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matches: not just for candles!

asking-for-a-friend-filter: i need help coming up with a cute, safe-for-work poem, verse or rhyming couplet that can hang on the wall in the bathroom. [more inside]
posted by janepanic on Feb 13, 2010 - 29 answers

Like to the lark at break of day arising

Recommend literature/poetry set to (classical) music for my mix! [more inside]
posted by so much modern time on Feb 9, 2010 - 19 answers

Private hosting for text files?

Is there a website that offers a simple and free way to upload or even just paste basic text files (poetry), keep them organized and private, but allows me to give certain users access to it with a user name and password? [more inside]
posted by Lizsterr on Feb 4, 2010 - 9 answers

Recording of Koch's "Talking to Patrizia"?

Where can I find a recording of Kenneth Koch reading Talking to Patrizia? [more inside]
posted by rafter on Feb 1, 2010 - 0 answers

lingua franca?

What poetry is untranslatable? [more inside]
posted by minkll on Jan 18, 2010 - 48 answers

Pablo Neruda's French Equivalent?

What French-language poets remind you of Pablo Neruda? [more inside]
posted by datarose on Jan 18, 2010 - 7 answers

When and where should I publish my poetry?

When should I start looking to publish my poetry, and where should I publish? [more inside]
posted by Lizsterr on Jan 16, 2010 - 4 answers

Words of long lasting love in English, Welsh and French please!

Celebrating a golden wedding anniversary next month - photobook in production - your favourite quotations, poetry and passages (in English, Welsh and French) please! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 3, 2010 - 7 answers

Why did Dr. Fredericks plagiarise Trumbull Stickney's poem?

Help me understand a poetry conundrum thrown up by the film The Good Shepherd. [more inside]
posted by jaffacakerhubarb on Jan 2, 2010 - 5 answers

Where can I find English translations of Dada poems online?

Where can I find English translations of Dada poems online? [more inside]
posted by bradbane on Jan 1, 2010 - 6 answers

It is this deep blankness is the real thing strange.

What happened to the wondering minstrels poetry database and how can I find a replacement? [more inside]
posted by winna on Jan 1, 2010 - 4 answers

Publish poetry/illustrations

How to publish my poetry/illustrations? [more inside]
posted by allelopath on Dec 30, 2009 - 5 answers

Poetry about new beginnings, new friendship?

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. Any suggestions?
posted by archofatlas on Dec 24, 2009 - 4 answers

Let's go to the (alternative) video tape:

What was that poem Jim Carroll recited on the music videos by mail tape? [more inside]
posted by bobbyno on Dec 23, 2009 - 4 answers

Looking for writing similar to Wendy Cope and Dorothy Parker

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 - 2 answers

Woof.

Please share your favorite poems/quotations about man's love for dog(s).
posted by corn_bread on Dec 19, 2009 - 25 answers

Online publishing for poetry chapbook

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 - 7 answers

where can i find new poetry?

i am looking for some new poetry/poet recommendations. [more inside]
posted by anya32 on Dec 17, 2009 - 33 answers

Poetry to help me through my first breakup.

What poetry has brought you comfort after a breakup? [more inside]
posted by yaymukund on Dec 10, 2009 - 27 answers

What is this poem about servants to the rich and drunk?

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 - 9 answers

Caged beast poem

Trying to track down a poem I remember reading at school. [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Nov 12, 2009 - 2 answers

Abraham Lincoln is tired in this poem.

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 - 4 answers

Audio of Geoffrey Hill's "Mercian Hymns"?

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 - 7 answers

What is it about love that makes we want to spew poetry?

What is is about love that makes me want to spew poetry? [more inside]
posted by nikkorizz on Nov 1, 2009 - 15 answers

I'm a poet and no one knows it!

Which web site is best for self-publishing poetry? [more inside]
posted by the matching mole on Oct 2, 2009 - 9 answers

Slowly the west reaches for clothes of new colors ...

Tell me of your favorite poem to welcome the autumn. [more inside]
posted by jammy on Sep 20, 2009 - 22 answers

Help me remember a poem about character and leadership.

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 - 3 answers

Can you take a screenshot of Wong Kar Wai's Days of Being Wild for my book cover?

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 - 6 answers

I've lost a poem I loved.

[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 - 10 answers

How do I start a poetry group at work?

How do I start a poetry circle at my company? [more inside]
posted by zooropa on Aug 18, 2009 - 7 answers

Poems of direct address?

What are some good poems to read aloud, that take the form of direct address? [more inside]
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur on Aug 12, 2009 - 37 answers

Power to the beats

I have no/little rhythm and I need to find some. [more inside]
posted by litleozy on Aug 6, 2009 - 21 answers

Like Sugar and Halva

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 - 4 answers

Where's this quote from?

"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 - 5 answers

Produce poems?

I'm looking for poems about food, especially fruits and vegetables. [more inside]
posted by bubukaba on Jun 26, 2009 - 22 answers

"Comes the familiar dust of summer, dust we eat..."

Tell me of your favorite poem to welcome the summer. [more inside]
posted by jammy on Jun 19, 2009 - 13 answers

What is this somewhat dirty poem?

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 - 7 answers

How do RTL languages work for lyrics to music?

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 - 8 answers

Any information about this short poem called "Redundancy Pay"?

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 - 2 answers

sourcing a Frost quotation

I'm trying to find the context of the Robert Frost quote "Freedom lies in being bold." [more inside]
posted by roger ackroyd on May 30, 2009 - 1 answer

The best Spanish-language translators and anthologies of English-language poetry

Who are the best translators (living or dead) of English-language poetry into Spanish, and what are the best anthologies of English-language poetry translated into Spanish? [more inside]
posted by Mummy of a Lady Named Jemutesonekh on May 25, 2009 - 0 answers

Bilingual Garcia Lorca online?

Federico GarcĂ­a 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 - 5 answers

San Francisco Masking Tape Poems?

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 - 4 answers

Can you recommend any Japanese poets?

Can you recommend any Japanese poets or anthologies of poetry? [more inside]
posted by Nugget on May 12, 2009 - 13 answers

It was one of those days?

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 - 6 answers

What would be a cool way to print this out?

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 - 3 answers

Nothing you do not need

TattooFilter. Looking for a poetic version of the phrase "Nothing you do not need." [more inside]
posted by anthropoid on Apr 11, 2009 - 32 answers

Inspiring short readings (poems?) about freedom and hope

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 - 8 answers

Going to war with prepositions

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 - 8 answers

Know any Ahadith, Qur'an and classic Arabic poetry about camels? (In English)

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 - 15 answers

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