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I Want to Know What Your Favorite Poem Is

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    Poema 20- Pablo Neruda - This is the poem translated into english, so that you guys can read it. But I do prefer it in spanish :) Tonight I Can Write Tonight I can write the...
    nowherewoman nowherewoman 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 29, 2011

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    Talking In Bed - Philip Larkin - This is one of my favourite poems and although it's quite depressing, I love it for its somewhat disappointing truth: Talking in bed ought to...
    ducksocks92 ducksocks92 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 22, 2010

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    The Road Not Taken By Robert Frost - Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood, I looked down one as far as I could...
    BBUDS BBUDS 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 7, 2010

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    Jenny Kissed Me - I knew a Jenny once. For just a brief bright weekend. I happened to be visiting her mother at the same time she returned home to nurse a broken heart. (Her...
    SomeRagamuffin SomeRagamuffin 26-30, M 7 Responses Jan 17, 2011

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    The Raven By Edgar Allan Poe - I'll include my favorite part of the poem, the poem itself is rather long. Here it is: But the raven, sitting lonely on the placid bust, spoke only...
    DilanDaggers DilanDaggers 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 7, 2012

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    Robert Frost. - " stopping by the woods on a snowy evening " Whose woods these are I think I know. His house is in the village though; He will not see me stopping here To watch...
    DiesSomnium DiesSomnium 31-35 1 Response Aug 6, 2012

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    Because You Asked....... - I found this poem about 8 years ago in a poetry workshop in college.  We had to make our own mini-anthology and this was first on my list.Because You...
    SunshineEddy SunshineEddy 31-35, F 4 Responses Jun 17, 2011

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    My Favorite -  The Road Not Taken TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I...
    hartleybroken hartleybroken 22-25, F 7 Responses Jul 23, 2010

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    The Love Song Of J. Alfred Prufrock :) - A long but beautifully written poem. Definitely my favourite poem of all time as it captures the incessant need that exists within people...
    LittleEm LittleEm 18-21, F Aug 6, 2011

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    Hungary For Love - This acrostic is dedicated to the lovely country of HUNGARY and all the lovely HUNGARIAN members of EP - Thank You. H U N G A R Y   F O R   L O V E   H...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 16, 2011

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    A Story About The Clock Of Life... - SOMETHING TO MAKE YOU THINK.....      STORY NUMBER ONE Many years ago, Al Capone virtually owned Chicago. Capone wasn’t famous for...
    AnonymouslyWritten AnonymouslyWritten 41-45, M 5 Responses Oct 19, 2010

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    Life's Clock - "Clock of Life""The clock of life is wound but once,   and no man has the power to tell,     just when the hands will stop,       at late or early hour...
    AnonymouslyWritten AnonymouslyWritten 41-45, M 3 Responses Oct 19, 2010

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    A Disillusionment Of Ten O'clock - Wallace Stevens - The houses are haunted By white night-gowns. None are green, Or purple with green rings, Or green with yellow rings, Or yellow...
    LittleEm LittleEm 18-21, F Aug 6, 2011

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    Nightfall In Soweto - Oswald Mtshali - Nightfall comes like a dreaded disease seeping through the pores of a healthy body and ravaging it beyong repair.   A murderer's...
    deleted deleted 26-30 22 Responses Sep 8, 2008

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    I Love Poems - I only have a few poetry books a set of Englsih Poetry and australian Poetry I was never good at writing it however ... occasionally I had a few ideas and one or two...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F Feb 6, 2011

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    Currently? Invictus Or Annabel Lee - My favorites change quite often, but there are a few that recur more than others. Annabel Lee was the first poem I ever learned by heart, and...
    cantyouseemeshaking cantyouseemeshaking 18-21, F Dec 20, 2011

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    Illusions - Voices in my head telling me these crazy things. I try not to listen, try not to feel the pain. Life is just invisible, we live a big game. Sometimes you lose...
    geo199203 geo199203 18-21, M Mar 31, 2012

