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National Poetry Day

stickywicketstickywicket Posts: 25,871
edited 10. Oct 2015, 06:58 in Community Chit-chat archive
Some of my favourites:

Shakespeare's Marriage of Minds sonnet
Wilfred Owen – Dulce et Decorum Est
Jennifer Dines – Story
A P Herbert - Some of my favourites:

Shakespeare's Marriage of Minds sonnet
Wilfred Owen – Dulce et Decorum Est
Jennifer Dines – Story
A P Herbert - Ninth Wicket

Which are your favourite poems?
“There is always a well-known solution to every human problem - neat, plausible, and wrong.” H.L. Mencken

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  • theresaktheresak Posts: 1,998
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    In no particular order :

    To the Fallen - Dr. John McCrae.

    The Musician - R S Thomas. ( When I first read this at school I didn't know I'd marry a violinist! )

    The Seekers - John Masefield

    The Listeners - Walter de La Mare

    'Twas the Night before Christmas - Clement Moore ( a must-read to our sons first, & now grandsons )
  • barbara12barbara12 Posts: 20,661
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I adore If by Rudyard Kipling..especially the story behind it..
    And one I cam across in a book made me laugh..The joys of being poor..think his name was Robert Williams...
    Love
    Barbara
  • kathleenTkathleenT Posts: 2,843
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    The Lady of Shallott - Tennyson
    Myfanwy - Betjamin
    Not Waving but Drowning - Stevie Smith

    and this:

    The Look

    Strephon kissed me in the spring,
    Robin in the fall,
    But Colin only looked at me
    And never kissed at all.

    Strephon's kiss was lost in jest,
    Robin's lost in play,
    But the kiss in Colin's eyes
    Haunts me night and day.

    Sara Teasdale
    “When you consider things like the stars, our affairs don't seem to matter very much, do they?”
    Virginia Woolf
  • daffy2daffy2 Posts: 1,713
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Radio 3 was celebrating by reading out haiku this morning sent in by listeners.The theme was light, and some of them were truly magical.
  • LignumVitaeLignumVitae Posts: 1,972
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    A little late but here are a few of my favourites in no particular order:

    Mountain Lion by D H Lawrence
    Do not go gently into that good night by Dylan Thomas
    Vow by Roger McGough - my brother read this at my wedding (I asked him to) and to me it is the perfect wedding reading, it cuts through all the romance and flowers gently and humorously to delve into the heart of what marriage is. I refer back to it every so often!
    Hey little fighter, things will get brighter
  • stickywicketstickywicket Posts: 25,871
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Thank you everyone for your contributions. Some I already like and some I can now get to know.

    The Night Before Christmas? Oh yes! A must.

    Haiku can be fascinating by their sheer brevity. Very Zen-like.
    “There is always a well-known solution to every human problem - neat, plausible, and wrong.” H.L. Mencken
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