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kaile
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0 posted 02-23-2001 10:26 PM       View Profile for kaile   Email kaile   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for kaile

i wonder if this question has been asked before in pip but to satisfy my curiousity, may i ask:

what is your ONE favourite poem of all time?

(you may want to click on my profile and check out some of mine)...shamelessly grins..
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1 posted 02-23-2001 10:45 PM       View Profile for Swamp了aeryie   Email Swamp了aeryie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Swamp了aeryie

ohhh geez,how could i ever pick?? hmmm this is so hard!! Well currently today i think my favorite poem would be...hey can i pick a really really long poem?? Tennyson's the Idllys of The King!! And yes!! it is a poem!! it has numbered lines,that to me signifies poetry!!


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2 posted 02-23-2001 11:06 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

"the lesson of the moth"

by Don Marquis---would type it here, but he has not been dead for a hundred years...and not sure of copyright infringement stuff. But would be happy to send..hmmm...perhaps I should start a Poemster Site????

signed,
resigned,

soon to be X-napster queen

" Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go."
T.S. Eliot

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3 posted 02-24-2001 12:25 PM       View Profile for Munda   Email Munda   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Munda's Home Page   View IP for Munda

Kaile, I have two, but by the same poet... does that count?

They are both by: Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Dawn

Day's sweetest moments are at dawn;
Refreshed by his long sleep, the Light
Kisses the languid lips of Night,
Ere she can rise an hasten on.
All glowing from his dreamless rest
He holds her closely to his breast,
Warm lip to lip and limb to limb,
Until she dies for love of him.


Art and Heart

Though critics my bow to art, and I am its own true lover,
It is not art, but heart, which wins the wide world over.

Though smooth be the heartless prayer, no ear in Heaven will mind it,
And the finest phrase falls dead, if there is no feeling behind it.

Though perfect the players touch, little if any he sways us,
Unless we feel his heart throb through the music he plays us.

Though the poet may spend his life skilfully rounding a measure,
Unless he writes from a full warm heart, he gives us little pleasure.

So it is not the speech which tells, but the impulse which goes with the saying,
And it is not the words of the prayer, but the yearning back of the praying.

It is not the artist's skill, which into our soul comes stealing,
With a joy that is almost pain, but it is the players feeling.

And it is not the poet's song, though sweeter than sweet bells chiming,
Which thrills us through and through, but the heart which beats under the rhyming.

And therefore I say again, though I am art's own true lover,
That it is not art, but heart, which wins the wide world over.


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4 posted 02-24-2001 01:46 PM       View Profile for Craig   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Craig





IF



Yes, I admit your general rule. That every poet is a fool:
But I myself may serve to show it. That every fool is not a poet.

Colin
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5 posted 02-24-2001 02:37 PM       View Profile for Colin   Email Colin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Colin

Dulce Et decorum Est by Wilfred Owen.

A classic satirical war poem, I studied this for O level English and it was the first poem that really "hit" me. It's available on the web and well worth a read (I think)

Also, it's been a while since I used a , so....

Colin.

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6 posted 02-24-2001 04:16 PM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sven

"somewhere i have never travelled"

by e e cummings

this is why I became a poet. . .

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To the world, you may only be one person. But to one person, you may be the world.
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7 posted 02-25-2001 01:38 AM       View Profile for Dopey Dope   Email Dopey Dope   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dopey Dope

Colin........tis sweet and meet to die for one's country.

nice.

Anyway I like a lot of poems. Too many to even name.....
C'est la vie



I was born myself, raised myself, and will continue to be myself. The world will just have to adjust.

I'm in love with my shadow
I admire it daily
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8 posted 02-25-2001 02:47 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Am I allowed to list two? oh please, oh please oh, please - cuz I really can't list just one.

Rime Of The Ancient Mariner, by Samuel Taylor Coleridge and The Prisoner Of Chillon by Lord Byron both rank first in my book.


Michael

[This message has been edited by Michael (edited 02-25-2001).]
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9 posted 03-11-2001 08:31 PM       View Profile for Honeybee   Email Honeybee   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Honeybee


I have so many favourites, but one of them is...

"The Road Not Taken" By Robert Frost
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10 posted 03-11-2001 09:21 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Interestingly enough Colin, my favourite is 'Anthem for doomed youth' by Wilfred Owen. I studied that when I was 15 - and it just haunted me there after...most of his poems are powerful - but that one - gives me shivers.

I do have to say in a 'conventional' sense at least that that is my favourite poem...

K


...and I have found a lifetime can be lived in one moment...
Colin
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11 posted 03-12-2001 04:02 PM       View Profile for Colin   Email Colin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Colin

Yep, that's another classic Severn The alliteration really adds to Owen's wonderful imagery.

And, for those of you who want to look (or just wonder what the heck we're on about ), I just remembered that 15 of his poems are featured in Classical Poems on netpoets.com

some Wilfred Owen poems



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12 posted 03-13-2001 08:58 AM       View Profile for kaile   Email kaile   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for kaile

sorry it took me so long to get back here...

i find that i haven't answered my own question..my favourite poem is IF...i read that poem at 16 and i remember the young and impressionable me diligently counting qualities which i think i already possess and wondering how best can i acquire those that i don't...

thanks Colin for the link..will be checking that out later and serenity, of course you are welcome to email a copy of the poem to me...my add is hkaile@hotmail.com
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13 posted 03-27-2001 02:05 AM       View Profile for Parker   Email Parker   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Parker's Home Page   View IP for Parker

fav poem...

The Night Has a Thousand Eyes... by
Francis William Bourdillon...1852-1921


The Night Has A Thousand Eyes

The night has a thousand eyes,
And the day but one;
Yet the light of a bright world dies
When day is done.

The mind has a thousand eyes,
And the heart but one;
Yet the light of a whole life dies
When love is done.

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14 posted 03-30-2001 04:51 PM       View Profile for LoveBug   Email LoveBug   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LoveBug

Hard choice, but I have to go with two,
Edgar Allan Poe's "Alone":

From childhood's hour I have not been
As others were-- I have not seen
As others saw-- I could not bring
My passions from a common spring
From the same source I have not taken
My sorrow; I could not awaken
My heart to joy at the same tone
And all I lov'd, I loved alone
Then--in my childhood-- in the dawn
Of a most stormy live-- was drawn
From ev'ry depth of good and ill
The mystery which binds me still;
From the torrent, or the fountain,
From the red cilff of the mountain
From the sun that 'round me roll'd
In its autumn tint 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 the form
(When the rest of Heaven was blue)
Of a demon in my view

and (a much shorter one) "First Fig" by Edna St. Vincent Millay

My candle burns at both ends
It will not last the night
But oh, my foes and oh, my friends
It gives a lovely light!


"Men judge generally more by the eye than by the hand, for everyone can see and few can feel."-Machiavelli

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15 posted 03-31-2001 10:15 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Lovebug - "Alone" is the poem that first inspired me to writing.  An excellent choice.  Will always be one of my favorites.


Michael
 
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