I love writing poems. If you have read through my older posts then you have seen some of my original poetry, even a few Haiku's interspersed every now and then.
I also love reading poetry. Here are a couple of my favorites:
an exerpt from Splendor in the Grass by William Wordsworth
What though the radiance which was once so bright,
Be now forever taken from my sight,
Though nothing can bring back the hour
Of splendor in the grass, of glory in the flower;
We will grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind.
Funeral Blues by W.H. Auden
Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone,
Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone,
Silence the pianos and with muffled drum
Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come.
Let aeroplanes circle moaning overhead
Scribbling on the sky the message, He is Dead.
Put crepe bows round the white necks of the public doves,
Let the traffic policemen wear black cotton gloves.
He was my North, my South, My East and West,
My working week and my Sunday rest,
My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song;
I thought that love would last forever. I was wrong.
The stars are not wanted now, put out every one,
Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun,
Do away with the ocean and sweep up the woods;
For nothing now can ever come to any good.
After typing these two poems, I realized how morose I can be. LOL So how about leaving me one of your favorite poems, whether you wrote it or not (make it short, maybe an exerpt). I'd like to know what poem is your favorite. Please keep it decent, don't make me have to monitor and edit. Be nice.