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14-04-2017, 10:44 PM
RE: Poetry
Brian Patten was a big influence in my early scribblings. Roger McGough too.

But my favourite poet was the kid at school who used to knock me into second place in the Poetry Competition.

I could do poignant, but he could do poignant with rhyme. Bastard. Angry

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14-04-2017, 11:31 PM
RE: Poetry
I don't read poetry...

I mean when I do I usually really enjoy it, however I tend to not go out of my way to find it. Most of my exposure to poetry is from novelists who like to use it in their work (which isn't too often).

I have a cousin that wrote a book of poetry, It's called "Such is Tragedy" by Rebekah Hurth You can find it on Amazon I think (just checked yes you can find it on amazon). She wrote it while her father was going through a murder trail. I'd say it's quite good, but clearly I'm biased, my cousin is one of the few people I kinda like. Plus I helped her meet her husband (he was a friend of my ex wife, I suggested they would get along. It was love at first sight, now they have 3 kids and are super happy).

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15-04-2017, 03:30 AM
RE: Poetry
I write it but rarely read it.
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15-04-2017, 07:39 PM
RE: Poetry
The Song of the Tapeworm by Robert G. Ingersoll

I live in his intestines,
And watch him work and eat;
Until he starves his wife and child
To give a tapeworm meat.

Now I am just a worm, I know;
A worm of low degree.
But I thank God with all my might,
For making Man for me.

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15-04-2017, 09:31 PM
RE: Poetry
I really like Russian poets Pushkin, Lermontov and Esenin. I like Ukrainian poet Taras Shevchnko. In my opinion poetry in Russian or Ukrainian is written much better than poetry in English. It is because every verse rhymes perfectly.

But I like the one you shared:

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.

English is my second language.
I AM DEPLORABLE AND IRREDEEMABLE
SHE PERSISTED WE RESISTED
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15-04-2017, 09:35 PM
RE: Poetry
(15-04-2017 07:39 PM)Gwaithmir Wrote:  The Song of the Tapeworm by Robert G. Ingersoll

I live in his intestines,
And watch him work and eat;
Until he starves his wife and child
To give a tapeworm meat.

Now I am just a worm, I know;
A worm of low degree.
But I thank God with all my might,
For making Man for me.

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Laugh out load it is so funny

English is my second language.
I AM DEPLORABLE AND IRREDEEMABLE
SHE PERSISTED WE RESISTED
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