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    Rat Song By Margaret Atwood - When you hear me singing you get the rifle down and the flashlight, aiming for my brain, but you always miss and when you set out the poison I...
    saintargentina saintargentina 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 11, 2012

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    Stray Dog, By Charlotte Mish - Your wistful eyes searched each one as he passed, Stray dog -- so lost, so starved and starkly thin, And yet your gallant hope held to the last...
    Nyxii Nyxii 22-25, F Jun 4, 2012

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    Self Portrait By Robert Creeley - He wants to bea brutal old man,an aggressive old man,as dull, as brutalas the emptiness around him.He doesn't want compromise,nor ever to be...
    rigormorpheus rigormorpheus 26-30 1 Response Jun 10, 2011

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    To All Beloved Near And Far - THE BELOVED  by Kahil GibranTell me, O people, tell me!Who among you would not wake from the sleep of lifeif love were to brush your spirit with its...
    softkitti softkitti 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 18, 2011

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    Our Deepest Fear, By Marianne Williamson - Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our...
    Nyxii Nyxii 22-25, F 1 Response May 3, 2012

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    Christmas - John Betjeman - In the UK CHRISTMAS is a very important Christian Festival.  In recent years it has become over commercialised and we have to remember that it is ll...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 14, 2011

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    There Will Come Soft Rains By Sara Teasdale - There will come soft rains and the smell of the ground, And swallows circling with their shimmering sound; And frogs in the pool...
    Krypton Krypton 31-35, F 5 Responses Nov 29, 2008

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    Oaxaca 1925 -- My Fave - Oaxaca 1925 You were a beautiful child With troubled face, green eyelids And black lace stockings We met in a filthy bar You said "My name is...
    Fiammetta Fiammetta 41-45, F Apr 25, 2009

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    Two - i really like this one i wrote myself its called The walk. but i also like Poe, and Langston hughes. but its been to long since reading them i cant remember the names...
    denivamp denivamp 18-21, F Jan 13, 2012

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    The Vagabond's House By Don Blanding - Vagabond's House When I have a house . . . as I sometime may . . . I'll suit my fancy in every way. I'll fill it with things that have...
    CuriosityKitten CuriosityKitten 31-35, F 23 Responses Nov 17, 2008

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    http://vocaroo.com/i/s1v7roV6c0gn loves philosophy - heres me reading it
    UnderTheBodhiTree UnderTheBodhiTree 31-35, F Feb 8

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    Warning: When I Am Old I Shall Wear Purple - When I am an old woman, I shall wear purple with a red had that doesn't go, and doesn't suit me. And I shall spend my pension on brandy...
    Illiteratetroll Illiteratetroll 46-50 1 Response Nov 16, 2012

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    I Had A Wolf - I had a wolf I had a wolf/cross that held me heart and soul,I had a wolf mix his grand sire was pure wolf and mother rockweiler and dad husky cross Sherman was a...
    veelvetclit veelvetclit 36-40, F Nov 18, 2011

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    Rudyard Kipling "If" - Author: Rudyard Kipling If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you; If you can trust yourself when all...
    teeny09 teeny09 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 5, 2011

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    The Listeners - Walter De La Mare -   'IS there anybody there?' said the Traveller, Knocking on the moonlit door; And his horse in the silence champ...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 8, 2008

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    Stopping By The Woods On A Snowy Evening, By Robert Frost - Whose woods these are I think I know. His house is in the village though; He will not see me stopping here To watch his...
    BozoBuckets BozoBuckets 51-55, M 2 Responses Oct 21, 2012

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    Valentine by Carol Ann Duffy Not a red rose or a satin heart. I give you an onion. It is a moon wrapped in brown paper. It promises light like the careful undressing of love...
    epalice epalice 16-17, F Nov 29, 2013

