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which poem/poems left a permanent impression on you?

Discussion in 'Drama and Poetry Books' started by agathafan, Oct 21, 2007.

  1. agathafan

    agathafan New Member

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    Which poem/poems left a permanent impression on you?

    'Daffodils' By William Wordsworth
    'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner' by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
    'The Highwayman' by Alfred Noyes
    'Lochinvar' by Sir Walter Scott
    'Kripon'(Miser) by Rabindranath Tagore
     
  2. nickupton

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    Spike Milligan's - I wandered lonely as a clod,: Just picking up old rags and bottles,: When onward on my way I plod,: I saw a host of axolotls

    We had this read out at my father's funeral as he used to repeat it at all sorts of random moments - I'm not likely to forget it.
     
  3. Lucifer

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    'The Moonstone' by Wilkie Collins
    'The Raven' by Poe

    'The Highwayman' by Alfred Noyes

    'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner' by Coleridge

    'Written in Early Spring' by Wordsworth

    'The Road Not Taken' by Robert Frost

    'A Nation's Strength' by Emerson
     
  4. Peder

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    The greatest love poems I know:

    "How do I love thee? Let me count the ways" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

    "Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?" by the Bard, William Shakespeare.

    But first and foremost, St. Paul's Paean to Love -- although perhaps not strictly a poem, unless in free verse (1 Cor 13: 1-13).
    From the Marriage Service:

    "If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but do not have love . . "
     
  5. savvyambrose

    savvyambrose New Member

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    Louise Gluck's Mock Orange
    Frank Bidart's Ellen Page
    Oliver Goldsmith's Elegy on the Death of a Mad Dog
    Christina Rossetti's Symbols (Is thy wrath just? And what if God,
    Who waiteth for thy fruits in vain,
    Should also take the rod?)

    Good stuff - and great thread too, I need some good poetry recommendations.
     
  6. Nepenthe

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    "Song of Myself" by Walt Whitman
    "The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost
     
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    "She Walks in Beauty," Cain, and Manfred, by Byron.
    The Awntyrs off Arthure, author unknown.
    "Ulysses," by Tennyson.
    "The Wild Honeysuckle," by Philip Frenau.
    "The Glories of Our Blood and State," James Shirley.
    "Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard," Thomas Gray.
    The Ballad of the White Horse, by G.K. Chesterton.
    "The World is Too Much With Us," by Wordsworth.
    The Story of Sigurd the Volsung and the Fall of the Nibelungs, by William Morris.
    "Kubla Khan," by Coleridge.
     
  8. Hedwig

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    Peder has already mentioned some of my absolute favourites.

    Another poem I love: "The Tyger" by William Blake ("Tyger! Tyger! burning bright ..." )
     
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    'The Deserted Village' by Goldsmith
     
  10. gonewiththewind

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    The Raven
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    Many poems from 101 Famous Poems...
     
  11. Niels

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    The Road Not Taken - Robert Frost - It just stayed with me for a long time.
     
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    One poem that I learned about in college, and i even had to do a report on it is the poem "Out Out" by Robert Frost. That is a pretty good one. That one was based on a true story too.:)
     
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    Edger Allan Poe has always been my favorite. I have always loved his writing and short stories. my favorite poem is Alone
     
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    Dear, Though the Night Is Gone by W. H. Auden

    Dear, though the night is gone,
    Its dream still haunts today,
    That brought us to a room
    Cavernous, lofty as
    A railway terminus,
    And crowded in that gloom
    Were beds, and we in one
    In a far corner lay.

    Our whisper woke no clocks,
    We kissed and I was glad
    At everything you did,
    Indifferent to those
    Who sat with hostile eyes
    In pairs on every bed,
    Arms round each other's neck,
    Inert and vaguely sad.

    O but what worm of guilt
    Or what malignant doubt
    Am I the victim of,
    That you then, unabashed,
    Did what I never wished,
    Confessed another love;
    And I, submissive, felt
    Unwanted and went out?
     
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    'The Raven' by Poe has always been my favorite.
    'The Road Not Taken' Robert Frost
    'Funeral Blues' W.H. Auden
     
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    yay auden!
     
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    I'm reading poems by Gabriel Okara right now, and I love them. I read his poem 'Once Upon a Time' in school, and I love his voice and the way he expresses himself.
     
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    John Keats; When I have fears that I may cease to be

    -When you are young, you think you are virtually indestructable. I was involved in a car accident and was thrown around the vehicle like a tin can when I was in high school. That incident led me to conclude that I truly was indestructable. This poem reminded me otherwise during my early college years and got me to think a lot farther than my nose.
     
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    i carry your heart by ee cummings - I think it's really really touching
    I also loved "the tyger" by William Blake
     
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    'If' by Rudyard Kipling has always been one I enjoyed. But my two favorite by far are 'La Saeta' by Antonio Machado and 'Romance Sonámbulo' by Federico García Lorca. They're in Spanish and are absolutely beautiful, but the English translations are really good as well!
     

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