Poet’s Day


August 21 is Poet’s Day. I was going to pull some of my favorites from the shelves, except then I felt I was slighting others, and all of them are brilliant to me for different reasons.

So off the top of my head and in no particular order,

WordsworthShelleyColeridgeKeats
YeatsAudenHughesHopkinsJongShakespeareThomasDickinson
MillayDonneBishopMonetteAngelouBlakeDotyEliot
WhitmanFrostBrowning(s)RilkeByronCummings

Who are your favorite poets?

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6 thoughts on “Poet’s Day”

  1. Well I just bought Eddie Poe’s complete works, and I love Michael Longley, especially Ceasefire, the last two lines are beautiful… and have you ever heard of Merrit Malloy? I will be honest, I don’t know if she is good or not, my Dad gave my mom her books when they were working on their marriage in the 70’s and when I found them I wondered if that was what love was like. I always remembered them and I wonder if I remember them right and what I would think of them now. And you know me, I love to sing me some Dickenson

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