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Favorite poem of all time? And why?

  1. Elizabeth99 profile image60
    Elizabeth99posted 7 years ago

    Favorite poem of all time? And why?

  2. dontmakemeover profile image62
    dontmakemeoverposted 7 years ago

    I love The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock by T.S. Eliot. I really enjoy the way he describes the narrator's fear, the way he talks himself out of social interaction because he is so terrified of his failure within it. It's pretty powerful as an emotion.

  3. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 7 years ago

    Stevie Smith-Not Waving but Drowning

    Nobody heard him, the dead man,
    But still he lay moaning:
    I was much further out than you thought
    And not waving but drowning.

    Poor chap, he always loved larking
    And now he's dead
    It must have been too cold for him his heart gave way,
    They said.

    Oh, no no no, it was too cold always
    (Still the dead one lay moaning)
    I was much too far out all my life
    And not waving but drowning.

    It really appeals to me because at times we are all too far out, not waving but drowning and no one knows we are in trouble, and barely hanging on.

  4. Extinct Soul profile image56
    Extinct Soulposted 7 years ago

    "With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
    it is still a beautiful world.
    Be cheerful. Strive to be happy."
    Desiderata written by Max Ehrmann

    ...it never fails to help me find my equilibrium...smile

  5. Matt in Jax profile image68
    Matt in Jaxposted 7 years ago

    Dream Deferred by Langston Hughes

    What happens to a dream deferred?

    Does it dry up
    Like a raisin in the sun?

    Or fester like a sore--
    And then run?

    Does it stink like rotten meat?
    Or crust and sugar over--
    like a syrupy sweet?

    Maybe it just sags
    like a heavy load.

    Or does it explode?
    ---------------------------
    I've always enjoyed Langston's ability to rhyme without it sounding forced and the subject of this poem in particular is a favorite of mine own.

  6. Midianite profile image59
    Midianiteposted 7 years ago

    Suicide and Other Comforts (by Dani Filth [Songwriter of Cradle of Filth])

    An eye for an eye as espied in the bible
    My faith is lost to the burning of idols
    One less cross to press upon the survival
    Of this lorded agony

    And I, (much as I have tried
    To bury Her from mind,
    Fate's tourniquet was tied, when She died...)
    Still sense Her presence so divine
    Lithe arms about my throat
    Like pining swans entwined
    Footfalls at nightfall close to mine

    Suicide is a tried and tested formula for release


    This is actually a song, but is so well-written it can be considered poetry. I can relate heavily to this piece.

  7. seicheprey profile image61
    seichepreyposted 6 years ago

    I think that as of right now my favorite poem of all time is "My Friend William" by Charles Bukowski, and hell, I can't say in a public forum why it is.wink

 
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