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What are your interpretations of Broken Social Scene's "Market Fresh"?

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 - 4 answers

CAN COMPUTERS READ POETRY PROPERLY?

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 - 6 answers

Vile poetry virtuous poetry for which my mind aches and soul groans lol

Poetry that's not emotion based? [more inside]
posted by parallax7d on Feb 22, 2011 - 33 answers

Forgotten feel-good poem

Long forgotten poem filter: do you know who wrote this poem? [more inside]
posted by londonmark on Feb 17, 2011 - 3 answers

Does magnetic poetry work in Korean?

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 - 6 answers

Identifying a poem and a poet

PoetryFilter: I am looking for the poet and title of a poem I read yesterday. [more inside]
posted by Prairie on Feb 7, 2011 - 6 answers

That poet that wrote that poem about that thing...

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 - 3 answers

Poetry inquiry

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 - 6 answers

Help me appreciate blank verse by being able to compare the "skills" of different poets.

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 - 15 answers

Helpful websites for an aspiring writer?

[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 - 4 answers

Blank Verse Feminine Endings

In the mechanics of blank verse, why do feminine endings go with eleven-syllable lines? [more inside]
posted by Paquda on Dec 16, 2010 - 6 answers

Please help me adjust to leaving the wilderness!

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 - 10 answers

Do you know Emily Dickinson?

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 - 9 answers

Where do the internet-savvy poets hang out?

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 - 2 answers

Examples of "funky, soulful" lyrics?

Examples of "funky, soulful" lyrics? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 27, 2010 - 6 answers

How would I listen to Wordsworth's poetry like Wordsworth would have recited it?

How would I listen to Wordsworth's poetry like Wordsworth would have recited it? [more inside]
posted by curuinor on Nov 25, 2010 - 12 answers

Thanksgiving Poem by Latino?

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 - 8 answers

Haikus are easy/But sometimes they don't make any sense/Refrigerator

Poetry recommendations for a a forced Thanksgiving dinner reading? [more inside]
posted by Diagonalize on Nov 23, 2010 - 37 answers

A face marked by a lifetime of venal sin?

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 - 5 answers

your head will collapse but there's nothing in it

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 - 41 answers

lines i told myself i couldn't find

I'd love to find the text of a poem online, but my google-fu fails me [more inside]
posted by RockyChrysler on Nov 11, 2010 - 5 answers

How to respond to a Charlie the Unicorn when you can't take his freakin' kidney.

Every week during Poetry Workshop, we write criticisms on our classmates' poems. This week, my friend handed me this. How can I retaliate next week? [more inside]
posted by yaymukund on Nov 10, 2010 - 31 answers

Plagiarism on Facebook

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 - 54 answers

Poem about runners?

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 - 8 answers

Looking for books on poetry

Can anyone recommend books of essays on poetry that aren't poetry-writing manuals? [more inside]
posted by luke1249 on Oct 20, 2010 - 23 answers

Find me the best modern poetry podcast

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 - 2 answers

can the hive mind help me build my first website?

[websitebuildingfilter] can the hive mind help me build my first website? [more inside]
posted by sarastro on Oct 3, 2010 - 13 answers

Help me find some paradoxical poems.

Paradoxical Poems [more inside]
posted by Elmore on Sep 25, 2010 - 24 answers

Help me convince friends I didn't make this up?

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 - 4 answers

Poem about boiling cabbage

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 - 13 answers

I would like to remember, but lo I cannot

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 - 7 answers

writing out other people's writing

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 - 11 answers

Poem Identification

Poem Identification: Villanelle with lines from a Supremes song [more inside]
posted by Ideal Impulse on Sep 9, 2010 - 5 answers

I Need Other Slithy Toves

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. Ideas?
posted by dzaz on Sep 3, 2010 - 50 answers

Favorite passages to read aloud?

What are your favorite passages to read aloud to someone? [more inside]
posted by incandescentman on Sep 3, 2010 - 65 answers

The poem of the act of the mind

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 - 7 answers

Khasi poetry (original + translation)

Khasi poetry? [more inside]
posted by kalapierson on Jul 26, 2010 - 2 answers

Don't look too good

Am I missing why this part of Kipling's 'If' represents an admirable quality? [more inside]
posted by muteh on Jul 16, 2010 - 21 answers

All the he saids and she saids...something...something?

Dimly-remembered-poem-filter. Please hope me. [more inside]
posted by Life at Boulton Wynfevers on Jul 16, 2010 - 7 answers

Does anyone remember a particular poem that art critic Harold Rosenberg wrote?

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 - 3 answers

Does anyone remember the rest of a short poem by Ernst Wichert, in German?

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." thanks.
posted by holdenjordahl on Jun 16, 2010 - 2 answers

Seeking Dorothy Parker poem

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 - 9 answers

Poem for a Wedding

What's a good poem to send to a friend getting married soon? [more inside]
posted by storybored on Jun 8, 2010 - 21 answers

Help me find a poem about winter that might be Theodore Roethke?

Looking for a poem about winter that I believe was Theodore Roethke but was in the New Yorker within the last ten years. [more inside]
posted by mygothlaundry on Jun 8, 2010 - 5 answers

Which poets/volumes should I read to my newborn?

Which poets/volumes should I read to my newborn? Requirements inside. [more inside]
posted by kitcat on May 18, 2010 - 20 answers

Help me find this Rilke poem?

Help me find this Rilke poem? [more inside]
posted by zotterdas on May 14, 2010 - 1 answer

Commission a poem online?

Is there anywhere online where I can commission a poem? I’d like to set a price, pick a topic, pick a format, and get a poem in return. Sort of a work-for-hire thing where I own the product. (If I ever did anything with it, I’d always give full credit to the author, but having to deal with royalties sort of defeats the point of commissioning the work.) I know there are places to do this with code (rentacoder) or products (ponoko) or even design and music (crowdspring and musikpitch*), but is there anything analogous for writers? [more inside]
posted by ericc on Apr 28, 2010 - 26 answers

Product Review: Life

Looking for a poem about Life in the form of a product review. More details that I remember about the poem below the fold. [more inside]
posted by eleanna on Apr 26, 2010 - 5 answers

Where can I purchase Carlos Drummond de Andrade's poetry in Portuguese and English?

Where can I purchase Carlos Drummond de Andrade's poetry in Portuguese and English? Portuguese version is for a friend; English version is for me. [more inside]
posted by esprit de l'escalier on Apr 26, 2010 - 1 answer

"Serious over my cereal"

QuotationFilter: "Serious over my cereal, I broke one morning my fast, with something-to-read-searching retina ... " [more inside]
posted by paduasoy on Apr 25, 2010 - 9 answers

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