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message 1: by Ruth (new)

Ruth | 15767 comments Mod
Beginning April 1, sends one new poem to your inbox each day to celebrate National Poetry Month. The poems have been selected from new books published in the spring.

message 2: by Savvy (new)

Savvy  (savvysuzdolcefarniente) | 1456 comments In honor of St. Paddy's's a little (poem) song.

The song "Colcannon", also called "The Skillet Pot", is a traditional Irish song that has been recorded by many artists, including Mary Black. It begins:

Did you ever eat Colcannon, made from lovely pickled cream?
With the greens and scallions mingled like a picture in a dream.
Did you ever make a hole on top to hold the melting flake
Of the creamy, flavoured butter that your mother used to make?

The chorus goes:

Yes you did, so you did, so did he and so did I.
And the more I think about it sure the nearer I'm to cry.
Oh, wasn't it the happy days when troubles we had not,
And our mothers made Colcannon in the little skillet pot.

message 3: by Carol (new)

Carol | 10390 comments I just had an interesting experience. I went to Poem a day web site and my anti virus program would not allow me access due to file corruption. Did anyone else experience this?

message 4: by Carol (new)

Carol | 10390 comments No I don't think so I have AVG Zone alert. I tried it on my husbands and it worked. He has AVAST. So AVG is over-zealous. I subscribed to the newsletter also.

message 5: by Carol (new)

Carol | 10390 comments I love the poem and I love Benny Hill.

message 6: by David (new)

David | 4568 comments mr youse needn't be so spry
concernin questions arty

each has his tastes but as for i
i likes a certain party

gimme the he-man's solid bliss
youse ideas I'll match youse

a pretty girl who naked is
is worth a million statues

--ee cummings

A thought on nature vs. art.

message 7: by Sarah (new)

Sarah (sarahj) | 162 comments Hey! That's one of the few I can recite by heart.

message 8: by Sasipak (new)

Sasipak | 1 comments Gabi wrote: "This is a poem I used to adore.

They Said It Could Not Be Done

(A Poem by the late Benny Hill)

They said that it could not be done, he said just let me try.
They said, “Other men have tried an..."

After having read this poem,I am also attracted to it. It teaches me to go on despite any difficulities.
It's true that people always refuse to challenge anything by making an excuse that it's out of reach but they never think that if they try it,probably ,they could attain it.
Thank you very much for this sweet and supportive poem.

message 9: by Robin (new)

Robin (goodreadscomtriviagoddessl) It is nice on your plate, but not in your teeth.

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