Favorite Poems?

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  1. gordie

    gordie Fapstronaut

    The Hunchback in the Park by Dylan Thomas:

    Canto LXXXI by Ezra Pound (recommend reading the lyrics in the description along with it-- by far my favorite section of a poem)

    What other poets do you guys like?
  2. gordie

    gordie Fapstronaut

    Or Looney Tunes clips if you’ve got those.
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  3. BugsBunny555

    BugsBunny555 Fapstronaut

    Can't link it unfortunately.

    There's a brit on instagram called gortrog9k I believe.

    He made a really good poem about the cycle of life and accepting your fate.

    My favorite line is

    "It comes to me now as blood annoints."
  4. BugsBunny555

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  5. BugsBunny555

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  6. The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner

    From my mother’s sleep I fell into the State,
    And I hunched in its belly till my wet fur froze.
    Six miles from earth, loosed from its dream of life,
    I woke to black flak and the nightmare fighters.
    When I died they washed me out of the turret with a hose.
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  7. kropo82

    kropo82 Fapstronaut

    My favourite does shift around, but currently I'd say this one:

    Aedh Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven

    W. B. Yeats (1865–1939)

    Had I the heavens' embroidered cloths,
    Enwrought with golden and silver light,
    The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
    Of night and light and the half light,
    I would spread the cloths under your feet:
    But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
    I have spread my dreams under your feet;
    Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.

    @gordie, did you ever read Jack Schofield's technology column in The Guardian? I met him once and we ended up chatting about poetry. Ezra Pound was his favourite too. Thanks for sharing that clip of Pound reading, it's fantastic.

    In lighter mood I also love this:


    John Cooper Clarke (1949–)

    Expressing oneself
    In seventeen syllables
    Is extremely dif…

    N.B. It turns out I've misremembered this one, but I prefer the one in my memory to the real version, which is this:

    To convey one’s mood
    In seventeen syllables
    Is very diffic
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  8. AtomicTango

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    My first pick is a very obvious pick but there's a reason it's so famous. Ozymandias by Percy Shelley.

    I met a traveller from an antique land,
    Who said—“Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
    Stand in the desert. . . . Near them, on the sand,
    Half sunk a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
    And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
    Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
    Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
    The hand that mocked them, and the heart that fed;
    And on the pedestal, these words appear:
    My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings;
    Look on my Works, ye Mighty, and despair!
    Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
    Of that colossal Wreck, boundless and bare
    The lone and level sands stretch far away.”

    I'm also partial to haiku. Here are a couple I like from Basho.

    On a withered branch
    A crow is perched
    An autumn evening

    Sick on a journey-
    over parched fields
    dreams wander on
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  9. gordie

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    No I haven't! Yes that is my favorite Ezra Pound poem. That WB Yeats poem you posted-- amazing! I have that saved in my poetry folder now. Thank you so much!
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  10. BugsBunny555

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    It wouldn't be a poetry thread unless someone threw in the most normie poem ever
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  12. cadia guardsman

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  13. BugsBunny555

    BugsBunny555 Fapstronaut

    No one asked.

    Post Looney Tune Clips then.
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  14. cadia guardsman

    cadia guardsman Fapstronaut

    I know i just wanted to share this info
  15. BugsBunny555

    BugsBunny555 Fapstronaut

    Post some looney clip then.

    This is also a looney tunes thread.
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  16. BugsBunny555

    BugsBunny555 Fapstronaut

    The grass was greener
        On the other side of the Forest
    The lecturer warned
        It wasn’t worth it
    The symphony played
        Its tune
            It’s so green
    The farmer took his cattle across the shit creek
        And through the forest
    The farmer now runs
        It consumed the cattle
            It was going to consume him
                It was up his back and down his spine
    The shit creek was cumbersome
        He couldn’t run
            He could only trudge
    He never took the time to build a bridge
                It slithered beneath the shit
                    It wrapped around his boot
                        It yanked
    The sun rose
        It vanished
            The farmer lifted his face up from the shit
                    But without his cattle.
    Something I wrote for a poetry class.

    Inb4 psued and garbage. Don't care.
  17. gordie

    gordie Fapstronaut

    Post Looney Tunes clips, then.
    I love this poem. I know it’s kinda over saturated as inspiration but being real it is fucking inspiring as fuck.

    I’m phone posting atm bro but I’ll read your poem later.
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  18. Okay here we go, not sure if you young ones can fully appreciate this if you've never watched the old Looney Tunes but:

  19. gordie

    gordie Fapstronaut

    bro they predicted they were gonna take his gun away… wtf…
  20. BugsBunny555

    BugsBunny555 Fapstronaut

    Yes I know its a video game.

    Don't care.

    Dark Souls uses extremely poetic dialogue.


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