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    Homeland


    Familiar, like some Lakeland lamb

    mankind is hefted to the land,

    that land of childhood's certainties,

    that land that dreams can still surprise

    though it be far away, or gone.

    The faces there that haunted then,

    those placid joys in dreams reborn

    still home though it be far away

    all such that now is yesterday
    Last edited by Johntee; 05-03-2019, 06:11 AM. Reason: Childish edited to childhood's

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    I love the familiar "meter" to this! I like the melancholy tone it ends with. That 'isness'. That stillness!

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    • Johntee
      Johntee commented
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      I'm reading "The Odyssey" currently with "The Hero's" Homeric insistence on getting back home, to the detriment of all around. Last Man Standing

  • #3
    In the poem must be sustained plot - actual or emotional. If the work is incoherent and messy, not even united by common associations or spirit, has no ending or beginning, if it can be read in the opposite direction and nothing changes in meaning, then this is not poetry before you.
    cheapessaywriter

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