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57. I'm going to nominate another: The Cloud, by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Mon Sep 14, 2015, 11:02 PM
Sep 2015


I am the daughter of Earth and Water,
And the nursling of the Sky;
I pass through the pores of the ocean and shores;
I change, but I cannot die.
For after the rain when with never a stain
The pavilion of Heaven is bare,
And the winds and sunbeams with their convex gleams
Build up the blue dome of air,
I silently laugh at my own cenotaph,
And out of the caverns of rain,
Like a child from the womb, like a ghost from the tomb,
I arise and unbuild it again.
What's your favorite poem? [View all] discntnt_irny_srcsm Sep 2015 OP
VERY high on my list. elleng Sep 2015 #1
Also a favorite of mine discntnt_irny_srcsm Sep 2015 #4
When I hear Frost's poem I think of Telefon Brother Buzz Sep 2015 #2
That is where I first heard it discntnt_irny_srcsm Sep 2015 #5
This one is among my favorites. So moving. Lisa D Sep 2015 #3
She had a lot on the ball discntnt_irny_srcsm Sep 2015 #8
Ego-Tripping (there may be a reason why) demmiblue Sep 2015 #6
I love that! discntnt_irny_srcsm Sep 2015 #9
Shakespeare Sonnet XXIX. Hatchling Sep 2015 #7
A favorite from King Lear... discntnt_irny_srcsm Sep 2015 #10
Well, everything by Shakespeare is #1... First Speaker Sep 2015 #11
Oh yes. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night by Dylan Thomas discntnt_irny_srcsm Sep 2015 #13
Thats way up there in my books Joe Shlabotnik Sep 2015 #36
Desiderata by Max Ehrmann femmocrat Sep 2015 #12
It's hard to believe so much wisdom is held in so few words discntnt_irny_srcsm Sep 2015 #14
I had a copy of this poem on my desk when I was teaching. femmocrat Sep 2015 #15
A teacher is at best an inspiration discntnt_irny_srcsm Sep 2015 #16
I bought a poster of Desiderata at the Print Mint in Haight-Ashbury PufPuf23 Sep 2015 #34
I memorized this back in the 70's... mak3cats Sep 2015 #35
One of my person favs, too. hamsterjill Sep 2015 #50
Percy Bysshe Shelly HeiressofBickworth Sep 2015 #17
The Second Coming by Yeats The Velveteen Ocelot Sep 2015 #18
This is also my favorite poem Fortinbras Armstrong Sep 2015 #26
Yeah, probably my favorite OP's poem. malthaussen Sep 2015 #45
My favorite is one I wrote about 35 years ago Prisoner_Number_Six Sep 2015 #19
And in a Similar Vein - High Flight MizzM Sep 2015 #68
Epitaph on a Tyrant rug Sep 2015 #20
Robert Service's....... Capt.Rocky300 Sep 2015 #21
No such thing LWolf Sep 2015 #22
Yes! That and Ode to a Nightengale CTyankee Sep 2015 #29
Continent's End, by Robinson Jeffers (with link to older thread) petronius Sep 2015 #23
Here's one (of many) I treasure ailsagirl Sep 2015 #24
I have a few, but Ozymandias by Shelley is brief and great: Arugula Latte Sep 2015 #25
Came to post Ozymandias OriginalGeek Sep 2015 #52
Do you know that you can sing "Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening" to the tune of Fortinbras Armstrong Sep 2015 #27
Hah! And you can swap around anything in common meter. nolabear Sep 2015 #37
I told an old flame that one.:) malthaussen Sep 2015 #46
As a former English teacher, I've got a bunch! "My Last Duchess"; "Ozymandias"; "Mother to Son"; WinkyDink Sep 2015 #28
And John Donne! CTyankee Sep 2015 #31
"Ozymandias" was written by Shelley Fortinbras Armstrong Sep 2015 #42
Some trivia I did not know! Thanks! (Shelley's authorship, I knew. Heh.) WinkyDink Sep 2015 #53
What? No Emily Dickinson? CTyankee Sep 2015 #30
I love that poem ashling Sep 2015 #32
Although "i sing of Olaf" by e.e. cummings is a close second.... DFW Sep 2015 #33
A few years back, Don Draper reading Mayakovsky by Frank O'Hara put the hook in me Joe Shlabotnik Sep 2015 #38
Call Me By My True Names by Thich Nhat Hanh AllenVanAllen Sep 2015 #39
Two of mine: PushyGalore Sep 2015 #40
To Those I Love - Isla Paschal Richardson Skittles Sep 2015 #41
Now that I am on the wrong side of 65, I have come to understand Theodore Roethke's "Infirmity" Fortinbras Armstrong Sep 2015 #43
You sure you're on the "wrong side" of 65? n/t malthaussen Sep 2015 #47
Certainly my body is failing in the way that Roethke describes Fortinbras Armstrong Sep 2015 #60
Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout hobbit709 Sep 2015 #44
I always find myself saying, "Yeah, but what about..." malthaussen Sep 2015 #48
Funeral Blues, the one from Four Weddings and a Funeral by W.H. Auden CBGLuthier Sep 2015 #49
This message was self-deleted by its author hamsterjill Sep 2015 #51
Folks in Heaven Copyright 2004 by J Taylor Ludwig reppencilgirl May 2020 #70
Hmmm, I merely copied and pasted this. hamsterjill May 2020 #72
One of my favorites. Nt a la izquierda Sep 2015 #61
There once was a man from Nantucket ... Arugula Latte Sep 2015 #54
The Love Song of J Alfred Proofrock-T S Eliot Wounded Bear Sep 2015 #55
That's a good 'un. geardaddy Sep 2015 #63
When it comes to poetry, I'm not as deep as the rest of y'all Art_from_Ark Sep 2015 #56
Wow...I hadn't thought of that in YEARS! Glorfindel Sep 2015 #59
I'm going to nominate another: The Cloud, by Percy Bysshe Shelley petronius Sep 2015 #57
I have always loved this one... Glorfindel Sep 2015 #58
Thanatopsis by William Cullen Bryant a la izquierda Sep 2015 #62
I memorized Thanatopsis PushyGalore Sep 2015 #65
It's a toss up between: geardaddy Sep 2015 #64
Oh, Fern Hill! elleng Sep 2015 #66
Richard Cory IrishEyes Sep 2015 #67
Here is another favorite IrishEyes Sep 2015 #69
This One Always Brings Up The Little Prickling Hairs For Me The Magistrate May 2020 #71
Thanks discntnt_irny_srcsm May 2020 #73
That It is, Sir The Magistrate May 2020 #74
On a different note... discntnt_irny_srcsm May 2020 #75
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