No 30 – 40 poems

I don’t really get poetry and don’t really enjoy it.  Reading 40 poems, whilst sounding fairly easy, will be difficult in terms of motivating myself to do it.  Someone has suggested one that has something like 39 verses, deep joy!

All finished!  Phew.

40 – The Rolling English Road by G K Chesterton

http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/177820

39 – The Donkey by G K Chesteron

http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/177440

38 – Upon Westminster Bridge by William Wordsworth

http://www.bbc.co.uk/poetryseason/poems/upon_westminster_bridge.shtml

37 – How Do I Love Thee? (Sonnet 43) by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

http://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/how-do-i-love-thee-sonnet-43

36 – He wishes for the cloths of heaven by W B Yeats

http://www.online-literature.com/yeats/776/

35 – The Lady of Shalott (1832) By Alfred, Lord Tennyson

http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/alfred-tennyson

34 – Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? (Sonnet 18) by William Shakespeare

http://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/shall-i-compare-thee-summers-day-sonnet-18

33 – 1914 V: The Soldier by Rupert Brooke

http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/1914-v-the-soldier/

32 – To Autumn by Keats

http://www.potw.org/archive/potw279.html

31 – The Daffodils by William Wordsworth

http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/174790

30 – The good-morrow by John Donne

http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/173360

29 – Wine and you by my Dad

Days of liquid fire.

Nights of glittering jewels.

Evening light slowly fading, Purple, plum turning chocolate

A glass of wine, a sleepy sparrow’s chirp in the vines

The creak of an olive tree cooling after the days heat.

Morning’s bright yellow sun bursting through the

window, the scent of rosemary against the wall

mingles with the scent of you next to me.

Miday, the sun has leached all colour from the world, a physical force.

Shutters closed to block the light. Even the insects are silent now.

Days of liquid fire

Nights of sparkling stars

Wine and you.

 

28 – The Rime of The Ancient Mariner by Samuel Coleridge

http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/173253

27 – Funeral Blues by W H Auden

http://www.davidpbrown.co.uk/poetry/wystan-hugh-auden.html

26 – Undertow by Genesis

http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/genesis/undertow.html

25 – In Flanders fields by John McCrae

http://www.greatwar.co.uk/poems/john-mccrae-in-flanders-fields.htm

24 – Pain beneath the clouds by Martin Silvester

http://www.silversurfers.com/members-blogs/poetry/pain-beneath-clouds/

23 – To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell

http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/173954

22 – Ozymandias by Percy Shelley

http://www.online-literature.com/shelley_percy/672/

21 – Do Not go Gentle into that Good Night by Dylan Thomas

http://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/do-not-go-gentle-good-night

20 – Dulce et Decorum Est by Wilfred Owen

http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/175898

19 – The Charge of the Light Brigade by Alfred Lord Tennyson

http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/174586

18 – The New Regime by Wendy Cope

http://gladdestthing.com/poems/the-new-regime

17 – Timothy Winters by Charles Causley

http://www.poetryarchive.org/poem/timothy-winters

16 – What If by Benjamin Zephania

http://www.poetsgraves.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=4813

15 – Back Home

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14 – Digging by Seamus Heaney

http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/177017

13 – God sees diamonds by Gerard Kelly

http://srjf.blogspot.co.uk/2011/12/poem-you-see-coal-god-sees-diamonds.html

12 – A poem written by my friend Tina for her father

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11 – Going, Going by Philip Larkin

http://thepoetryroom.com/2012/05/29/going-going-by-philip-larkin/

10 – I Never Even Suggested it by Ogden Nash

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQxIybJ2AcM

9 – It ain’t what you do, it’s what it does to you by Simon Armitage

http://blue.carisenda.com/archives/cat_simon_armitage.html

8 – Desiderata by Max Chraam

http://mwkworks.com/desiderata.html

7 – Still I rise by Maya Angelou

http://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/still-i-rise

6 – Warning by Jenny Joseph

http://www.poemhunter.com/best-poems/jenny-joseph/warning/

5 – If by Rudyard Kipling

http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/175772

4 – Another one by the brilliant Ollie

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3 – A poem by a witty friend Elaine

When Helen asked for challenge’s little did she know

that some that she had chosen would tax her very so.

There were swimming ones,singing ones,meeting famous people to,

but the hardest ,biggest one so far is “What’s a bloomin shoe?

2 – A poem by another of my talented nephews, Ollie

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1 – A poem by one of my very talented nephews, Joel.

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One comment on “No 30 – 40 poems
  1. James Davies says:

    Dulce et Decorum Est by Wilfred Owen
    Do Not go Gentle into that Good Night by Dylan Thomas
    Ozymandias by Percy Shelley
    Shakespeare’s Sonnets
    Milton’s Sonnets
    Anything by John Donne
    The Rime of The Ancient Mariner by Samuel Coleridge
    The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe
    Lycidas by Milton
    Paradise Lost by Milton
    Dante’s Divine Comedy
    Homer’s Illiad
    Homer’s Odyssey
    Virgil’s Aeneid
    Ovid’s Metamorphoses
    Venus and Adonis by Shakespeare
    To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell
    Funeral Blues by W H Auden
    The Charge of the Light Brigade by Alfred Lord Tennyson

    Just some of my favourites. 🙂

    You can try The Wasteland by T.S.Eliot too but I find him ridiculously overrated.

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