Favorite poet / collection? For a novice.Favorite poet / collection? For a novice. Kris #recommend #poetry
Edgar Lee Masters Spoon River Anthology
No doubt about it.
Excellent! I own several volumes of his poetry.
One of my favorites is “Madam”
Simon Armitage. I love his translations of middle English poetry. Sir Gawain and the Green Night and The Death of King Arthur. Both excellent.
Yeats. Yeats. Yeats.
Palgrave’s Golden Treasury, the modern edition updated to include 20th century writers, published by Oxford
Emily Dickinson ! And Percy Shelley
Gerard Manley Hopkins. His use of rhyme, half-rhyme, assonance, etc, is incredible. The war poets, like Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon. And more modern, but using rhyme, Tony Harrison. Some of his works are also films, such as Shadows of Hiroshima.
Walt Whitman. Edna St.Vincent Millay. Robert Frost.
Edna St. Vincent Millay
Walt Whitman, Robert Frost (my neighbor when I was a child) and Shakespeare’s sonnets
The Bronte brother and father wrote good poems too.
Pick a favorite subject and you will find your poet.
Oooooh that’s very good advice! 🙂 ?
Check out The Giant Book of Poetry available on Amazon for $12.75. A good start without breaking the bank; includes notes, interpretations, and lists by subject.
Pablo Neruda. If you want to see his poetry, watch “Il Postino”. Beautiful movie and I have the soundtrack with famous actors reading his work. ?
@Ashini Such a wonderful film, and so sad the lead actor died before the film came out apparently.
That’s right! After that, I’ve started hunting for his work. Neruda and Gabriel Garcia Marquez have made me really want to learn Spanish just to read without translation.
Wendy Cope for sass. Brontës for poignant beauty. War poets for gravitas and Keats for love.
Ovid, his metamorphoses is fantastic
Touched with Fire
Jane Austen wrote some poems, too.
For a novice? This one.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Right now Sylvia Plath
Just get the Norton Anthology and you can dip in and out of it. It has everyone.
@Tante thank you I just ordered it.
There’s The Anthology of Modern Poetry by Norton and there is the plain Norton Anthology of Poetry.
These seem to me to be increasing in price.
Cristina Rossetti, Goblin Market and other Poems. An example…
From Sunset to Star Rise
Go from me, summer friends, and tarry not:
I am no summer friend, but wintry cold,
A silly sheep benighted from the fold,
A sluggard with a thorn-choked garden plot.
Take counsel, sever from my lot your lot,
Dwell in your pleasant places, hoard your gold;
Lest you with me should shiver on the wold,
Athirst and hungering on a barren spot.
For I have hedged me with a thorny hedge,
I live alone, I look to die alone:
Yet sometimes, when a wind sighs through the sedge,
Ghosts of my buried years, and friends come back,
My heart goes sighing after swallows flown
On sometime summer’s unreturning track.
by Christina Georgina Rossetti
Gotta go with any collection of Robert Frost. Check out “Acquainted With The Night.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43eoys_QOyU
Several excellent vols of poetry.
Book of Hours
Love Poems to God
The Cloud of Fate
Bacchylides 400 BC
…”That all disposing Fate
Which presides o’er mortal state,
Where it listeth, casts its shroud
Of impenetrable cloud”.
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