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makinalist

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If you enjoy poetry...
« on: April 09, 2011, 12:53:55 AM »
I can't even remember now where I picked up this website, but it is done by the American Academy of Poets.  If you subscribe, they email you a poem-a-day.  If you like the poem, there are links to more by the same author and information about him/her.

It's kind of a fun way to add a bit more culture to my daily existence.  Oh - and one more thing: I don't like all of the poems, but I read them anyway!

http://www.poets.org/

P.S. April is National Poetry Month, my beauties!
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Re: If you enjoy poetry...
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2011, 10:15:44 AM »
That's a great idea, to send one poem a day.  I can find time to read one even if I'm frequently too tired to pick up a book of poetry - because it's 'good' for me.   :lol:  You know what I mean.   :whistle:

This way you can find a new poem or poet that speaks to you without slogging through the anthology itself.    OK, this is just getting worse.  What I mean is-- thanks for the link, Listy.
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Re: If you enjoy poetry...
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2011, 10:17:00 AM »
I love poetry. My oldest son (the jock) is a published poet with an MFA in creative writing from UNC. Thank God, he's also a certified master carpenter with an expertise in architectural preservation history. Writing poetry is an avocation, one which will never pay the rent. It's a labor of love and I have the deepest respect for poets. Sometimes, the distilled and refined language of poetry reminds me that all the beauty of creation is inter-connected.
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Re: If you enjoy poetry...
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2011, 11:14:05 AM »
I love poetry and I alaways have a couple of  poetry books by my bedside, one of them  is called 'Poem for the Day'.
Thanks for the link to the website, I am going to check it out!

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Re: If you enjoy poetry...
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2011, 01:28:52 PM »
I'm such a nerd - I wasn't sure if anyone else would want to read a poem every day!  I'm glad some of you will partake along with me.

Oh - and there will be a quiz on Friday, so sharpen your pencils.
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Re: If you enjoy poetry...
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2011, 03:22:54 PM »
 :rofl:

The answer is "C".
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« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2011, 04:55:37 PM »
Well, of course it is...Duh!
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« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2011, 08:22:58 PM »
Oooo.  Can I be the teacher's pet?   :blink:  Lil miss smartiepants?   :catfight:
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« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2011, 10:49:51 PM »
Hoo, boy!  I bet you were an obnoxious little girl, weren't you, Poppy?
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Re: If you enjoy poetry...
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2011, 02:16:02 AM »
I´ve written poems myself.

Mostly during my teenage angst years, but later, too. They won some prizes, were read on the radio etc.  :rollseyes:
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Re: If you enjoy poetry...
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2011, 02:50:47 AM »
Then you must send us some Anne. I am not much of a poet, I just like to see the poetry in every day life, and I love reading poems. I like all sorts of poetry from Shakespeare, John Donne,  Auden to Wendy Cope, who is marvellous and witty.

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« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2011, 09:05:46 AM »
It takes a creative mind to write good poetry.  That must have been a wonderful outlet for you, anne!  Some day you should return to that endeavor.
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Re: If you enjoy poetry...
« Reply #12 on: September 21, 2014, 02:05:48 AM »
I used to write poems but recently I'm stuck to my works and had no time to write any poem at all. Writing poem is an artistic way to express emotions and feelings creatively so one should try to make his own poem than just reading others' poem.