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#1
hey everybody, i'm doing this project for english and i need a good poet. i'm not into the whole "poetry" scene so i know like no one and i just need some ideas for a good poet. nothing too crazy. sooo...anyone have any ideas?

requirements are: they must have been an actual poet, who made money off of poetry. so no original works, no tupac, no musicians...that's about it
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#2
Algernon Charles Swinburne. He was in the Victorian era, and caused a bit of a stir by writing poetry about homosexuality and necrophilia.
The will to neither strive nor cry,
The power to feel with others give.
Calm, calm me more; nor let me die
Before I have begun to live.

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#3
hmm...sounds interesting and i might just check that out on my own time but...i kinda have to do a speech on it and necrophilia would be a little...school inapropriate...


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#4
^+1. (to Dinkydaisy)

Might be going a bit cliched, but my favourite is John Keats. Check out Ode to A Grecian Urn, Ode To Autumn.
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#6
He wrote about other things too
The will to neither strive nor cry,
The power to feel with others give.
Calm, calm me more; nor let me die
Before I have begun to live.

-Matthew Arnold

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#7
always enjoyed Robert Frost's works.
A man said to the universe:
"Sir, I exist!"
"However," replied the universe,
"The fact has not created in me
A sense of obligation."

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#8
Edgar Allen Poe is one of my personal faves
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#9
My favorite is Khalil Gibran. The man is wonderful. He makes everything seem better.

Here's where you can find his most famous book transcribed:
http://leb.net/~mira/works/prophet/prophet.html

And do NOT do Jim Morrison. He is so overdone it's not even funny.. If you're gonna do a musician, do someone like Ian from Joy Division. The teacher might not hear about him every ten seconds, and he's also a superior poet.
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#12
yup, i wanted poe but he's taken, and so is robert frost...
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yup, i wanted poe but he's taken, and so is robert frost...

Khalil Gibran or Ian Curtis.
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#15
Baudelaire. The king of poets according to Rimbaud, and Rimbaud is amazing too, and maybe even Alexander Pope. Three of my favorites. And if you want to be a smartass you should check out the Marquis De Sade, or John Wilmot The Second Earl of Rochester.
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#16
John Keats. His knowledge of his own untimely death really gave his poetry an extra edge, his imagery, tones, language, meter...everything is fantastic. And his knowledge of the Ancient Greek legends etc. was incredible.
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Baudelaire. The king of poets according to Rimbaud, and Rimbaud is amazing too, and maybe even Alexander Pope. Three of my favorites. And if you want to be a smartass you should check out the Marquis De Sade, or John Wilmot The Second Earl of Rochester.



being a smartass would be a good thing...i hate my teacher so if i could show her up...all the better right? i'll have to check 'em out, along with whatever else you said because for some reason, you sound intelligent
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#19
Sylvia Plath. I don't like much of her poetry but she's an interesting person. Look into her life.

Derek Mahon. But I'm only taking these from my english course so...
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lol, that was on the sheet my teacher gave us...i chuckled
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#22
^Or Bob Kaufman! He was another Beat poet.
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#23
Walt Whitman
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#25
Edgar Allen Poe FTW He is Gawd.
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#27
Leonard Cohen. He was a poet before he started singing and still writes poems.

This is one of my favourites.

It's true that all the men you knew were dealers
who said they were through with dealing
Every time you gave them shelter
I know that kind of man
It's hard to hold the hand of anyone
who is reaching for the sky just to surrender,
who is reaching for the sky just to surrender.

And then sweeping up the jokers that he left behind
you find he did not leave you very much
not even laughter
Like any dealer he was watching for the card
that is so high and wild
he'll never need to deal another
He was just some Joseph looking for a manger
He was just some Joseph looking for a manger

And then leaning on your window sill
he'll say one day you caused his will
to weaken with your love and warmth and shelter
And then taking from his wallet
an old schedule of trains, he'll say
I told you when I came I was a stranger
I told you when I came I was a stranger.

But now another stranger seems
to want you to ignore his dreams
as though they were the burden of some other
O you've seen that man before
his golden arm dispatching cards
but now it's rusted from the elbows to the finger
And he wants to trade the game he plays for shelter
Yes he wants to trade the game he knows for shelter.

Ah you hate to see another tired man
lay down his hand
like he was giving up the holy game of poker
And while he talks his dreams to sleep
you notice there's a highway
that is curling up like smoke above his shoulder.
It is curling just like smoke above his shoulder.

You tell him to come in sit down
but something makes you turn around
The door is open you can't close your shelter
You try the handle of the road
It opens do not be afraid
It's you my love, you who are the stranger
It's you my love, you who are the stranger.

Well, I've been waiting, I was sure
we'd meet between the trains we're waiting for
I think it's time to board another
Please understand, I never had a secret chart
to get me to the heart of this
or any other matter
When he talks like this
you don't know what he's after
When he speaks like this,
you don't know what he's after.

Let's meet tomorrow if you choose
upon the shore, beneath the bridge
that they are building on some endless river
Then he leaves the platform
for the sleeping car that's warm
You realize, he's only advertising one more shelter
And it comes to you, he never was a stranger
And you say ok the bridge or someplace later.

And then sweeping up the jokers that he left behind ...

And leaning on your window sill ...

I told you when I came I was a stranger.
#28
Try some Raphael de la Ghetto.
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#30
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Leonard Cohen. He was a poet before he started singing and still writes poems.

This is one of my favourites.

Have you read his book The Book of Longing? I'm a big fan of Leonard Cohen, musically as well as his poems.. But I couldn't get into The Book of Longing. Any recommendations?
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#31
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#32
^ ee cummings. He didn't capitalize.

Lord Byron has some cool ones, check out Darkness and the Destruction of Sannacheriab. Robert Frost is awesome, too. And most of the other ones from this thread.

If you want a short one, check out "Fire and Ice" by Robert Frost. It's short and to the point, but powerful.
#33
William Blake
Samuel (?) Coleridge

Arthur Rimbaud
Charles Baudelaire

Jack Keruoac
William Burroughs
Let me tell you about heartache and the loss of god
Wandering, wandering in hopeless night
Out here in the perimeter there are no stars

Out here we is stoned
Immaculate.
#34
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^ ee cummings. He didn't capitalize.

Lord Byron has some cool ones, check out Darkness and the Destruction of Sannacheriab. Robert Frost is awesome, too. And most of the other ones from this thread.

If you want a short one, check out "Fire and Ice" by Robert Frost. It's short and to the point, but powerful.


I always thought E. E. Cummings wrote his name with capitals and stuff, but the media de-capitalized it to fit in with his "style"
#36
Phillip Larkin, definitely.
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#37
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I always thought E. E. Cummings wrote his name with capitals and stuff, but the media de-capitalized it to fit in with his "style"


you're probably right. I just went off something I heard from one person a while ago. He was probably wrong.
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