“They will not be pleased. But they know we must catch the monsoon with a well-found ship; and they know they are in the Navy--they have chosen their cake, and must lie on it.' You mean, they cannot have their bed and eat it.' No, no, it is not quite that either. I mean--I wish you would not confuse my mind, Stephen.”
The Macabre & Creepy Edgar Allan Poe group
— 293 members
— last activity Oct 30, 2015 04:12PM
A group of wacky people who love Poe as much as I do,and enjoy reading his stories,and discussing them. With October coming up, I am always in the mooA group of wacky people who love Poe as much as I do,and enjoy reading his stories,and discussing them. With October coming up, I am always in the mood to read and discuss Poe!! We will try to read two stories a month, or more if people suggest particular stories or poems. Let me know. Hope you'll join and enjoy!!
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SciFi and Fantasy Book Club
— 14706 members
— last activity 2 hours, 43 min ago
Welcome to the SciFi and Fantasy Book Club! Czar: Kim Mods in Absentia: Czarina: Penny Founder: Nick PLEASE NOTE: From now on we will delete any postWelcome to the SciFi and Fantasy Book Club!
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¡ POETRY !
— 17170 members
— last activity 4 hours, 46 min ago
No pretensions: just poetry. Stop by, recommend books, offer up poems (excerpted), tempt us, taunt us, tell us what to read and where to go (to read iNo pretensions: just poetry.
Stop by, recommend books, offer up poems (excerpted), tempt us, taunt us, tell us what to read and where to go (to read it!)
Goodreads honors wordsmiths: poets and poetry promoted and prompted here.
"Poetry is the synthesis of hyacinths and biscuits." -- Carl Sandburg
“God has a brown voice, as soft and full as beer.” —Anne Sexton
On Clouds – “…what primitive tastes the ancients must have had if their poets were inspired by those absurd, untidy clumps of mist, idiotically jostling one another about…” —Yevgeny Zamyatin
“If the poet wants to be a poet, the poet must force the poet to revise. If the poet doesn’t wish to revise, let the poet abandon poetry and take up stamp-collecting or real estate.” —Donald Hall
“Poetry is a rich, full-bodied whistle, cracked ice crunching in pails, the night that numbs the leaf, the duel of two nightingales, the sweet pea that has run wild, Creation’s tears in shoulder blades.” —Boris Pasternak
“Wanted: a needle swift enough to sew this poem into a blanket.” —Charles Simic
“Language is a cracked kettle on which we beat out tunes for bears to dance to, while all the time we long to move the stars to pity.” —Gustave Flaubert
“Poetry is not an expression of the party line. It’s that time of night, lying in bed, thinking what you really think, making the private world public, that’s what the poet does.” —Allen Ginsberg
“I think one of poetry’s functions is not to give us what we want… [T]he poet isn’t always of use to the tribe. The tribe thrives on the consensual. The tribe is pulling together to face the intruder who threatens it. Meanwhile, the poet is sitting by himself in the graveyard talking to a skull.” —Heather McHugh
“I am ashamed of my century, but I have to smile” —Frank O’Hara
Building a SciFi/Fantasy Library
— 3431 members
— last activity Nov 23, 2015 10:02AM
Add your science-fiction or fantasy books to the list, but make sure it's not already there. . .no need for duplicate entries.
Bright Young Things
— 1039 members
— last activity 50 minutes ago
...the perfect place for you to discuss your favourite authors from the early 20th Century. In the years from 1900 to 1945 the world of literature wen...the perfect place for you to discuss your favourite authors from the early 20th Century.
In the years from 1900 to 1945 the world of literature went through a seismic shift. The idealism of the Belle Époque gave way to Dada, surrealism and many a movement that came to embody the modernist era.
Turbulent political times and a series of catastrophic world events gave rise to a generation of novelists and poets striving to make sense out of a changed world order, who combined to produce some of the finest works of fiction ever put to paper.
If you love Evelyn Waugh, Virginia Woolf, James Joyce, T.S. Eliot, W. Somerset Maugham, Joseph Conrad, Katherine Mansfield, D.H. Lawrence, Marcel Proust, W.H. Auden, Ernest Hemingway, Aldous Huxley, F. Scott Fitzgerald...and the many other exciting authors of that time you'll love this group.