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    favorite poet

    I was just wandering who all your favorite poets are-I like Whitman best I think because I like romanticism, of course I also like Dickinson very much, too.......
    “People don’t talk about anything.” [Clarisse]
    “Oh, they must!” [Guy]
    “No, not anything. They name a lot of cars or clothes or swimming pools mostly and say how swell! But they all say the same things and nobody says anything different from anyone else. And most of the time in the cafes they have the joke-boxes on and the same jokes most of the time, or the musical wall lit and all the colored patterns running up and down, but it’s only color and all abstract. And at the museums, have you ever been? All abstract. That\'s all there is now...\"
    -A conversation with Clarrise McClellan and Guy Montag from Fahrenheit 451

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    Lord Byron (George Gordon)

    As far as the classics go I'd have to say Lord Byron.

    So we'll go no more a roving
    So late into the night,
    Though the heart be still as loving,
    And the moon be still as bright.

    For the sword outwears its sheath,
    And the soul wears out the breast,
    And the heart must pause to breathe,
    And Love itself have rest.

    Though the night was made for loving,
    And the day returns too soon,
    Yet we'll go no more a roving
    By the light of the moon.
    Mankind have a great aversion to intellectual labor; but even supposing knowledge to be easily attainable, more people would be content to be ignorant than would take even a little trouble to acquire it.
    - Samuel Johnson

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    I could NEVER name a favorite poet. Its like trying to name a favorite band.

    I wrote this in the 10th grade- 5 years ago.
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    A blood stained skull and a rotting corpse,
    A walking skeleton mounts his horse.
    With hands of fire, and eyes of hate,
    He came to kill, and change our fate.
    Killed the widows in their sleep.
    Took their lives, souls to keep.
    Took the men in hordes to die.
    Hell's gate open to eternally fry.
    Murdered children in their time of play.
    Never again to see the light of day.
    If you read this and your still filled with glee....
    you better turn around because this murderer is me!
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    Personally I like Yeats, Seamus Heaney, Dickenson (even though much of her work is a bit on the morbid side) and some Shakespere (the sonnets).

    My favourite poem has got to be "An Irish Airman Forsees His Death" by Yeats.
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    P.s. Dr Toker I can always name my favourite band whenever asked (even though if asked five minutes later I could probably give a different answer ) and right now I would say it's the Counting Crows (which as it happens I'm listening to at the moment).
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    I like Edger Alan Poe for some reason.. although his poems sometimes hint depression, I enjoy reading many of them.. my favorite one is "Dream Within A Dream". You should read it sometime, it really fits life in many ways.
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    I'd have to agree with you silentstalker. Poe is the man. Very dark and depressed, that would probably be all the cocaine and morphine he did.

    He was a true artist. He lived his pain.
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    Opium dude.....he was known most for 'Chasing The Dragon'. That was what they called getting high on opium back in the dizay.
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    "These Words I Write Keep Me from Total Madness"

    Charles Bukowski is what I prefer to read, not quote or read aloud for my girlfriend though :).


    "question and answer"

    he sat naked and drunk in a room of summer
    night, running the blade of the knife
    under his fingernails, smiling, thinking
    of all the letters he had received
    telling him that
    the way he lived and wrote about
    that--
    it had kept them going when
    all seemed
    truly
    hopeless.

    putting the blade on the table, he
    flicked it with a finger
    and it whirled
    in a flashing circle
    under the light.

    who the hell is going to save
    me? he
    thought.

    as the knife stopped spinning
    the answer came:
    you're going to have to
    save yourself.

    still smiling,
    a: he lit a
    cigarette
    b: he poured
    another
    drink
    c: gave the blade
    another
    spin.

    Source: Charles Bukowski, The Last Night of the Earth Poems

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    Yes, I would also have to agree with silentstalker, Poe is wanderful. I love how he kind of turns the Raven into a whole short story. I also have been reading quite a bit of Robert Frost lately too......
    “People don’t talk about anything.” [Clarisse]
    “Oh, they must!” [Guy]
    “No, not anything. They name a lot of cars or clothes or swimming pools mostly and say how swell! But they all say the same things and nobody says anything different from anyone else. And most of the time in the cafes they have the joke-boxes on and the same jokes most of the time, or the musical wall lit and all the colored patterns running up and down, but it’s only color and all abstract. And at the museums, have you ever been? All abstract. That\'s all there is now...\"
    -A conversation with Clarrise McClellan and Guy Montag from Fahrenheit 451

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    Yes, I would also have to agree with silentstalker, Poe is wanderful. I love how he kind of turns the Raven into a whole short story. I also have been reading quite a bit of Robert Frost lately too......
    “People don’t talk about anything.” [Clarisse]
    “Oh, they must!” [Guy]
    “No, not anything. They name a lot of cars or clothes or swimming pools mostly and say how swell! But they all say the same things and nobody says anything different from anyone else. And most of the time in the cafes they have the joke-boxes on and the same jokes most of the time, or the musical wall lit and all the colored patterns running up and down, but it’s only color and all abstract. And at the museums, have you ever been? All abstract. That\'s all there is now...\"
    -A conversation with Clarrise McClellan and Guy Montag from Fahrenheit 451

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