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Which famous poets inspire you and why?

  1. leni sands profile image75
    leni sandsposted 7 years ago

    Which famous poets inspire you and why?

  2. pintails7886 profile image77
    pintails7886posted 7 years ago

    Rudyard Kipling, more specifically his poem "IF"

    When I turned 16 my father gave me a poem book with a short note and a request to read "If" first, as his father had given him on his 16th birthday. I was a little offended that I got a book of poetry for my birthday, until I understood exactly what that poem was telling me as a young emerging man. And if you have never read it before and you are a man you need to. And ask yourself if you really are a man. This is litteraly the standards that every man should follow to call them selves a true man.

    Here is a link to this masterpiece in the rights of passage to manhood.

    http://www.everypoet.com/archive/poetry … ing_if.htm

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    klarawieckposted 7 years ago

    I am a big fan of Pablo Neruda and Federico Garcia Lorca. I also love Native American poets - Patty L. Harjo, Leslie Marmon Silko, and many others. The list is long!

  4. Daniel J. Neumann profile image58
    Daniel J. Neumannposted 7 years ago

    Walt Whitman, because he saw the network of life for what it was, a tool, home, and purpose.

  5. KewlWriter profile image75
    KewlWriterposted 7 years ago

    Robert frost, William Wordsworth,  .... I love wordsworth.