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Topic: Inspired by Poetry Swap (Sign-up CLOSED Send outs 9/24)  (Read 9025 times)
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« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2007 12:53:21 PM »

i'm in!
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« Reply #11 on: August 21, 2007 02:48:02 PM »

i just signed up!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This is my first swap. I'm quite excited.
hope i get a good partner...ha! I'll be a good one...:-p
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« Reply #12 on: August 21, 2007 03:52:27 PM »

welcome to swapping, hopskip - watch out, it is addictive.
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binta
« Reply #13 on: August 21, 2007 09:32:23 PM »

this is my first swap too!

exciting!!
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« Reply #14 on: August 22, 2007 01:25:31 AM »

Ok, my resistance has crumbled to dust ... I'm in  Grin
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Hallo aus Deutschland! Hi from Germany!
I'm interested in personal swaps - and if you live in Europe, we could swap some fabrics - PM me!

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« Reply #15 on: August 22, 2007 05:15:06 AM »

Ok, my resistance has crumbled to dust ... I'm in  Grin

You should always give into temptation...when it comes to crafting anyway.  Welcome!
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« Reply #16 on: August 23, 2007 05:44:34 AM »

so, i know there was a questionaire and whatnot, but i'm really curious about what kinds of poetry people like here. Smiley

anything. any names. i have read a lot of canadian poetry, like a lot of american stuff, romantic period stuff.

names. titles. anything.
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« Reply #17 on: August 23, 2007 06:50:55 AM »

so, i know there was a questionaire and whatnot, but i'm really curious about what kinds of poetry people like here. Smiley

anything. any names. i have read a lot of canadian poetry, like a lot of american stuff, romantic period stuff.

names. titles. anything.

Ooooo good question. Suppose it's a little unfair since I get to see everybody's picks already  Grin

I've got a few in common with others, but for the most part these are folks nobody has listed yet:

Matthew Arnold:
Longing - this  is the poem that got me hooked on him
A Wish - Little more morbid, but I still love it

Dylan Thomas:
Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night - A classic. First came across it when my high school orchestra played a piece based off of it.

And then my two absolute favorite poets -

Lawrence Ferlinghetti:
I Am Waiting - My first introduction to the Beat poets
The World Is a Beautiful Place - Possibly my all-time favorite.

Pablo Neruda:
I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You - Just...gah!  Love this one
Sonnet XVII - And again I say gah!
Every Day You Play - Love this one for the last line, it's just so perfectly descriptive: " I want to do with you what spring does with the cherry trees."

And now that I've pulled this together, I'm totally copying and pasting it into my own questionaire Grin


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« Reply #18 on: August 23, 2007 08:44:44 AM »

ooo! we have similar tastes. i'm going to check some of those out. i hadn't done a cataloguing of my poetry tastes until this swap, so i tried to limit myself for the questionaire.

i tend to forget about the 1800s because i'm not a fan of all the angst that comes into the writing of that time, but Matthew Arnold is a good one. i like his criticism too. i wanted to throw something in about the beats but i haven't touched in with them lately. the canadian poet george bowering was my half-assed segway to the poetry of that time period, and in university i spent some time looking into the 'tish' poets (very academic-like, but i think they like to think of themselves as the canadian beats).

i was going to write neruda on my questionaire! did i? i didn't feel like i deserved to, i don't know him well enough.

i think you would probably like Rumi. i find that his stuff is best put in context, but it is really easy and forward-moving. and have you read Leonard Cohen? (i know, i know, i was just dissing angst...) although the person who is distributing his copyrighted works online spelled "monasteries" wrong, here is a link to a classic:

http://www.leonardcohenfiles.com/poem.html#monosteries


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« Reply #19 on: August 23, 2007 09:03:39 AM »

Ooooo I had no idea Cohen was a poet as well. My be-all, end-all favorite song is his Hallelujah, so I guess it should come as no surprise that a man that writes lyrics like that also does poetry.

And yes, Rumi is great...love Khalil Gibran as well...just, as you said, trying to limit myself  Cheesy

And ohmigod the angsty-mcangst. I've got a book of Arnold's poems and I have to admit, it gets overwhelming after awhile.

I'm actually entertained that I'm doing this swap. I'm more scientifically minded and hated studying poetry in school (except Lawrence Ferlinghetti, but that was actually in an American Studies course rather than an English course). I actually came up with the idea of the swap beacuse I recently got into Neruda and was surprised to find I liked reading poetry. But as I thought about it, I realized that there are any number of poets that I like reading, I just couldn't escape the memories of disecting poems in Lit classes...It's amazing how some Lit classes can completely kill your appreciation for certain parts of literature (know there's a classic novel or two that I'll, unfortunately, never be able to truly appreciate again).
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