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posted on Oct, 21 2015 @ 02:44 PM
I've always liked Robert Service, he has quite a few Alaska-themed poems. This one here is an inspirational one:

posted on Oct, 28 2015 @ 10:18 PM
oooh nice

posted on Nov, 30 2015 @ 09:31 AM
Battles Lost

Upon the field o death you march,
first feeling fear as orders barked
With sword in hand, and stalwart heart
The battle... is the dying art.

"Let loose the dogs of war!" The cry
the want to go; to run, to hide
and never face the beast inside....
The hoard, the foe; the oncoming tide.

Then adrenalin pushing fear aside,
The anger, despair of those who've died
Fill you with rage, hate; homicide
All for a kingdoms petty pride?

The clash of sword, and shattered shield
and cries of warriors who could not yield
Deafens the ear across the field;
So sickening.... The enemy's blood is spilled.

The battle rages' forever on...
Til someone yells "The day is won"
Hate once again replaced by fear....
for the loss of those you held so dear.

At last, the homeward march begun,
behind.... the dead, the setting sun....
into the night, sad song is sung
Of battles lost, and victories won.

J.D. Storrington
edit on 30-11-2015 by Savvyrascal because: (no reason given)

posted on Nov, 30 2015 @ 10:17 PM
Thel's Motto

"Does the Eagle know what is in the pit?
Or wilt thou go ask the Mole?
Can Wisdom be put in a silver rod?
Or Love in a golden bowl? "

-William Blake(from the book of Thel)

One of my favourites by him

posted on Aug, 6 2016 @ 10:13 PM
Mir ist bewusst was Freiheit bedeutet
Folge dem Wege geradeaus,
meide die Tiefen des Meeres,
doch hab ich solch Wort hinter mir gelassen.
Der Mond scheinet auf jedem Wege,
wie die in der Dunkelheit wie Diamanten schwimmenden Fische;
heiß wie durch Zufall Mensch - und hier bin ich.
Was hatte ich zu befürchten,
mit was zu kämpfen,
bald ist es Zeit die Lasten zu legen.
Erteile mir noch mehr Kraft,
Kraft zur Liebe.
Mir ist bewusst was Freiheit bedeutet,
mir ist bewusst was Freiheit bedeutet.

I know what Freedom is.
Follow the path straight ahead.
Keep out of the ocean deeps
I have left such words behind me
The Moon shines upon all paths
like Fish who swim like Diamonds in the Dark
Called a human being by chance – so here I am
What did I have to fear?
Against what was I struggling?
It’s time for me to lay down my heavy load.
Give me even more strength,
Strength to love.
I know what Freedom is.
I know what Freedom is.

posted on Aug, 6 2016 @ 10:34 PM
a reply to: Rikku

Very nice choice.

posted on Aug, 31 2016 @ 01:06 PM
a reply to: IAMTAT

Too many to pick a favorite, but thought I'd add a prime choice. Thanks for the great thread!

You Who Never Arrived - Poem by Rainer Maria Rilke

You who never arrived
in my arms, Beloved, who were lost
from the start,
I don't even know what songs
would please you. I have given up trying
to recognize you in the surging wave of
the next moment. All the immense
images in me -- the far-off, deeply-felt
landscape, cities, towers, and bridges, and
unsuspected turns in the path,
and those powerful lands that were once
pulsing with the life of the gods--
all rise within me to mean
you, who forever elude me.

You, Beloved, who are all
the gardens I have ever gazed at,
longing. An open window
in a country house-- , and you almost
stepped out, pensive, to meet me.
Streets that I chanced upon,--
you had just walked down them and vanished.
And sometimes, in a shop, the mirrors
were still dizzy with your presence and,
startled, gave back my too-sudden image.
Who knows? Perhaps the same
bird echoed through both of us
yesterday, separate, in the evening...
Rainer Maria Rilke

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