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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 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 - 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

Poem about the 5th Season?

A poem in which the 5th season is mortality? [more inside]
posted by Gucky on Mar 23, 2009 - 1 answer

Looking for a poem I saw long ago

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 - 2 answers

How can I put this?

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 - 10 answers

Poetry in Spanish?

Recommend some poems/poets in Spanish? [more inside]
posted by lemonade on Mar 12, 2009 - 24 answers

Looking for a poem.

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 - 4 answers

Help me with poetic devices....

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 - 8 answers

Help me find the Internet Poets

Help me find the Internet Poets! [more inside]
posted by low_horrible_immoral on Mar 2, 2009 - 14 answers

Blogger + Indentation?

How do I make Blogger work with indentation? [more inside]
posted by chairmanroflmao on Feb 25, 2009 - 6 answers

"I come from the blue ... "

Looking for a particular French poem about Aphrodite. [more inside]
posted by paduasoy on Feb 21, 2009 - 4 answers

If Murakami were a poet...

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 - 10 answers

Finding Victorian Poem containing a stanza about a peaceful cottage a peaceful cottage

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 - 7 answers

Won the war. Lost the war poet.

Help me identity this 1910s/20s/30s British poet (from precious little information). [more inside]
posted by taramosalata on Feb 14, 2009 - 3 answers

Know any good poets named "Litt"?

Need help identifying this quote. [more inside]
posted by Squid Voltaire on Feb 11, 2009 - 4 answers

Help spread the love/poetry.

What organizations can you tell me about that would be happy to receive a number of books? The key--they're books of poetry. [more inside]
posted by plaingurl on Feb 5, 2009 - 8 answers

Fictional Almost-Factual Encounters

Seeking relatively well-known, canon-caliber fictional accounts of imaginary encounters between actual, historically significant figures -- especially encounters that could well have taken place, but which we know did not or remain undocumented. Philip Levine's poem "On the Meeting of Garcia Lorca and Hart Crane" typifies what I'm looking for. Mark Twain's _A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court_ does not (respectable evidence out there of a historical Arthur notwithstanding). The literary field is rife with examples, I know -- say, some novel casting Charles Lindbergh and Adolf Hitler into a tete-a-tete. But, ack, I'm drawing a blank. [more inside]
posted by taramosalata on Feb 5, 2009 - 31 answers

Poetry Web Sites

Internet resources for understanding poetry. [more inside]
posted by Secret Life of Gravy on Feb 4, 2009 - 20 answers

Online poetry criticism forums?

Can you recommend any online poetry criticism forums? [more inside]
posted by laumry on Feb 3, 2009 - 12 answers

Avantgarde Operatics in London

Avantgarde London: I want to take my girlfriend out to a biggish music/sound performance/event. I want it to be avantgarde, unexpected and unique - the kind of night that would send most music lovers screaming into the distance. I am thinking maybe opera, but I know NOTHING about it. And, as I said, I want avantgarde opera in London. Where do I start? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Feb 2, 2009 - 11 answers

Looking for Lit. mags that are known for their book reviews.

Looking for literary magazines that are well-known for their reviews of newly-published poetry, both chapbooks and full-length books. [more inside]
posted by exlotuseater on Jan 16, 2009 - 5 answers

The Doors of Opium

Looking for a good english translation of the essay Les portes de l’opium by Marcel Schwob.
posted by jammy on Jan 11, 2009 - 2 answers

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