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really?

we did loads of owen etc for gcse.
For coursework, or the exam?
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Try this site
http://www.mouthfulofmoonlight.com/
It has a great random poetry generator and Haiku generator. Some realy funny results.
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Try this site
http://www.mouthfulofmoonlight.com/
It has a great random poetry generator and Haiku generator. Some realy funny results.
thats good. they should make it so you put in a few words as a theme, and it makes one based on that.
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For coursework, or the exam?
the exam, iirc.
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the exam, iirc.
lucky you! we get loads of boring stuff; poems from other cultures, carol anne duffy, simon armitage and pre-1914. It would be excellent to have some war poetry, but...
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u might think this poem is sappy, but it's my favourite

Ride a wild horse, by Hannah Kahn

Ride a wild horse
against the sky-
hold tight to his wings

before you die
whatever else you leave undone-
once ride a wild horse
into the sun.


what do u think of it?
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what do u think of it?
I like it.
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the exam, iirc.
yes, it was the exam. i definately remember writing an essay plan for each poem on every page of the book!
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I did Duffy for AS and WWI for A2 too. I liked 'The captain of the 1964 top of the form team' for Duffy and 'Does it matter' by Sasson for the war. My favourite poem is 'The Lesson' by Roger Mc Gough - sheer genius.
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Two poems threads, crikey.
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This is beautiful and one of my all time favourite poems. Genius.


Had I the heavens' embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half-light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet:
But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly, because you tread on my dreams.

-- William Butler Yeats


Adam (ps. good thread!)
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...on the ning nang nong
where the cows go bong,
and the monkeys all say boo,
theres a nong nang ning
where the trees go ping
and the moneys jibber jabber joo....
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...on the ning nang nong
where the cows go bong,
and the monkeys all say boo,
theres a nong nang ning
where the trees go ping
and the moneys jibber jabber joo....
hmmm.....
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A wonderful poem, but it won't make sense to many people:

Beatus ille qui procul negotiis,
ut prisca gens mortalium,
paterna rura bubus exercet suis
solutus omni faenore
neque excitatur classico miles truci,
neque horret iratum mare
forumque vitat et superba civium
potentiorum limina.
libet iacere modo sub antiqua ilice,
modo in tenaci gramine:
labuntur altis interim ripis aquae,
queruntur in silvis aves
fontesque lymphis obstrepunt manantibus,
somnos quod invitet levis.
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(Original post by Mr White)
A wonderful poem, but it won't make sense to many people:

Beatus ille qui procul negotiis,
ut prisca gens mortalium,
paterna rura bubus exercet suis
solutus omni faenore
neque excitatur classico miles truci,
neque horret iratum mare
forumque vitat et superba civium
potentiorum limina.
libet iacere modo sub antiqua ilice,
modo in tenaci gramine:
labuntur altis interim ripis aquae,
queruntur in silvis aves
fontesque lymphis obstrepunt manantibus,
somnos quod invitet levis.
A bit of Horace never did anyone harm.
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T.S Eliot's The Waste Land (430 lines long, link below)

http://world.std.com/~raparker/explo.../explore5.html

Favourite short poem....depends on my mood! Right now though, e.e.cummings - I thank you God.

i thank You God for most this amazing
day:for the leaping greenly spirits of trees
and a blue true dream of sky;and for everything
which is natural which is infinite which is yes

(i who have died am alive again today,
and this is the sun's birthday;this is the birth
day of life and love and wings:and of the gay
great happening illimitably earth)

how should tasting touching hearing seeing
breathing any--lifted from the no
of all nothing--human merely being
doubt unimaginable You?

(now the ears of my ears awake and
now the eyes of my eyes are opened)
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A bit of Horace never did anyone harm.
Ah, yes. What's your favourite epode?

Rogare longo putidam te saeculo,
uiris quid eneruet meas,
*** sit tibi dens ater et rugis uetus
frontem senectus exaret
hietque turpis inter aridas natis
podex uelut crudae bouis.
sed incitat me pectus et mammae putres,
equina quales ubera,
uenterque mollis et femur tumentibus
exile suris additum.
esto beata, funus atque imagines
ducant triumphales tuum
nec sit marita quae rotundioribus
onusta bacis ambulet.
quid, quod libelli Stoici inter Sericos
iacere puluillos amant:
inlitterati num minus nerui rigent
magisue languet fascinum?
quod ut superbo prouoces ab inguine,
ore adlaborandum est tibi.


(From Horace's eighth epode)
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Ah, yes. What's your favourite epode?

Rogare longo putidam te saeculo,
uiris quid eneruet meas,
*** sit tibi dens ater et rugis uetus
frontem senectus exaret
hietque turpis inter aridas natis
podex uelut crudae bouis.
sed incitat me pectus et mammae putres,
equina quales ubera,
uenterque mollis et femur tumentibus
exile suris additum.
esto beata, funus atque imagines
ducant triumphales tuum
nec sit marita quae rotundioribus
onusta bacis ambulet.
quid, quod libelli Stoici inter Sericos
iacere puluillos amant:
inlitterati num minus nerui rigent
magisue languet fascinum?
quod ut superbo prouoces ab inguine,
ore adlaborandum est tibi.


(From Horace's eighth epode)
I prefer Virgil. The aenied is a classic.
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I prefer Virgil. The aenied is a classic.
You mean the Aeneid (sorry, I'm a perfectionist), right? It is rather good - ahead of it's time.

That when, amidst the fervor of the feast,
The Tyrian hugs and fonds thee on her breast,
And with sweet kisses in her arms constrains,
Thou may'st infuse thy venom in her veins.
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You mean the Aeneid (sorry, I'm a perfectionist), right? It is rather good - ahead of it's time.

That when, amidst the fervor of the feast,
The Tyrian hugs and fonds thee on her breast,
And with sweet kisses in her arms constrains,
Thou may'st infuse thy venom in her veins.
I've always been taught to spell it Aenied. One of thems the american spelling, I dont know which one. Depends which translation you read it in.
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