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Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
edited January 2023 in General Chat
can anyone recomend a good poet.....and please don't say sylvia plath.......
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    John Cooper Clark.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    There are none.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I have never been into poems.
    Unless it has a melody to it, I can't really grasp them unless I make an effort.
    That said, Yeats, is my favourite poet.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Edgar Alan Poe (I think thats how you spell it)

    (I've only really read "raven" but I enjoyed it :D)
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i don't know what it is atm but i've got so many different song ideas running though my head and the lyrics are almost there, just i need something for them to come out.

    maybe i need to listen to some really halucigenic music or something.......
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Jacqueline the Ripper
    I have never been into poems.

    Advanced higher English made me despise them. You always had to pick apart a two stanza poem for weeks on end, having to explain every little shitty 'hidden' meaning the author stuck in just to piss advanced higher English students off.

    A poem's a poem. You either enjoy it or you don't. You don't suddenly like it more after you've read it 100+ times and discovered every analagy, comparison, oxy-moron, ironic twist, onomatopoeic word, metaphor, meter or purposely included error.

    I hate poetry.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i really like 60's stuff.....the really trippy hippy shit.

    and then stuff thats written around ww2

    but so many have really shit imagery
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I quite like Wilfred Owen
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    SkiveSkive Posts: 15,286 Skive's The Limit
    Originally posted by solid_L
    Edgar Alan Poe (I think thats how you spell it)

    (I've only really read "raven" but I enjoyed it :D)

    That would have been the one I suggested. I don't really get excited by poetry but that is excellent.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by twisted_trinity
    i really like 60's stuff.....the really trippy hippy shit.

    but so many have really shit imagery

    If I wanted trippy hippy imagery I'd buy some more LSD.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Kiezo
    If I wanted trippy hippy imagery I'd buy some more LSD.

    i'm trying my damn best not to resort to drugs......

    to exspencive anyway....
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I find Emily Dickinson interesting. But then I've only just started studying them. Give me a couple weeks and it'll be :mad:
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    urgghhh poetry.

    I HATE it.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Carol Ann Duffy
    and.... *toddles off to get the name*
    Wendy Cope.

    go here...

    that's just my favourite of Wendy Cope's, but you can find all of Duffy's and many others there too.

    ETA try flowers from Cope, and Valentine and Words Wide Night from Duffy. All praiseworthy though.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Poetry should be made illegal.
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    SkiveSkive Posts: 15,286 Skive's The Limit
    Just downloaded The Simpsons version of the Raven. :eek2:
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    andrew marvell for comedy value
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    there are very, very few people who's poetry impresses me.

    and only one is famous. and she's not even famous for being a poet.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by queenmab_roo
    Carol Ann Duffy
    and.... *toddles off to get the name*
    Wendy Cope.

    go here...

    that's just my favourite of Wendy Cope's, but you can find all of Duffy's and many others there too.

    ETA try flowers from Cope, and Valentine and Words Wide Night from Duffy. All praiseworthy though.

    ooo get you, all literary minded...
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    e e cummings, fabulous man.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Fiend_85
    ooo get you, all literary minded...

    suprised? :p
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    It's surprising how many off you write off all poetry as shit. True, some is rubbish. But some poetry is bootyfull.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Doofay
    Poetry should be made illegal.
    :yes: never understood it...
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by SupaStar
    It's surprising how many off you write off all poetry as shit.

    Read my post and you'll understand why.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Kiezo
    Read my post and you'll understand why.

    yeah, understood.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by SupaStar
    yeah, understood.

    So surely it's no longer surprising? :razz:
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Kiezo
    So surely it's no longer surprising? :razz:

    it's surprising that people who aren't you or haven't been in a similar situation to you don't like any poetry at all. And just cos it was shite at a level doesn't mean that you can't still enjoy other poetry imo.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Plato.. well his a philosopher actually, never mind.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Richard Brautigan's poetry was always great
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by SupaStar
    it's surprising that people who aren't you or haven't been in a similar situation to you don't like any poetry at all. And just cos it was shite at a level doesn't mean that you can't still enjoy other poetry imo.

    i've read a LOT of poetry (and i mean really a lot. a whole chunk of my degree was on the bloody stuff) and i just don't like it.

    i'm very picky about my writing.
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