Thursday, December 04, 2014

Thursday Thirteen

1. Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary

2. Whose woods these are, I think I know. His house is in the village, though.

3. The owl and the pussycat went to sea in a beautiful pea-green boat

4. Do not go gentle into that good night; old age should burn and rave at close of day

5. I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness

6. Come live with me and be my love, and we will all the pleasures prove

7. Death be not proud, though some have called thee mighty and dreadful

8. The wind was a torrent of darkness among the gusty trees, the moon was a ghostly galleon tossed upon cloudy seas

9. T'was the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse

10. Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul

11. I sing the Body electric; The armies of those I love engirth me, and I engirth them;

12. We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams

13. Half a league, half a league, half a league onward, all in the valley of death rode the six hundred.

First lines of poems today. How many did you recognize?

Thursday Thirteen is played by lots of people; there is a list here. I've been playing for a while and this is my 372nd time to do a list of 13 on a Thursday.


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  2. I am not a poetry person, so I only recognized five of your thirteen, and of those I'm really not sure of three..... sad, very sad. Good post however, and one that SHOULD have me looking up all 13 of these!! (I hate that you can't edit comments here! Sorry for the delete!) Well, I am sure of #9.....

  3. Some sound so familiar but I can't place them. I was only sure about 3. And that from a sometimes poet!

  4. I recognized all of them, though I wasn't sure who had written one or two of them. Thanks for stopping by my frosted wonderland. ☺

  5. 5, maybe 6. GuessI need to read something other than your blog? :)

  6. I recognized most of them, but coming up with the titles or even authors is another matter.

  7. 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, and 9. Great poems!


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