(for a friend) I am looking for "the word used to describe a description of a work of art or poem within another work--its a term used in art history and poetics, and it drives me crazy that it escapes me."
posted by idiopath
on Apr 29, 2011 -
This is a question for people who read widely, but don't choose to read poetry. What are you're reasons for not reading the stuff? [more inside]
posted by troubles
on Apr 27, 2011 -
I am looking for a poem I read once online about an artist (Matisse? Gaugin?) who confronts his eye doctor about not wanting to wear eyeglasses. In the poem, the artist talks about how his blurry vision allows him to experience the world as connected. It's a really beautiful poem, but I can't find it through all of the eyeglasses spam on Google.
Can anyone point me to the poem?
posted by salishsea
on Apr 25, 2011 -
So, my poetry is going to be in a large local juried art show. One of my poems is professing my love for my boyfriend. We haven't said "I love you." but have discussed marriage and house-buying and will be living together this summer. Should I point out the poem is about him to him? [more inside]
posted by lettuchi
on Apr 14, 2011 -
Could you help my friend find a poem to comfort the family of a friend who has just died?
The young man had gone through some bumps in his life and was just starting to turn it around, and then, tragically, he died an accidental death.
She’s looking for something fairly short (under 10 lines), modern, nothing too literary, and something that celebrates the immortality of family love.
I’ve looked on previous Ask MeFi posts, but most of the poems I see there are unsuitable for various reasons. She doesn’t want anything tailored to a funeral; she would like to send this poem directly to the family for them to reread in the coming months (perhaps put on a fridge to turn to for comfort).
posted by Amy NM
on Mar 24, 2011 -
Again moved by the shimmery beauty of Broken Social Scene's "Market Fresh", after not listening to it for a long time, I decided to look up the song lyrics. I'm interested in people's interpretation of them.. [more inside]
posted by robobrent
on Mar 6, 2011 -
If there are "poetry generator" engines available on the Web, is there anything that comes close to reading input of (English) poetry which then computer-generates the scansion pattern that might result from somebody reading it? [more inside]
posted by shipbreaker
on Feb 27, 2011 -
KoreanLanguageFilter: Would magnetic poetry work in Korean? I want to make a set as a Valentine's Day gift with Korean and English words. [more inside]
posted by dammitjim
on Feb 8, 2011 -
PoetryFilter: I am looking for the poet and title of a poem I read yesterday. [more inside]
posted by Prairie
on Feb 7, 2011 -
Cannot remember who wrote this poem (maybe essay?) or where this line is from. The metaphor is about a hideous child trying to crawl into your lap, you keep pushing it away in dismay, the author points out that this child is your (life? your faults?) and you must accept it, invite it up into your lap, and kiss it. Who wrote this? My Google Fu has failed me.
posted by jeanmari
on Jan 19, 2011 -
Can't remember a poem about drowning, and I think it has a mention of a "piston". Can anyone help? [more inside]
posted by asymptotic
on Jan 12, 2011 -
Help me appreciate poetry (I suppose specifically blank verse by the examples below of what I've read) by teaching me to understand the merits of the poet's constructions! I enjoy literature because of their content, and not so much the aesthetics or specific construction of sentences, words, meter, rhyme, and so forth. For the most part, this has been fine for me because conventionally at least when one comes across poetry, its not in the manner of an epic tale and so I don't feel like I'm missing out on too much. [more inside]
posted by SollosQ
on Jan 11, 2011 -
[Creative Writing Filter] I'm looking for some online resources to help me get back into creative writing after a three year break. [more inside]
posted by wansac
on Dec 18, 2010 -
In the mechanics of blank verse, why do feminine endings go with eleven-syllable lines? [more inside]
posted by Paquda
on Dec 16, 2010 -
What are some readings/stories/essays/poetry that might ease the shock of returning to "civilization" after 3 months in the wilderness? [more inside]
posted by daelin
on Dec 15, 2010 -
I would like to read a biography of Emily Dickinson. Do you know of a well written, not too highly academic one? [more inside]
posted by kanata
on Dec 14, 2010 -
What are the best online communities for poets? This previous thread
says that poetryslamming was pretty good, but it looks dead now. Are there any others?
