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Frank E Gibbard

(an experiment in sampling, you may recognise some I played around with)

 

an experiment in sampling)

I wondered through a world of poetry lonely of ideas,

A library of words worth borrowing I espied;

I gathered rosy buds that therein did sway

That I could hence compare to sunny days.

All is there that I possibly need to know

That beauty of truth that to poets is owed;

Deep canyons were left of me dark canyons to my right,

Words, words everywhere to mine be mine to think

But I picked some ways less travelled by my eye,

Called: “Is there anybody there?” Came no reply.

Page, page I write, against the dying of the night.

Questions unanswered just blowing in the wind,

I must go down to the sea and Inn where I feel free,

Have cider in the cosy until the drawing down of blinds.

Aga Aga burning bright will fuel us well and cure our blight;*

Familiar lines to lend a hear to, we will remember them.

 

(* an Aga is a popular make of stove in the UK)

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Hi Frank,

 

While I certainly recognize the tributes to Cummings:

an experiment in sampling);

 

Shakespeare:

That I could hence compare to sunny days;

 

Thomas:

 

Page, page I write, against the dying of the night;

 

and Blake:

 

Aga Aga burning bright will fuel us well and cure our blight,

 

I'm afraid I'm not learned enough to spot the rest. This poem reminded me of rap music, in which recognizable works of others are sampled, resulting in fresh and interesting creations. A fun exercise and read!

 

Tony

Here is a link to an index of my works on this site: tonyv's Member Archive topic

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Wallace Stevens says "all poetry is an experiment" and as I already said at the Connection, I think this one was a success.

 

A few more to go with Tony's spotting....

 

"gather ye rosebud while ye may" Robert Herrick To the Virgins to Make Much of Time

 

"beauty is truth, truth beauty, that is all ye know on earth

and all ye need to know" William Butler Keats Ode to a Grecian Urn

 

"road less travelled" Robert Frost The Road Less Travelled

 

"the answer my friend is blowin in the wind" Bob Dylan Blowin in the Wind

 

~~Tink

~~ © ~~ Poems by Judi Van Gorder ~~

For permission to use this work you can write to Tinker1111@icloud.com

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at first reading first line in bracket, i recall the shanon's theorem of sampling which is the basic in communication engineering.

 

then i go through and fall in the deep of the lines you have created with such words, i think it made a dreamy scenario to swim into the ocean of manifold words born to fit in the poetry.

 

when we hear the music of the universe, trillions trillions of words are flying in the wind without destination and these are really cost free!!!

some words penetrate in your heart and give birth of the feelings that vibrates in your sense. this way a poet is born and thousand poetry reveals. this is not necessary every poem must be popular like pop song, but if it touches any living soul, it will possess its greatness. But a true poet does not even care it.

 

 

your poem is just like that................

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Frank E Gibbard

I am gratified by the responses and thanks you for your time Tony Tink and Bloody Day, cheers Frank.

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Aleksandra

Wonderful written Frank. I am weak in this field icon_redface.gif I am not so familiar with all of these expressions in English, but I loved what I read.

 

Nice try, Frank. I am happy to read something like this.

 

Aleksandra

The poet is a liar who always speaks the truth - Jean Cocteau

History of Macedonia

 

 

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Frank E Gibbard
Wonderful written Frank. I am weak in this field icon_redface.gif I am not so familiar with all of these expressions in English, but I loved what I read.

 

Nice try, Frank. I am happy to read something like this.

 

Aleksandra

 

<< THANKS ALEKS, in addition to Tink and Tony's picks which was impressive knowledge there were also a reference to Cider With Rosie by Laurie Lee who was born in Slad, Gloucestershire, in 1914. Also Wilfred Owen's "drawing-down of blinds">> Frank

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