what is your favorite poem?
Hmmm

Conklin, NY

#43 Jan 21, 2013
big package wrote:
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Wow, you guys brought out some guns last night. How did you come to know this piece if I may ask?
Thanks for posting.:-)
Desiderata was all over like white on rice when I was in college in the late '60s. I was even asked to read it at a friend's wedding. With that and a 12-string guitar, you were about as hip as hip could be. ;)

My mom's favorite poem the year she died was by John Donne. In part, "When Thou hast done, Thou hast not done, for I have more." Neat little play on his name.

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jersey city

#44 Jan 21, 2013
Hmmm wrote:
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Desiderata was all over like white on rice when I was in college in the late '60s. I was even asked to read it at a friend's wedding. With that and a 12-string guitar, you were about as hip as hip could be. ;)
My mom's favorite poem the year she died was by John Donne. In part, "When Thou hast done, Thou hast not done, for I have more." Neat little play on his name.
Always 'more'. LOL Is that where you're from or live? You're only right across the river from West Point. Kind of? You ever been to Bear Mountain? I LOVE that place.
Hmmm

Conklin, NY

#45 Jan 21, 2013
Donne - done

Nope, nowhere near the Hudson, but I've been to Bear Mountain.

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jersey city

#46 Jan 21, 2013
Hmmm wrote:
Donne - done
Nope, nowhere near the Hudson, but I've been to Bear Mountain.
Yep, I was just going by your 'display city'. I don't know how it decides that? Your's is NOT common however.
Hmmm

United States

#47 Jan 21, 2013
I don't know it does that either.::shrug:::

This is an interesting thread, amid all the dreck. Nice.

Found e.e. cummings pretty cool in college. Rilke, too.

My earliest memory of poetry: My mom used to read me Longfellow's "The Song of Hiawatha" to put me to sleep when I was a very little kid. Sort of like waves lapping on the shore of a lake. Worked great. Later, I would heist the book from her library and discover "Evangeline" and other, darker poems of his. This was before video games, and almost before television!

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jersey city

#48 Jan 21, 2013
Hmmm wrote:
I don't know it does that either.::shrug:::
This is an interesting thread, amid all the dreck. Nice.
Found e.e. cummings pretty cool in college. Rilke, too.
My earliest memory of poetry: My mom used to read me Longfellow's "The Song of Hiawatha" to put me to sleep when I was a very little kid. Sort of like waves lapping on the shore of a lake. Worked great. Later, I would heist the book from her library and discover "Evangeline" and other, darker poems of his. This was before video games, and almost before television!
I wondered what people did before television? Books huh?

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#49 Jan 21, 2013
Please go to this link absolutely put together well. BP should like this as well.:)

http://s987.photobucket.com/albums/ae360/Lifi...

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#50 Jan 21, 2013
Well that was a photobucket link Damnit..
http://www.moonfairye.com/library/Erlkoenig/e...

Here is right link >.<

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Owensboro

#51 Jan 21, 2013
big package wrote:
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I wondered what people did before television? Books huh?
Before TV? Lol I still prefer a good read. I like just enough TV to be considered borderline normal. I have a kindle fire and I download free reading material all the time. This post has given me new writers to explore. Love it.:)

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#52 Jan 21, 2013
Lisa_is_allinkedup wrote:
<quoted text> Before TV? Lol I still prefer a good read. I like just enough TV to be considered borderline normal. I have a kindle fire and I download free reading material all the time. This post has given me new writers to explore. Love it.:)
Be sure to check out Goethe!:^)

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jersey city

#53 Jan 21, 2013
Lisa_is_allinkedup wrote:
<quoted text> Before TV? Lol I still prefer a good read. I like just enough TV to be considered borderline normal. I have a kindle fire and I download free reading material all the time. This post has given me new writers to explore. Love it.:)
Yes, before TV. I knew about books before this thread you know. I don't read as much as I should. I've already explored some poets I never even knew before this thread though, so that's a good thing.

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Owensboro

#54 Jan 21, 2013
Goethe wrote:
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Be sure to check out Goethe!:^)
Will do! Check out Joel Collinshaw (? Not sure on spelling). He is a local in the boro and has published two volumes of Vampire Poetry. Very good work.:)

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#55 Jan 21, 2013
Lisa_is_allinkedup wrote:
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Will do! Check out Joel Collinshaw (? Not sure on spelling). He is a local in the boro and has published two volumes of Vampire Poetry. Very good work.:)
Oh wow! I most definitely will. I love Gothic material!

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#56 Jan 21, 2013
"Debbie does Dallas".......ohhhh, "poem", Jeez,,,never mind.

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#57 Jan 21, 2013
Liberal Wisenheimer wrote:
"Debbie does Dallas".......ohhhh, "poem", Jeez,,,never mind.
LMAO!
Hmmm

United States

#58 Jan 21, 2013
::::snort:::::

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Owensboro

#59 Jan 21, 2013
Liberal Wisenheimer wrote:
"Debbie does Dallas".......ohhhh, "poem", Jeez,,,never mind.
Hahaha :D
Desiderata

Lexington, KY

#60 Jan 21, 2013
big package wrote:
<quoted text>
Wow, you guys brought out some guns last night. How did you come to know this piece if I may ask?
Thanks for posting.:-)
At a rough spot in my life I worked for a man who took me under his wing. He enjoyed helping people through the things in life that there is no fix for. He would pull this out and read whichever part of it applied to the person he was 'counceling'. He was not a believer of a traditional worshiping of any kind of God. But the phrase, " ....whatever you perceive him to be....??" Would sometimes bridge a gap during a religious debate.
I read this pretty often. I enjoy it very much.

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jersey city

#61 Jan 21, 2013
Desiderata wrote:
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At a rough spot in my life I worked for a man who took me under his wing. He enjoyed helping people through the things in life that there is no fix for. He would pull this out and read whichever part of it applied to the person he was 'counceling'. He was not a believer of a traditional worshiping of any kind of God. But the phrase, " ....whatever you perceive him to be....??" Would sometimes bridge a gap during a religious debate.
I read this pretty often. I enjoy it very much.
Yea, thanks again for posting that. It's one of the most amazing things I've read and I had never even heard of it before. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
howl

Tucker, GA

#62 Jan 22, 2013
I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked,

dragging themselves through the negro streets at dawn looking for an angry fix,

angelheaded hipsters burning for the ancient heavenly connection to the starry dynamo in the machinery of night,

who poverty and tatters and hollow-eyed and high sat up smoking in the supernatural darkness of cold-water flats floating across the tops of cities contemplating jazz,

who bared their brains to Heaven under the El and saw Mohammedan angels staggering on tenement roofs illuminated,

who passed through universities with radiant eyes hallucinating Arkansas and Blake-light tragedy among the scholars of war,

who were expelled from the academies for crazy & publishing obscene odes on the windows of the skull,

who cowered in unshaven rooms in underwear, burning their money in wastebaskets and listening to the Terror through the wall,

who got busted in their pubic beards returning through Laredo with a belt of marijuana for New York,

who ate fire in paint hotels or drank turpentine in Paradise Alley, death, or purgatoried their torsos night after night

with dreams, with drugs, with waking nightmares, alcohol and cock and endless balls,

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