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giselle, I don't mean to be pedantic, :? but the way you are using it, the word should be spelled slew. Slough (slu pronounciation) is a bog or creek. As a boy, I often fished in a local creed known as Parson's Slough. :) Whether the source of Parson was the synonym for preacher, or a family name, I don't know. :?

You are correct about 'slew' and I don't think you're being pedantic ... this was a rather weak attempt at a pun but obviously it didn't come across. oh well. 8)



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Slough is in Berkshire, near Windsor, not a suburb of London.

Huh! Seems like my puns are weak and so is my geography! Well, I did find an interesting reference in Wiki to pronunciation of 'Slough' if you go back a few years .... actually, quite a few years ... I wonder if they mean 'slowe' or 'slow' rhyming with 'now' or 'snow'? Not sure I'd want to be from a place called 'Slow', if it rhymes with 'snow', but I guess that is what it was called way back when.

The first recorded uses of the name occurs as Slo in 1196, Sloo in 1336, and Le Slowe, Slowe or Slow in 1437.



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(((((((giselle)))))))) hugs giselle, I liked your puns. And your geographical knowledge of UK is superlative compared to mine of the US and Canada.

Here are two very different love poems and I love both of them.


Unending Love

I seem to have loved you in numberless forms, numberless times...
In life after life, in age after age, forever.
My spellbound heart has made and remade the necklace of songs,
That you take as a gift, wear round your neck in your many forms,
In life after life, in age after age, forever.

Whenever I hear old chronicles of love, it's age old pain,
It's ancient tale of being apart or together.
As I stare on and on into the past, in the end you emerge,
Clad in the light of a pole-star, piercing the darkness of time.
You become an image of what is remembered forever.

You and I have floated here on the stream that brings from the fount.
At the heart of time, love of one for another.
We have played along side millions of lovers,
Shared in the same shy sweetness of meeting,
the distressful tears of farewell,
Old love but in shapes that renew and renew forever.

Today it is heaped at your feet, it has found its end in you
The love of all man's days both past and forever:
Universal joy, universal sorrow, universal life.
The memories of all loves merging with this one love of ours -
And the songs of every poet past and forever.

~Rabindranath Tagore



To My Dear and Loving Husband
By Anne Bradstreet


If ever two were one, then surely we.
If ever man were loved by wife, then thee.
If ever wife was happy in a man,
Compare with me, ye women, if you can.
I prize thy love more than whole mines of gold,
Or all the riches that the East doth hold.
My love is such that rivers cannot quench,
Nor ought but love from thee give recompense.
Thy love is such I can no way repay;
The heavens reward thee manifold, I pray.
Then while we live, in love let’s so persever,
That when we live no more, we may live ever.

Poet Anne Bradstreet 1612–1672


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Post Re: Love Poems
here is another one by Robert Graves:

A Lover Since Childhood

Tangled in thought am I,
Stumble in speech do I?
Do I blunder and blush for the reason why?
Wander aloof do I,
Lean over gates and sigh,
Making friends with the bee and the butterfly?

If thus and thus I do,
Dazed by the thought of you,
Walking my sorrowful way in the early dew,
My heart cut through and through
In this despair of you,
Starved for a word or a look will my hope renew:


give then a thought for me
Walking so miserably,
Wanting relief in the friendship of flower or tree;
Do but remember, we
Once could in love agree,
Swallow your pride, let us be as we used to be.


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