ANGELA & BRIAN

WHO IS YOUR FAVOURITE POET ?




My fave Poet is ~ SIR JOHN BETJEMAN
He was born in LONDON in 1906.
He wan an Edwardian Gentleman
Student at Oxford University !
Lover of things Victorian ~ Especially
St Pancras Station ! He*s very famous.
CBE - Knight and Poet Laureate
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His Poetry is very descriptive ......
Of Place & Time ~ It gives us a glimpse of
The UK etc. In 20th Century.
My fave poem is CHRISTMAS ~ which captures
Mid 20th Century ~ with its Tortoise Stove
Trams - Girls in Slacks and pre-selotape era!
Perfect Language - Metre and Rhyme Pattern
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This Poem is presented as a Blank Verse 7 7 Sonnet ~ OK
Thanks for visit ~ Please add Your own Fave Poet ~ BRIAN


Edgar Alan Poe a poet that stirs
My soul with his sad poem “Annabelle Lee”
I fell in love with the lines, best I’ve heard
Of a kingdom, the “kingdom by the sea”
Where love blossoms, and angels do envy
A love sweeter and fitted perfectly
Victim of Nature’s storm above the sea
Deathly killing the once “Annabelle Lee”
Also inspired by Poe’s “ The Raven“
“Never more”! A word that’s never a bore
Guess one could say I am misbehaving
Oh yes, yes, Edgar’s poems I do adore
In life he struggled, as most writers do
my favorite poet, how about you?


I know that some will surely scoff
but there’s one poet to whom I doff
my hat and clap
a sterling chap:
the poets name is Roger McGough


WORDSWORTH & THE LAKELAND POETS - ANGELA
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I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high oer vales & hills
When all at one I saw a crowd
A host of GOLDEN DAFFODILS
Beside the lake - beneath the trees
Fluttering & dancing in the breeze !
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Yiu can see the exact spot today
and the daffodils are still there - AMEN !
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Thanks for visiting ~ Love Angela & Brian
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The passionate depth of Gerard Manley Hopkins always gets to my soul - with imagery second to none he describes the insides of things and bending poetic rules brings a freshness to the normal and ordinary. Hopkins versing Pied Beauty leaves me in tears and as for The Wind Hover I believe none could better the opening lines on the glory of falcons - --
" I caught this morning morning's minion,
kingdom of daylight's dauphin, dapple-dawn-drawn Falcon, in his riding - - - " Loud applause for this poet's astonishing control of sprung rhythm that lights and inspires minds like mine....


Poetess - Unsub
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A poetess of passion & lust
Upon the page eroticism is thrust
Every word every line
Every poem; sublime
Brings emotion from the nib of her pen
You want to read her over & over again
Absorb yourself in the heat of love
Every stanza burns like the sun above
We wait with baited breath just to read her
She is one of our own; Goddess of love; Santita


MY SECOND FAVE HAS TO BE ROBBIE BURNS ~ THE IMMORTAL BARD !
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The Address to a Haggis was composed at the Table.
This is the first & last verse in Auld Scots & English
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Fair fa* yer honest sonsie face
Great chieftain o* the puddin* race
Abbon them a* ye tak yerplace
Painch - tripe or thairm
Weel are ye worthy o* a grace
As lang*s me arm
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Ye Pow*rs wha mak mankind yo* care
An* dish them oot their bill o* fare
Auld Scotland wants nae sking ware
That jaups in luggies
But - if ye wish her gratefu* prayer
Gie her a Haggis !
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Fair full your honest jolly face
Great Chieftain of the sausage race
Above then all you take your place
Stomach - tripe - intestine
You are well worthy of a Psalm
Long as my arm !
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You Powers who make mankind your care
And dish them out their bill of fare
Old Scotland wants no war*try ware
That splash in juggies
But - if you want her grateful prayer
Give her a Haggis !
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Note that Burns was performance Poet so if you
are translating it - it has to Rhyme with Burns meter.
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Thanks for visiting Please add anothe POEM ~ A & B XOX

Comments2

  • Unsub

    Just to say I also have another favourite. Sylvia Plath. I just haven’t spun a poem about her & im not finding the right words to do so....yet!

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  • Christina8

    I echo Unsubs vote for Sylvia Plath! I also say that Emily Dickensen is top 5!!!



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