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.
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.