Posts tagged with poetry

Nov 3 2009

Out and about

The AP Wire recently posted a story about a dude named Walter Skold, an amateur poet and the founder of the Dead Poets Society of America. (Their tagline: "We dig dead poets... you dig?") Mr. Skol...

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Sep 15 2009

Well, if people went to see a love story set on the Titanic, why not?

But if you like your movies sob-inducing, feel free to check out Bright Star, a biopic about the love affair of poet John Keats and the young woman who lived next door to him. Not to spoil things...

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May 6 2009

England gets with the times

At long last, Britain has chosen a woman as its poet laureate: the Scottish-born, openly gay poet Carol Ann Duffy will be the first female to hold the post since it was created in 1668. Duffy wil...

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Oct 20 2008

Ode to a Hot Mess

I managed to catch today's installment of The Writer's Almanac, which reminded me that today was French poet Arthur Rimbaud's birthday. Now, normally I dismiss the Symbolist poets as a bunch of wh...

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Oct 30 2007

Poetry Speaks Expanded, edited by Elise Paschen and Rebekah Presson Mosby


Poetry Speaks Expanded, edited by Elise Paschen and Rebekah Presson Mosby, is an updated version of the 2001 collection Poetry Speaks. This remarkable book features poems from 47 of the greatest ...

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Feb 14 2007

Worcandy loves John Donne's poetry

In honor of Valentine's Day, here's a bizarre little love poem from John Donne. (Please note: This may not be to everybody's taste. If you're looking for something a little more conventional, t...

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Oct 27 2006

Wordcandy loves Sylvia Plath's poetry

It's been a long time since we've done one of these, but today is Sylvia Plath's birthday (and, let's face it, a lot of her stuff is very Halloween-appropriate), so I think it's time:TerminalRidin...

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May 18 2006

Wordcandy loves the poetry of William Carlos Williams

This Is Just to Say I have eatenthe plumsthat were inthe iceboxand which you were probablysavingfor breakfastForgive methey were deliciousso sweetand so cold -William Carlos Williams

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Apr 14 2006
Apr 1 2006

Wordcandy loves Roethke's poetry

I Knew a WomanI knew a woman, lovely in her bones,When small birds sighed, she would sigh back at them;Ah, when she moved, she moved more ways than one:The shapes a bright container can contain!Of...

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Mar 22 2006

Wordcandy loves Auden's poetry

"The Fall of Rome"The piers are pummelled by the waves;In a lonely field the rainLashes an abandoned train;Outlaws fill the mountain caves.Fantastic grow the evening gowns;Agents of the Fisc pursu...

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Mar 14 2006

Wordcandy loves the poetry of T.S. Eliot

The Love Song of J. Alfred PrufrockS'io credesse che mia risposta fosse A persona che mai tornasse al mondo, Questa fiamma staria senza piu scosse. Ma perciocche giammai di questo fondo Non torno ...

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Feb 20 2006

Wordcandy loves Lewis Carroll's poetry

The Walrus and the Carpenter"The sun was shining on the sea,Shining with all his might:He did his very best to makeThe billows smooth and bright--And this was odd, because it wasThe middle of the ...

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Feb 7 2006

Wordcandy loves Russian poetry (even when the translation is iffy)

I don't know if you're alive or dead.Can you on earth be sought,Or only when the sunsets fadeBe mourned serenely in my thought?All is for you: the daily prayer,The sleepless heat at night,And of m...

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Jan 9 2006

Wordcandy loves poetry, even when it's Completely. Messed. Up.

ANNABEL LEEIt was many and many a year ago, In a kingdom by the sea,That a maiden there lived whom you may know By the name of Annabel Lee;And this maiden she lived with no other thought ...

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Dec 12 2005

Wordcandy is particularly fond of kinky poetry from the 17th century...

A VALEDICTION FORBIDDING MOURNINGAs virtuous men pass mildly away, And whisper to their souls to go, Whilst some of their sad friends do say,"Now his breath goes," and some say, "No." ...

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Dec 6 2005

Wordcandy loves poetry, even when it spits upon grammar conventions...

i like my body when it is with yourbody. It is so quite new a thing.Muscles better and nerves more.i like your body. i like what is does,i like its hows. i like to feel the spineof your body an...

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Nov 17 2005

Still going through a poetry phase...

"Three Laments"I.AlasI believeI might have becomea great writerbutthe chairsin the librarywere too hardII.I havethe upper handbut if I keep itI'll lose the circulationin one armIII.So here I am th...

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Nov 1 2005

Time for a little Wordcandy-riffic poetry...

I am very bothered when I thinkof the bad things I have done in my life.Not least that time in the chemistry labwhen I held a pair of scissors by the bladesand played the handlesin the naked lilac...

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