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Postby parnassus » Mon Mar 21, 2005 7:05 pm

I love it!

What are your favourite lines or stanzas? The ones that send shivers down your spine?

'and ice, mast high, came floating by,
as green as emerald'. - Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Rime of the Ancient Mariner

'magic casements opening on the foam
of perilous seas, in faerylands forlorn' - John Keats, Ode to a Nightingale.

'Far are the shades of Arabia,
Where the princes ride at noon,
'Mid the verdurous vales and thickets,
Under the ghost of the moon.
And so dark is that vaulted purple
Flowers in the forest rise
And toss'd into blossom 'gainst phantom stars,
Pale in the noonday skies!' - Walter de la Mare, Arabia
"This above all, to thine own self be true." - Polonius, Hamlet.
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poetry I love

Postby towildhoney » Tue Mar 22, 2005 10:19 pm

most these are as i remember them sory for any inacuricies

Never gove all the heart
for love will hardly seem worth thinking of to pasionate women if it seems certain
and they never dream it fades out from, kiss to kiss.
for what is love but brief dreamy kind delight which never gives the heat out right
for they for all smooth lips can say have given there hearts up to the play and who could play it well enough if deaf dumb and blind with love
He who wrote this knows all the cost for he gave all his heart and lost
Yeats Never Give All the Heart as I remember it

Mother I cannot mind my wheel my fingers ache, my lips are dry ohh if ypu had felt the pain I fell but who has ever felt as I
Big on teen angst Sapho a female ancient

I know not the language of this strange land,
and its ways are not mine,
even the passing cloud,
I know not the meaning off
originaly in German but my memory dosn't streach to it

'And thy belly be like a heap of wheat set about with lilies.'
Song of Solomon

'In between fear and sex passion lies'
Janette Winterson

'My peace is not the peace the world gives'

When we're apar
Lonlier Than This
It dos'nt get any lonlier than this,
i belive my heart'll break,
Tonight I prayed I'd die before I wake.
With every breath I'm tasting your kiss
And its sweet upon my tounge
Until the bitter tears fall one by one

It osnt get any lonelier than this
cause i'm on this road alone
My heartbeat ringin like a hollow drum
i'm about as lonesome as a poor boy gets
And there's nothing i can do
' Cause its dark out there and I can't find you
It dosent get any lonelier than this


It dosent get any lonelier than this
I'm as blue as blue can be
Just an empty place where your love should be
I'm sick and tired of walking around like this

And theres no place I can go
Just an empty place where your love should be
I'm sick and tired of walking round like this
And theres no place I can go
Just the empty places where the shadows know
mabey this is good as its gona get
And I'll always be this way
I'll just wander this world calling out your name
It dosent get any lonelier than this
Stevie Earle A song

"You have taken the East from me; you have taken the West from me,
You have taken what is before me and what is behind me;
You have taken the moon, you have taken the sun from me,
And my fear is great that you have taken god from me!"
Last verse of Donal Og

Of mans first disobedience and the taste of that forbiden fruit who's mortal sin brought death into the wold and all our woe
milton paradise lost
also a lover of obscuer and ancient balids
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Postby Tom » Wed Mar 23, 2005 8:46 pm

I love poetry to. One thing which does not require carrying a big tub of juice or anything to knock over. Poetry has always been one of my stronger points. Its great! One of my favourite poems is the one about the mad gardener by the guy who wrote Alice an Wonderland! I like comedic things! 8) Do you guys like a specific type of poems or do you just like any type?
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Postby parnassus » Wed Mar 23, 2005 10:10 pm

I prefer poetry that has a definite metre and rhythmical pattern. Lately I have been experimenting with compound poetry, though, but poets who stick to the strong traditional patterns - such as Coleridge and Kipling - remain far and away my favourites.

Does anyone write poetry themselves? I do occasionally, but I find it much more difficult than prose writing. I can produce an acceptable piece of prose even if I don't feel inspired, just by juggling words around and doing conjuring tricks with sentence construction, but poems won't let you play that game. This is probably why I write so few. I love working with them when the ideas do come to me, though.
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Postby Tom » Thu Mar 24, 2005 9:05 am

I write poetry. One of the poems I wrote is coming out in a book called "Scotlands Young minds". I wrote one for a competion and mine was chosen to be published.
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Postby parnassus » Thu Mar 24, 2005 11:38 am

I've heard of that anthology. Some of the students in my school had poems accepted for our region's edition. (North West.) I will look out for copies. What is your poem's title and what is it about?

There used to be a brilliant magazine called Young Writers' Magazine that printed the work of teenage authors and published articles on good writing technique. Have you ever read it? It was very high quality stuff, but sadly the publisher has temporarily stopped printing it - the funding is no longer there. I co-ordinate my school's creative writing club, so it was a big blow to me when they stopped printing it. We used to love looking at it in the club sessions.
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Postby Tom » Thu Mar 24, 2005 12:47 pm

Yes, I think I bought it once. My poem is called My Holiday, its about what happened on my holiday, our car broke down on the way to the airport, we had to get a taxi quick and get to the airport. It was quite excititing! 8)
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Postby parnassus » Sat Mar 26, 2005 9:21 am

It sounds it :D
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Postby monkey » Sat Jun 18, 2005 2:28 am

i write some poetry to.
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Postby C » Sat Jul 02, 2005 6:18 pm

Yes, I write poetry occasionally as well but I prefer writing stories.

Hey, why don't we post some of our poems on here for others to look at?
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Postby Thirteen-thirty-seven » Sat Jul 02, 2005 7:32 pm

I have been immersing myself in some lovely Blake today...bliss.
There is no point me posting anything, I simply cannot choose a favourite from Blake.
There is a piece of writing I like very much, which blurs the boundary between poem and prose. I'm not sure which it is, but here goes:

If the earth were only a few feet in diameter, floating a few feet above a field somewhere, people would come from everywhere to marvel at it.

People would walk round it, marveling at its big pools of water, its little pools and the water flowing between the pools.

People would marvel at the bumps on it, and the holes in it, and at the very thin layer of gas surrounding it and the water suspended in the gas.

The people would marvel at all the creatures walking around the surface of the ball and at the creatures in the water.

The people would declare it as sacred because it was the only one, and they would protect it so that it would not be hurt.

The ball would be the greatest wonder known, and the people would come to pray to it, to be healed, to gain knowledge, to know beauty and to wonder how

it could be. People would love it, and defend it with their lives, because they would somehow know that their lives, their own roundness, could be nothing

without it. If the world were only a few feet in diameter.

I like the fact that the language is so simple and yet so beautiful.

I write poetry myself, although I can't cope with definite metre/rhyming patterns.
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Postby bibliophile » Sun Jul 03, 2005 10:18 am

The mirror crack'd from side to side;
"The curse is come upon me," cried
The Lady of Shalott.
-tennerson i love this poem all of it but this is my favourite bit!
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