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boudica
Posted: Thursday, November 13, 2008 6:35:42 PM

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It says a lot boys and girls, has anyone a fav and why?
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Posted: Thursday, November 13, 2008 6:50:11 PM

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Pablo Neruda.
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Posted: Friday, November 14, 2008 5:16:00 PM

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it doesn't have to be spoken word, right? Many musicians are incredibly talented lyricists, which I would argue counts as poetry:

Bright Eyes
Adam Duritz of Counting Crows
Thom Yorke of Radiohead


to name a few that stand out in my head...

Lia
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Posted: Friday, November 14, 2008 5:32:47 PM

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I cannot choose one favorite poet because my tastes are so diverse. But here are a few whose poems I have enjoyed:

Sara Teasdale
Elizabeth Bishop
Robert Frost
Langston Hughes

and more recently...Pablo Neruda glasses8

~~Tech
Two wrongs don't make a right, but three lefts do...
Zafia
Posted: Friday, November 14, 2008 11:20:16 PM

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Neruda rocks!!!

I also like Rafael Guillen and Octavio Paz, Emerson, Naomi Shihab Nye and Whitman......I could go on and on.......too many to mention......

geek

"Love all, trust a few, and do wrong to none."





Batman
Posted: Friday, November 14, 2008 11:25:02 PM

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Honestly ... ?

The shithouse poet.
To me, it's funny, honest, real.
They make us smile, but never let others know we did.

And some of the best I've seen, are at bike rallies. Miami, Laconia, Stugis and even local rallies.

But then, what do I know !

Bat
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Posted: Saturday, November 15, 2008 5:41:27 AM

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Posted: Saturday, November 15, 2008 5:59:28 AM

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Charles Baudelaire - just knocks me down

and also a Polish Nobel Prize winner Wisława Szymborska - light and unforced but straight to the point - hmm, just like good parfum should be :)
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Posted: Monday, November 17, 2008 8:57:35 AM

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Bat you crack me up.


Here I sit all broken hearted
Tried to shit and only farted.


I like Tennyson. My husband reads him to me often and it's perfect.
boudica
Posted: Tuesday, November 18, 2008 8:43:38 PM

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I LOVE Emily Dickinson, I know a lot of her stuff is raw, but is the rawness that intrigues me because it is real, one of my favourites is I felt a funeral in my brain, does anyone else like her?

I FELT a funeral in my brain,
And mourners, to and fro,
Kept treading, treading, till it seemed
That sense was breaking through.

And when they all were seated,
A service like a drum
Kept beating, beating, till I thought
My mind was going numb.

And then I heard them lift a box,
And creak across my soul
With those same boots of lead, again.
Then space began to toll

As all the heavens were a bell,
And Being but an ear,
And I and silence some strange race,
Wrecked, solitary, here.
Susan
Posted: Tuesday, November 18, 2008 8:51:27 PM

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I am a fan of Emily Dickinson as well, " because i could not stop for death" is one of my favorites of hers.
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Posted: Wednesday, November 19, 2008 9:18:30 AM

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For obvious reasons I prefer longfellows
Batman
Posted: Wednesday, November 19, 2008 9:33:41 AM

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I don't know it,
but my feet show it.
Because they're longfellows.

Bat
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Posted: Wednesday, November 19, 2008 2:33:43 PM

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Edna St. Vincent Millay. She hypnotically illustrates the sometimes-exquisite battle between fantasy and reality. Liberation and captivity.
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Posted: Thursday, November 20, 2008 12:59:48 AM

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Yes Emily Dickenson is wonderful and some of the poems are so short yet they say so much . She never saw the sea.
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Posted: Thursday, November 20, 2008 8:36:15 PM

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Give us a longfellows poem, unless it's too dirty.
Batman
Posted: Thursday, November 20, 2008 9:33:44 PM

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OK, I'l go wash my 15D feet and give it to ya.

Bat
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Posted: Thursday, November 20, 2008 9:46:35 PM

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evil4 I meant from Pam, Bat.
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Posted: Saturday, November 29, 2008 7:24:31 AM

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The arrow Song
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
I shot an arrow into the air,
It fell to earth, I knew not where;
For, so swiftly it flew, the sight
Could not follow it in its flight
Chuck
Posted: Saturday, November 29, 2008 10:10:26 AM

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Ogden Nash and Shel Silverstein

Enigma Man!!!
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Posted: Friday, December 19, 2008 2:38:24 PM

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Robert Frost....Walking through the woods on a snowy evening.....
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Posted: Friday, April 16, 2010 9:12:25 AM

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I have too many favorites, here are a few poets off the top of my head that I like, all different. Poetry is an a acquired taste from my point of view. Reading poetry is something you have to want to do. It often requires contemplation and like good songs, you want to read good poetry over and over. I consider music lyrics poetry


Diane Di Prima
Mary Oliver
Joy Harjo,
Emily Dickerson
Sarah McLachlan
Charles Bukowski
Charles Baudelaire
Wallace Stevens
Ezra Pound
Bob Dylan
WellMadeMale
Posted: Friday, April 16, 2010 12:34:12 PM

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Jim Stafford

Most intelligent people are introspective and doubt themselves while many fucktards are proudly over-confident. - a tip of the hat to Charles Bukowski
MahlerSymphony
Posted: Friday, April 16, 2010 1:33:19 PM

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Wilfred Owen. Beautiful, poignant, truthful poetry from World War I. Tragically, he was killed in the final days of the war, but his writing lives on. Also, T.S. Eliot, especially The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock. Oh, and of course, Bob Dylan.
She
Posted: Friday, April 16, 2010 2:11:22 PM

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Jacque Prevert is my favorite at this time.
They are always changin around, depending in what mood I am, what kind of issues I have at the moment...
Guest
Posted: Saturday, April 17, 2010 5:05:45 PM

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WellMadeMale wrote:
Jim Stafford


hello1 Wildwood Weed!

Stafford grew up about 10 miles from where I live, he's a local celebrity. I think I've heard Wildwood Weed about a million times.
ReallyHard
Posted: Saturday, April 17, 2010 7:01:44 PM

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ShyVixen
Posted: Saturday, April 17, 2010 7:16:03 PM

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E. E. Cummings
Robert Frost
Maya Angelo
Pablo Nerudo - If you forget me, love!!
Guest
Posted: Saturday, April 17, 2010 9:04:01 PM

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roccotool wrote:
Pablo Neruda.


Awesome, I looked him up.

Pablo Neruda online.
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