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DaedalusInSicily  ·  1824 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What was the latest book you read?

Finished reading Charles Dickens's David Copperfield. It is 900 pages and enjoyed reading it absolutely. Not my biggest read, since I finished Ulysses last year, and this year George Eliot's Middlemarch (also 900 pages long). Would recommend it wholeheartedly.

DaedalusInSicily  ·  1824 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Accountant & The Universe

I am not sure why but I get this The Lovesong of J. Alfred Prufrock-ish feeling while reading your poem (it's got to be cause I am reading your poem and Eliot's side by side). I absolutely love it. There isn't anything verbose about it, IMHO. Would definitely love to read some more of your writings. Keep up the good work!

DaedalusInSicily  ·  1824 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Learning poetry by heart

I have three of Frost's on my list: The Oven Bird, Design, and the Road Not Taken. Plus, I have all of his poetry just for my personal pleasure at home.

DaedalusInSicily  ·  1824 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Learning poetry by heart

I have added the poems, if you still want to check them out.

DaedalusInSicily  ·  1824 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Learning poetry by heart

I am quite acquainted with the AS literature: Beowulf, Caedmon's Hymn, The Dream of the Rood, etc. We had Anglo-Saxon Literature 101 at college, and it made me love this particularly strange, yet quite likeable language called Old English. I have my Chaucer in the somewhat original Middle English, and it takes quite an effort to read/understand it, without those annotations (which are missing in my paperback). I like this:

    I guess I prefer to memorize poetry by ear and mouth than by heart.

Will give my best to try and memorise some of the Mediaeval poetry. (Though, I know the beginning from the Wanderer, Oft to the Wanderer weary of exile / cometh God's pity compassionate love.)

DaedalusInSicily  ·  1825 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Learning poetry by heart

So far, I have learnt three not-so-demanding poems: William Carlos Williams' "The Red Wheelbarrow," Margaret Atwood's "This Is a Photograph of me," and Thomas Sterns Eliot's "Preludes". We read Atwood's poetry at college, and it's been quite a joy to try to memorise the poem. Such a wonderful contrast; sedate words and quite an unfathomable strength coming out of that poem.

I will give it a try about posting updates on the poems and how they affect me. It would be quite an honour to read your poems, because writing/reading poems is as you say a moving and powerful experience, and it gets much better when you share it with others.

Also, I will definitely give it a try and read J. Gilbert's work, because, honestly, this is the first time I've heard of him. Thanks for the recommendation.

Warmest regards.

DaedalusInSicily  ·  1825 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Learning poetry by heart

What I've totally forgot to mention is that I have compiled a list of 94 thematically arranged poems. I will try to memorise these 94 poems in 94 days. Best regards and thanks for the advice.

DaedalusInSicily  ·  1825 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What was the last word you learned?