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This wiki is open for everyone who ever had things to say about Shakespeare, dirty limericks or (un)conventional punctuation.

You can discuss anything and everything pertaining to poets and poetry: your favourite authors; the advantanges of certain rhyme schemes or forms; different ways of interpreting certain pieces, even specific lines; the development of the sonnet. Converse and debate to your hearts' content. There are only two rules:

1. Don't be an asshole. All inappropriate comments will be deleted.
2. Stay on topic. Straying to other forms of literature is okay, but we don't want to hear about flowers - unless it's in verse.


Because many of you will undoubtedly be poets yourselves, we cannot omit the chance to promote your own work and get advice/feedback. Just skip on over to the poetry discussion workshop.




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2012-01-03 [Linderel]: Creative writing courses may occasionally be of help. The two I've been on were rather useful in some ways.

2012-01-04 [hannes]: great idea! :)

2012-01-04 [Linderel]: Thanks. :) This wiki was created a few years ago, but it has trouble staying alive. :P I'm hoping to revive it again a bit.

2012-01-06 [hcxz]: Mortified Penguin-- there is no way to poetry, poetry is the way.

2012-01-06 [Mortified Penguin]: How poetic.

2012-01-06 [hcxz]: How are you planning to revive the wiki, Linderel?

It's a shame there are no set of defibrillators for life of this sort. ;)

2012-01-06 [hcxz]: I am never sure whether to embrace Houseman or put his works in the fireplace. On one hand, he is incredibly sensitive to the human condition. For some he may serve as a vortex out of which come familiar sentiments ("i, a stranger, am afraid in a world I never made") . But he seems to want to leave thoughts of this sort behind, seeing the individual as almost illusory.

If for nothing else save his sensitivity to a human thinking too far inwardly, I would keep him to warm my heart instead of my home.

2012-01-10 [Linderel]: Gavotte: A bit of advertising, and just generally not letting the discussion die out this time. :)

Housman is probably one of my favourite poets now. The piece I mentioned earlier on gets a lot of love from me.

2012-01-10 [hcxz]: Hopefully others will respond to these efforts! I was lucky enough to have noticed this place thanks to Akayume's mood.


I am not familiar with it, but I will read the poem. :)

2012-01-10 [Linderel]: http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~martinh/poems/complete_housman.html#LPxl

I actually made a recording of it about a month ago. Of course I could not do it justice, but it was an attempt. :P

2012-01-10 [Nioniel]: That was beautiful. :)

2012-01-10 [Triola]: I know little of Housman, I'm afraid, but to get the discussion going further, perhaps others can mention their current favourites as well? Whether poem or poet. I am sure that any work or person on the top of the favourite list of anyone in here is worth a discussion :)

2012-01-11 [Linderel]: Sure. :D What's yours, then, Trin darling? :3

2012-01-11 [Triola]: I was thinking more of other people <.< To be honest, my current favourite poem is in Norwegian, which doesn't help us much at all. But I've recently revisited an old favourite in Ezra Pound, I always did love The Garden. There is something so very fragile and English about it :P

2012-01-11 [Linderel]: I haven't got around to reading Pound yet for some reason. I should, but haven't.

2012-01-11 [Triola]: If nothing else, read The Garden :) I'd like to know what you think

2012-01-24 [Akayume]: I recently bought some old poetry books from the library for dirt cheap. :D I plan to read them eventually, but for right now they look nice all stacked up on my shelf. :P

... Yeah. Thought I'd share. XP

2012-01-24 [Linderel]: Now you must list them!

2012-01-24 [Akayume]: Now I must get up and recall what they are by looking at their spines! :P

Aragon - Poet of the French Resistance by Duell Sloan and Perce
One Hundred Narrative Poems by Telter
The Golden Treasury
Spencer's Complete Poetical Works (Cambridge Edition)

2012-01-24 [Linderel]: Oo, Edmund Spenser? We sorta covered him on the 500-1660 course. Spenserian sonnet and all that.

2012-01-24 [Akayume]: Cool. :D I haven't read much "classical" poetry. >.>

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