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14-04-2017, 04:38 PM
Poetry
Does any of you read poetry? And, if so, what do you like to read?

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14-04-2017, 05:02 PM
RE: Poetry
I haven't given much effort to poetry, and I don't tend to get a lot out of it, but I do like e.e. cummings, Rumi, and the Spoon River Anthology.
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14-04-2017, 05:17 PM
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I wish I read more poetry these days. I haven't been keeping up much.

I recently started re-re-re-reading my old Norton Anthology of English Lit, vols. 1 and 2. Having fun with Chaucer right now, so I'm not very far, but I just really love the Canterbury Tales. Favorites in the English canon include Chaucer, Shakespeare, Spenser, Herrick, Donne, some Milton, Coleridge, Shelley, (Robert) Browning, Yeats, Brooke, Auden, Larkin.

American poets: Wallace Stevens, Robert Frost, Elizabeth Bishop, W.S. Merwin, Fred Chappell, Archibald MacLeish, Charles Simic.

All of these are just partial lists. There are so many interesting poets.

Keats gets his own category. I am more than a little nuts about Keats.
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14-04-2017, 05:20 PM (This post was last modified: 14-04-2017 05:23 PM by GirlyMan.)
RE: Poetry
(14-04-2017 04:38 PM)Harvey Wrote:  Does any of you read poetry? And, if so, what do you like to read?

We have a poetry thread with some pretty good stuff in it that was started here early on. Only one that comes right up is this one. It has some early muffinstuffer to keep you entertained while I see if I can dig it up.

Here it is. Poets' Corner

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14-04-2017, 05:41 PM
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(14-04-2017 05:02 PM)kmc Wrote:  I haven’t given much effort to poetry, and I don’t tend to get a lot out of it, but I do like e.e. cummings, ...

I play it cool and dig all jive
That’s the reason I say alive
My motto as I live and learn
Dig and be dug in return

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“I am quite sure now that often, very often, in matters concerning religion and politics a man’s reasoning powers are not above the monkey’s.”~Mark Twain
“Ocean: A body of water occupying about two-thirds of a world made for man - who has no gills.”~ Ambrose Bierce
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14-04-2017, 05:41 PM
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(14-04-2017 05:20 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  We have a poetry thread with some pretty good stuff in it that was started here early on. Only one that comes right up is this one. It has some early muffinstuffer to keep you entertained while I see if I can dig it up.

Here it is. Poets' Corner

Thank you! I will read it through.

Most of what I read is scandinavian poetry. Here is an example, in translation, by a favourite of mine, Olav H. Hauge:

Don't give me the whole truth
Don't give me the whole truth,
don't give me the sea for my thirst,
don't give me the sky when I ask for light,
but give me a glint, a dewy wisp, a mote
as the birds bear water-drops from their bathing
and the wind a grain of salt.

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14-04-2017, 05:45 PM
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I like Eliot, Dickinson, Plath, and Poe off the top of my head.

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14-04-2017, 05:50 PM
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(14-04-2017 05:41 PM)Full Circle Wrote:  
(14-04-2017 05:02 PM)kmc Wrote:  I haven’t given much effort to poetry, and I don’t tend to get a lot out of it, but I do like e.e. cummings, ...

I play it cool and dig all jive
That’s the reason I say alive
My motto as I live and learn
Dig and be dug in return

(From memory, hope I got it right)

"No matter how I struggle and strive,
I'll never get out of this world alive.
"
Hank Williams

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14-04-2017, 06:01 PM
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(14-04-2017 05:50 PM)Harvey Wrote:  
(14-04-2017 05:41 PM)Full Circle Wrote:  I play it cool and dig all jive
That’s the reason I say alive
My motto as I live and learn
Dig and be dug in return

(From memory, hope I got it right)

"No matter how I struggle and strive,
I'll never get out of this world alive.
"
Hank Williams

"We're gettin' closer to the grave each day."

#sigh
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14-04-2017, 10:33 PM
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After seeing Eightmile I searched the net for sites that hosted what is called 'text battles'
Back in the noughties the internet was rife with these sites, basically you make hiphop avatars
and battle each other, just posting the verses we didn't actually spit them, other posters would vote
on the battles to find a victor. I did this for years honing my lyrical skills but the fad seemed to die.
Now days only a few sites that offer this are left and those are pretty quiet. That is what actually brought me here,
I used to use these text forums for a community discussion place as well, but with the decline I needed
a new place to vent and post silliness, so I googled a bunch of forums and chose this one.
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