Dead Poet Society

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Dead Poet Society

Postby Mlle_Alexandrie » Fri May 04, 2012 9:10 pm

I noticed that there was no topic about poetry, so I decided to create one, a place to chat about our favorite poets, compare poems we like, or even share poems we've written ourselves.

Personally, my favorite poets are Oscar Wilde, Lord Byron, and Edgar Allen Poe. :D
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Re: Dead Poet Society

Postby Aurelia Combeferre » Sat May 05, 2012 3:24 am

I love the poems of Walt Whitman and Pablo Neruda. Sometimes Gerald Manley Hopkins as well.
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Postby Martine Robespierre » Wed May 09, 2012 4:24 pm

I like Victor Hugo, Lord Byron. Baudelaire, Neruda and a bunch of italian poets that probably you don't know.
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Re: Dead Poet Society

Postby Trompe-la-Mort » Wed May 09, 2012 9:28 pm

I like Villon's poems a lot. Maybe because there's not a lot of thinking necessary, the "message" is usually very clear... And often amusing.
I also enjoy some early 20th century German poets, mainly Joachim Ringelnatz and Christian Morgenstern. Both mainly wrote humorous poems, between funny and utter nonsense and usually full of puns.
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Re: Dead Poet Society

Postby Libris Dedita » Sat May 12, 2012 10:44 pm

Talking of nonsense poems, I'm especially fond of T.S. Eliot and Edward Lear. They greatly amuse. :)
I also like Emily Dickinson; her poems have a lovely clarity about them.
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Re: Dead Poet Society

Postby Enjolras-the-jaw » Fri May 25, 2012 5:59 pm

Shakespeare. I have spoken.
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Re: Dead Poet Society

Postby Mlle Patria » Wed May 30, 2012 5:46 am

I love Shakespeare and Dickinson as well. However, some of the best poems I have ever come across are from the children at the Terezin Concentration camp outside of Praque. There's a collection called, "I Never Saw Another Butterfly." They're simple and heart wrenching.
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