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25-04-2007 22:45:43

I'm looking for a site with poetry. I'd like it to be searchable or by category. Doesn't have to be famous poems. Anyone have any favorites?

Also, I know how Google works but I want to see if people have sites they like.


26-04-2007 19:59:44

I'm a moderator on WritingForums[=http//writingforums]WritingForums and LiteraryMary[=http//literarymary.com]LiteraryMary (the first is more popular but has a younger crowd [teens] while the latter is newer but more relaxed) where people write and discuss poetry and writing... although I'm not sure if that's what you're looking for.

I'm a big fan of Rainer Maria Rilke's poetry. It's in German so the English translation must surely lose a lot of its beauty and subtle meaning, but after reading Letters To A Young Poet, it just speaks to me. I also like e.e. cummings; especially his poem "the great advantage of being alive."

Knots, by R.D. Laing, is a short book (~100 pages) with five or six poems, and, quite frankly, this book changed my life. I highly recommend it, it deals with the futility of relationships in the sense that they can't be controlled by either person, as entities of themselves. A lot of it is hard to understand and wrap one's head around, but once you do, you find rekindled compassion for everyone (or, at least, I did).


26-04-2007 20:42:10

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01-05-2007 18:18:25

This forum is full of philistines.


01-05-2007 18:21:41

I don't need it anymore. I was going to do something lame and wised up but thanks for the links...


01-05-2007 18:34:03

I have an irresistible urge to tickle you under the chin. ;)


01-05-2007 18:41:20

just go to poetry.com you can post poetry there and everything.. i even have poems on there.