Who is your favorite all time poet?

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  1. Phyllis Doyle profile image94
    Phyllis Doyleposted 4 years ago

    Who is your favorite all time poet?

    I have said it before and I will say it again -- some of my favorite poets are right here on HubPages. Some of the are Romeo's Quill, Wayne Brown, Gypsy Rose Lee, Ken Snowden, Nellieanna, and arijitm2000. There are many more here that I wish I could mention, these are just a few. My favorite poets of the past are William B. Yeats, Oscar Wilde, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Robert Frost, and Edgar Alan Poe.

  2. Elizabeth Bowers profile image90
    Elizabeth Bowersposted 4 years ago

    My favorite poet of all time is Alfred Lord Tennyson, but I also like Robert Browning and Edgar Allen Poe.  There are many other poets that I enjoy, but these three are my favorites.  I'm excited about getting to find new poets to enjoy on HubPages!

    1. Phyllis Doyle profile image94
      Phyllis Doyleposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Elizabeth, you will certainly enjoy reading the poets on HP.  We have some of the finest you can find. Thank you for contributing to this question.

  3. Phyllis Doyle profile image94
    Phyllis Doyleposted 4 years ago

    Okay, I will mention a few more very fine poets I enjoy reading: Jodah, Tony DeLorger and Frank Atanacio.  Still a lot more to mention as time goes by.  To all poets on HubPages, I thank you for being here and bringing me joy with your poetry.

    1. Phyllis Doyle profile image94
      Phyllis Doyleposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I cannot choos a "Best Answer", for everyone has favorites based on their personal interests. So, each answer is the best one for that person.  Thank you, everyone, for participating.

  4. jhamann profile image91
    jhamannposted 4 years ago

    Theodore Roethke and Elizabeth Bishop are my two favorites.  But I read more hub poets than any others.  Jamie

    1. Phyllis Doyle profile image94
      Phyllis Doyleposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I have not read Theodore Roethke and Elizabeth Bishop. I will have to look them up. Thanks, Jamie, for your reply.

    2. jhamann profile image91
      jhamannposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Try Roethke "The Waking" and "My Papas Waltz", Bishop: "The Filling Station" and "The Armadillo"

    3. Phyllis Doyle profile image94
      Phyllis Doyleposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, Jamie.

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    sheilamyersposted 4 years ago

    I don't read enough poetry to pick a favorite, but most of what I've read by the professionals and the amateurs has been enjoyable.

    1. Phyllis Doyle profile image94
      Phyllis Doyleposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for your comment and participation, Sheila.   smile

  6. The Examiner-1 profile image71
    The Examiner-1posted 4 years ago

    Since I was not a follower of poets the only one that I can say is William Shakespeare because his name jumps to my mind for writing poems, sonnets and plays. I also have a couple of books about his work so I guess that I have reason to say that.
    I do not remember why I purchased the books, it was quite a while ago, but I must have had a reason for selecting his name.

    1. Phyllis Doyle profile image94
      Phyllis Doyleposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Well, Kevin, you selected one of the best of all time. Thank you for participating and sharing your thoughts.

    2. The Examiner-1 profile image71
      The Examiner-1posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Ah yes, someone mentioned Poe. I never thought of him as a poet. When I was a kid I remember he wrote scary stories and remember him for "Nevermore, nevermore."

    3. Phyllis Doyle profile image94
      Phyllis Doyleposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, Kevin, The Raven by Poe is a very popular poem. I love it. Poe is one of my favorite poets. Annabel Lee is another great poem of his -- and he did write a lot of scary stories, The Pit and the Pendulum is very tense and scary.

    4. The Examiner-1 profile image71
      The Examiner-1posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I think that the 'Pit an the Pendulum' and "Nevermore, nevermore" (not the poem, just those two words) are all that I remember of him.

  7. chef-de-jour profile image97
    chef-de-jourposted 4 years ago

    I read many poems each week, some cutting edge new and innovative, both US and UK, others from poets since deceased. I'm always dipping into Norton's anthology.
    It's not easy to pick a favourite poet - easier to pick a favourite poem!!?? I guess all poets should be praised in some form for their efforts?
    But I'll go for Wallace Stevens because he's a challenge.

    1. Phyllis Doyle profile image94
      Phyllis Doyleposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Ah ! good choice then, chef. Thanks for participating.

  8. Dee aka Nonna profile image77
    Dee aka Nonnaposted 4 years ago

    I love the questions that are asked...so often, they just make one think and remember.  Who is my all time favorite poet?   That is a hard one.  I truly never met (or read) a poet that I did not like.  There are poems that I either did not like, or they just did not speak to me. I have a long list of poets works in my personal library---each one I enjoy for different reason.  I will keep the list here short and only mention those that spoke to me for different reasons and in different seasons of my life, but something about their words remained with me.   Beside many of the poets already mentioned---I love this all...I will add:  Rita Dove, Lucille Clifton, Nikki Giovanni, Langston Hughes, Paul Lawrence Dunbar.....and, I must add with great respect Maya Angelou....who spoke to her readers simply and eloquently, and with love and compassion.

    1. Phyllis Doyle profile image94
      Phyllis Doyleposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Dee, thank you for your thoughtful answer. I will have to check out those poets you mention.

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    mbuggiehposted 4 years ago

    I would have to say Robert Frost and for these words:

    "In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on."

    1. Phyllis Doyle profile image94
      Phyllis Doyleposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, mbuggieh.  I love the poems of Robert Frost.

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