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Favorite poet?

  1. habee profile image90
    habeeposted 7 years ago

    Who's your favorite poet of all time? I choose Thomas Hardy.

    1. Lyria profile image60
      Lyriaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      My favorite: Samuel Taylor Coleridge, especially the Ancient Mariner. #2 would be Shakespeare - the Sonnets.

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      L. Andrew Marrposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Eugh - I have to study The Return of the Native for school and I can't stand it. I would have to say my favourite poets are John Clare, Rudyard Kipling and Philip Larkin.

  2. wrenfrost56 profile image82
    wrenfrost56posted 7 years ago

    Tough question......I'de guess i'de have to say Seamus Heany.

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      wrenfrost56posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I think I killed the thread lol Sorry!

  3. habee profile image90
    habeeposted 7 years ago

    I love Seamus Heany.

  4. maven101 profile image79
    maven101posted 7 years ago

    Walter Benton...A poet of passion and pain, love and despair..

  5. habee profile image90
    habeeposted 7 years ago

    Thanks for introducing me to him, Larry!

  6. Uninvited Writer profile image81
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    William Wordsworth and Robert Burns...I'm a Romantic smile

  7. habee profile image90
    habeeposted 7 years ago

    I love them, too, UW!

    Wordsworth: "Tintern Abbey" and "Composed upon Westminster Bridge"

    Burns: "My Heart's in the Highlands"

    My favorite English romantic is John Keats.

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    Leta Sposted 7 years ago

    Too many to name all, but:  Rilke, Shelley, Levine, Kizer, Harjo, Ginsberg....even Shakespeare as a poet.  I'm now actually reading Neruda due to someone on Hubpages. smile

    Rilke will always be at the heart of my heart, however.

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    Edgar Allen Poe with Emily Dickenson coming up second

  10. Drax profile image75
    Draxposted 7 years ago

    for me it has to Akhmatova, then Bukowski, then Montague and then about 50 others that really make an impact on me... so little time so much poetry...

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      Leta Sposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Ah, Akhmatova! Her Holocaust poem with the "black milk."

  11. rebekahELLE profile image92
    rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago

    Ranier Maria Rilke ~~ love his work.

    John Keats~

    so many more

  12. Ken R. Abell profile image85
    Ken R. Abellposted 7 years ago

    Can't get it down to only one.  My top three...

    Edgar Allan Poe, Robert Frost, Robert W. Service

  13. Zenani profile image80
    Zenaniposted 7 years ago

    Maya Angelou

  14. prettydarkhorse profile image63
    prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago

    political poet, Dalai lama, philosopher


    I like Pablo Nerudas poems

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    LEWJposted 7 years ago

    Miss Emily Dickinson

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    poetlorraineposted 7 years ago

    i*n*v*i*c*t*u*s Of hub pages

    1. I*n*v*i*c*t*u*s profile image61
      I*n*v*i*c*t*u*sposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      you are so sweet! smile Thank you

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        poetlorraineposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        don't know that many, but you take the biscuit for me

  17. blondepoet profile image79
    blondepoetposted 7 years ago

    Rodney Rude.

  18. Ron Montgomery profile image60
    Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago

    http://www.nacua.org/meetings/Fall2007/Images/arrows/arrow_up_left_1_grey.gif

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      Pacal Votanposted 7 years ago in reply to this
  19. manlypoetryman profile image71
    manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago

    Banjo Patterson : The Man from Snowy River

  20. I*n*v*i*c*t*u*s profile image61
    I*n*v*i*c*t*u*sposted 7 years ago

    Rumi

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      Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      happy b day. I made you thread this morning but it got lost. Hope your having a good day!!

      1. I*n*v*i*c*t*u*s profile image61
        I*n*v*i*c*t*u*sposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Awww, Thank you So much!! Sorry I missed it! It has been a lovely day! big_smile

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          Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          your welcome. smile Im glad.

      2. Ron Montgomery profile image60
        Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        It magically re-appeared!

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          Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Its not magic!! That took a lot of hard work!! errr well, ok, Im just sitting here aviding washing the dishes..but still..its not magic!!'
          and invictus,I meant it, have a good day.

  21. Myles54 profile image59
    Myles54posted 7 years ago

    Anis Mojgani

  22. theageofcake profile image73
    theageofcakeposted 7 years ago

    Walt Whitman.

  23. Chad A Taylor profile image73
    Chad A Taylorposted 7 years ago

    "Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night" Dylan Thomas

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    philip carey 61posted 7 years ago

    Walt Whitman, if I was forced into a corner to choose. There are just so many excellent poets.

 
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