I Memorize Poetry For Fun

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    I Like Memorizing Shakespeare's Sonnets

    Here's one of my favorites:Sonnet 60Like as the waves make towards the pebbled shore,So do our minutes hasten to their end,Each changing place with that which goes beforeIn sequent toil all forwards do contend.Nativity, once in the main of light,Crawls to maturity, wherewith...
    9sierra 9sierra
    51-55, F
    Nov 29, 2011

    May's Assignment

    This is the poem I"ll try to memorize: The Drop, that wrestles in the Sea -- Forgets her own locality -- As I -- toward Thee -- She knows herself an incense small -- Yet small -- she sighs -- if All -- is All -- How larger -- be? The Ocean -- smiles...
    LilAnnie LilAnnie
    56-60, F
    3 Responses Apr 30, 2008


    this is a poem im trying to memorize, whenever i have the time.  i read it once in class Marriage' by Gregory Corso Should I get married? Should I be good? Astound the girl next door with my velvet suit and faustus hood? Don't take her to movies but to cemeteries tell all...
    BanannaBerry BanannaBerry
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Jun 23, 2011

    Firing Off Random Lines

    I love memorizing poetry and I love reciting it at random (or maybe not-so-random) times or where it seems to fit in the conversation. I love having the lines bouncing around in my head and the effort it takes to really get a goodly-sized poem, like Algernon C. Swinburne's The...
    TheLeakyPen TheLeakyPen
    1 Response Jul 24, 2007

    Not Yet!

    I don't remember any of the poems that I memorized for school when I was a little girl, except one.  Well, not really even a poem, just the first two lines.  These have played in my head every early spring since the age of 7, whenever I see the first...
    LilAnnie LilAnnie
    56-60, F
    2 Responses Apr 28, 2008

    Getting Back On Track

    I remember fifth grade. We had to write a book report each month, and by the end of the year we had to have reported on one book in each of a number of genres, e.g. sci-fi, biography, historical fiction, etc. But it wasn't all writing. One month's book report...
    bingolittle bingolittle
    26-30, M
    1 Response Oct 8, 2009
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