Poets

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Re: Poets

Post by Wesjr1 » Fri Feb 24, 2017 1:33 pm

One of my favorites is "The Highwayman" by Alfred Noyes
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Re: Poets

Post by bear » Sat Feb 25, 2017 6:33 pm

Wesjr1 wrote:One of my favorites is "The Highwayman" by Alfred Noyes
I was not familiar with the poem, so I read it and was sorry I did. What a bummer. I knew what must be coming but couldn't stop reading.
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Re: Poets

Post by manythumbed » Sat Feb 25, 2017 6:53 pm

Various poets I enjoy:

Spike Milligan
R S Thomas
Sharon Olds
Don Paterson
Edna St. Vincent Millay
Simon Armitage
Louis MacNeice
Peter Finch
Seamus Heaney
Ian McMillan
William Carlos Williams

I have lots more on my bookshelf that is just a list from the top of my head.

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Re: Poets

Post by BugDog » Mon Feb 27, 2017 6:03 pm

Not much of a poetry reader. I've delved into Walt Whitman's "Leaves of Grass" once in a while. It's free verse so might not be considered poetry to some.
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Re: Poets

Post by Carey » Wed Mar 01, 2017 4:16 pm

Wallace Stevens, John Donne, e.e. cummings, Ryokan, a little John Ashbery.

Stevens's 'Chaos in Motion and Not in Motion' is often in my head.

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Re: Poets

Post by edcat7 » Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:50 pm

One of my favourite poems, Invictus:

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.

William Ernest Henley
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Re: Poets

Post by edcat7 » Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:55 pm

And another favourite, If you Forget Me.

I want you to know
one thing.

You know how this is:
if I look
at the crystal moon, at the red branch
of the slow autumn at my window,
if I touch
near the fire
the impalpable ash
or the wrinkled body of the log,
everything carries me to you,
as if everything that exists,
aromas, light, metals,
were little boats
that sail
toward those isles of yours that wait for me.

Well, now,
if little by little you stop loving me
I shall stop loving you little by little.

If suddenly
you forget me
do not look for me,
for I shall already have forgotten you.

If you think it long and mad,
the wind of banners
that passes through my life,
and you decide
to leave me at the shore
of the heart where I have roots,
remember
that on that day,
at that hour,
I shall lift my arms
and my roots will set off
to seek another land.

But
if each day,
each hour,
you feel that you are destined for me
with implacable sweetness,
if each day a flower
climbs up to your lips to seek me,
ah my love, ah my own,
in me all that fire is repeated,
in me nothing is extinguished or forgotten,
my love feeds on your love, beloved,
and as long as you live it will be in your arms
without leaving mine.

Pablo Neruda
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Re: Poets

Post by Marshall Dixon » Wed Mar 08, 2017 4:49 pm

ee cummings
Edna St Vincent Millay

I always feel I'm missing out with translations of poetry. I think something of the rhythm, meter or beat, is lost. Even so with a rudimentary understanding of Latin one can appreciate (feel) some of the simpler poems of such as Cattulus' "da mi basia mille" (give me a thousand kisses).

Scouring a used bookstore I found the works of Francois Villon the 14th century French poet, thief and murderer (though he maintained it was self defense). Here I need to rely on the translation, and when reading verse so cynical, gritty and sarcastic, it's nice to have it rhyme.

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Re: Poets

Post by Bea » Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:27 am

bear wrote:...Does anyone read poetry anymore ...
I have lots of favorite poets and poems like the ones mentioned here. When I was little I used to recite poems at school, it was a big thing. I don't know if this exits anymore. In university I was in a poetry club and we composed and read our poetry, so profound. I've been out of poetry for years and I've missed it. I've had this idea of creating a circle for cg players and poets. I would love to see if someone if interested in my community to get together, play a song, read a poem, is this possible? I wonder...

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Re: Poets

Post by bear » Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:09 pm

Bea wrote:
bear wrote:...Does anyone read poetry anymore ...
I have lots of favorite poets and poems like the ones mentioned here. When I was little I used to recite poems at school, it was a big thing. I don't know if this exits anymore. In university I was in a poetry club and we composed and read our poetry, so profound. I've been out of poetry for years and I've missed it. I've had this idea of creating a circle for cg players and poets. I would love to see if someone if interested in my community to get together, play a song, read a poem, is this possible? I wonder...
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Re: Poets

Post by Bea » Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:23 am

bear wrote:
Jose Marti
Garcia Lorca
Allan Ginsberg
William Butler Yeats
Ray Young Bear
Ezra Pound
I love Jose Marti
I love Garcia Lorca
I love love Ezra Pound

Also I love Pablo Neruda, Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson.

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Re: Poets

Post by mike scott » Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:40 am

sorry duplicate post
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Re: Poets

Post by rojarosguitar » Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:16 am

I don't only read poetry, I also use some in music ...

see e.g. here viewtopic.php?f=42&t=111623

or here:

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Re: Poets

Post by mike scott » Mon Mar 27, 2017 2:42 pm

I really like Gary Snyder as a contemporary poet, and I guess Ginsberg is considered contemporary. All three "Lake Poets" are great too........
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Re: Poets

Post by chiral3 » Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:15 pm

Billy Collins.
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