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George Eliot 1819 (Nuneaton, Warwickshire) – 1880 (Chelsea, London)

If you sit down at set of sun
And count the acts that you have done,
And, counting, find
One self-denying deed, one word
That eased the heart of him who heard,
One glance most kind
That fell like sunshine where it went --
Then you may count that day well spent.

But if, through all the livelong day,
You've cheered no heart, by yea or nay --
If, through it all
You've nothing done that you can trace
That brought the sunshine to one face--
No act most small
That helped some soul and nothing cost --
Then count that day as worse than lost.

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George Eliot

Mary Anne Evans, better known by her pen name George Eliot, was an English novelist, journalist and translator, and one of the leading writers of the Victorian era. more…

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      Hi, here are some steps to help you. 1) Use the search box to look for your poetry, either by poet name or poem title. If you think you may have used a slightly different name please try searching using all variations. 2) You can also look for the poems by searching alphabetically by name of poem, or poet. 3) You can claim ownership for the work by clicking on the 'Claim this poet' link that appears on the unclaimed poet page. If your search fails to bring you results, we offer our sincerest sympathies. Our team has made a tireless effort over the last few months to recover as much as possible of the old content from internet archive records. We have managed to save some, but not all, of the lost material. Some material dates further than records go, other work remains inaccessible to us for reasons unknown. You can try yourself by going through pages on Archive.org at https://web.archive.org/web/*/poetry.com - it is a public service website, unrelated to us and you may just get lucky if you search around the dates you posted... To have a chance at finding a book your poem was published in, you can look at various online second hand booksellers such as amazon, ebay, or here: https://www.isbns.net/author/Editor_Howard_Ely 
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      "Scratches on scratches"; I like that, Reil. We all should create for and as ourselves. How can we do otherwise? Except maybe to write for others as in carrying the hope of sharing experience, meaning, emotion, effect, etc. You know what throws me? All the punctuation -- periods everywhere! I grew up reading album covers. I simply don't remember seeing so many periods... 
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      Hello dear. I am Steve and I've been a member here for a short time, but was a member years ago as well. I, too, love writing poetry and sharing with others. It's nice to meet you. I am from east coast America. :-) 
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      Nice 2 meet you. I'm from NY I'm glad you are enjoying the poetry and feel free to comment and share.
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      nice to meet you too, my name is Grahame from UK Dagenham suburb of london
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    How do I see 'and vote' for a poem submitted in the January contest? How do I know which are under that? ty
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      Is there a public link to view the contest entries after the winners have been voted? Might be nice to see and read these, even be an inspiration for the contests of next months.
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    Good Morning. Can you please promote my poem #112597 for which I have payed last Saturday? I tried to promote two and this one is not yet approved and listed.
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    Apart of the two still in the list, I have selected two other poems today to be promoted, but that doesn't make the other 136 I've posted here less worth reading, I hope?
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    "The Road Not Taken" this poem involves energy, so much more! Which is appreciated, smiled upon. There is an amount of groove to it; should that make sense.
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      Hi, thank you for your valuable comment, what is it you learnt in school, English Literature or poetry, Thank you. Grahame
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    • andylyle1
      Glad to have had my old posts recovered. Just had someone elses picture which I changed, Will have to post some new material
      LikeReplyReport 511 months ago
  • AriDean
    Cool
    LikeReplyReport 111 months ago
  • billiedee_r
    Hi ambrosia
    LikeReplyReport 211 months ago
  • StacyMevoli
    How are you guys :) Keep on writing :)
    LikeReplyReport 511 months ago
  • Ambrosia
    Hello fellow poets, glad to be back after all these years...
    LikeReplyReport 811 months ago
  • DavesGal
    Love that this is back after all this time
    LikeReplyReport 71 year ago
  • ludy_b
    Maybe for ideas on how to improve this website have a look at gedichten.nl. There the poems are divided in categories: 'poëzie' (poetry from historic authors), 'gedichten' (poems considered of poetic quality by the editors of the website), netgedichten (poems written and contributed by people with an account for the website) and 'hartenkreten' (poetic disclosures of emotions). Also this site has the category 'snelsonnet', used for comments on current affairs in a sonnet of six lines. The categories each have a Top-5 that shows the 5 with highest number of views and highest number of review stars per period. 
    LikeReplyReport 71 year ago
  • clare_l
    I'm new here! Hi!
