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    Inspiration: Famous Short Poems?

    Discussion in 'Book Discussion' started by jillianlove, Feb 15, 2013.

    Looking for some inspiration. What are some of your favorite short love poems by the famous authors? I like Poe's The Raven. And Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass is excellent poetry.
     
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    I like Philip Larkin's 'This Be The Verse'.
     
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    Anything by Seamus Heaney is a safe bet.
     
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    Robinson Jeffers' "Continent's End", "Night", and "Hurt Hawks".

    Alfred, Lord Tennyson's "The Charge of the Light Brigade" and "The Lady of Shalott".

    William Blake's "The Tyger" and "The Little Vagabond". Plus tons of his other stuff.

    William Butler Yeats' "The Stolen Child", "The Second Coming", and "Easter, 1916". Plus tons of his other stuff.

    Rudyard Kipling's "If--". Plus tons of his other stuff.

    Allen Ginsberg's "Howl".

    I'm sure I'll think of more.
     
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    I'm not sure what you define as a short poem, but here are some of my favorite poets: Auden, Frost, Neruda, and Yeats.
     
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    The opening to Louis de Bernieres' novel 'Birds without wings' had this poem:

    The Cat

    She was licking
    the opened tin
    for hours and hours
    without realising
    that she was drinking her own blood.

    -Spyros Kyriazopoulos


    The metaphor can be used in many contexts.
     
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    Fleas
    by Ogden Nash

    Adam
    ad 'em
     

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