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"Sweet Thames, run softly . . ."
 
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--- On Thu, 9/23/10, Chokh Raj <[log in to unmask]> wrote:






"It is their song too. I teach it
 to them, over and over, till
 my tired eyes are pricked with tears
 held back, sweet smoke, dust and jasmine."
 
"To me", wrote Wordsworth, "the meanest flower that blows can give / Thoughts that do often lie too deep for tears."
 
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--- On Wed, 9/22/10, Chokh Raj <[log in to unmask]> wrote:






A reading that enhances my understanding, enjoyment and appreciation of the poem. It compelled a couple of readings -- a profound experience. 
 
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--- On Wed, 9/22/10, Chokh Raj <[log in to unmask]> wrote:











"now that the jasmine is blooming / and the air is stilled by woodsmoke"

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/booksblog/2010/jul/12/jasmine-john-eppel-poetry

poetry has many voices, indeed
 
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