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Sabretooth 03-19-2009 01:53 AM

Favourite Poems
Inspired by the cautioning words of our very own resident Rodian, I sought to ask you people of what your favourite classic poems are. Or if you, like me, can't label any of the classics as your favourites, name the poems that you find particularly memorable or important in some way.

Also, you need only name the poems, we don't need complex analyses of their literary merits or anything, though you're welcome to, if you'd prefer.

The Raven, by Edgar "Goth666Vampire" Allan Poe
An absolute classic. The rolling rhymes, the mystical atmosphere, and of course, the delectable beauty of Lenore, doth inspire me to read it evermore, lest the Raven appear and to me declare; "Nevermore."

The Daffodils a.k.a. I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud, by William Wordsworth
I had this once in school, and took to it immediately. Beautiful use of language and lucid enough to read without having to spend a couple hours drawing references and metaphors. Wordsworth is a favourite.

All I can think of at the moment, I'm afraid. Will add more as I remember them. :)

TSR 03-19-2009 04:53 AM

Wilfred Owen
Dulce et Decorum Est.

Of course.

Samuel Dravis 03-19-2009 11:55 AM

I showed sabre some poems by e e cummings yesterday, those are interesting.

Also I enjoyed the epic poem "Ballad of the White Horse" by GK Chesterton.

Darth InSidious 03-22-2009 09:37 AM

The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, by T.S. Eliot - irregular rhyme and metre, odd structure, unusual imagery, excellent poetry.

The Tyger by Blake. Hence the signature. :D

The Lady of Shalott by Tennyson. Probably one of his finest.

M@RS 03-22-2009 10:55 AM

"The Charge of the Light Brigade" by Alfred, Lord Tennyson

"Ozymandias" by Percy Bysshe Shelley


"Invictus" by William Ernest Henley


jrrtoken 03-22-2009 12:10 PM

The Hollow Men by T.S. Elliot is truly epic, even though it does get a bit repetitive.

Howl by Allen Ginsberg is one hell of a free form collection verses, even though it is very... odd, if you catch my drift.

Oh, and whoever wrote the intro track on the album Tonight the Stars Revolt by Powerman 5000 needs an award, for it is most certainly awesome indeed.

jawathehutt 03-24-2009 04:28 PM


Originally Posted by TSR (Post 2603494)
Wilfred Owen
Dulce et Decorum Est.

Of course.


EnderWiggin 03-24-2009 10:37 PM


Originally Posted by Samuel Dravis (Post 2603567)
I showed sabre some poems by e e cummings yesterday, those are interesting.

Oh, I agree. anyone lived in a pretty how town comes to mind.

There are so many poems that are good.... J. Alfred Prufrock, as Darathy stated, is good too.... I rather enjoyed Sylvia Plath's 'Daddy' as well, although it was absurdly depressing...


EnderWiggin 03-24-2009 10:39 PM

Also Sabre you're a fool for not posting this in a better forum.

(and by better, I mean one that I read on a regular basis such as Ahto, RD, the Swamp, or the TOR forum)


Sabretooth 03-25-2009 01:09 AM

And you are a fool for not being aware of the going drive to resurrect RC forums and make them the premier LucasForums off-topic discussions forum (though to be fair, you aren't in our secret social group). What makes you think I give a **** about poetry anyways. :xp:


M@RS 03-25-2009 01:44 AM


Originally Posted by Sabretooth (Post 2605722)

So you've read Animal Farm... :D

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