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    Poetry?

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    Anyone here a poetry fan?

    Got a favorite poet or poem?
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    #2
    You can't ask a question like that and not share your favorite!

    My favorite poem is The Penalty of Love by Sidney Royse Lysaght

    If love should count you worthy, and should deign
    One day to seek your door and be your guest,
    Pause! Ere you draw the bolt and bid him rest,
    If in your old content you would remain.

    For not alone he enters: in his train
    Are angels of the mists, the lonely quest,
    Dreams of the unfulfilled and unpossessed,
    And sorrow, and life’s immemorial pain.

    He wakes desires you never may forget,
    He shows you stars you never saw before,
    He makes you share with him, for evermore,
    The burden of the world’s divine regret.
    How wise were you to open not! – and yet,
    How poor if you should turn him from your door.
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    For some reason this poem has stuck with me throughout the years.

    Conversation by Ai : The Poetry Foundation
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    Annabel Lee

    It was many and many a year ago,
    In a kingdom by the sea,
    That a maiden there lived whom you may know
    By the name of Annabel Lee;
    And this maiden she lived with no other thought
    Than to love and be loved by me.

    I was a child and she was a child,
    In this kingdom by the sea,
    But we loved with a love that was more than love—
    I and my Annabel Lee—
    With a love that the wingèd seraphs of Heaven
    Coveted her and me.

    And this was the reason that, long ago,
    In this kingdom by the sea,
    A wind blew out of a cloud, chilling
    My beautiful Annabel Lee;
    So that her highborn kinsmen came
    And bore her away from me,
    To shut her up in a sepulchre
    In this kingdom by the sea.

    The angels, not half so happy in Heaven,
    Went envying her and me—
    Yes!—that was the reason (as all men know,
    In this kingdom by the sea)
    That the wind came out of the cloud by night,
    Chilling and killing my Annabel Lee.

    But our love it was stronger by far than the love
    Of those who were older than we—
    Of many far wiser than we—
    And neither the angels in Heaven above
    Nor the demons down under the sea
    Can ever dissever my soul from the soul
    Of the beautiful Annabel Lee;

    For the moon never beams, without bringing me dreams
    Of the beautiful Annabel Lee;
    And the stars never rise, but I feel the bright eyes
    Of the beautiful Annabel Lee;
    And so, all the night-tide, I lie down by the side
    Of my darling—my darling—my life and my bride,
    In her sepulchre there by the sea—
    In her tomb by the sounding sea.
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    #5
    Quote Originally Posted by Tojai View Post
    You can't ask a question like that and not share your favorite!
    Of course!

    Quote Originally Posted by e.e. cummings
    i thank You God for this most amazing
    day:for the leaping greenly spirits of trees
    and a blue true dream of sky;and for everything
    wich is natural which is infinite which is yes

    (i who have died am alive again today,
    and this is the sun's birthday;this is the birth
    day of life and love and wings:and of the gay
    great happening illimitably earth)

    how should tasting touching hearing seeing
    breathing any-lifted from the no
    of all nothing-human merely being
    doubt unimaginable You?

    (now the ears of my ears awake and
    now the eyes of my eyes are opened)
    I also really like Stephen Crane's In the Desert.

    In the desert
    I saw a creature, naked, bestial,
    Who, squatting upon the ground,
    Held his heart in his hands,
    And ate of it.
    I said, “Is it good, friend?”
    “It is bitter—bitter,” he answered;


    “But I like it
    “Because it is bitter,
    “And because it is my heart.”
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    Love Is Not All

    Love is not all: it is not meat nor drink
    Nor slumber nor a roof against the rain;
    Nor yet a floating spar to men that sink
    And rise and sink and rise and sink again;
    Love can not fill the thickened lung with breath,
    Nor clean the blood, nor set the fractured bone;
    Yet many a man is making friends with death
    Even as I speak, for lack of love alone.
    It well may be that in a difficult hour,
    Pinned down by pain and moaning for release,
    Or nagged by want past resolution's power,
    I might be driven to sell your love for peace,
    Or trade the memory of this night for food.
    It well may be. I do not think I would.

    Edna St. Vincent Millay




    Classic, steadfast, and true
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andie View Post
    I also really like Stephen Crane's In the Desert.
    I like that one a lot too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lychee View Post
    For some reason this poem has stuck with me throughout the years.

    Conversation by Ai : The Poetry Foundation
    I've never read this poem before, but I really like it.
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    I love poetry, but its mostly slam poetry. I love it, love it, love it. Here are some of my favorites.

    Period Sex by Andrea Gibson and Katie Wirsing

    Blue Blanket by Andrea Gibson (trigger warning for survivors of sexual violence)

    If I should have a daughter by Sarah Kay

    Chico Slam Team's "This Is For You
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    Poe's probz my favorite. He's my great great great something or other (uncle or something) so that makes it cooler to me too. My sister is a phenomenal poet, I really love some of the stuff she wrote before she started doing fanfiction exclusively. I really dislike Shakespeare's plays, but love his sonnets. I am also a huge fan of the author(s) of the book of Isaiah, whether he wrote it solo or not.
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