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PrinzeCharming
April 28th, 2016, 05:14 AM
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As we finally conclude the month of April, I want to put all the emphasis on today. Today, April 28th, marks the observation and celebration of great poetry and the poets behind the work. I want to personally thank all of you who have participated throughout the NaPoWriMo challenge. Please take a moment to reflect on your own hard work over the last four weeks. Is there something you can admire? Is there something you can change about your writing?




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Take a moment to discover new poets that you have never discovered. Challenge yourself by reading over fifty different types of poetry forms today. Try to make a list of your favorite poets for every form.



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When you discover a new poem, write how it inspires you through a poem of your own. Challenge yourself to connect the way the poet does within their work. Who are your favorite poets? Have you discovered anyone new lately?




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Celebrate the following today!



William Wordsworth
Edgar Allan Poe


Emily Dickinson
Sarojini Naidu


William Shakespeare
John Donne


Maya Angelou
Ralph Waldo Emerson


Langston Hughes
Nikki Giovanni


Robert Frost
John Keats


Walt Whitman
Raymond Carver


Rabindranath Tagore
Mark Twain


Shel Silverstein
Thomas Hardy


William Blake
Anne Sexton


Pablo Neruda
Lewis Carroll


Sylvia Plath
Elizabeth Barrett Browning


Edward Estlin (E.E.) Cummings
Gary Soto


William Butler Yeats
Carl Sandburg


Tupac Shakur
Alexander Pushkin


Oscar Wilde
Gwendolyn Brooks


Rudyard Kipling
Henry David Thoreau


Sandra Cisneros
George (Lord) Byron


Alfred Lord Tennyson
Spike Milligan


Alice Walker
Margaret Atwood


Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Muhammad Ali


Billy Collins
Roger McGough


Carol Ann Duffy
Sara Teasdale


Christina Rossetti
Jane Austen


Charles Bukowski
Allen Ginsberg





#GreatPoetryReadingDay

Ariel
April 30th, 2016, 06:44 PM
There's a typo in Edgar Allen Poe's and Ralph Waldo Emerson's names in the above list.

PrinzeCharming
April 30th, 2016, 10:31 PM
There's a typo in Edgar Allen Poe's and Ralph Waldo Emerson's names in the above list.

Thanks! I was typing this quick and late at night. Glad someone caught it!

Ariel
May 1st, 2016, 12:31 AM
Looks like a good list.

zebacarts
May 3rd, 2016, 08:44 AM
keat and william words worth is my favourite poet. Wordsworth is a nature poet.

PrinzeCharming
May 3rd, 2016, 03:56 PM
keat and william words worth is my favourite poet. Wordsworth is a nature poet.

Do you have a favorite poem? :)

Ariel
May 4th, 2016, 02:37 AM
This is one of my favorite poems by William Shakespeare.

Sonnet LXXIIIThat time of year thou mayst in me behold
When yellow leaves, or none, or few, do hang
Upon those boughs which shake against the cold,
Bare ruined choirs, where late the sweet birds sang.
In me thou see'st the twilight of such day
As after sunset fadeth in the west;
Which by and by black night doth take away,
Death's second self, that seals up all in rest.
In me thou see'st the glowing of such fire,
That on the ashes of his youth doth lie,
As the death-bed, whereon it must expire,
Consumed with that which it was nourish'd by.
This thou perceiv'st, which makes thy love more strong,
To love that well, which thou must leave ere long.

aj47
May 4th, 2016, 03:20 AM
... amongst my favorites ....

Dane-Geld
by Rudyard Kipling

It is always a temptation to an armed and agile nation
To call upon a neighbour and to say: --
"We invaded you last night--we are quite prepared to fight,
Unless you pay us cash to go away."

And that is called asking for Dane-geld,
And the people who ask it explain
That you've only to pay 'em the Dane-geld
And then you'll get rid of the Dane!

It is always a temptation for a rich and lazy nation,
To puff and look important and to say: --
"Though we know we should defeat you, we have not the time to meet you.
We will therefore pay you cash to go away."

And that is called paying the Dane-geld;
But we've proved it again and again,
That if once you have paid him the Dane-geld
You never get rid of the Dane.

It is wrong to put temptation in the path of any nation,
For fear they should succumb and go astray;
So when you are requested to pay up or be molested,
You will find it better policy to say: --

"We never pay any-one Dane-geld,
No matter how trifling the cost;
For the end of that game is oppression and shame,
And the nation that pays it is lost!"

Ariel
May 6th, 2016, 02:45 AM
Buddha In Glory


Center of all centers, core of cores, 

almond self-enclosed, and growing sweet-- 

all this universe, to the furthest stars 

all beyond them, is your flesh, your fruit. 



Now you feel how nothing clings to you; 

your vast shell reaches into endless space, 

and there the rich, thick fluids rise and flow. 

Illuminated in your infinite peace, 



a billion stars go spinning through the night, 

blazing high above your head. 

But in you is the presence that 
will be,
when all the stars are dead.



by Rainer Maria Rilke