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PostSubject: What's your favourite poem?   Fri Jan 01, 2016 11:37 pm

As the title says, what is your favourite poem? Mine is Richard Cory by Edwin Arlington Robinson

It goes..

"Whenever Richard Cory went down town,
We people on the pavement looked at him:
He was a gentleman from sole to crown,
Clean favored, and imperially slim.

And he was always quietly arrayed,
And he was always human when he talked;
But still he fluttered pulses when he said,
'Good-morning,' and he glittered when he walked.

And he was rich - yes, richer than a king -
And admirably schooled in every grace:
In fine, we thought that he was everything
To make us wish that we were in his place.

So on we worked, and waited for the light,
And went without the meat, and cursed the bread;
And Richard Cory, one calm summer night,
Went home and put a bullet through his head."

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PostSubject: Re: What's your favourite poem?   Fri Jan 01, 2016 11:51 pm

Mines pretty long but il share it non the less, best i put a spoiler TongueTril
love me abit of H.P along with his poem despair Smile
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PostSubject: Re: What's your favourite poem?   Sat Jan 02, 2016 1:40 am

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PostSubject: Re: What's your favourite poem?   Sat Jan 02, 2016 9:11 pm

Mine is actually "There will come soft rains" by Sara Teasdale. I have it tattooed on my leg. If you want to hear it, just go to Georgetown ....
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PostSubject: Re: What's your favourite poem?   Sat Jan 02, 2016 9:15 pm

"Despair" by HP Lovecraft, his way with words haunts me.
http://www.hplovecraft.com/writings/texts/poetry/p168.aspx

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PostSubject: Re: What's your favourite poem?   Sat Jan 02, 2016 9:39 pm

"Invictus" by William Ernest Henley:
Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find me, unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.


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PostSubject: Re: What's your favourite poem?   Sat Jan 02, 2016 9:43 pm

Topic moved from Off Topic to Literature

I have a ton of favorite poems and a ton of favorite poets.
The most exceptional I can mention solely here is The Raven by E.A.Poe
Despair by Lovecraft is a lot like it, but they set different tones.

I could write a few long essays on many of Poe's other poems
Robert William Service, John Keats, Tennyson, Shelley and Maya Angelou are some of my other favorites.
anyway, good topic Thumbs Up thanks for sharing
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PostSubject: Re: What's your favourite poem?   Wed Feb 03, 2016 12:20 am

If by Rudyard Kipling

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:

If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;
If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: “Hold on!”

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son.
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PostSubject: Re: What's your favourite poem?   Wed Feb 03, 2016 12:29 am

''Blue Bird'' by Charles Bukowski

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PostSubject: Re: What's your favourite poem?   Sun Oct 09, 2016 12:21 am

(First post Big Hello Smiley )

"I Have a Rendezvous with Death" by Alan Seeger

I have a rendezvous with Death At some disputed barricade, When Spring comes back with rustling shade And apple-blossoms fill the air— I have a rendezvous with Death When Spring brings back blue days and fair. It may be he shall take my hand And lead me into his dark land And close my eyes and quench my breath— It may be I shall pass him still. I have a rendezvous with Death On some scarred slope of battered hill, When Spring comes round again this year And the first meadow-flowers appear. God knows ‘twere better to be deep Pillowed in silk and scented down, Where love throbs out in blissful sleep, Pulse nigh to pulse, and breath to breath, Where hushed awakenings are dear... But I’ve a rendezvous with Death At midnight in some flaming town, When Spring trips north again this year, And I to my pledged word am true, I shall not fail that rendezvous.:
 
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PostSubject: Re: What's your favourite poem?   Sun Oct 09, 2016 12:42 am

"Do not go gentle into that good night" by Dylan Thomas

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PostSubject: Re: What's your favourite poem?   Sun Oct 09, 2016 1:10 am

"From little towns in a far land we came,
To save our honour and a world aflame.
By little towns in a far land we sleep;
And trust that world we won for you to keep!"
By Rudyard Kipling

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PostSubject: Re: What's your favourite poem?   Sun Oct 09, 2016 2:24 am

The Hollow Men by T.S. Eliot
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Long poem but my favorite part is the end

This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
Not with a bang but a whimper.
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PostSubject: Re: What's your favourite poem?   Sun Oct 09, 2016 5:53 am

I was never one for poems, but the ones by "poem_for_your_sprog" (a reddit user) always spoke to me. My favourite by her is this one:


When little Timmy went to pee,
And in the clinic woke:
'You'll need an appendectomy!'
His doctor sagely spoke.

'Now Timmy,' said the surgeon, grave,
'I've urgent words, and more -
Be fearless, firm, or bold and brave,
But never eat before!'


The scalpels, salves, and saws were set.
He faced the pain with pride.
But Timmy ate a ham baguette.

And Timmy fucking died.
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PostSubject: Re: What's your favourite poem?   Sun Oct 09, 2016 9:44 pm

Not very well versed in poetry but this one just moves me every time:

I dig
You dig
He digs
She digs
They dig
We dig

I know it's not very pretty or long, but it is very deep! Laugh Out Loud
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