah Mountain Dreamer.

July 27, 2014

Then why did you bother to comment? I know it is hard and despite of that I decided to learn it. And these type of literatures are not restricted to native speakers so how about you keep that opinion to yourself because if you comment on this, you make yourself look so ignorant.

July 26, 2014

Poems?

Wow

This knid of literature is only for a native speaker

You know

Learning poem to  foreign language is so hard 

Hoping that you be successful,as soon as possible

:-)

July 26, 2014

Poets in English. Edgar Allen Poe, Robert Burns, Matthew Arnold, Robert Frost, William Butler Yeats, Emily Dickinson, Carl Sandburg, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Wadsworth Longfellow, JRR Tolkien,Alfred Lord Tennyson
(These are among my favorites) Edgar Allen Poe = "Annabel Lee" and "The Raven"
JRR TOLKIEN = "The Road Goes Ever, Ever, On" and "Tom Bomadil" etc.
Matthew Arnold = "Scholar Gypsy" + "Thyrsis"
Robert Burns "A Man is just a man, for a' that" and "To A Mouse" (Wee little sleekit...etc)
William Butler Yeats = "The Lake Isle of Innisfree"
Emily Dickinson = "Going To Heaven"
Robert Frost = "The Road Not Taken" and "Stopping By Woods"
Carl Sandburg = A Father To His Son

Samuel Taylor Coleridge = "Addressed To A Young Man Of Fortune...etc."
Ralph Waldo Emerson = "Brahma"
William Wadsworth Longfellow = "A Psalm of Life"

Alfred Lord Tennyson = "The Charge of the Light Brigade"

 

August 21, 2014
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