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Poetry anyone?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Steph Dawe, Aug 31, 2004.


  1. Yes, this is another "I'm doing an assignment" threads. I've posted one other myself, and I know there are a couple of others floating around. :D I like jumping on bandwagons.

    I need poetry. Preferably good ones.

    And if you have any in Spanish, that would be great. I was thinking of doing one in Spanish and translate it in English... I dunno.

    Let's hear 'em. :hyper:
     
  2. Anything by Robert Frost. Brilliant man.

    Leigh
     
  3. Try some Meshuggah lyrics.

    You're teacher won't know.
     
  4. Ray Bradbury (Something Wicked This Way Comes, Illustrated Man)published a book of poetry and prose entitled "Elephants in the Dooryard". It struck me as a combination of Jack Kerouac and Tim Leary presented with the Bradbury eye towards science fiction. It's worth looking for...
     
  5. Samuel Taylor Colleridge(sp), William Butler Yeats, Robert Burns, Ralph Waldo Emerson, etc.
     
  6. +1. My favorite.
     
  7. Nick man

    Nick man

    Apr 7, 2002
    Tampa Bay
    When you're going down the slide and you feel something glide.

    Diareah... Diareah...

    When you're walking down the hall and you feel something fall.

    Diareah... Diareah...
     
  8. When you're slidin into third and you feel a juicy turd....

    oh heck, that's nasty. :p
     
  9. the obvious answer here is pablo neruda. he's chilean and revered for his love poetry in particular. most if not all of his work was in spanish.

    otherwise... if you're new to poetry, you'll probably like billy collins a lot. very accessible, to the point where many people who are into poetry look down upon him. i think he's written a lot of good poems though, maybe even a couple of great ones.
     
  10. Ed Fuqua

    Ed Fuqua

    Dec 13, 1999
    NYC
    Chuck Sher publishes my book, WALKING BASSICS:The Fundamentals of Jazz Bass Playing.
    Whither goest thou America, into the night
    black ribbon highway stretching endless



    Sure, Herbert
    Take a bite.
    The crowd, milling by the bridge.
    So much
    has gone Away.


    Telmetale. Of stem or stone. Beside the rivering, the hitherandthithering waters of. Night.
     
  11. None of you strikes me as being the Romantic type, so I'll suggest you might want to stay away from Byron, Keats, Shelley, Wordsworth, and Coleridge. You might also find Emily Dickinson a bit twee.

    How about Tennyson? There's some vigorous poetry for you. Or his contemporary Kipling, which verges on doggerel but has some truth.

    Ooo. Go read The Waste Land by T S Eliot. Then read it again. Then go to sleep, wake up, and read it again. It will take rather a long time for it to sink in... but it will be more than worth the effort. Do the same thing with his Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock, or The Hollow Men.

    On the lighter side, how about e e cummings or Ogden Nash? Or if you're really depressed, Sylvia Plath or Anne Sexton.

    Yes, I used to substitute-teach English. There a problem here?!
     
  12. I think that Thinking of you wins :D



    And I could be wrong but by "this is another I am doing an assignment threads" and "I was thinking of doing one in Spanish and translating it to English"........I think she was looking for something not by a famous poet, but either one you made up or something she could pass off as her own and get away with :p
     
  13. kserg

    kserg

    Feb 20, 2004
    London, UK
    I have one for you:


    "Mickey"

    Oh Mickey, you're so fine you're so fine you blow my mind,
    hey Mickey (huff huff), hey Mickey (huff huff)
    Oh Mickey, you're so fine you're so fine you blow my mind,
    hey Mickey (huff huff) hey Mickey
    Oh Mickey, you're so fine you're so fine you blow my mind,
    hey Mickey (huff huff) hey Mickey (huff huff)
    Oh Mickey, you're so fine you're so fine you blow my mind,
    hey Mickey (huff huff) hey Mickey

    Hey Mickey!
    You've been around all night and that's a little long
    You think you've got the right but I think you've got it wrong
    Why can't you say goodnight so you can take me home, Mickey

    'Cause when you say you will, it always means you won't
    You're givin' me the chills, baby, please baby don't
    Every night you still leave me all alone, Mickey

    Oh Mickey, what a pity you don't understand
    You take me by the heart when you take me by the hand
    Oh Mickey, you're so pretty, can't you understand
    It's guys like you Mickey
    Oh, what you do Mickey, do Mickey
    Don't break my heart, Mickey

    Hey Mickey!
    Now when you take me by the hooves,everyone's gonna know
    Every time you move I let a little more show
    There's somethin' we can use, so don't say no, Mickey

    So come on and give it to me any way you can
    Any way you wanna do it, I'll treat you like a man
    Oh please, baby, please, don't leave me in a jam, Mickey

    Oh Mickey, what a pity you don't understand
    You take me by the heart when you take me by the hand
    Oh Mickey, you're so pretty, can't you understand
    It's guys like you Mickey
    Oh, what you do Mickey, do Mickey
    Don't break my heart, Mickey
    (Mickey, Mickey, Mickey, Mickey, Mickey, Mickey)

    Oh Mickey, you're so fine you're so fine you blow my mind,
    hey Mickey (huff huff) hey Mickey (huff huff)
    Oh Mickey, you're so fine you're so fine you blow my mind,
    hey Mickey (huff huff) hey Mickey

    Oh Mickey, what a pity you don't understand
    You take me by the heart when you take me by the hand
    Oh Mickey, you're so pretty, can't you understand
    It's guys like you Mickey (huff huff)
    Oh, what you do Mickey, do Mickey
    Don't break my heart, Mickey

    Oh Mickey, what a pity you don't understand
    You take me by the heart when you take me by the hand
    Oh Mickey, you're so pretty, can't you understand
    It's guys like you Mickey (Mickey) (huff huff)
    Oh, what you do Mickey, do Mickey
    Don't break my heart, Mickey

    Oh Mickey, what a pity you don't understand (yay)
    You take me by the heart when you take me by the hand
    Oh Mickey, you're so pretty, can't you understand
    It's guys like you Mickey
    Oh, what you do Mickey, do Mickey
    Don't break my heart, Mickey


    Cheers
     
  14. Ahaha, not funny. :rolleyes:

    Well so long as it isn't lame, sure!

    Wow, there are a whole heap of stuff here, this is gonna take me ages to get through... thanks guys!
     
  15. "There once was a man from Nantucket..."?
     
  16. ...


    continue...
     
  17. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    so much depends
    upon

    a red wheel
    barrow

    glazed with rain
    water

    beside the white
    chickens.

    -william carlos williams