    LikeReplyReport 51 year ago
  • JennT
    I'm writing again, after the death of my father. Whom passed away from pancreatic cancer just over a year ago. I feel my poems could help others with their grief as writing them and reading them has me. My Shedding Greif, is the title to one of my poems. Please read and be inspired. Thank you! Jennie Lynn Thrush 
    LikeReplyReport 81 year ago
    • rinat
      so sorry to hear for your loss. May your heart and soul find peace and comfort. we hope you will share with us your thoughts.
      LikeReplyReport 51 year ago
  • jane_l
    Thank you for starting Poetry.com again!! very excited to read others and publish mine!
    LikeReplyReport 71 year ago
  • S07R06Enopena53
    Thank you so much for keeping Poetry.com up and running again, and for Good!
    LikeReplyReport 81 year ago
  • willychuck12001
    I’ve been resting on the shelf gathering dust...well, lots of dust for the past 11 years but I think I’d like to share my attempts at poetry and learn and grow with others here. I’m glad poetry.com is back 
    LikeReplyReport 91 year ago
  • Dread
    I wasn't aware that poetry.com had went by the way-side until I got an email invitation from this resurrected version. The classic poets are all good, and I'd be hard-pressed to list more than a very few as favorites. Among those would be Poe, Shakespeare, Browning, Dickens....I also admire the writing of Khalil Gibran. 
    LikeReplyReport 71 year ago
  • arickards05
    so happy i found this site again! can't wait to add more of my stuff!
    LikeReplyReport 81 year ago
    • rinat
      We're happy to have you on board and we can't wait to help you reach new creativity heights.
      LikeReplyReport 31 year ago
  • thepoetiwasborn
    I'm a poet now and I write about almost everything, I can't keep track of all my poems so I have only posted two.
    LikeReplyReport 71 year ago
  • Victoria.Lamp1!
    I was once a poetry.com writer 15-20 years ago and my poems are lost in the wind but I am back with some great new stuff. From love, darkness, and straight up strange. Hope you enjoy what I share with you all. Victoria 
    LikeReplyReport 151 year ago
  • erica_s
    thank you so much for write these poetry
    LikeReplyReport 51 year ago
  • RAYJAY1980
    I've missed Poetry.com so much & I'm happy to see you back!!
    LikeReplyReport 71 year ago
  • carolynl.50097
    I am thrilled Poetry.com is back. Wondering if the Poetry in Motion contest will be back. Loved doing that every day, kept me writing. Been a while since I've written and I miss it. Thank you so much for coming back! 
    LikeReplyReport 81 year ago
  • DAH
    poetry.com! Bravo!
    LikeReplyReport 51 year ago
  • norwegianrhinowitch
    I did miss poetry.com . I see this new addition becoming a success..I am also on Hello Poetry..I am excited to share my poems here and look forward to being a part of the journey of Poetry.com..
    LikeReplyReport 81 year ago
    • M.K.Love
      I did to, I started sending in stuff in 1994. I won several awards and even had some stuff published in europe and the united kingdom. I was sad to see I couldn't find any of my old work on this new site. I guess we can write on once again! 
      LikeReplyReport 51 year ago
  • flowergirl
    I hope I can put poems in here!!
    LikeReplyReport 41 year ago
    • Soulwriter
      absolutely! Just sign up and you're set to add your stuff.
      LikeReplyReport 11 year ago
    • Dread
      I'm not sure why, but some places for poetry don't want you to post your work. Perhaps they just want people to talk about poetry. I had joined the old poetry.com about 20 years ago and it was always post-friendly. I've only bothered to have one of mine published and it was in poetry.com's publication in print and poetry read aloud. You should have a good experience here. 
      LikeReplyReport 31 year ago
  • traviss.29597
    I dearly miss Poetry.com I do hope this one becomes just as great as the previous was in it's height.
    LikeReplyReport 71 year ago
  • preet_k
    Hi. New to the group. I have started writing poems.
    LikeReplyReport 91 year ago
  • robertrad2021
    Beautiful words
    LikeReplyReport 61 year ago
  • tomg.62072
    Has anyone gotten their old work back yet?
    LikeReplyReport1 year ago
  • Ark
    It seems that I have stumbled across a poetry website. I think I'm going to post here, my poems. Hope they are good.
