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#141 Verna

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 05:51 PM

Definitely Thomas Hardy

I like Hardy's poem, The Darkling Thrush.

 

One of my favourite poets is Emily Dickinson.  I especially like her nature poems.  Other favourites:  D. H. Lawrence (Snake), Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (Hiawatha), E. Pauline Johnson (Thistle-down), Percy Bysshe Shelley (Love's Philosophy), Christina Georgina Rossetti (What is Pink?) - to name just a few.



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Posted 19 July 2013 - 11:23 AM

I like Shakespeare writing.



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Posted 19 July 2013 - 05:48 PM

I like Shakespeare writing.

I've read some of Shakespeare's poetry, but sometimes the language defeats me.  One of my goals is to be able to understand and enjoy his plays and sonnets more.  I've recently found a wonderful website that is very helpful.  http://www.shakespeares-sonnets.com

 

from Sonnet XXXIII

 

Full many a glorious morning have I seen

Flatter the mountain tops with sovereign eye,

Kissing with golden face the meadows green,

Gilding pale streams with heavenly alchemy;



#144 kushy

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 12:17 PM

Nice sharing Verna



#145 Libor

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 10:38 AM

I like composing my own things based on casual thoughts.

They seem to be unimportant but once you collect them, after a while, they became valuable for you.

Also it's interesting how they can reflect different "eras" you are going through . . .

 

Virtual People

 

 


sometimes I read fiction

before sleep

or listen to radio drama

 

and than I have a dreams

in a sleep

about what I've just red

or what I've just heard

before sleep

 

than I weak up

and I don't know

if it was real

before sleep

or it was dream

in a sleep

 

and I speak with people

and don't know

if that happend

or if it was just fiction

before sleep

 

so maybe some things

never happend

but I think

they did

 

and who cares?

 

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And I've got more on my blog ☞  http://www.ismolik.com/tagged/poem



#146 Stiggy

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 06:44 AM

by the way, I wanted to get in this thread and point out Elizabeth Barrett Browning, woman is amazing! If you really want to get into some good reading material for poetry, I'd suggest anyone give her 'Sonnets from the Portuguese' a read. I think its a cycle of 40 some sonnets written during her courtship with her husband to be at the time, and she didn't show them to him until after they married, had kids. She kept them from him until one day when his mother died, she gave them to him to lift his spirits. And what's more interesting is that the title 'Sonnets from the Portuguese' was a ruse, pawning them off as translations of Portuguese poems, in order to throw the public off the notion that they could ever be her originals and could therefore possibly be about her and Robert Browning's courtship or love life.



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Posted 27 March 2014 - 08:55 AM

I noticed Sylvia Plath was mentioned, I also enjoy reading her poetry. Her imagery is wonderful.
I'm also a fan of Anne Sexton, I find her poems to be raw, and about the nitty gritty parts of life.

I've started listening more to performance poetry after listening to Sarah Kay on TED:

http://m.youtube.com...h?v=JQgz2AhHaQg

I love how her expressions and body gestures contribute to the poem and make it real for the rest of us.

Edited by Angury, 27 March 2014 - 08:55 AM.


#148 Stiggy

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 10:07 AM

wow! that link to the Sarah Kay spoken word was great! i was in tears by the end of it, and am still a little touched by it. That is what it's all about!

 

thanks for sharing, meant a lot Angury, you know



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Posted 28 March 2014 - 03:35 PM

wow! that link to the Sarah Kay spoken word was great! i was in tears by the end of it, and am still a little touched by it. That is what it's all about!
 
thanks for sharing, meant a lot Angury, you know


Glad you liked it. :)

This is my favourite spoken word poetry though:

http://m.youtube.com...h?v=zQucWXWXp3k

#150 Stiggy

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 02:04 AM

I must have inherited a round belly :giggle2:



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Posted 06 March 2015 - 07:03 AM

Found this poem today on Pinterest. It's so very moving, in fact it made me cry  :blush:  

 

Those Winter Sundays by Robert Hayden

 

Sundays too my father got up early
And put his clothes on in the blueblack cold,
then with cracked hands that ached
from labor in the weekday weather made
banked fires blaze. No one ever thanked him.

I'd wake and hear the cold splintering, breaking.
When the rooms were warm, he'd call,
and slowly I would rise and dress,
fearing the chronic angers of that house,

Speaking indifferently to him,
who had driven out the cold
and polished my good shoes as well.
What did I know, what did I know
of love's austere and lonely offices?


Edited by poppy, 06 March 2015 - 07:03 AM.


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Posted 05 May 2015 - 10:40 PM

This girl is an amazing spoken word artist.

 



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Posted 27 June 2015 - 03:01 PM

I am an English teacher, but don't really like poetry.

 

However, over time, I've found a range of different poems I enjoy teaching.

 

One would be 'Suicide in the Trenches' by Siegfried Sassoon. Another particular favourite is 'Your Dad Did What?' - the name of the poet escapes me.



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Posted 27 June 2015 - 04:06 PM

I'm naturally biased but I loved Seamus Heaney :)



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Posted 10 February 2016 - 07:54 PM

Hard to tell a favorite poet but i think i ll choose 

Constantine P. Cavafy

If you dont know him he is a Greek poet with his most known poem and translated in many languages : Ithaca






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