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Recommended poems

Posted: Fri Apr 29, 2005 9:23 am
by Talon Sinnah
Yes I know, it just does not seem right me recommending a poem considering I hate poetry but there are actually a few I like. (Minly by Poe.) I found this one the other day in the school library.

By: Edgar Allen Poe

From Childhoods hour I have not been
As others were- I have not seen
As others saw-I could not bring
My passionsfrom common spring.
From the same source I have not taken
My sorrow; I could notawaken
My heart to joy at the same tone;
And all I lov'd, I lov'd alone
Then- in my childhood-in the dawn
Of a most stormy life-was drawn
From every depth of good and ill
The mystery which binds me still;
From the torrent, or the fountain,
From the red cliff of the mountain,
Fromt the sun that round me roll'd
In its autumntint of gold-
From the lightning in the sky
As it pass'd me flying by-
From the thunder and the storm
And the cloud that took form
(When the rest of Heaven was blue)
Of a demon in my view.

Any other poems people think I should read.....

Posted: Sun May 01, 2005 11:20 am
by Magus
Yeah, Poe is awesome. I'd recommend most of his, especially The Raven. I'd also recommend, not of Poe though, "Childe Roland to the dark Tower Came" and "next to of course god america i".

Posted: Sun May 01, 2005 5:55 pm
by Ariel
I love Poe as well!

Posted: Mon May 02, 2005 6:35 am
by Magus
Behold the turtle of enormous girth!
Upon his shell he holds the Earth.
His thoughts are slow but always kind:
He holds us all within his mind.

On his back all vows are made:
He sees it all but m'ynt aid.
He loves the land and loves the sea
And even loves a child like me.

Posted: Sat May 07, 2005 5:39 pm
by Ariel
I like that!Is that from disc world ?

Posted: Sat Jul 30, 2005 11:09 am
by shoop!
Check out "The Second Coming" by Yeats. Very cool

Posted: Sun Aug 07, 2005 9:51 pm
by FallenStars&Angels
gah, yeats is my favorite poet of all time ever! :D how come nobody's posted on here in awhile? kids today, with their newfangled "video games" and "computers"...tsk tsk tsk...hehe

Posted: Mon Aug 22, 2005 4:35 pm
by FallenStars&Angels
i just wanted to share this poem, it's called "Dirge" by Francesca Lia Block, from her novel Ecstasia. She's one of my favorite authors of all time, and i hope you guys like this poem as much as i do (if you even read it, this thread is all sad and lonely and neglected :smt086

Have I forgotten no I remember,
Though i have tried to burn it to embers,
The night when the one in the skeleton mask,
Ripped at my heart while he kissed my mouth,
The night when the one with the fingers that pry,
Opened my rib cage and buried inside,

There in the city that denies destruction,
All of them waiting for love's ressurrection,
So many children in so many rooms,
So many boys in the carnival suits,
So many girls await their retreat,
All armored and masked out on the streets,
Girls in their rooms,a mysterious glow,
Flickers of dreams on their half-shadowed brows,
Are they awaiting the return of love?
Or has despair wrenched them,fastened like gloves,
To their hearts in the tapestry dark,
In the cupid-filled, dizzying, mirror-bright dark,

There in the city that denies destruction,
All of them waiting for love's ressurection,
And all of them - blind girls and boys who have seen,
Our brothers vanish and never be men,
Sisters get ready to go down below,
The city vampire-like and seraphic, both,
Children, too pale, watch shooting stars,
As they're led past the hole in the earth to the bars,
Children with everything there for their eyes,
Too much for such pallor, such size,

But something's begun again, feel it exploding,
Into a dawning, a rushing unfolding,
Listen to rain and the rooms that resound,
With the song and the wail of a heart as it sounds,
Out the sweetness of angels who live in museums,
And the stark echo chambers of dark mausoleums,
Waken, awaken, beside you in song,
Not till the end will we know and belong,
Still I will feel the thirst and the shimmer,
Desiring you, fired by you, blinded by glimmer,
Where did you come from, this city that strikes,
Out at them all in the electric bright night?
Wakes them with questioning song-rustled light,
Always the waltz and never the dirge,
Tell me your name before I emerge.

a couple of romantics

Posted: Sun Nov 13, 2005 10:31 pm
by Tremayne
Y'all have missed Tennyson for goodness sake:
The Lady of Shalott

And Coleridge's Kubla Khan and The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.

A shame there aren't more contemporary writers of fantasy poetry.

Posted: Sun Nov 27, 2005 5:23 pm
by FantasyMan
i liek poe....The bells i have to memorize 62 lines of it by dec. 9 :'(

Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2005 1:20 am
by aldan
I would not have missed Alfred Lord Tennyson. However, I'd not known this post was here. I don't often come into this arena of recommendations, but tonight I did. They've mentioned Yeats, but not Wilde or Keats. Interesting, what?

As for modern fantasy poetry, I believe that part of the problem that we have today is that a lot of the magic has gone out of the world for us, for with computerized mapping, satellite imagery, spacecraft sending pictures back of other planets, and more, I think that we've lost a lot of the wonder that was so much more prevalent back in the days when so much was still unknown. The bandersnatch, while fictional, could seem real to many, for they did not know what was out there in the wilds and in the dark. Due to such things as this, the writers of that era could tap more readily into that rather common feeling of fear and wonder in the populace. Also, fantasy poetry is generally looked down upon, rather like fantasy novels are, by the general populace as being too shallow, not deep enough concept-wise.

I've posted a couple of fantasy poems here on the site, but they are not the hero saves the damsel from the gremlins sorts of poems. I've found that I find it difficult to come up with a good way to get that sense of suspense to come forth from my poetry. I'm still working at it, though. Perhaps one day....

Posted: Sat Dec 03, 2005 6:56 pm
by Neurolanis
I love Poe! There's others I've loved but i can't think of them right now. Does anyone know of like REALLY passionate poetry?? I've heard great things about a poet who wrote about love (and not Shakespeare) and I have never been able to remember or figure out who he was! :?