Favorite Poems

Discussion in 'Community' started by beez7777, Feb 18, 2003.

  1. beez7777 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 5, 2002
    Notre Dame
    In light of Shadowfax's poem, i've decided to make a favorite poem thread. you can post the entire poem, or just the name and title if it's a well known poem.

    Of course, one of my favorite poems is "The Raven;" its a classic. although there are so many i enjoy, one of my favorites is "think as I think" by Stephen crane.

    "Think as I think," said a man,
    "Or you are abominably wicked;
    You are a toad."

    And after I had thought of it,
    I said: "I will, then, be a toad."
  2. scem0 macrumors 604


    Jul 16, 2002
    back in NYC!
    Well, I love the poems by Catullus and Ovid, even though I learned
    them in a class I despise (Latin).

    I love Catullus' emotions that are shown through his poems, and
    how he is not afraid to insult someone. I also love how he uses
    the simplest of words in an elegant way.

    I love how Horace can insult someone without using 'bad words'
    like scelesta (Latin word for bitch, which Catullus uses quite often).

    I think their poems are very interesting, and more fun to read
    than most modern poems.
  3. scem0 macrumors 604


    Jul 16, 2002
    back in NYC!
    this thread seems to have gone dead at 1 post...

    does no one have an opinion on poems/poets?
  4. Over Achiever macrumors 68000

    Over Achiever

    Jul 22, 2002
    Toledo, OH, formerly Twin Cities, MN
    Hmm...I liked a couple of poems by Emily Dickenson. Rober Frost, Wadsworth are another of my favorite poets. I don't have one favorite one, but i do like poetry, and I used to write some poems. :(

    Unfortunately I haven't written any poems in years...well that's not entirely accurate. I wrote a short (crappy) poem for 2/14.:)
  5. charboneau macrumors member

    Dec 3, 2002
    beez, if you're from Merrick are you a Walt Whitman fan? Didn't they name a mall after him somewhere out there on Long Island?
  6. Foucault macrumors 6502


    Dec 30, 2002
    Pasadena, CA
    Charles Bukowski, Allen Ginsberg, Billy Collins, and E.E. Cummings... the best of the best
  7. janey macrumors 603


    Dec 20, 2002
    sunny los angeles
    This poem is perfect for the mood i'm in...by emily dickinson.

    My life closed twice before its close
    It yet remains to see
    If Immortality unveils
    A third event to me

    So huge so hopeless to conceive
    as these that twice befell
    Parting is all we know of heaven
    and all we need of Hell.
  8. beez7777 thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Aug 5, 2002
    Notre Dame
    i do enjoy some of walt whitman's poems, even though i read them for school. :). yup there is a walt whitman mall about 20 minutes or so from where i live, not sure if i've ever been there though
  9. FatTony macrumors regular

    Jul 17, 2002
    The Pelican

    by Dixon Lanier Merritt

    A wonderful bird is the Pelican,
    His bill can hold more than his belican.
    He can take in his beak
    Food enough for a week;
    But i'm damned if i see how the helican.
  10. dreamlance macrumors regular

    Sep 3, 2002
    wouldn't you like to know?
    Dylan Thomas' "Do Not Go Gentle" and this one:

    Their Sex Life (by AR Ammons)
    One failure
    On top of another.

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