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  • Srimayee Ganguly (5/15/2013 12:29:00 PM) Post reply Stage

    My favourites include: John Keats, William Wordsworth, PB Shelly, Robert Frost, Emily Dickinson, Emily Bronte, Charlotte Bronte, Christina Rosseti, Dante Gabriel Rossetti

  • Jeff Mcguire (4/12/2013 12:34:00 PM) Post reply Stage

    Is anyone else as interested in Misty Poetry as I am?The poetry of the great Bei Dao, of the shadowy angel Gu Cheng, of the impossible Duo Duo (who is even more difficult in translation) , and many other Chinese poets in the 1980s. Can anyone else help me find good information on this wonderful form of poetry?

  • Claire Thomas (2/10/2013 12:18:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply Stage

    Robert frost is my favourite poet.amazing metaphors hidden in the mundane.he, himself denied any deeper mending wall.yes it's about a wall but it's about predudise and tradition and lots more.

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    • Jeff Mcguire (4/12/2013 12:51:00 PM) Post reply Stage

      He denies deeper meaning because, having lived in New England all my life, there is little deeper meaning in his poems except that which the reader adds. The poems are what they are; nature poems rela ... more

  • Jahan Zeb (11/1/2012 10:03:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply Stage

    I am a big fan of John Donne. A wonderful poet. One needs time to understand his poetry but one you understand him He is a superb poet. John Donne is the leader of Metaphysical Poetry. Though he is not alone there but still he occupies great place in English poetry. The sun rising, valediction, forbidden mourning, the good morrow, The flea are some of his great poems. His imagery and poetic conceits are very intellectual and the way he creates scenes is amazing.

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    • Shahzia Batool (5/14/2013 10:41:00 AM) Post reply Stage

      A wonderful poet indeed! Be Donne, think as he does, feel as he does, don't argue against his arguments and sentiments and moods, don't stay modern but be a metaphysical like want to un ... more

  • Donna Hodge (10/8/2012 4:29:00 PM) Post reply Stage

    Edward Markham

    I just discovered this wonderful website. I collect books and today while looking at Twelve Centuries of English Poetry and Prose, copyright 1910, I discovered two poems someone had clipped and put inside this book. What a rare find. I fell in love with the poet Edwin Markham and " googled" his name and discovered he has written several poems and has left us with very entertaining and witty quotes. You can find these on While searching this website for the poem I found by Edwin Markham, it was not listed. I want to submit thise poem for you to add to his collection. This poem was printed in The Homiletic Review (New York) . It is worthy of posting! !

    The Testing
    by Edwin Markham

    When in the dim beginning of the years,
    God mixed in man the raptures and the tears
    And scattered through his brain the starry stuff,
    He said, " Behold! Yet this is not enough,
    For I must test his spirit to make sure
    That he can dare the vision and endure.

    " I will withdraw my face,
    Veil me in shadow for a certain space,
    And leave behind only a broken clue,
    A crevice where the glory glimmers through,
    Some whisper from the sky,
    Some footprint in the road to track me by.

    " I will leave man to make the fateful guess,
    Will leave him torn between the no and yes.
    Leave him unresting till he rests in me,
    Drawn upward by the choice that makes him free -
    Leave him in tragic loneliness to choose,
    With all in life to win or all to lose."

  • Sofija Augusta (9/11/2012 12:51:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply Stage

    Has anyone read " Mill on the Floss" , or any other novel by George Eliot?If you have I would like to hear your opinions about it. I think it is one of the best Victorian and English novels in general.

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  • Rose Flores (3/25/2012 1:18:00 AM) Post reply Stage

    On Emily Dickinson

    When you can browse an abstract picture and you can talk and see life in deep metaphors, you will feel the value of art in being.

    Poetry is something beautiful out of anything and in ugliness. It transforms matter into movement and life. It creates an array of light, culture, stories, buildings, clouds, and cute monsters. It tastes heaven, death, grapes, blood, and glass. It sees triumph, moans grief, shouts wisdom, and all the mind could do.

    " If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold no fire can ever warm me I know that is poetry. If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry. These are the only way I know it..., " this is how Emily Dickinson finds poetry.

    Dickinson is a noted poet. Her sentences are short that express a nervous discharge of energy. A poet of Victorian period, she has a certain kind of poetic insight that brings a startling contemporary tone to her works. Most of Ms. Dickinson's poems are metaphysical poems which are about life, love, and death among others. Her gift of words is timeless.

    Sample Poem /Phrase from Emily Dickinson

    " Death Is A Dialogue"

    Death is a dialogue between
    The spirit and the dust.
    " Dissolve, says Death. The Spirit, " Sir, "
    I have another trust."

    Death doubts it, argues from the ground
    The Spirit turns away,
    Just laying off, for evidence,
    An overcoat of clay.

    1. " In the usual Metaphysical tradition, " Death is a Dialogue" expresses its meaning through the central devices of argument, and of image and situation, " Edith Tiempo says. (Edith Tiempo is a reputable professor in Poetry)

    2. Emily Dickinson often uses off-rhymes (near rhymes or oblique rhymes) that it becomes a characteristic. Her earliest works show she could rhyme perfectly when she wants to, but for some reason she becomes fond of the little dissonance. She believes that any vowel can rhyme with another vowel.

    Example: Instead of rhymes like " June" / " moon"
    she prefers " June" /men."

    3. She also uses synesthesia (from Greek words meaning " blended feeling" ;) , as in " ... he hears odors..." and " To the bugle every color is red."

    An analysis by R.P. Blackmur about Emily Dickinson writes:

    " She was neither a professional nor an amateur poet (She was a private a poet): she wrote indefatigably as some women cook or knit. Her gift of words and the cultural predicaments of her time drove her into poetry instead of antimacassars."

    Rose Flores -Martinez, Rosevoc2

  • Yunes Ramahi (3/13/2012 11:12:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply Stage

    I would like to share my blog.. it have a lot of poem

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    • Ben Johnson (3/25/2012 6:52:00 AM) Post reply Stage

      It has got a lot of poems, all ripped off other people. As this thread among others on the Internet will show

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    Paper and Salt: a blog about favorite dishes of famous authors

    Paper and Salt researches and recreates the favorite dishes of famous authors, as found in their letters, diaries, essays, and fiction. Part food blog and part literary trivia, it offers a glimpse into the culinary inspiration that fed some of our most celebrated writers, and offers recipes for those who'd like to get a taste of it for themselves.

    You can find Zora Neale Hurston, Elizabeth Bishop, Norman Mailer, Jean-Paul Sartre and many other poet and authors favorite dishes on the blog.

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  • Poemhunter Moderator (2/15/2012 3:00:00 AM) Post reply

    Roald Dahl Stamps

    The U.K. Royal Mail has issued a special set of stamps, commemorating six of Roald Dahl's most beloved stories. More than 20 years after his death, Dahl's books continue to grow in popularity and have been translated into more than 40 languages.

    Illustrations by Quentin Blake are featured on the stamp set, including Blake rendering the book titles in his own handwriting.

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