    LikeReplyReport 41 year ago
  • ShadeOfGreyLostInSpectrum
    New here, recent events have urged me to share a poem that has many meanings to me. I wrote it some time ago, but a new development has added new meaning that parallels my current situation. I thought that made it interesting enough to share. There are several underlying themes, but mainly I'd say it's about existence and mortality, god and science. I know this is very well covered and commonly written about, but I feel what I wrote offers a simple metaphor but is multi layered and fresh. 
    LikeReplyReport 61 year ago
    • rinat
      Welcome! Please add your poem at: https://www.poetry.com/addpoem.php Enjoy our platform
      LikeReplyReport1 year ago
  • Yajur
    Hello, am new here, just trying my hand at poetry and putting my thoughts here..
    LikeReplyReport 21 year ago
  • mikel_s
    Hello I'm new to the group!!!
    LikeReplyReport 51 year ago
  • Aideloje
    Good!
    LikeReplyReport 31 year ago
  • Poeticjustus
    Hi, I published a ton of poems some years ago, will I ever get access to those again on this site? Thank you.
    LikeReplyReport 171 year ago
  • SethJade
    Because it was grassy and wanted wear, Though as for that the passing there Had worn them really about the same, VERY WELL WRITTEN POEM ....KEEP ON WRITING
    LikeReplyReport 21 year ago
  • TankTopTaco
    The path of gray or gold is worn in the end of day. That's what I got from this poem.
    LikeReplyReport 51 year ago
  • RoshniKarole
    Thanks for Lovely Poem..
    LikeReplyReport 21 year ago
  • naureen_z
    i am looking for an old poem from 2013, I think of you written by Naurine Shah
    LikeReplyReport 11 year ago
  • harlow47
    can i retrieve my old poems from the old poetry.com site? i had quite a few poems on there.
    LikeReplyReport 61 year ago
    • rinat
      Dear harlow47, We are making an effort here trying to find a way to bring back some of the old poems -- we'll reach out with our findings in the next few weeks.
      LikeReplyReport 111 year ago
  • mhadjes
    Where would I find poems I published years ago?
    LikeReplyReport 71 year ago
    • rinat
      We are trying to find a way to bring back some of the old poems -- we'll reach out with our findings in the next few weeks...
      LikeReplyReport 71 year ago
  • martin_i
    I am sorry. I never had posted any of my poems here.
    LikeReplyReport 11 year ago
    • rinat
      There's always a first time, so you are more than welcome to enjoy our platform..
      LikeReplyReport 11 year ago
  • ToriRae
    Hi ive been trying to find the poetry that I wrote when it was poetry.com the original. But no luck can you help me. it would be under Tori Rae Tanner Thank you
    LikeReplyReport 11 year ago
    • rinat
      Dear Tori Rae Tanner, We are making an effort here trying to find a way to bring back some of the old poems -- we'll reach out with our findings in the next few weeks.
      LikeReplyReport 41 year ago
    • ToriRae
      thank you.
      LikeReplyReport 11 year ago
  • Amgleason91
    Hi I had submitted 2 poems probably around 2002 that received Editor's Choice Awards. I can not seem to find them. The one I am most concerned about finding is "Angels". Can you locate it for me please?? 
    LikeReplyReport1 year ago
  • iggyg85
    If I submitted a poem before I created an account, how can I get it linked to my account?
    LikeReplyReport1 year ago
  • noumans_v
    All Poetry Points I Love Poetry
    LikeReplyReport 31 year ago
  • Lindylou17
    Hi some of my poetry submitted has been duplicated can this be sorted as there seems to be no edit and delete open to do this. With regards linda Walker
    LikeReplyReport1 year ago
  • utsickbrayden
    how do I get my poetry seen by more people and also how do I get my name on the poetry I submitted?
    LikeReplyReport 11 year ago
  • olsimpson2202
    I have published a poem and put no picutre but its given me a random picture of a kid next to my name, how do i get rid of that?
    LikeReplyReport1 year ago
  • SarahRoseAllButOne
    I just signed. I published poems a bit earlier. Under my poems there is another poets account linked to it. Would you pls sort it out?
    LikeReplyReport1 year ago
  • Angelic13
    I lost many poems , I can't find it. on poetry.com from 2003 and 2004. How I can find it. Thank you.
    LikeReplyReport 31 year ago
    • rinat
      Dear Angelic13, We are trying to find a way to bring back some of the old poems -- we'll reach out with our findings in the next few weeks...
