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I Like Arthur Rimbaud's Poetry

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    The Great Arthur Rimbaud.

    Rimbaud's poetry forms a heartbreaking crystallization of being a young tortured artist in late 19th century France. This just blew my mind, so impetuous and with such incredible visions. How would anyone know to write such incredible things and to improve on the poetic...
    Parsifal145 Parsifal145 26-30 Jan 15, 2011

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    Harrar

    His father left his mother when he was 12. He was 13 when the great Baudelaire, the doomed poet, died.  He lived in rural Charleville in the hills of Northern France.  At 15 he fled for the first time and went to Paris. At 16 he did it again. He looked like...
    moreandless moreandless 56-60, M 4 Responses Apr 29, 2010

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    I keep his poetry around my room :) it's

    so incredible and beautiful.
    smurfinaround smurfinaround 18-21, F Feb 8, 2014

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    My Inspiring Gay 19th Century French Visionary Poet

    I love his complete works and letters. He died at the early age of 37... Wrote his best work when he was a merely a young boy...and retired his free verse at the age of 21. Check out,,, A Season In Hell, The Drunken Boat, Illuminations ect...  MORNING Hadn't I once a youth...
    QueenOfHearts QueenOfHearts 22-25, F 7 Responses Oct 24, 2009

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    "strength or weakness... that you exist, that is strenght" sorry about my translation, not sure if it´s right but you get the gist of it.
    Joelisa Joelisa 26-30, F 4 Responses Dec 22, 2009

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    Thief Of Fire

    I found this and wanted to share it with you. “The first study for the man who wants to be a poet is knowledge of himself, complete: he searches for his soul, he inspects it, he puts it to the test, he learns it. As soon as he has learned it, he must cultivate it! I say...
    sweetmeisje sweetmeisje 26-30, F 12 Responses Nov 17, 2010

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    First Blood

    "I have stretched ropes from bell-tower to bell-tower; garlands from window to window; chains of gold from star to star, and I dance."From IlluminationsI first found a book of Rimbaud's poems on a trip to Camden when I was about 18, Skoob, what a book shop!  Dylan mentions...
    CrookedMan CrookedMan 46-50 Feb 15, 2011

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    I would like to share my poetry here..is this a good idea or bad ..is it still protected with my name on it?
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    Where dreams go to die, Pain and sorrow eternal, You will find me there.
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    Comparison is the thief of joy- Theodore Roosevelt I really like this quote because of just how true it is and in how many areas of life you can apply it to. How many people go...
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    He reminds of my step-dad. We never wanted to get off the phone last night. He was the sweetest and most supportive guy ever. He makes me smile. I know he lives an hour away but...
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt 16-17, F Jan 18

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    Exchange the man in the mirror looks nothing like me; he's older and heavier, anyone can see. and where is his hair? it used to be there. we'll take the mirror back, on our...
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    Sometimes I just don't understand. I never end up with the person I really like. Either there's always someone else or I'm just not good enough. But what about when someone leads...
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    As a child, I remember be loved& cared by so many people from my own family. We never had problems nor gossip about others flaws. But when I got married I feel like my husband's...
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    The Big Dipper Chapter 24 August 15th, 2012 10: 26 am Renn's POV She's going to kill me. She's going to kill me. She's going to kill me. I ran all the way to Skylar's house...
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    Mike and Slim there once was a man, Dirty Slim, who was known for his vigor and vim; he was said to be quick with a shiv he could stick in your eye before you saw him. he ran...
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    I have been fascinated by building design, construction methods and materials for a long time, its fascinating to see the different designs people come up with. Some I like, some...
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    I have been fascinated by building design, construction methods and materials for a long time, its fascinating to see the different designs people come up with. Some I like, some...
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    I had a dream last night that I was with my friends that are girls, and somehow they found out I like wearing girl's clothes, and started getting excited about it. They took me to...
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    Friends: Jim (Paranoia) I couldn't be sure it was him, so fit and so tanned and so trim, but those eyes, that could shock a crack through a rock, were unmistakably Jim. over a...
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    Escape (The Piña Colada Song) By - Rupert Holmes http://youtu.be/7hf8BJVwdnY This was a one hit wonder, but I love it all the same!! Question is...Do you like piña colada's...
    Loverofpeace Loverofpeace 36-40, F 6 Responses Jan 12

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    Anyone else feel like the 90's was better? Im talking about music (tupac, biggie, en vogue) and clothes . Oh, 90's, how I miss you....
    chunkyislandgirl54 chunkyislandgirl54 22-25, F 8 Responses Jan 13

