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lil  ·  389 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: September 20, 2017

Of course there is.

There's so much bad everything.

And they teach you to hate poetry in high school.

Or love it. It depends on so much.

I wonder what poem mk is memorizing this week.




mk  ·  389 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It was supposed to be one per month, but I have Poe's Alone down pat, and started itching for the next.

mike and I had somewhat of a poetry slam in steve's minivan last weekend.

lil  ·  387 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Here's a poem by William Butler Yeats that's full of Celtic imagery. I memorized it long ago, and find it useful on hikes through the woods. It might be a little too lyrical for your tastes, but easy to memorize.

  I went out to the hazel wood,

Because a fire was in my head,

And cut and peeled a hazel wand,

And hooked a berry to a thread;

And when white moths were on the wing,

And moth-like stars were flickering out,

I dropped the berry in a stream

And caught a little silver trout.

  When I had laid it on the floor

I went to blow the fire a-flame,

But something rustled on the floor,

And someone called me by my name:

It had become a glimmering girl

With apple blossom in her hair

Who called me by my name and ran

And faded through the brightening air.

  Though I am old with wandering

Through hollow lands and hilly lands,

I will find out where she has gone,

And kiss her lips and take her hands;

And walk among long dappled grass,

And pluck till time and times are done,

The silver apples of the moon,

The golden apples of the sun.

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but there are many...

steve  ·  388 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Minivans bring out the poet in all of us

tacocat  ·  389 days ago  ·  link  ·  

There's so much bad everything. There's so much to hate about the world.

Then Morgan Freeman comes and gives you advise..

LOL.

I'm a douche bag