      LikeReplyReport 21 year ago
  • Lindylou17
    I lost many poems and my name disappeared since this site has changed. Such a shame to lose all My poems
    LikeReplyReport 81 year ago
  • a.bold.beautiful.service
    Reading over some of my poetry, thought about International Poetry.com in 2004 when I entered my 1st competition and they sent me a $50.00 gift card. Welcome back!!! I was so excited to see a new beginning and ownership. I truly enjoyed the community then and hoping this continues throughout the years. 
    LikeReplyReport 31 year ago
  • GrumpyIndian_1
    i HAVE SO MANY WORDS INSIDE ME,JUST LEARNING HOW TO PUT THEM TOGETHER.HOPE YOU CAN HELP ME ALONG THE WAY.CRITISIZM OR PRAISE,BOTH ARE WELCOME.I AM VERY GREEN.JANIS KIMREY
    LikeReplyReport 31 year ago
  • sakhabula
    Thanks
    LikeReplyReport 11 year ago
  • Ashleyink
    I just posted a poem before I made my account. Just wondering how I connect it to my page?
    LikeReplyReport1 year ago
  • 4zebra2u
    Hi I'm new here but not new to poetry, poetry platforms , both passive and interactive, being published and participating in over a hundred workshops. On that basis I do have some thoughts for what its worth in terms of your desire to create more dynamic engagement, relevance and expansion. I notice that with in a split second of posting a poem I have been favorited. I love attention but what does it mean if it is produced by a algorithm, and my fan is a cyborg? Do you think this site needs to create frequent and real interaction? Everyone wants attention, to be read and to be read by someone they respect and whos opinion strikes a chord and that they TRUST. One of the challenges of workshops is that there's lots of inexperienced writers critiquing each other. Its improbable that much is gained except frustration under those circumstances, although being favorited or kind comments by another is always encouraging. So the question remains how to create a structure to accomplish this if you want it? Nothing is easy, nothing is perfect. How does one hear criticism without feeling discouraged? Every light casts a shadow, yet with out dynamic interaction and those points of illumination there is only posting into a void and the emotional emptiness that comes with it. Perhaps these are something's you are already thinking about? Best Z 
    LikeReplyReport 21 year ago
    • JhainDoh
      Hey love I just wanna say welcome. Its my first time on this platform but I know someone who has utilized their old platform. Maybe we can discover the newness of the site 2gether.
      LikeReplyReport1 year ago
    • 4zebra2u
      That sounds really good Jhain ... I thought about your suicide poem and it alluded yo. (between the lines) the idea of disjuncture or a kind of sensual letting go, dissolution and release. What do u think?
      LikeReplyReport1 year ago
    • JhainDoh
      thanks for insight. I agree. Death even in its unknown can be inviting when life has you as a target for tears. Thx for reading it. I hope it helps someone to pick up a pen vs pills.
      LikeReplyReport1 year ago
    • 4zebra2u
      Perhaps we all know death? Remember being before birth? Were we dead then and are we back? Is there conciousness with out time or a body of flesh and blood? Is there just sleep with cyclic awakenings, or is there nothing at all? Do we know anything, or do we just think we do? Form ...No form Form ...No form Form ...No form Are you a sacrificial Aztec princess ??? xoxoxoxox 
      LikeReplyReport 11 year ago
  • MoonFlowers
    I liked how the website was before. This is hard to navigate and it doesn’t feel like it’s meant for just anyone to share their poetry. Before it felt more open to anyone to share. Also how am I supposed to find poems that I don’t already know the name of? 
    LikeReplyReport1 year ago
  • Supah_usa
    Everytime you change your site my poetry and name vanishes?
    LikeReplyReport 21 year ago
  • Shanmcclain
    I loved it
    LikeReplyReport1 year ago
  • JhainDoh
    Welcome all New visitors to this site. I hope you read something inspirational and motivational. This is my 1st time exploring the site and posting some of my works. As I continue to explore I hope their are many networking possibilities on this site. 
    LikeReplyReport 51 year ago
  • emongo_e
    i love it,
    LikeReplyReport 41 year ago
  • John MacEwen
    Red lights green lights strawberry lime A girl just died and she was a friend of mine We used to sing and dance and twirl in the pines But now shes gone and she was a friend of mine laugh out loud and cry inside life’ so large... Who’s in charge lost track of time Now she’s gone. And she was a friend of mine I never thought I’d feel the way I do now I never thought I could feel so much pain Oh God please. Wait...God can’t stop the rain Now she’s gone and she was a friend of mine. 