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    If I don't like you it's not because of your race, sexuality, gender, religion, personal philosophy, or whatever. It's because you're an ***.
    Annamania1 Annamania1 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    By Way of Explanation I've posted dozens of limericks over the past week or so of a very wide range of quality. I just go ahead and post almost all limericks I write, simply...
    paulie138 paulie138 66-70, M Dec 28, 2014

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    I really like youtube. It's fun because you can listen to cool music from famous artists or people trying to become famous. Since I have used youtube I have made myself a youtube...
    Girlinpink0075 Girlinpink0075 18-21, F Jan 15

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    Here I Am Anyway how long can I sit here and write, most of it not very bright? I'm driven to this like a lover's sweet kiss, that still gets me all through the night. my...
    paulie138 paulie138 66-70, M 4 days ago

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    Sapped Losing life is like losing love In every direction a dim touch Twin stares single breath Gone Even the flower that blooms Red or grey A fluttering butterfly Or still...
    beautifulbutterfly2 beautifulbutterfly2 22-25, F 8 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    underneath the smile below the laughter I had waited for a while I even stayed after I walked and crawled a mile or two but just everything doesn't matter I can't hide my tears my...
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    Christopher Cross - Arthur's Theme (The Best That You Can Do) (1981)
    Maverick1962 Maverick1962 51-55, M Jan 7

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    I still write a lot of novels, stories and other kinds of writing. I used to always write poetry. Every day. But I was very young and when I posted my poetry on sites like Booksie...
    Alpha8Wolf Alpha8Wolf 18-21, M Dec 30, 2014

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    It's been a very long time since I've written any poetry and it wasn't that great, in my opinion. The poem I'm about to share was written a good 5+ years ago. It was my last and...
    1forHIM 1forHIM 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 4

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    Write poetry has helped me process a lot of my feelings that I tend to suppress, especially since I'm more of an introvert. One of my favorite poems I wrote so far about a guy I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 27, 2014

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    My Groupie by Charles Bukowski I read last Saturday in the redwoods outside of Santa Cruz and I was about 3/4's finished when I heard a long high scream and a quite attractive...
    josephwrites josephwrites 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 27, 2014

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    Dawn, a metallic smell rampaged through the quiet hall; downstairs a cry slaughtered the air, electric eyes rolled back a form of white. They rushed the day in pairs, greeting...
    BrokenWingedDove BrokenWingedDove 16-17 2 Responses Jan 13

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    Conversation with Jack Shrapnel scars, like you just stumbled into [okay, what's less bitter than isolation?] Seclusion. And God, does it feel good. However, there's only so...
    LegitimateRabbit LegitimateRabbit 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    I want to run in the sun, I want to have fun with a gun, I want to go with the flow, I like the feel of the wind on my skin, blowing on trees while I'm naked I couldn't give a...
    LoneLegend LoneLegend 13-15, M 1 day ago

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    To be honest my heart beats in the rhythm of Homer’s hexameter, of these powerful strophes like “cranes that scream overhead when rain and winter drive them over the flowing...
    leuconoe leuconoe 31-35, M Jan 10

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    Book to a hook, laugh out loud it's not the end of the world yet, I shine like a star in the night sky, nobody really likes me but they want to be me, cat in a hat, A B C, 1 2 3...
    LoneLegend LoneLegend 13-15, M 1 day ago

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    I write poetry, this is true. From the looks of it, so do all of you! My favorites are limericks, I've written a few! If you'd like to read them, vist here legstyle.blogspot.com...
    LegStyles LegStyles 26-30, M Jan 10

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    OK, so maybe 'hate' is a strong word. I don't necessarily hate poetry that doesn't rhyme, but I will admit that all my favorite poems have rhyme and, or some sort of rhythm to them...
    secretme1970 secretme1970 41-45, F Jan 14

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    El xD Darkness falls, you come around You sweep me off my feet. Curly hair, skin so fair No one thing can beat Poetry, sweet as can be Developing a fort My leaning head, shoulder...
    nononoerr nononoerr 18-21, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I haven't written anything for years, but I used to write quite a lot of poetry
    Tdirish Tdirish 36-40, M 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    When Tomorrow Comes Part Six - Chapter Ten When the hour of punishment was up, I wandered out the door into a blaze of light and heat. But instead of heading home immediately...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F 3 hrs ago

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