I pretty fond of Silvia Plath.
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continued...Entry April 28
Because hate is legislated written into the primer and the testament shot into
our blood and brain like vaccine or vitamins because our day is of time, of
hours and the clock-hand turns, closes the circle upon us and black timeless
night sucks us in like quicksand, receives us totally without a raincheck or
a parachute, a key to heaven or the last long look
I need love more than ever now...I need your love.
I need love more than hope or money, wisdom or a drink.
I have never run across this poem. Clearly he was describing a Deja Vu.Sudden Light
I HAVE been here before,
But when or how I cannot tell:
I know the grass beyond the door,
The sweet keen smell,
The sighing sound, the lights around the shore.
You have been mine before,—
How long ago I may not know:
But just when at that swallow's soar
Your neck turned so,
Some veil did fall,—I knew it all of yore.
Has this been thus before?
And shall not thus time's eddying flight
Still with our lives our love restore
In death's despite,
And day and night yield one delight once more?
A man, young in flesh and bone and sinew, there was from Nantucket.Now is the winter of our discontent, where the darling boys of May rage against a sea of troubles, and by opposing, end them.
Ay, that's the rub, or as you like it, a comedy of errors.
I had the good fortune of taking several classes with Carolyn Forche back in the early 90s while I got my MFA. Here is her smash hit poem, "The Colonel." It has a naughty word near the end, cover your children's ears.
Oh, not a happy, uplifting poem, or poet.
For some reason, poetry always seems better when the author reads it. I was hoping more people would post videos of their favourite poets reading a poem.