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 *mandrake*
Joined: 9/19/2006
Msg: 176
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Hi Wooby, this was one of the first poems that had a huge influence on me. We had to memorize it for English class, and I still ove it today!

Abou ben Adam



Abou ben Adam (may his tribe increase!)

awoke one night from a deep dream of peace,

And saw, within the moonlight of his room,

Making it rich, and like a lily in bloom,

an angel, writing in a book of gold.

Exceeding peace had made Ben Adam bold,

And to the Prescence in the room he said:

"What writest thou?" The vision raised its head,

And, with a look made of all sweet accord,

Answered, "The names of those who love the Lord."

"And is mine one?"said Abou, "Nay, not so,"

Replied the angel. Abou spoke more low,

But cheerily still, and said, "I pray thee, then,

Write me as one who loves his fellow men."

The angel wrote, and vanished. The next night

It came again, with a great awakening light,

And showed the names whom love of God had blest,

And lo! Ben adam's name led all the rest.



- Leigh Hunt
 woobytoodsday
Joined: 12/13/2006
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“Every blade of grass has its angel that bends over it and whispers, 'Grow, grow.'”
Posted: 11/20/2009 5:05:22 PM
Hi, Manny! I think the ones we memorize have a huge effect on us: we let them change our brains or hearts or sumpin, lol!
 woobytoodsday
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“Every blade of grass has its angel that bends over it and whispers, 'Grow, grow.'”
Posted: 11/22/2009 9:35:29 PM
Wendell ~~


Let me tell you
of my love for you
How you have set my blood
on fire, over
and over again.

A man I do not know
have never seen
and yet whose words
for close to fifteen years now
have spoken to me
over and over and over again
Have pierced my heart's home,
created light and love
and longing

Among my small human prides
is that I know a man who has stood
in your presence and conversed with you
about the ways of farming, and perhaps
of poetry, too, for he is a poet
as well as a dairyman
The webs of this world are a mystery to me,
but I know you have always been in this
child/girl/woman's heart, unknown and known
You have always been company and
companion

And I thank you for taking up
the traces early, and keeping to them:
The farm, the history
the prose, the poetry, the politics;
For walking the marges carefully
and remembering to bring them back
those little lights, those glimmers,
for remembering and sharing
and passing them on

I can never forget the possibility
of a farmer in Peru falling out of his field
and have the pictures from elsewhere
in the web to prove you right
had I ever had a moment of unbelief. . . .

I love you. And thank you.




jjl
8 July 2008
 hummingbirddancing
Joined: 6/27/2009
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“Every blade of grass has its angel that bends over it and whispers, 'Grow, grow.'”
Posted: 11/23/2009 7:13:13 PM
Nice Woobs! hugs xo :)

With my deepest heart;
I wish you the most!
While my layers fall apart;
leaving things untold.
It is the Holiday that brings
us close to almost.
It is always the Holiday
that makes me smile!
For so many memories;
they surface , compile.
It is a huge and beautiful thing;
the deepest of feelings.
That still remain.
If not for the Holdiays;
what would I do?
Cause every single one;
reminds me of you!


Happy Thanksgiving Woobs!
Blessed Be! xo jules :)
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