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How Poetic.

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Welcome back from Spring Break! We’re on to week 7: Poetry! Below are links to a few poets that I really like. Some are old/dead guys, and some are very much alive. I’ve also linked some poem databases, in case you don’t share my particular taste in poetry.

Happy Hunting!

Taylor Mali

e.e. cummings

Langston Hughes

Pablo Neruda

Robert Frost

 

Academy of American Poets 

Poetry Foundation-Browse Poets

In addition to these links, I’ve brought some of my poetry books for you to look through. Much like the links, they range from the classics (Robert Frost) to a little more wacky (Beat Poets and Paul Simon).

For your enjoyment, a poem that means a great deal to me (warning: it’s really sappy):

Sonnet XVII by Pablo Neruda

I don’t love you as if you were a rose of salt, topaz,
or arrow of carnations that propagate fire:
I love you as one loves certain obscure things,
secretly, between the shadow and the soul.

I love you as the plant that doesn’t bloom but carries
the light of those flowers, hidden, within itself,
and thanks to your love the tight aroma that arose
from the earth lives dimly in my body.
I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where,
I love you directly without problems or pride:
I love you like this because I don’t know any other way to love,
except in this form in which I am not nor are you,
so close that your hand upon my chest is my hand,
so close that your eyes close as I fall asleep.