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Question: Have you found the one that made you think "This is why I keep trying"!.!.!.!.!.!?
Beggars and Kings

In the evening
all the hours that weren't used
are emptied out
and the beggars are waiting to gather them up
to open them
to find the sun in each one
and teach it its beggar's name
and sing to it It is well
through the night

but each of us
has his own kingdom of pains
and has not yet found them all
and is sailing in search of them day and night
infallible undisputed unresting
filled with a dumb use
and its time
like a finger in a world without hands
-- W!. S!. Merwin

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All of us are beggars and kings, and some throw their crowns in the dump!. Thanks for a blast from the past!. Love to wait around to see who shows up to criticize!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

You mean that you want me to show my age and my ignorance!?

Here's one I missed until last year!. This one made me rethink everything, including my lack of education!.

by E!.E!. Cummings

plato told

him:he couldn't
believe it(jesus

told him;he
wouldn't believe

certainly told
him, and general

and even
(believe it

told him:i told
him; we told him
(he didn't believe it, no

sir)it took
a nipponized bit of
the old sixth

el;in the top of his head :to tell



Its so interesting how this poem challenges all rules of punctuation; offering not a single little symbol!. Yet, being so deep, with such mtaphor, its so light, clear, and transparent!. If you didn't mention the name of the poet (Mervin or Merwin), I 'd 'v said that its yours; your expressions , your imagery, your eloquent style!. Thanks Www@QuestionHome@Com

Here's Miss Emmy having a hot flash!.

Banish Air from Air—
Emily Dickinson

Banish Air from Air—
Divide Light if you dare—
They'll meet
While Cubes in a Drop
Or Pellets of Shape
Films cannot annul
Odors return whole
Force Flame
And with a Blonde push
Over your impotence
Flits Steam!.


Here is one of the reasons I keep trying!.



Not bad, whoever W!.S!. is

As he weeps to wicked birds of prey
Who pick up on his breadcrumb sins
There are no sins inside the Gates of Eden!.

-- Dylan (and I don't mean Thomas)Www@QuestionHome@Com

A poem about beggars written by a king among poets
offered to us by my own favorite prince!.

Thanks, Buk

That was truly amazing!. But ya'll can keep those aches and pains!. I got enough and don't need no more!. LOLWww@QuestionHome@Com

Very good Buk!. Well after nearly 37 years of marriage i am still trying!. Www@QuestionHome@Com

You made me cry, Buk!. I have found what I've been looking for all my life but it is beyond my grasp!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

This is deep!. Had to read it twice!. Between you and Ma; we are going to be smarter!.Www@QuestionHome@Com