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  • Sean Furlong (3/8/2005 6:30:00 AM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    anyone know how the top 500 poets and poems ranking works? Based on number of votes and score?

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    • Dr. A.celestine Raj Manohar Md (3/12/2005 8:08:00 AM) Post reply

      I do not think a living, contemporary poet can vie easily or successfully with a classical poet who is no more and has had his poems known and read world-over for several hundred years.However, I am o ... more

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  • Velmar Pewee Hale Johnson (3/7/2005 11:41:00 PM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    Does anyone besides me ever write drafts, before the final poem is complete?

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    • dissatified exmember (3/11/2005 7:56:00 PM) Post reply

      I just type away. I never look until what I want to say is complete. THEN I go back and fix spellings and tidy up my stanzas. I think we all find things we have missed. Often they skip my attention ... more

    • Andrew Philips (3/9/2005 8:24:00 AM) Post reply

      I have a very wierd draft system. Some how I can edit poems in my head before I write them out. On the other hand, I've done about eight different drafts for poems. I almost always do some sort of rev ... more

  • Mike D (3/2/2005 7:41:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Well let me introduce myself. Im a 15 year old male, recently got bored and thought 'Hey lets write a poem! ' So I did and was wondering how it could be improved. First Poem I have ever written, any adivce... rip her to shreads

    “I’d share with you…”
    Mike DeFelice

    I’d share with you how much this hurts
    And how much it troubles me
    Even worse then the pain
    Is how I doubt you even care
    Why should I even take another breath of air?

    I’d share with you the thoughts I’m feeling
    And maybe you can help me with my heeling?
    I’m driving myself crazy
    Thinking about you
    How ever do you leave my emotions so blue?

    I’d share with you the love I still have for you
    If you just gave me a sign
    Perhaps a simple rhyme
    I’m going insane
    Oh how I wish you would just explain

    I’d share with you all our memories
    How I bet they disappeared from your mind
    Now you look at me with eyes of the blind
    I try and seek the courage to talk to you
    But for now this cheesy poem will have to do

    I’d share with you how I hear your kind voice in my mind
    How I wish it weren’t a dream
    How I just want to get up and scream
    I wish the times could rewind
    But that is one of the impossibilities of life

    I’d share with you how I wish I didn’t let it slip away
    How I wish I could bring you back my way
    How I wish you were back in my arms
    So I can keep you safe from all of life’s bitter harms
    How I wish you could remain my lucky charm

    I’d share with you my poem
    How I bet you would just laugh
    This would cut my heart in half
    I wish you were still next to me
    But I realize it will never be

    I’d share with you anything you pleased
    How I wish you would stop the tease
    My heart is racing
    Embracing and facing reality

    I’d share with you how much I don’t even really care
    It would make true your prayer
    But then again
    Simply be lying

    I’d share with you
    My laugh
    My hug
    How I wish it hooked you like a drug
    I wonder why you don’t feel the same
    How I feel so lame

    I’d share with you my meaningless words
    I’d share with you my thoughts
    I’d share with you how much I hate this
    But worst of all
    I’d share how much I really loved you.

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    • Warren Chan (3/3/2005 1:10:00 AM) Post reply

      I think thats very sweet ^^ brings back my memories of past girlfriends and how It felt when we broke up... do not take any of my comments seriously because i'm just a year older than u, but i kinda ... more

  • Warren Chan (3/2/2005 1:34:00 AM) Post reply

    link to my poems: http: //www.poemhunter.com/warren-chan/poet-58422/
    I was hoping somebody would be kind enough to offer some of their valuable time and give critiscm and comments to the poems i've posted..they're all written by myself so any criticsm is accepted. I'm open minded ^^

    Thxs in advance!

  • ZhaoNian (Michael) Chen (3/1/2005 6:30:00 PM) Post reply


    This is my advertisement for my poems.
    I like my poems, pls read them?


  • Miriam Nagi (3/1/2005 4:45:00 PM) Post reply

    I was wondering If anyone could help me with the analysis of Sylvia Plath's Child. If anyone has any information at all please let me know.


  • Heather Broome (2/26/2005 6:33:00 PM) Post reply

    I just read 'Ode: Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood' and I cannot identify the argument in the ode. If someone could help me work through this poem I would really appreciate it.

  • Jace Cifuentes (2/26/2005 11:32:00 AM) Post reply

    I have recently read Eloisa to Abelard by Alexander Pope, and find it to be my favorite piece of literature next to the bible. if anyone else has read it i would like to hear some thoughts on it.

  • Felicity Curson (2/22/2005 7:43:00 AM) Post reply | Read 5 replies

    Can anyone help i need to find out about Siegfried sasson and Wilfred owen has anyone got any info on them for me

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    • Andrew Fincham (2/23/2005 10:21:00 AM) Post reply

      Both were taken from middle class backgrounds to trains as very junior officers in WW1. Owen was a middle class boy from the midlands/welsh borders who gained notice for his poems written about the wa ... more

    • louis sacre croix (2/22/2005 9:37:00 PM) Post reply

      Just tell me what you want to know?

    • louis sacre croix (2/22/2005 9:36:00 PM) Post reply

      I know a lot about them in fact Owen is my favourite poet.

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  • Sam Li (2/19/2005 11:44:00 PM) Post reply | Read 3 replies

    i want to know what does this poem mean...

    Because I could not stop for Death by Emily Dickinson

    Because I could not stop for Death-
    He kindly stopped for me-
    The Carriage held but just Ourselves-
    And Immortality.

    We slowly drove-He knew no haste
    And I had put away
    My labor and my leisure too,
    For His Civility-

    We passed the School, where Children strove
    At Recess-in the Ring-
    We passed the Fields of Gazing Grain-
    We passed the Setting Sun-

    Or rather-He passed us-
    The Dews drew quivering and chill-
    For only Gossamer, my Gown-
    My Tippet-only Tulle-

    We paused before a House that seemed
    A Swelling of the Ground-
    The Roof was scarcely visible-
    The Cornice-in the Ground-

    Since then-'tis Centuries-and yet
    Feels shorter than the Day
    I first surmised the Horses' Heads
    Were toward Eternity-

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    • Velmar Pewee Hale Johnson (3/7/2005 11:38:00 PM) Post reply

      Because I could not stop for Death by Emily Dickinson Shy, sweet, innocent, with a heart for true adventure. Ms. Dickinson, was a lonely heart, who dared to dream of the path less walked. She, in ... more

    • louis sacre croix (2/22/2005 9:50:00 PM) Post reply

      Death is personified as a gentleman caller or suitor. Thomas H. Johnson calls him 'one of the great characters of literature.' But exactly what kind of person is he? Is Death a kind, polite suitor ... more

    • Andrew Fincham (2/20/2005 5:36:00 AM) Post reply

      First, what do you know about ED? She was a funny girl – didn’t get out of the house enough (if hardly at all…) . Her family was got hit by the wave of Christianity which required a ‘conversion experi ... more

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