Is there an online tool that would give me the metrical foot of a sentence I type in? [more inside]
posted by Carillon
on Jun 11, 2008 -
What are some good words that form the prefixes for other words of varying definition? I want to write a rule-fudging sestina where I do (prefixy word as my sestina end of line word) + hyphen + linebreak + (ending of longer word). [more inside]
posted by juv3nal
on Jun 11, 2008 -
Please help me find this poem that I read years ago and have only a few details from... I think was titled "Emptiness". [more inside]
posted by odi.et.amo
on Jun 10, 2008 -
I'm looking for quotes or a short poem for my sister, whose expecting her first child in the next several days. Any ideas?
posted by phr4gmonk3y
on May 7, 2008 -
I need help with interpretation and understanding of The Divan of the Lover. A friend of mine claims to have figured out the meaning, and I'm drawing a blank aside from the most obvious. [more inside]
posted by sandraregina
on May 2, 2008 -
I need some help finding French poems that meet some specific guidelines. I'm currently in my 5th year of high school French. I'm going to a competition where I'll be reciting some memorized poetry, but I haven't had much luck finding anything good to memorize. I need some suggestions of French poems that are *good*, fairly long but not too long, and use moderately advanced vocabulary. I've looked, but I need some guidance from people who know more about this than me. [more inside]
posted by MadamM
on Mar 13, 2008 -
What can I do in the short and medium term to improve my ability to evaluate Russian poetry? [more inside]
posted by prefpara
on Mar 13, 2008 -
Please help me find a poem/comic book story -- it takes place on Mars and ends with the line "Damnation, I've run out of air!" [more inside]
posted by breezeway
on Feb 19, 2008 -
I'm a person who is apparently too dense to understand poetry, but I'm looking for a collection of William Blake's work. [more inside]
posted by Jezztek
on Dec 29, 2007 -
Hello. Does anybody recall the title or the rest of this scrap of probably Robert Burns poetry? goes something like: "... nor duke that ye dined with yester'een. A crab louse is still but (or yet) a crab (or louse) tho' perched on the c*** of a (or o' a) queen." I would like to know for a friend who is writing a book on Scottish nationalism. Thanks!
posted by runincircles
on Dec 20, 2007 -
Looking for a poem I read about a domestic frustration and a housewife snapping after toiling away in quiet desperation. [more inside]
posted by JeremiahBritt
on Dec 11, 2007 -
Is there some place you can get a poem emailed to you each day? Sort of an email-based Writer's Almanac? And that won't spam you to death? And that won't send you schmaltzy syrupy crap?
posted by xmutex
on Nov 25, 2007 -
Can you ID this book from my memory of a short passage? Man hits deer while hurrying to the birth of his son. [more inside]
posted by Leon
on Nov 15, 2007 -
What is the english translation of the following latin passage derived from Edgar Allen Poe's "The Pit and the Pendulum?"
Impia tortorum longos hic turba furores
Sanguinis innocui, non satiata, aluit.
Sospite nunc patria, fracto nunc funeris antro,
Mors ubi dira fuit vita salusque patent.
[Quatrain composed for the gates of a market to he erected upon the site of the Jacobin Club House at Paris.] [more inside]
posted by meta.mark
on Nov 1, 2007 -
Interested in English language poetry (classical or modern, romantic or political), what can you recommend? [more inside]
posted by psmealey
on Oct 31, 2007 -
Can anyone help me locate the poem that is read on By Akira Sakata on the DJ Krush album Jaku? (The track name is "Slit of Cloud") [more inside]
posted by bashos_frog
on Oct 18, 2007 -
aaax / bbbx / cccy / dddy: Is there a particular name for the structure of the poem Slough
, by John Betjeman?
posted by Aloysius Bear
on Sep 27, 2007 -
I'm looking for a recording of Edward Lear's song The Courtship of the Yonghy-Bonghy-Bò. [more inside]
posted by Ritchie
on Sep 21, 2007 -
Interesting poems that A) are related to foods or eating in some way, B) would take less than two minutes to read out loud, and C) are in the public domain (or are otherwise available for non-commercial use without seeking permission)?
posted by sparrows
on Sep 7, 2007 -
Where can I find Eleanor Farjeon's poem 'Cats Sleep Anywhere'........ in Dutch? [more inside]
posted by pootler
on Aug 23, 2007 -
Looking for accurate English translations of two poems written in ancient Dutch. [more inside]
posted by lhall
on Jul 23, 2007 -
PatronFilter: I'm tired of working for Starbucks. I want to write full time. Help me construct a letter to the opulent to remind them of yesteryear when the arts were supported by benefactors. Help me convince the rich that paying for me to live comfortably will serve humanity. [more inside]
posted by Galen
on Jul 20, 2007 -
In which of W.S. Merwin's volumes of poetry did the poem "Paul" originally appear?
posted by RossWhite
on Jul 16, 2007 -
Which translator of Ranier Maria Rilke into English best balances literal translation with the "feel" of the poems in the original language?
posted by BartonFink
on Jun 12, 2007 -
Could anybody suggest titles of books that are collections of prose (fiction)/poetry and photographs/drawings? Books along the lines of, say, Eduardo Galeano's "The Book of Embraces" which has short compositions about various topics and simple, yet pleasing, drawings. Thanks!
posted by hellhammer
on Jun 8, 2007 -
My eight year old wrote her latest poem, then asked about the subtleties of poetic punctuation (commas, periods, breaks ... and why such decisions are made... help! ). The poem is included, as of course ... [more inside]
posted by RMD
on Jun 5, 2007 -
Poetry question: Can anyone identify a poem that says something like "it's not raining rain today"? I don't think it's the same as the lyrics to this song
. [more inside]
posted by miss tea
on May 19, 2007 -
"All is vanity" is, among other things, a quote from the bible. I'm looking for a bit of Japanese poetry, however, in which I remember seeing that phrase. Anybody got a clue? My google-fu was not strong enough.
posted by BlackLeotardFront
on May 15, 2007 -