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Could someone reccomend some could poets/poems please

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[B]The Lake Isle Of Innisfree[/B]

I WILL arise and go now, and go to Innisfree,
And a small cabin build there, of clay and wattles made:
Nine bean-rows will I have there, a hive for the honey-bee,
And live alone in the bee-loud glade.

And I shall have some peace there, for peace comes dropping slow,
Dropping from the veils of the mourning to where the cricket sings;
There midnight's all a glimmer, and noon a purple glow,
And evening full of the linnet's wings.

I will arise and go now, for always night and day
I hear lake water lapping with low sounds by the shore;
While I stand on the roadway, or on the pavements grey,
I hear it in the deep heart's core. 
Remember through sounds
Remember through smells
Remember through colors
Remember through towns
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#9
Definitely read a lot of Frost's works. He sticks to the nature of his last name, writing gr1m fr0stb1tten poems. I've never found Poe to be as amazing as other people make his poems out to be, but I do like them.

Definitely check out Emily Dickinson. Spontaneous as fuck and fun to read.
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Definitely read a lot of Frost's works. He sticks to the nature of his last name, writing [font="Century Gothic]gr1m fr0stb1tten poems. I've never found Poe to be as amazing as other people make his poems out to be, but I do like them.

Definitely check out Emily Dickinson. Spontaneous as fuck and fun to read.

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great german poem. i'm sure you can find a translation


Von goethe is good (saying that I@ve only read like two of his poems and I'm not sure why since I am not normally a poem-reader...)

But "The Dance of Death" was on BBC 3 one night with a bunch of classical music behind it and that was mind blowingly awesome. I had to stay up to listen to the rest of the programmed after that.
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#14
E. Dickinson is probably on of the best.

D. Alghieri [sp?] just because of the Divine Comedy.

And Frost, ftw.
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John Keats-Read his odes, they're awesome
Arthur Rimbaud-Read A Season in Hell
Charles Baudelaire-Read Les Fleurs Du Mal
William Wordsworth
Lord Byron
Oscar Wilde

eh, that should do for now.

Edit: Due to personal preference, I absolutely detest Emily Dickinson but of course that's just my cultured mind's opinion on this matter.
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Yes...
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Steve and a quite a few of the writers in S&L are very much worth the read.


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*sigh*... That poem gets me everytime
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#20
Seamus Heaney is one of my favourite poets!

Digging

Between my finger and my thumb
The squat pen rests; as snug as a gun.

Under my window a clean rasping sound
When the spade sinks into gravelly ground:
My father, digging. I look down

Till his straining rump among the flowerbeds
Bends low, comes up twenty years away
Stooping in rhythm through potato drills
Where he was digging.

The coarse boot nestled on the lug, the shaft
Against the inside knee was levered firmly.
He rooted out tall tops, buried the bright edge deep
To scatter new potatoes that we picked
Loving their cool hardness in our hands.

By God, the old man could handle a spade,
Just like his old man.

My grandfather could cut more turf in a day
Than any other man on Toner's bog.
Once I carried him milk in a bottle
Corked sloppily with paper. He straightened up
To drink it, then fell to right away
Nicking and slicing neatly, heaving sods
Over his shoulder, digging down and down
For the good turf. Digging.

The cold smell of potato mold, the squelch and slap
Of soggy peat, the curt cuts of an edge
Through living roots awaken in my head.
But I've no spade to follow men like them.

Between my finger and my thumb
The squat pen rests.
I'll dig with it.
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#22
The Cask of Monte Carlo and the Raven by Edgar Allen Poe are classics.
Robert Frost's "Stopping By the Woods On a Snowy Evening" is also really good.
Another "poet" I like is Charles Bukowski though he uses free verse.
Oh and the Odyssey and the Aeneid are pretty epic if you like Greek Mythology
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The Cask of Monte Carlo and the Raven by Edgar Allen Poe are classics.
Robert Frost's "Stopping By the Woods On a Snowy Evening" is also really good.
Another "poet" I like is Charles Bukowski though he uses free verse.
Oh and the Odyssey and the Aeneid are pretty epic if you like Greek Mythology


BIG +1

Homer is excellent.
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#25
ee cummings
robert frost
shakespeare
walt whitman
steven crane

among others...
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Seamus Heaney is one of my favourite poets!

FUCK OFF WITH YOUR SHITTY HEANEY! ARGH!

TS, Dylan Thomas and TS Eliot are my favourites, so go for them, because I have impeccable taste.
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FUCK OFF WITH YOUR SHITTY HEANEY! ARGH!




Nut

He's the pwn and you're just jealous cause they made you study him in school so now you don't appreciate

Oh! And I'd also like to mention Lewis Carroll.
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Nut

He's the pwn and you're just jealous cause they made you study him in school so now you don't appreciate

Oh! And I'd also like to mention Lewis Carroll.

Bullshit, it was studying Dylan and Eliot in school that introduced me to not only them but poetry as a whole. Heaney is unimaginative tripe.

Argh.

And Lewis Caroll ftl. Get some taste, man.
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#29
Poe is good.
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#30
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Bullshit, it was studying Dylan and Eliot in school that introduced me to not only them but poetry as a whole. Heaney is unimaginative tripe.

Argh.

And Lewis Caroll ftl. Get some taste, man.



Sorry, but you're doing and English lit degree, yeah?

Have fun


He's not 'unimaginative' he simply writes with what he knows. Things don't have to be grand to be good.

Though do also really like Dylan Thomas who is incredibly grand who you mentioned, not really read any Elliot.

EDIT:

Late August, given heavy rain and sun
For a full week, the blackberries would ripen.
At first, just one, a glossy purple clot
Among others, red, green, hard as a knot.
You ate that first one and its flesh was sweet
Like thickened wine: summer's blood was in it
Leaving stains upon the tongue and lust for
Picking. Then red ones inked up and that hunger
Sent us out with milk cans, pea tins, jam-pots
Where briars scratched and wet grass bleached our boots.
Round hayfields, cornfields and potato-drills
We trekked and picked until the cans were full,
Until the tinkling bottom had been covered
With green ones, and on top big dark blobs burned
Like a plate of eyes. Our hands were peppered
With thorn pricks, our palms sticky as Bluebeard's.

We hoarded the fresh berries in the byre.
But when the bath was filled we found a fur,
A rat-grey fungus, glutting on our cache.
The juice was stinking too. Once off the bush
The fruit fermented, the sweet flesh would turn sour.
I always felt like crying. It wasn't fair
That all the lovely canfuls smelt of rot.
Each year I hoped they'd keep, knew they would not.

It's not fantastical, but does that not take you, in your mind, to exactly that day that he's talking about? Have you ever been berry picking? I don't know how much it loses if you've never done it. meh

'You ate that first one and its flesh was sweet
Like thickened wine: summer's blood was in it
Leaving stains upon the tongue and lust for
Picking.'


love it lol!
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cheers guys, i'll make sure to check some of them out
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#32
"The Raven" by Edgar Allen Pwnage.
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#37
it's always fun to read Catullus and Horace, especially the former, he was quite the first emo.
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