Monday, March 21, 2011

World Poetry Day

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Today is World Poetry Day!
I simply must shout out "Hooray!".
Won't you please share with me
your favorite piece of poetry?
Or just something creative and fun
to inspire me to write a similar one.
I love to read poems and mimic their form.
Will you help me find one that's out of the norm?
Use Mister Linky or leave a comment below.
I need you to help my poet reading list grow!

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  1. I might pretend to be American for the day and take tomorrow as my day of poetry.

    I couldnt find solid proof that today was the day until yur post here said it was.

    so, I better get cracking tomorrow! :-)

    - tork

  2. @Tork - Is that because of your time zone? It will still be the 21st here? Even if it's not, I say celebrate belatedly! There's never a bad time to promote poetry. :)

  3. A Whispered Tale by Siegfried Sassoon, in fact all his poetry.

  4. Sitting motionless
    Legs crossed
    I know where I am and
    I know that I'm lost

    I feel myself falling
    I hear myself calling
    Dizziness leaves me blind

    As I sink through the air
    And calmly sit there
    I know that the fall is my mind

  5. Oh this is so difficult! I have many favs! One of my favorite poetry books is an odd little number called "Reflections On a Gift of Watermelon Pickle" and other modern verse compiled by Stephen Dunning. It was one of my first intros to poetry. A fav. is Poets Hitchhiking on the Highway by Gregory Corso. Very amusing but astute.

  6. D A
    Datta: what have we given?
    My friend, blood shaking my heart
    The awful daring of a moment's surrender
    Which an age of prudence can never retract
    By this, and this only, we have existed
    Which is not to be found in our obituaries
    Or in memories draped by the beneficent spider
    Or under seals broken by the lean solicitor
    In our empty rooms
    D A
    Dayadhvam: I have heard the key
    Turn in the door once and turn once only
    We think of the key, each in his prison
    Thinking of the key, each confirms a prison
    Only at nightfall, aetherial rumours
    Revive for a moment a broken Coriolanus
    D A
    Damyata: The boat responded
    Gaily, to the hand expert with sail and oar
    The sea was calm, your heart would have responded
    Gaily, when invited, beating obedient
    To controlling hands

    Eliot, The Wasteland

  7. I really love your blog and your poems. When I need a break from my blog and need to clear my mind get some creative mojo flowing I come to your blog. :)

  8. Thank you everyone for leaving me suggested reading! Such fun. I look forward to reading them again and again when I need inspiration.

    @Jhess - I'm flattered to provide you with creative mojo. :)

  9. I posted one of mine to get you started. You can find lots of great classic poems online, plus there are lots of talented poets here on Blogger. It doesn't have to be a famous poet/poem to be good.

  10. I totally agree, Eric. I read good stuff by other poets online all the time and many are not famous... I just wanted to see what my readers suggest because it is fun to know all your favorites. :)

  11. Fun verse! I had a good time writing this three verse limerick about writers block: Writing Humor Isn't Funny.


Rhyming or not, I would like a lot to hear the thoughts my words brought...