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    Rime Of The Ancient Mariner (by Samuel Taylor Coleridge) - Rime Of The Ancient Mariner a poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge   It is an ancient Mariner, And he stoppeth one of...
    jimmyrudyjump jimmyrudyjump 46-50, M 5 Responses Jan 20, 2011

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    The Waking - The Waking by Theodore Roethke I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow. I feel my fate in what I cannot fear. I learn by going where I have...
    1Solitaire 1Solitaire 22-25, F Jul 23, 2011

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    Love.. Kipling ....if - I love this poem , I know it is considered by some an old standby but the message is so strong I cant help loving it IF-   If you can keep your head...
    softkitti softkitti 22-25, F 10 Responses Oct 7, 2009

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    The Death Of The Ball Turret Gunner - by Randall JarrellFrom my mother's sleep I fell into the State, And I hunched in its belly till my wet fur froze. Six miles from earth, loosed...
    PrairieDog71 PrairieDog71 41-45, M Jul 31, 2012

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    Do Not Go Gentle Into The Good Night Dylan Thomas - Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rage at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light...
    CaptainJackass CaptainJackass 22-25, M 4 Responses Aug 23, 2010

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    The Widow's Lament In Springtime By William Carlos Williams - Sorrow is my own yard where the new grass flames as it has flamed often before but not with the cold fire that closes...
    cassidy464 cassidy464 18-21 Nov 7, 2011

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    A Love Poem I Have Loved For Many Years - By ee cummings He has unique punctuation but I love this poem because it evokes feelings and so much more.   Somewhere i have...
    warmsmyheart warmsmyheart 51-55, F 5 Responses Jul 8, 2009

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    Not My Favorite But I Do Like It - Dreams Oh! that my young life were a lasting dream! My spirit not awakening, till the beam Of an Eternity should bring the morrow. Yes! tho...
    PaperTowns PaperTowns 18-21, F Jul 29, 2011

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    W. H. Auden's Poem, "Funeral Blues" - W. H. Auden Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone, Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone, Silence the pianos and with...
    missfitz missfitz 41-45 1 Response Oct 14, 2008

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    Fire And Ice- Robert Frost - some say the world will end in fire some say in ice from what ive tasted of desire i hold with those who favor fire but if i had to perish twice i...
    almostnotquitenormal almostnotquitenormal 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 11, 2012

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    Comes The Dawn - Comes the Dawn After awhile you learn the subtle difference Between holding a hand and chaining a soul. And you learn that love doesn't mean leaning And company...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 15, 2010

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    Dulce Et Decorum Est - The above line from a Wilfred Owen (Who?) poem I memorized when I was about 14 years old. It was in a school English literature class, where I was much more...
    Javaing Javaing 36-40, M Jul 30, 2012

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    I'm Nobody: Emily Dickinson - I'm Nobody, who are you? Are you, Nobody, too? Then there's a pair of us Don't tell, they'd advertise, you know? How dreary to be Somebody How public...
    BloodRedShadow BloodRedShadow 18-21 Jul 4, 2012

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    Still I Rise-mia Angelou -   Still I Rise by Maya Angelou You may write me down in history With your bitter, twisted lies, You may trod me in the very dirt But...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Nov 21, 2008

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    Palaces - I am really only just begining to develop an appreciation of poetry. So I am really expecting to build myself a palace made of favourite poems! :) Just yesterday I...
    DelaneyB DelaneyB 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 17, 2010

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    Always a Fav - This has always been a favorite of mine...   Old Christmas Morning By Roy Helton   "Where you coming from, Lomey Carter, So airly over the snow...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 27, 2009

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    Invictus By W.e. Henley -     OUT of the night that covers me,     Black as the pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be   ...
    PaperTowns PaperTowns 18-21, F 7 Responses Mar 16, 2010

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    It's Short & Sweet - When things go wrong as they sometimes will, When the road you're trudging seems all uphill, When funds are low and debts are high, And you want to smile...
    MilweePisces MilweePisces 18-21, F Nov 18, 2012