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Q: poem by JoanSargent ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: poem by JoanSargent
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Books and Literature
Asked by: myluka-ga
List Price: $2.50
Posted: 01 Feb 2005 08:21 PST
Expires: 03 Mar 2005 08:21 PST
Question ID: 466951
I am looking for a poem By John Sargent. Some of the lines are:--"From
the plangent sea to the priarie" ----"And I want to see it all"--"from
the speck of sand to the red-rimmed star". Anyway that is all I
remember. Could you find this poem?
Subject: Re: poem by JoanSargent
Answered By: markj-ga on 01 Feb 2005 08:34 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
myluka --

I am confident that the poem you are looking for is by Robert Service
and is titled "A Rolling Stone."  My confidence is based on the fact
that all of the colorful phrases you cite are contained in one stanza
of the poem.  Here is that brief stanza:

"To scorn all strife, and to view all life 
With the curious eyes of a child; 
From the plangent sea to the prairie, 
From the slum to the heart of the Wild. 
From the red-rimmed star to the speck of sand, 
From the vast to the greatly small; 
For I know that the whole for good is planned, 
And I want to see it all."

Here is a link to the entire text of the poem:

Poem Hunter: A Rolling Stone, by Robert Service

Search Strategy:

Since the phrases you remember are so distinctive, I used one of them
as the search term:

"plangent sea"

This search led me to an excerpt of the poem and the name of the
author, so I conducted the following search to find the complete text:

"plangent sea" service

I am confident that this is what you are looking for, and I am happy
to be able to give you aprompt answer.

If anything is unclear, please ask for clarification before rating the answer.

myluka-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Fast and exact answer. MNAY THANKS

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