    LikeReplyReport 142 years ago
  • Hassan Hegazy
    Good work
    LikeReplyReport 12 years ago
  • Emad Alzayat
    I have very nice poem for hospital work.
    LikeReplyReport 52 years ago
  • Iftikhar Ahmed
    Reading of beautiful poerty composed by all eminent poets is my lust.
    LikeReplyReport 12 years ago
  • Iftikhar Ahmed
    When I compose any poem it console my heart, mind and soul. I become fresh and feel a sense of pleasure and achievement. The use of rhymic beauty, alliterations, allegory and imagery causes extraordinary attraction in the poetry. I have a passionate lover of such a poetry. 
    LikeReplyReport 52 years ago
  • Lynn Dowless
    Often I feel that I am an observer of sight, a receiver of sensations, about which I write, and such is my only purpose in life. Who, pray tell dear one, shall be around to make the record when its all done? 
    LikeReplyReport 22 years ago
  • Janet Grace Esson-Scott
    THERE IS ONLY ONE TRUE-RAS CARDO REGGAE- FROM TRENCH TOWN. WHY IS IT THAT YOU HAVE OTHERS USING HIS NAME? THIS MUST CHANGE TO SHOW THE TRUTH. THERE IS ONLY ONE- RICARDO (RAS CARDO)SCOTT ALSO FROM TRENCH TOWN WHO MENTORED BOB MARLEY AND PETER TOSH. THOSE USING HIS NAME AND COPYRIGHTED PROPRIETARY DESIGNATIONS MUST STOP. WHAT IS POSTED SO FAR USING HIS EMAIL ON QUOTES AND BIOGRAPHIES SEEMS TO BE OK AT THIS TIME. I LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU REGARDING THIS POSTING PROTECTION. SINCERELY. 
    LikeReplyReport3 years ago
  • Jahnique-Angel Hicks-Church
    RED LIGHT was written by myself ......... JAHNIQUE--NGEL....HICKS Thankyou
    LikeReplyReport 23 years ago
  • Walter Jackson
    Most modern writers lack the skill and drive to possess our minds for very long. I want to be driven to think and having done so, realize another step in my life's dream.
    LikeReplyReport 23 years ago
    • Jesus M Jacinto
      Yet the timeless in you is aware of life's timelessness. Because you conceive of time as a stream, a change within you, there is something which is changeless. You can call it timeless because you are accustomed to time being synonymous with change. That timeless within you, that unchanging within you is aware of the innermost core of existence too, is aware that all change is superficial. 
      LikeReplyReport2 years ago
  • Walter Jackson
    EmilyDickinson is one of my favorite writers as is Walt Whitman, different yet both tough the inner soul so resolutely.
    LikeReplyReport 13 years ago
  • Mark Verrell
    Would i trade the words to stand alone, and be a poet whose words stand in stone Would i trade words to keep me in verse and rythme For all time Would i trade the words to flip sonnet and lyre on the toss of a dime Yes i would trade words for sure to make it certain my words endure Yes id trade words that keep my words in place and bring a smile to your face 
    LikeReplyReport 13 years ago
  • Walter Jackson
    Hard to believe, but men at war like to remember their loves. As real as war and death are to a soldier; quiet moments in the trenches with a picture of a love is just as compelling and real!
    LikeReplyReport 13 years ago
  • Mark Verrell
    She is GREAT, TIMELESS. AN AMERICAN TREASURE
    LikeReplyReport 23 years ago
  • Walter Jackson
    He speaks well of sharing life as a soldier not just an officer. But the plain bread and salt too.
    LikeReplyReport 23 years ago
  • Walter Jackson
    Can't fault Kipling, reading him is like drinking spring water!
    LikeReplyReport 23 years ago
  • Mark Verrell
    I wasnt like you getting lost in the words of the poet.i wasnt like you being enthralled and taken by all those words and verses.i needed more warmth than that and more TRUTH,you know to tell you the truth i needed you the you without all that.yes i needed you more than you knew.more than romantic places and more than exotic artifacts and legends i needed you even when. There was nothing to gain when there was only a future of being shunned and disrespected i needed wanted you. Can you beat that 
    LikeReplyReport 13 years ago
  • Mark Verrell
    "your body makes eyes at me" has more zing
    LikeReplyReport 24 years ago

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