posted by yaymukund
on Nov 30, 2010 -
Specific Thanksgiving poem by a Latino author? I am trying to find a remembered poem for a professor about Thanksgiving that he remembers reading. Poem is in English, by a Latino poet, very funny, and about a young person explaining to his/her parents what Thanksgiving is/means. The prof thinks the poem was by a male author. (minor additional details below the fold) [more inside]
posted by eleanna
on Nov 24, 2010 -
Trying to identify a line of poetry - possibly written by an Irishman - that goes something like "a face marked by a lifetime of venal sin". [more inside]
posted by Joe Beese
on Nov 23, 2010 -
I'm suddenly very interested in stories, novels, films, music, poems, and comics/graphic narratives that take insanity, altered states of consciousness, and/or terminal illness as a primary theme. My general preference is for science fiction and speculative fiction, but suggestions from other genres would be very good as well. [more inside]
posted by gerryblog
on Nov 16, 2010 -
My wife's twenty-something cousin is plagiarizing poems via her Facebook page. We noticed. What next? [more inside]
posted by glenngulia
on Nov 5, 2010 -
I need a poem about running/runners. The poem will be read at a banquet for a college's cross country team (coed). It should be short and accessible.
posted by mareli
on Nov 2, 2010 -
I'm looking for a podcast on poetry (classical, modern, beat, all of it) where poems are read aloud, parsed, and accompanied by loads of biographical info and context, basically a poetry only version of Entitled Opinions
. A search on itunes has not lead to much. I'm really not into a podcast that is simply poetry read aloud, i really want the analysis and insight of a host who really knows what they're talking about. THX.
posted by mcgordonliddy
on Oct 13, 2010 -
Poetry filter: help me find a poem I read in high school. It was titled "the Octopus" and it was filled with metaphors for sex and sexual organs. [more inside]
posted by riddler
on Sep 24, 2010 -
I once read a poem in a literature anthology which said that the smell of boiling cabbage in a crowded tenement conveys desperation. My impression is that the poem may have been written 1940-1960 by a well-known American author. Can someone provide a citation for the poem?
posted by Abuissak
on Sep 24, 2010 -
In high school (early-mid 90s), a textbook gave little two line ditties for various meters. I remember the one for anapestic tetrameter only:
I would like to be serious, but lo I cannot /
Anapestic tetrameter makes the verse trot
Which book was this? (It might have been yellow.) Even better, what are the other poems?
posted by jeather
on Sep 24, 2010 -
Is there any value in writing out other people's work (by hand) as a method of improving one's own writing? In this case its poetry. [more inside]
posted by troubles
on Sep 20, 2010 -
I'm a middle school teacher working with kids who struggle academically and emotionally, and I'm gonna make them memorize a poem over the course of 6 months.
What are some ass-kicking choices? "Jabberwocky" excites me, but I could use more.
posted by dzaz
on Sep 3, 2010 -
I'm looking for a collection of modernist poetics by poets -- Pound, Crane, Stevens and such. [more inside]
posted by creasy boy
on Aug 2, 2010 -
Am I missing why this part of Kipling's 'If' represents an admirable quality? [more inside]
posted by muteh
on Jul 16, 2010 -
Does anyone remember a particular poem that art critic Harold Rosenberg wrote? It began something like "The best something-or-other" and had a line about some feeling - surprise, perhaps - as light filled a room. Sorry for the immense vagueness. Thanks.
posted by holdenjordahl
on Jul 7, 2010 -
does anyone remember - in german - the rest of a short poem by ernst wichert that begins "wir wissen wann kommt der taifun..."?
as i recall, it was about how one can tell a storm is coming because their neighbors, even before the storm comes, are losing their heads, and the expression, "losing their heads" means the same in german as "losing their roofs."
posted by holdenjordahl
on Jun 16, 2010 -
Seeking poem by Dorothy Parker. I've looked for decades and figure I am probably paraphrasing it, Google has failed me. details to follow [more inside]
posted by misspat
on Jun 9, 2010 -