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    FAV POETS!!

    Hey peeps! i wanna know who u'all think is da tanks when they r writin poems. My favorite is Emily Dickinson! now dats sum poetry!

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    I was looking for somewhere to post this! And my excuse is.. I like Elizabeth Browning, read this poem to find out why!


    Sonnet XIII
    by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

    And wilt thou have me fashion into speech
    The love I bear thee, finding words enough,
    And hold the torch out, while the winds are rough,
    Between our faces, to cast light on each ?--
    I drop it at thy feet. I cannot teach
    My hand to hold my spirit so far off
    From myself--me--that I should bring thee proof
    In words, of love hid in me out of reach.
    Nay, let the silence of my womanhood
    Commend my woman-love to thy belief,--
    Seeing that I stand unwon, however wooed,
    And rend the garment of my life, in brief,
    By a most dauntless, voiceless fortitude,
    Lest one touch of this heart convey its grief
    The angels, happening that way,
    This dusty heart espied;
    Tenderly took it up from toil
    And carried it to God.

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    Yerba Mate

    W. H. Auden is my favorite poet to both read and listen to.
    Place literary quote here.

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    kewl! never heard of him/her...but if you refer him/her to me...then i guess i will!
    A_B_A!
    Life is horrible...then you die!

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    Wilfred Owen without a doubt. His poems on war were both graphic and very much detailed in what occured during this period of time.

    Anthem For The Doomed Youth

    What passing-bells for these who die as cattle?
    -Only the monstrous anger of the guns.
    Only the stuttering rifles' rapid rattle
    Can patter out their hasty orisons.
    No mockeries now for them; no prayers nor bells;
    Nor any voice of mourning save the choirs,-
    The shrill, demented choirs of wailing shells;
    And bugles calling for them from sad shires.


    What candles may be held to speed them all?
    Not in the hands of boys but in their eyes
    Shall shine the holy glimmers of good-byes.
    The pallor of girls' brows shall be their pall;
    Their flowers the tenderness of patient minds,
    And each slow dusk a drawing-down of blinds.

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    I haven't read a great amount of his poetry, but my favourite is W.B. Yeats...maybe theres some bias because my ancestors are all from Ireland, but what he writes really speaks to me, and the situations he describes with the woman he loved are very close to what's been happening to me with a girl for the past year.
    "Do I dare disturb the universe?"

    - T.S. Eliot

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    4 me it's gotta be William Blake. I like the mood of his writing - the contrast of desperation and joy. Also the illusion of simplicity he tends to employ keeps me thinking for days.

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    Ah, I am going to change my choice, for I have recently fallen in love with the poetry of John Keats. Every time I read Ode to a Nightingale my heart feels like its being gradually drawn out of my chest, and his poems are one of the few that absorb me completely, and I love the imagery he creates. I've made quite a wonderful discovery, I think, and look forward to the enjoyment I'll get out of reading his work over the next few months.

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    My favorite is a little man named Dr. Seuss. He rocks. No seriously. He rocks. The cat in the hat is pure genius, GENIUS. YES. lol
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    Yeah, it rocks!

    Gotta agree with you there, Seuss is an absolute genious. It's geared at little kids but you can still appreciate as you get older.

    PS i heard a rumour that the guy actually hated kids! wouldn't that be funny
    "Life is pleasant, death is peaceful, it is the transition that is troublesome."
    -Asimov

    *I in no way endorse his works, I just liked the quote

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    I love Wilfred Owen...tragic. Did you know that he died 7 days before the armistice took effect? I always loved "Dulce et Decorum Est."

    I also like Langston Hughes, Yeats, Dickinson, Milton (esp. Paradise Lost, and "When I Consider How My Light Was Spent"), Robert Browning...There's others, but these are my favs.

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    William Butler Yeats is my favorite
    Il y a a parier que toute idee publique, toute convention recue, est une sottise, car elle a convenu au plus grand nombre.

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    Keats

    All of Keats's Odes are poetic marvels. And most of his other poems are "joys" to behold.

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    Yeats and Eliot

    Yeats and Eliot are thought by some scholars to be the greatest poets of the 20th centuiry.

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    I have many favourte poetess and poets, one of them is Wisława Szymborska, maybe You know her, she got a Nobel Price in 1996.

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