Member Rara Avis
The Shores of Alone
Hi Allan, well thanks for replying to my post so encouragingly. And to put my 5 cents in here, I think I like both, classic and contemporary poetry. I have some favorite writings from everyone from Shakespeare to Sunshine on passions. My favorite from more recent years, is Rod McKuen, he is an incredibly talented man, pick up some of his stuff in a used books tore, you will be surprised how similar it is to the free verse writings of today. He rarely rhymes,
so its a different style the those that do. Some of Shakespeares Sonnets are wonderful, and Lonfellow has some amazing works, I read Evangeline in high school, its a book length poem, just amazing.
I appreciate all poetry, but of course some of it appeals to me more than others. And I do agree with you that some of the poets at passions are easily as talented as the ones now regarded as classic. (Just not discovered yet lol)