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Who are you, giver;
Why are you silent?
Your silence leads
the unfaithful astray.

You, nameless giver;
I shall not find peace
before I can thank you
for everything that has happened.

But if you will not approach me,
then I will thank Her
whom you gave me
to burn for (and burn).

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Week 16

I`m sort of using cheat cards for the next two weeks now as well, but in a different way.  Splitting up such a huge poem should be allowed, and I have the added excuse of it being officially split originally.  The cheat card is actually the fact that it’s a song to me, and I only know it as a song, not as a poem. I only know the song version.  And I used to know the whole thing back in 2005.

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The poem for today is:

The Highwayman

by  Alfred Noyes

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Week 15

I`ve skipped a couple of weeks of Project Memorizing lately.  That’s why there’s a short one for today, and a cheat card for last week.  Yes, I can absolutely do that as I very well please!  Perks of being my own challenger.

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The poem for today is:

Anecdote

by Dorothy Parker

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So silent I when Love was by 

He yawned, and turned away; 

But Sorrow clings to my apron-strings, 

I have so much to say. 

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She Walks in Beauty

by Lord Byron

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She walks in beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all that’s best of dark and bright
Meet in her aspect and her eyes:
Thus mellow’d to that tender light
 Which heaven to gaudy day denies.

One shade the more, one ray the less,
Had half impaired the nameless grace
Which waves in every raven tress,
Or softly lightens o’er her face;
Where thoughts serenely sweet express
 How pure, how dear their dwelling-place.

And on that cheek, and o’er that brow,
So soft, so calm, yet eloquent,
The smiles that win, the tints that glow,
But tell of days in goodness spent,
A mind at peace with all below,
A heart whose love is innocent!

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  The poem for week 9 of Project Memorizing is:

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Bright Star 

by John Keats

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Bright star, would I were stedfast as thou art–

Not in lone splendour hung aloft the night

And watching, with eternal lids apart,

Like nature’s patient, sleepless Eremite,

The moving waters at their priestlike task

Of pure ablution round earth’s human shores,

Or gazing on the new soft-fallen mask

Of snow upon the mountains and the moors–

No–yet still stedfast, still unchangeable,

Pillow’d upon my fair love’s ripening breast,

To feel for ever its soft fall and swell,

Awake for ever in a sweet unrest,

Still, still to hear her tender-taken breath,

And so live ever–or else swoon to death.

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Supposed to be posted on July 15’th.

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  The poem for week 8 of Project Memorizing is:

There is a Lady sweet and kind

From Thomas Ford’s Music of Sundry Kinds.

Anonymous.

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Supposed to be posted on July 8’th.

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  The poem for week 7 of Project Memorizing is:

Love and Friendship

by Emily Brontë

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Love is like the wild rose-briar;

Friendship like the holly-tree.

The holly is dark when the rose-briar blooms,

But which will bloom most constantly?

  

The wild rose-briar is sweet in spring,

Its summer blossoms scent the air;

Yet wait till winter comes again,

And who will call the wild-briar fair?

  

Then, scorn the silly rose-wreath now,

And deck thee with the holly’s sheen,

That, when December blights thy brow,

He still may leave thy garland green.

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