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Geegaw.com readers' favorite poems

I posted a call for top 10 favorite poems, and got:

Steve of the Desert

Garcia Lorca, Cantos Nuevos [can't find an English translation]
Octavio Paz, Response and Reconciliation
Czeslaw Milosz, On Angels
Kay Ryan, Winter Fear
Gail Mazur, Young Apple Tree, December
e. e. cummings, pity this busy monster, manunkind
Pat Lowther, Random Interview
Gertrude Stein, Tender Buttons
Philip Levine, Starlight
C. K. Williams, The Singing

Paul Kerschen

Thomas Wyatt - “Whoso List to Hunt, I Know Where is an Hind”
William Blake - “The Clod and the Pebble”
S.T. Coleridge - “Frost at Midnight”
John Keats - “This Living Hand”
Emily Dickinson - “I Felt a Funeral in My Brain”
W.B. Yeats - “Adam’s Curse”
Wilfred Owen - “Parable of the Old Man and the Young”
T.S. Eliot - The Waste Land
Wallace Stevens - “The Idea of Order at Key West”
Elizabeth Bishop - “Sestina”

And squeezing in as the eleventh, because it’s so short:
Robert Herrick - “Upon Julia’s Clothes”

Pica Pica Nuttali
# Four Quartets, particularly “East Coker,” T.S. Eliot
# At the Fishhouses, Elizabeth Bishop
# Second Duino Elegy, Rainer Maria Rilke
# what I’ve read of the Testament of Francois Villon
# Marburg, Boris Pasternak
# Sonnet CXVI, Shakespeare
# Böhmen liegt am Meer, Ingeborg Bachmann
# The Circus Animals’ Desertion, Yeats
# Ode to a Nightingale, Keats
# tie: Cavafy’s The God Forsakes Antony and Plath’s Ariel.

July 31, 2005 in Original writing | Permalink