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    'Daddy' and 'Cut', both by Sylvia Plath <3
    'Examination at the Womb-Door' and 'Crow's First Lesson', both by Ted Hughes
    'The Broken Tower' by Harold Hart Crane
    Shakespeare's Sonnets, especially Sonnets 20 & 71

    A Blade of Grass

    (Original post by childofthesun)
    My sister had extracts from 'On Love' (and other Romantic poems) printed out and placed on the tables at her wedding. It was perfect!

    I was referring to the last section of The Prophet-it's titled 'The Farewell'
    Just read it, love it, especially "You are also as strong as your strongest link. " I really love how certain phrases in Gibran's poetry just seem to resonate

    Rupert Brooke's Grantchester is lovely...


    also Mr Eliot's The Waste Land ?


    Wilfred Owen - Mental Cases

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    (Original post by AppleB)
    It's a wonderful poem right?
    I love the Volta at the end!
    Shakespeare being a true boss
    Yes it really completes it

    I like the juxtaposition of love/lust and ageing/death

    To His Coy Mistress

    Had we but world enough and time,
    This coyness, lady, were no crime.
    We would sit down, and think which way
    To walk, and pass our long love’s day.
    Thou by the Indian Ganges’ side
    Shouldst rubies find; I by the tide
    Of Humber would complain. I would
    Love you ten years before the flood,
    And you should, if you please, refuse
    Till the conversion of the Jews.
    My vegetable love should grow
    Vaster than empires and more slow;
    An hundred years should go to praise
    Thine eyes, and on thy forehead gaze;
    Two hundred to adore each breast,
    But thirty thousand to the rest;
    An age at least to every part,
    And the last age should show your heart.
    For, lady, you deserve this state,
    Nor would I love at lower rate.
    But at my back I always hear
    Time’s wingèd chariot hurrying near;
    And yonder all before us lie
    Deserts of vast eternity.
    Thy beauty shall no more be found;
    Nor, in thy marble vault, shall sound
    My echoing song; then worms shall try
    That long-preserved virginity,
    And your quaint honour turn to dust,
    And into ashes all my lust;
    The grave’s a fine and private place,
    But none, I think, do there embrace.
    Now therefore, while the youthful hue
    Sits on thy skin like morning dew,
    And while thy willing soul transpires
    At every pore with instant fires,
    Now let us sport us while we may,
    And now, like amorous birds of prey,
    Rather at once our time devour
    Than languish in his slow-chapped power.
    Let us roll all our strength and all
    Our sweetness up into one ball,
    And tear our pleasures with rough strife
    Through the iron gates of life:
    Thus, though we cannot make our sun
    Stand still, yet we will make him run.

    The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock by T.S. Eliot. I'm not sure of this is an overrated poem, but I stumbled across it in an English lesson and whilst it's quite long it's so utterly beautiful.
    First Stanza:

    Let us go then, you and I,
    When the evening is spread out against the sky
    Like a patient etherized upon a table;
    Let us go, through certain half-deserted streets,
    The muttering retreats
    Of restless nights in one-night cheap hotels
    And sawdust restaurants with oyster-shells:
    Streets that follow like a tedious argument
    Of insidious intent

    Dulce et Decorum Est by Wilfred Owen. It is such a good poem, full of emotion and is a good reminder of the pain many have felt for us to have a comfortable life.
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