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]
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]
I'm looking for pre-WWII non-Japanese poetry that mentions Japan. [more inside]
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!
Looking for a poem I read about a domestic frustration and a housewife snapping after toiling away in quiet desperation. [more inside]
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?
I'm looking for a poem, and it's NOT the road not taken. [more inside]
Where can one take a graduate-level poetry seminar online? [more inside]
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]
Is there a name for the literary device used in this song? [more inside]
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]
Interested in English language poetry (classical or modern, romantic or political), what can you recommend? [more inside]
Looking for an old book of poems, oldschool 70's perhaps, one author. [more inside]
Poetry about migraines / headaches / chronic pain ? [more inside]
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]
Help me find other artists who combine poetry and music in interesting ways? [more inside]
aaax / bbbx / cccy / dddy: Is there a particular name for the structure of the poem Slough, by John Betjeman?
I'm looking for a recording of Edward Lear's song The Courtship of the Yonghy-Bonghy-Bò. [more inside]
Who first said "Lo, how the mighty have fallen"?
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)?
Where can I find Eleanor Farjeon's poem 'Cats Sleep Anywhere'........ in Dutch? [more inside]
"Scotland is / the petrified vomit / of a fish supper." Who wrote that little poem? [more inside]
I want to know what the poets in Brazil are doing these days. [more inside]
Help me track down this poem by (I think) Derek Walcott. [more inside]
Looking for accurate English translations of two poems written in ancient Dutch. [more inside]
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]
In which of W.S. Merwin's volumes of poetry did the poem "Paul" originally appear?
The Writer's Chicago: Please help me get the most out of my month long stay in the windy city. [more inside]
Which translator of Ranier Maria Rilke into English best balances literal translation with the "feel" of the poems in the original language?
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!
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]
Poems about moon. Know any good ones? [more inside]
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]
"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.
I've been asked to give a reading at a friend's wedding, so I'm looking for a poem that would be appropriate. Ideally, it should be modern (written after 1900) and sweet, but not sexual, religious, schmaltzy, or emetic. Most suggestions online are variations of Maya Angelou's "Touched By An Angel". I found the previous two AskMe questions on this topic helpful, and I have some ideas, but I'm hoping to generate a few more. [more inside]
Poetry about secrets, hidden things, hiding places? [more inside]
How do you pronounce Yueh-Fu in English? [more inside]
Can't remember a poem and it's driving me crazy. I think it's a sestina. Something about a father's dying. [more inside]
Poets and poetry enthusiasts: how to read aloud and analyze an e e cummings poem for middle schoolers? [more inside]
EnglishMajorFilter: Why can't I stand much of the canon? How can I learn to appreciate it? [more inside]
I would like to print out poetry onto something other than paper, with the intention of hanging it for display on a wall. [more inside]
Please help me locate a poem or passage which one of Nepal's kings read to his bride on their wedding day. It would be available in English. [more inside]
I need the title and author of an alternative graphic novel in which a blank-eyed naked man wanders through hell speaking lines from Dante or another classic poetic text. [more inside]
Where can I find the following Hindi poem: "Hawa hun hawa main basanti hawa hun, Suno baat meri anokhi hawa hun, Jidar chahati hun udar goomthi hun, Hawa hun hawa main basanti hawa hun." [more inside]
I don't know shit about poetry but have been enjoying Leonard Cohen, Charles Bukowski, Charles Simic, and Robert Creeley for years. (I mostly like works about relationships, romance, love...) Who else should I read? Also, in addition to "practice", how does one get better at reading/writing poetry. Can you also recommend journals / anthologies / web sites / quarterlies?
What sort of online contest should I hold to give away a book of poetry? [more inside]
PoetryFilter: I (mis)remember a single line of a poem and Google isn't helping me. God (maybe? or some other speaker?) says, "Oh, best blade of grass!" And that's all I've got, and it's probably wrong. Any guesses?
Poetry filter:- help me identify the author of this poem and maybe direct me to a volume containing it. The title (I think) is THE CONCEPTION... [more inside]
“These far away places with strange-sounding names…” Where is that phrase from?! I have reason to believe it was first written by a romantic poet (possibly Tennyson, Browning, or Arnold) but I can’t beat the answer out of Google. Thanks to Google, I know that the line is used in a Bing Crosby song. But that’s definitely not the source I’m looking for.