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message 1: by Kirsten (new)

Kirsten Yvette | 1 comments I write a lot about anything and pretty much nothing. I didn't see any other discussions about poetry (forgive me if I missed it)does any one else like to write or read poetry. If so share something. :)


message 2: by Anna (new)

Anna (SylviaGrant) | 37 comments I do in fact quite a bit of poetry...may I share mine here?


message 3: by Stephie (new)

Stephie (ElephantGirl) | 37 comments Who is your favorite poet, guys? :)


message 4: by Elizabeth, Do Hard Things! (new)

Elizabeth (ElizabethNovak) | 687 comments Mod
Hmmmm, it's hard to just pick one. Usually I just go by the poem. Because I could like this one poem and not like any of the other poems by the same poet.
One exception would be L.M. Montgomery's poem book.
The Watchman and Other Poems


message 5: by Stephie (new)

Stephie (ElephantGirl) | 37 comments Never read the book, but I will definitely look into it! Have you heard of Jack Prelutsky? I just LOVE him (among many others :P).


message 6: by Elizabeth, Do Hard Things! (new)

Elizabeth (ElizabethNovak) | 687 comments Mod
No I haven't. Do you think you could find your favorite poem of his online? I'd love to read it.


message 7: by Stephie (new)

Stephie (ElephantGirl) | 37 comments Sure...give me a couple minutes. He writes children's poetry, and they are usually cute. :)


message 8: by Stephie (new)

Stephie (ElephantGirl) | 37 comments Here are two different ones that I like:

"My Fish Was Small,
My fish was small,
my fish was gold,
but now my fish is still and cold.
My fish no more will splash and splish.
My fish is gone
I flush my fish. "


AND

An Alley Cat With One Life Left


I'm an alley cat with on life left,
I started out with nine,
but lost the first in a knockdown fight
with a cat named Frankenstein,
my second went soon after that
to something that I ate,
my third went under a garbage truck -
I noticed it too late.

While strolling through the zoo one day,
I heard an awful roar,
I'd strayed into a lion's cage-
so much for number four,
I lost my fifth one morning
to a ton of falling bricks,
then tumbled from a window ledge,
and gave up number six.

My seventh went to a Saint Bernard
I was no match for him,
my eighth was squandered in the lake -
it seems I couldn't swim,
so now I'd better watch my step,
I'm down to number nine,
I'm an alley cat with one life left,
and glad that life is mine.


message 9: by Stephie (new)

Stephie (ElephantGirl) | 37 comments Can you post one of your favorite poems for me to read?


message 10: by Elizabeth, Do Hard Things! (new)

Elizabeth (ElizabethNovak) | 687 comments Mod
Awwww, I love the alley cat's poem!

WHEN THE DARK COMES DOWN
by L.M. Montgomery
WHEN the dark comes down, oh, the wind is on the sea
With lisping laugh and whimper to the red reef's threnody,
The boats are sailing homeward now across the harbor bar
With many a jest and many a shout from fishing grounds afar.
So furl your sails and take your rest, ye fisher folk so brown,
For task and quest are ended when the dark comes down.

When the dark comes down, oh, the landward valleys fill
Like brimming cups of purple, and on every landward hill
There shines a star of twilight that is watching evermore
The low, dim lighted meadows by the long, dim-lighted shore,
For there, where vagrant daisies weave the grass a silver crown,
The lads and lassies wander when the dark comes down.

When the dark comes down, oh, the children fall asleep,
And mothers in the fisher huts their happy vigils keep;
There's music in the song they sing and music on the sea,
The loving, lingering echoes of the twilight's litany,
For toil has folded hands to dream, and care has ceased to frown,
And every wave's a lyric when the dark comes down.



message 11: by Elizabeth, Do Hard Things! (new)

Elizabeth (ElizabethNovak) | 687 comments Mod
Hey,
I just found that whole book online. Here is a link if you want it: http://digital.library.upenn.edu/wome...


message 12: by Stephie (new)

Stephie (ElephantGirl) | 37 comments Thank you!! :)


message 13: by Elizabeth, Do Hard Things! (new)

Elizabeth (ElizabethNovak) | 687 comments Mod
No problem. :)


message 14: by [deleted user] (new)

I've only recently started writing poetry, but I feel like it's something I can really use to express myself, seeing as there are no rules in it. That's why I love it so much, I can just do what I want with the words.


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