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    Any lovers here? lovers of peotry

    i've never been much of a poetry lover, but in my final two years of school i have gotton more and more interested! i have studyed bishop, plath and longly.

    i being irish never liked yeats, but that was me.

    anyone ever written any poetry?


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    Poetry is one of those things that I generally have to put in maximum effort in order to get a reward out of, so I tend not to. If I want instant spiritual gratification I shall eat chocolate.

    That said I do have favourites among the classics: Coleridge's Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner and Xanadu, Shelley's Ode to the West Wind; Burns's To A Mouse, for example.
    I don't come any further up to date than my favourite poet T.S.Elliot, who is simply magnificent.

    I wrote some stuff in my early twenties. (I suppose it's a phase.) Occasionaly I respond to posts with a limerick, though I don't think I have done it on this site.


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    t. s elliot, is not on this years corse, so i can't concentrate on anything outside the course just yet, as its hard enough! but i have read some, and they are very very good!

    what sort of stuff did you write?
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    Quote Originally Posted by goodgod3rd
    what sort of stuff did you write?
    Love sick odes in a pseudo Byronesque style, and scathing social commentary with a left wing bias and little scansion.
    And before you ask, even with the anonymity of the forum, there is no way I am going to put any of it out here for examination and jutifiable ridicule. 8)
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    if i was going to, it would of been at the start! i was going to, but nah, not here

    mind me asking, what do you think poetry is to you? like i mean, when i write the few (very few) it was to a stimulis, a freind, a feleing. sudden notice. and i dont' care what people think of it, if i liked it, i liked it.

    what does it mean to you?

    *this is a general question, not spafic to Ophiolite, feel free to answer*
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    I always managed to resist the temptation to write bad poetry.

    I really like highly structured poetry, especially sonnets. And I loved Keats and Pope. I also loved reading Cicero and Ovid.

    I like the tension that forms impose, and believe that it is an inspiration to the artist. I also believe that it is possible to be completely free only with [although not necessaraily within] clearly defined boundaries.

    I think that poetry is the perfection of the mathematical and the verbal.

    I love that moment when the mind goes completely blank with the impossibility of expressing appreciation of a certain phrase that is just right on so many levels: the rhythm, the diction, the emotion. Elliot does that for me.

    I think poetry is poorly taught. I think that students should be required to simply memorize poems, and be allowed to trust to time to teach appreciation.
    Why do they want us to believe Conspiracy Theories?
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