I want to inscribe a book of poetry with a short poem, one about new beginnings, new friendship, possibly new love - something romantic is fine, but I'd prefer something not overly sentimental.
posted by archofatlas
on Dec 24, 2009 -
Please recommend some witty poetry and/or prose in the same vein as Dorothy Parker and Wendy Cope!
posted by whats-in-a-name
on Dec 20, 2009 -
Please share your favorite poems/quotations about man's love for dog(s).
posted by corn_bread
on Dec 19, 2009 -
Looking to self-publish a small poetry chapbook. Anybody got recommendations for online sites that will do this for me? I am looking to have hard copies I can sell at readings, rather than have people order from the Web.
posted by Astro Zombie
on Dec 17, 2009 -
Poemfilter: Trying to remember a poem I memorized at the last second and almost instantly forgot for an assignment in 10th grade. [more inside]
posted by Dojie
on Dec 5, 2009 -
PoemFilter: They exhumed the bones of Lincoln in order to re-inter him elsewhere, and the former president spoke of being tired, tired of the packing and unpacking and packing again. Do you know the poem? [more inside]
posted by Slap Factory
on Nov 6, 2009 -
I am looking for an audio recording of Geoffrey Hill reading his Mercian Hymns
. It's proving harder than I thought it would; I guess I am hoping someone has some sort of "inside" academic resources that aren't internet-apparent, or for some other kind of AskMe magic. I would happily pay for said recording.
posted by everichon
on Nov 3, 2009 -
I'm trying to remember a poem I read about a man's character. Or was it about leadership? [more inside]
posted by BirdD0g
on Sep 11, 2009 -
Wong Kar-Wai Screenshot Poetry Emergency! Can you make a high-resolution screenshot today or tmw from Wong Kar-Wai's Days of Being Wild so I can use it for the cover of my debut poetry book?
(Or got any tricks for increasing the print resolution of a low-resolution image, which I know is impossible?) [more inside]
posted by johnasdf
on Sep 4, 2009 -
[NewYorkerPoetryFilter] Sometime in the 1990s, the New Yorker published a poem of several verses consisting of the same lines in different order. Please help me find it. [more inside]
posted by woot
on Aug 21, 2009 -
I've been asked to read a Persian poem for a friend's Persian/Taiwanese wedding, and I am beginning to panic as the date approaches. I can speak and understand some rudimentary Farsi, but that is not helping me very much in my search. [more inside]
posted by thegreatfleecircus
on Jul 6, 2009 -
"The poet writes the history of his own body"
. Did Thoreau use this sentence, and if he did, where exactly? [more inside]
posted by The Toad
on Jul 3, 2009 -
When I was in high school (USA, late 1980's) a friend had a poem (copied from a magazine or a book) taped to the inside of her locker. It was Bukowski-esque, but I do not believe it was Bukowski. The line I recall went something like: "I either want to consume or have sex with everything in existence." Can anyone tell me what that poem was? My Google-fu has failed me, and I'd love to find the poem again (either online or in published form). Thank you!
posted by pammeke
on Jun 18, 2009 -
What happens at the intersection of musical notation (written left to right) and languages written right to left? [more inside]
posted by ricochet biscuit
on Jun 15, 2009 -
Can anyone give me any information about a poem called "Redundancy Pay", apparently by Ray Fuller? [more inside]
posted by patricio
on Jun 1, 2009 -
Federico García Lorca poems, in side-by-side Spanish and English: where can I read them online? (Websites, Google Books previews, etc.)
posted by kalapierson
on May 24, 2009 -
I've become fascinated with Masking Tape Poems found on the streets of San Francisco, and feel sure that there must be more documentation - some alternative weekly article, blog post, art historian musings, etc. - out there that I'm missing through my lame googlefu skills. Looking for links, photos, or "oh yeah I've seen that and heard..." information. [more inside]
posted by batgrlHG
on May 23, 2009 -
When I was a kid getting driven to school with NPR on the radio in the late 80's early 90's, there was this sort of interstitial poetry series that often played. I googled for a while finding nothing. I was hoping to find a collection or even just the author/reader's name. [more inside]
posted by Stonestock Relentless
on Apr 28, 2009 -
I want to print out a long 200-page discussion thread of poetry in an imaginative way. Got any ideas?
It's here at http://monkeyfilter.com/link.php/4724
posted by storybored
on Apr 12, 2009 -
I'm looking for inspiring short readings (poems? selections from essays?) loosely organized around the themes of freedom from oppression. Bonus points if they're fun to read and hear, building to a nice crescendo. [more inside]
posted by jeffmshaw
on Apr 8, 2009 -
John Locke wrote "one may destroy a man who makes war upon him." I understand that in this sentence "one" and "him" are the same person, and "man" and "who" are a separate person. In the most basic sense, this sentence justifies fighting against people who war with you.
But I have read sentences before - often in poetry - where cases are switched. If the above sentence were such an example, then "one" and "who" would be a person, and "man" and "him" would be the other person. In this case, the sentence would suggest that one runs the risk of destroying someone if they make war against that someone.
What are some examples of such sentences?
posted by nushustu
on Apr 6, 2009 -
Know any Ahadith, Qur'an and classic Arabic poetry about camels? (In English) I am currently writing about paper about their survival in the desert. Thanks in advance!
posted by pixxie
on Apr 1, 2009 -
Looking for an anti-war poem I saw years ago; it started with two soldiers fighting and ended speculating that if they met in a pub they'd have a pint. [more inside]
posted by caphector
on Mar 21, 2009 -
Help me pick out an appropriate reading for my upcoming wedding, something expressing the wish that the love we feel for each other might also serve as a a foundation for a more universal compassion. [more inside]
posted by 2or3whiskeysodas
on Mar 18, 2009 -
I'm thinking of a Czeslaw Milosz poem I read a few years ago in either a magazine or a book. It's written from the point of view of an old man, looking back over his life. He realizes that all the good things, all the bad things he's done in his life can be boiled down to one word: desire. I think it includes descriptions of the various things he's desired (food, women, et cetera). Any ideas?
posted by holdenjordahl
on Mar 11, 2009 -
In "Thunder Road", the lyric "Roy Orbison singing for the lonely, hey that's me and I want you only, don't turn me home again, I just can't face myself alone again" can be interpreted differently depending on where you break the line, before or after the word "only".
Is there a name for this particular poetic device? Do you know of other examples? [more inside]
posted by griffey
on Mar 7, 2009 -
I'm reading more poetry lately and am wondering what poets/poems have a similar vibe to Murakami. I love his vivid language and surreal spins on daily life. [more inside]
posted by Korou
on Feb 17, 2009 -
I'm trying to find a particular Victorian poem that contains a stanza depicting a peaceful cottage. [more inside]
posted by Lorna
on Feb 17, 2009 -