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Mon Oct 16, 2006 12:48 pm
lexy says...



Awww blakey is good. Ole' William... Love it.

But I quite like the stuff we did in GCSE cultural poems like "Halfe Caste" by... oh damn what is his name??
Oh yeah, John Agard.
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Mon Oct 16, 2006 1:43 pm
worgs says...



An absolute classic: Dulce Et Decorum Est by Wilfred Owen

Bent double, like old beggars under sacks,
Knock-kneed, coughing like hags, we cursed through sludge,
Till on the haunting flares we turned our backs
And towards our distant rest began to trudge.
Men marched asleep. Many had lost their boots
But limped on, blood-shod. All went lame; all blind;
Drunk with fatigue; deaf even to the hoots
Of disappointed shells that dropped behind.

GAS! Gas! Quick, boys! - An ecstasy of fumbling,
Fitting the clumsy helmets just in time;
But someone still was yelling out and stumbling
And floundering like a man in fire or lime...
Dim, through the misty panes and thick green light
As under a green sea, I saw him drowning.

In all my dreams, before my helpless sight,
He plunges at me, guttering, choking, drowning.

If in some smothering dreams you too could pace
Behind the wagon that we flung him in,
And watch the white eyes writhing in his face,
His hanging face, like a devil's sick of sin;
If you could hear, at every jolt, the blood
Come gargling from the froth-corrupted lungs,
Obscene as cancer, bitter as the cud
Of vile, incurable sores on innocent tongues,--
My friend, you would not tell with such high zest
To children ardent for some desperate glory,
The old Lie: Dulce et decorum est
Pro patria mori.

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Tue Nov 07, 2006 2:15 pm
lexy says...



This is going to sound really really stupid... but Carol Ann Duffy writes great poems!!! I mean.. ok some of them are a bit.. violent etc but the concept is really great xx
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Tue Nov 07, 2006 2:21 pm
Myth says...



We did Stealing and We Remember Your Childhood Well by Duffy for GCSE and I can't believe how many different ways people took in the poems.
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Tue Nov 07, 2006 2:41 pm
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yeah i know.
There were some people in my class that just couldnt grasp what it meant. Then we went to watch her in performance (reading it) and with the emotion and feeling in her voice it suddenly made sense!
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Mon Nov 13, 2006 6:28 am
Fireweed says...



I really like Maya Angelou, as you can guess from my siggy.She'd probably have to be my favorite poet.:) Along with the poem I quote in my siggy, "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,"I also love "Still I Rise" and "Phenomenal Woman."

But there's oodles of poets that I love... Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, Robert Burns,Y.B. Yeats, Langston Hughes, Tennyson, Shakespeare, e.e.cummings, and... hmm... Dr. Suess! Well, I think he qualifies as a poet... :)
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Wed Nov 15, 2006 3:08 am
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T.S. Elliot's "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock."
Wallace Stevens' "Sunday Morning."
Tennyson's "Locksley Hall."
Robert Burns' "Flow Gently, Sweet Afton" (the band Nickel Creek made this into a great song).
Longfellow's "The Day is Done."
Frank o'Hara's "Why I Am Not A Painter."
and of course, Allan Ginsburg's "Howl."

My signature is also a very short and yet wonderful poem.
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Fri Dec 01, 2006 11:50 am
Tinkerbell says...



ooh I dunno. I don't have a favourite, shakespeare is still my top poet but... Hmm I'll get back to you on this one!
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Thu Dec 28, 2006 11:38 pm
saoirse says...



Lawrence Ferlinghetti!!!!!!!!!!
He's incredible. Amazing.
I'm in love with his words.

And Allen Ginsberg is pretty wonderful too.
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Fri Dec 29, 2006 11:13 am
Swires says...



Seamus Heaney is a poet that I like and especially Mid-Term break.
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Fri Dec 29, 2006 11:22 am
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Clouds by Percy Bysshe Shelley.
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Fri Dec 29, 2006 11:48 am
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saoirse wrote:Lawrence Ferlinghetti!!!!!!!!!!
He's incredible. Amazing.
I'm in love with his words.

And Allen Ginsberg is pretty wonderful too.


Two Scavengers in a Truck, Two Beautiful People in a Mercedes is a really good and powerful poem.
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Fri Jan 05, 2007 1:14 am
Chandni says...



I've hardly read poetry by those proffesional poets.
But I'd say Rosabelle Illes is my favourite poet :)

Universal Truth by her is my fav :)
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Fri Jan 05, 2007 2:32 am
piepiemann22 says...



To tell you the truth I don't know any poets or poetry other than what I've read on this sight, so I'll have to say myself
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Wed Jan 17, 2007 10:13 pm
BFG says...



Wilfred Owen, Robert Graves, Ogden Nash, Carl Sandburg, Robert Louis Stevenson, Robert Frost, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Langston Hughes, and Seamus Heaney are a few I like.
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