Friday, December 3, 2010

Do you have a classic poem recommendation you’d like to us to share?


Each Saturday we reach back into the poetry past and share with our members a classic or forgotten poem. We have already posted poems from Poe, Wordsworth, Browning, Dickinson, Blake, Byron and a few others and wish to continue sharing these great poets and their poems with our readers. We like that Poets United is community and member driven so if you have a favorite classic or want to suggest a poem for us to post on upcoming Saturday’s, please link your request in our comments section below or email us at poetsunited@ymail.com.


This can be good for you too! It is extra exposure of your blog and poetry because we are always sure to link the poet and blog who passed the suggestion on to us.

Please make sure to read the poem yourself first and not just suggest any random works. We do want a good read for our members. Also note that any suggestions should be of poems and poets that were published prior to 1923 so as to be in good standing whereas copyright laws are concerned.

As always thank you for making Poets United such an awesome community for poets who blog.

*Don't foget to link any suggestions you make so we can easily find them.

6 comments:

  1. The Lotos-Eaters by Tennyson (ignore the heinous clip-art):
    http://charon.sfsu.edu/tennyson/LOTOS.HTML

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  2. Ode to a Nightingale by John Keats

    http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/ode-to-a-nightingale/

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  3. Thank you! Even if you don't feature my choice, I have had such fun revisiting the poetry of Robert Louis Stevenson. I had a hard time choosing which poem, as I wanted them all. But I have settled on "The Land of Storybooks" which can be found on a great site Poetry Lovers Page. The address for the poem is: http://www.poetryloverspage.com/poets/stevenson/land_of_story_books.html

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  4. One of my favourite poems of all time:

    'To His Coy Mistress' by Andrew Marvell

    http://www.luminarium.org/sevenlit/marvell/coy.htm

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  5. John Donne set the bar high when it comes to metaphysical poetry. One of my faves: 'A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning'

    http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/15468

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  6. I recommend "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" by Robert Frost. (Apt for the season)

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