A Quiz on Poetry
Set by Mel Kinsey
Identify to poem these lines are taken from
1/ "...Hang a lantern aloft in the belfry arch of the North Church tower as a signal light. -- One if by land and two by sea....."
2/ "Hail to the, blithe spirit!
Bird thou never wert-
That from heaven or near it
Pourest thy full heart
In profuse strains of unpremeditated art....."
3/ "How do I love the? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
for the ends of Being and ideal Grace..."
4/ "...And before the street begins,
And the grass grows soft and white,
And there the sun burns crimson bright,
And there the moon-bird rests from his flight
To cool in the peppermint wind..."
5/ "... Where both deliberate, the love is slight,
Who ever loved, that loved not at first sight?"
6/ "... The larks on the wing;
The snal's on the thorn;
God's in his heaven -
All's right with the world!...."
7/ "...And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by,
And the wheel's kick and the wind's song and the white sail's shaking..."
8/ "...Thou art more lovely and more temperate:
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May..."
9/ "...Old age should burn and rage at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light..."
10/ "... My candle burns at both ends;
It will not last the night;
But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends-
It gives a lovely light!"
11/ "...In what distant deeps or skies
Burnt the fire of thine eyes?
On what wings dare he aspire?
What the hand, dare seize the fire?..."
12/ "April is the cruellest month,
breeding Lilacs out of the dead land,
mixing memory and desire,
stiring dull roots with spring rain..."
12/ "...Beuty is truth, truth beauty - that is all
that is all Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know/"
13/ " ... No more:; where ignorance is bliss, 'Tis folly to be wise."
14/ "...All minsy were the borogroves,
And the mome raths outgrage..."
15/ "...like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all thats best of dark and bright
Meet in her aspect and her eyes..."
16/ "....To take us lands away
Nor any Coursers like a Page
Of prancing Poetry-
This Traverses may the poorset take...."
17/ "... I hold it is true, whate'er befall;
I feel it, when I sorrow most;
'Tis better to have loved and lost
Than never to have loved at all..."
18/ "... A little learning is a dang'rous thing;
Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian Spring..."
19/ "....Far from the madding crowdd's ignoble strife,
Their sober wishes never learn'd to stray;
Along the cool sequester'd vale of life
The keep noiseless tenour of their way..."
20/ "Gather ye rosebuds while ye may,
Old time is still a-flying:
And this same flower that smiles today,
Tomorrow will be dying..."