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Who's Who, in Poetry

Updated on December 9, 2013
The ocean, the great cleanser of the ages, to wash away our Cares
The ocean, the great cleanser of the ages, to wash away our Cares
wild creatures stir, by the rushing stream
wild creatures stir, by the rushing stream
we may have a spot of tea with Rudyard
we may have a spot of tea with Rudyard
God loves the creatures, both great and small
God loves the creatures, both great and small
 a pale light arose over the cooling water's mist
a pale light arose over the cooling water's mist
The woods are dark and deep, but I have miles to go, before I sleep.
The woods are dark and deep, but I have miles to go, before I sleep.
Never more, quoth the raven..never more
Never more, quoth the raven..never more
a small frog sought its mother, then to accept another.
a small frog sought its mother, then to accept another.
Dave..a poet and diddn't know it.
Dave..a poet and diddn't know it.

Who?





Rudyard Kipling, Frost, and Henry W.Longfellow,

and the who of all who's, Will Shakespeare, too,

Elizabeth Barret Browning and Edgar Allen Poe,

just the cream of the crop, only to name a few.




The greatest of the great, the best of the best,

though many are wonderful, who could protest?

The rhyming of words, the cadence and rhythm,

the wording arranged, as to build momentum.




From ballads of the old, to words without rhyme,

the meaning and metaphors, are all so sublime,

Inspirational sonnets, are written as Asian Haiku,

Acrostic, Blank Verse, and Free Verse, for you.




some, a pattern without question, or as a pantomime.

The list is long, varieties, never ending, some time.

Making it so very easy, to do, in writing a line or two,

Not all roses are red, though violets are blue, (it's true).




From the old English classics, to a newer free verse quote,

a reflection of the poet, by their message, that they wrote.

The days of merry old England, the great battles to inspire,

as the French Revolution, all to light, a devoted writer's fire,




While we read about Elizabeth's one thousandth sonnet,

of a special new blue bonnet, may get our fondest vote,

The long hours on end, that we each in reading, spend,

may just to inspire us so well, and to float our sailboat.




Who is to be your favorite writer of the best in rhyme,

the teller of tales, a messenger, by the hour glass's time,

what makes these so special and clever, or unique,

in modeling our crafts, or in the roles, we

seek?




Is it their metaphorical take on the quality of life,

their faith, their hope, the withstanding of all strife?

It's the building of our spirits, that shines from within,

most, we admire the creative message, they send.








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      whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States

      Thank you my friend. It was so difficult in choosing the greats in poetry, and I know that there are many who very well should be honored. Here's to them and their greatness. Thank you my friend for stopping by. whonu

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      Joanna Chandler 4 years ago from On planet Earth

      This was MAGNIFICENT , a mighty fine job

      Keep up the great work I will be back for more

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      whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States

      I agree with that,bravewarrior, and join you in your salute.

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      The dream all we poets share is to acheive the acclaim of those you have mentioned. Here's to all who speak from the heart, have a message to purvey and may the future carry our words forth!

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      whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States

      Thanks dreamseeker2, your kind comments are well received.

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      dreamseeker2 4 years ago

      Love your images along with your verse. I would have a hard time placing a name as to one of my favorites. I tend to like a lot of the well-known poets for many reasons. : ) Wonderful poem! Voted up and awesome!

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      whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States

      Thank you my friend, and it was a joy in remembering them.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      A lovely poem in praise of the classical poets we learned to love so long ago. Thank you for the reminder, written so well.

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      whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States

      I can go along with that and agree, my friend Mhatter,

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      Nicely expressed. In my opinion, we are all in your poem. So for my part, thank you.

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      whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States

      Thanks again, Faith Reaper. Your praises are well accepted.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Brilliant work and voted up and up. Sharing too.

      God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States

      Thanks for your words of encouragement, Epi, as always, your pal, whonu.

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      epigramman 4 years ago

      .......I can tell you are writing from a true labor of love here - thank you as always for being a writer's writer and inspiring me as well - sending you warm wishes from lake erie time ontario canada 5:29pm

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      whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States

      Thanks Lupita, Jamie,JThomp, and Frank, for your kind words of encouragement. I write for you and myself. It is an outlet for expression and emotion, and a wonderful therapy for me, as well.

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      very very good whonu..:)

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      whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States

      Thanks Jamie, I am so glad that my friends appreciate my work. I am a supporter of all who write on the Hub Pages and get inspiration from many in my own subjects to write about.

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 4 years ago from Reno NV

      I love it. I am very fond of poetry though. Thank you. Jamie

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      whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States

      Thanks Lupita, I enjoyed the challenge in writing it and it was tough in deciding who was the best.

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      JThomp42 4 years ago

      Awesome work. Voted up!

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      LupitaRonquillo 4 years ago

      Nice work!