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Re: Favourite poems, previously Aubades
« Reply #30 on: September 05, 2007, 09:16:00 PM »
Rimbaud may seem traditional to us because he is an important influence for Bob Dylan.  He was revolutionary in the France of his day.  His poem is narrated by a drunken shipwreck.  There were many who considered it one of the more important and far-reaching poems of its time.  He wrote all his poetry by the time he was 21 and then stopped cold, moving to Africa.

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Re: Favourite poems, previously Aubades
« Reply #31 on: September 05, 2007, 09:17:08 PM »
It said he wrote it as 17. Impressive.


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Re: Favourite poems, previously Aubades
« Reply #32 on: September 06, 2007, 03:50:47 PM »
He wrote it to change the world.  Look carefully at the verbs and tell me what you see.

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Re: Favourite poems, previously Aubades
« Reply #33 on: November 02, 2007, 08:46:33 AM »
Bumped for Funwriter.  And to add a few more of my favourite poems:

a few by James Tate (my favourites of these are "Like a Scarf", "Never again the Same" and "The Lost Pilot")

Privilege of Being (Robert Hass)

Crow's First Lesson (Ted Hughes)

"You do not need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Do not even listen, simply wait, be quiet still and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked, it has no choice, it will roll in ecstasy at your feet." - Kafka

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Re: Favourite poems, previously Aubades
« Reply #34 on: July 04, 2008, 04:27:49 AM »
Okay, I am getting back to work, and very soon - just felt like posting this though - I found this one really amusing:

There Was a Knock on the Door. It Was the Meat, by Roger McGough
"You do not need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Do not even listen, simply wait, be quiet still and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked, it has no choice, it will roll in ecstasy at your feet." - Kafka

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Re: Favourite poems, previously Aubades
« Reply #35 on: July 05, 2008, 03:38:58 PM »
This was a lovely idea between Sat and other dear friends of mine, Leigh and Bubbles, who are not around so much these days.  And no, I didn't drive them away!  It starts out rather oddly, not explaining itself much until the first reply, but it is a conversation about people's favorite poems and books.  The idea being that it's not really enough to tell people to read poetry if you don't provide a few sources for this indispensable activity.

So I am bumping it again.  People are welcome to join in.
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Re: Favourite poems, previously Aubades
« Reply #36 on: July 05, 2008, 03:59:19 PM »
I myself am abysmally badly read in poetry, and I bug Saturnine from time to time for people to read.  Her most recent response included these names: 

James Tate (but not his latest book)
Li Young Lee
Dorianne Laux
Sharon Olds
Anne Sexton

Dorianne Laux actually was the judge at a poetry chapbook contest in Portland, Oregon last year, and the prize was something like go to Portland to read your poem and meet the great one--Saturnine and I both wanted to enter (Sat literally salivated, I could hear her all the way from London) but alas, neither of us did.  I have read some Laux and need to read more.

Another name Sat mentioned to me is Louise Gluck (add those two little dots over the u).  I have read a fair amount of Gluck and she was very influential for me last year.

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Re: Favourite poems, previously Aubades
« Reply #37 on: July 05, 2008, 07:21:10 PM »
eric...Sat,

Nice idea this.  Thanks for bumping it. I've been wanting to ask you for suggestions to read but just had not done it yet.

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Re: Favourite poems, previously Aubades
« Reply #38 on: July 05, 2008, 07:36:20 PM »
This is Sat's baby child.  I just happened to be there.

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Re: Favourite poems, previously Aubades
« Reply #39 on: July 05, 2008, 07:37:43 PM »
Too cool. None the less.

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Re: Favourite poems, previously Aubades
« Reply #40 on: July 05, 2008, 07:49:15 PM »
No, not like that.    ;)   ;)   Oh, you're hopeless.    ;D ;D ;D ;D

Not that I would kick her out.   :D :D :D :D :D   :D :D :D :D :D

Who is your favorite published poet today?
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Re: Favourite poems, previously Aubades
« Reply #41 on: July 05, 2008, 08:52:48 PM »
Well, sorry. I get the thread now.

Denise Levertov. 

I like the school of thought she embraced. I am attempting to reacquaint myself with her work. It has been a long time since I have read her poetry and her views on writing it.

Dear eric,

Kindly do not give up hope on me yet. I am a work in progress; an old work, I admit, and perhaps a slow one. Surely, you would like to have an influence in my progression, would you not?

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Re: Favourite poems, previously Aubades
« Reply #42 on: July 05, 2008, 08:57:06 PM »
heheheh

I should have put smilies in to show I was joking.  I'm actually quite a bit older than you, gray-ser.  you're doing fine.
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Re: Favourite poems, previously Aubades
« Reply #43 on: July 05, 2008, 09:02:01 PM »
Levertov is a very fine choice.  What poems would you recommend?

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Re: Favourite poems, previously Aubades
« Reply #44 on: July 05, 2008, 09:27:29 PM »
There.  I put smilies in up above.  To clear up any ambiguity.
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