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estrack2 08-19-2011 01:42 PM

Poetry
 
New to this topic, but i need some help.
I need poems for a speech class and was hoping that you guys may have some good options. If you have any poetry, whether you wrote it or have read a good poem about any topic, it would be appreciated. Please post a poem or a link. Please include the author.

fireguy 08-19-2011 02:02 PM

I can think of this opening:

There once was a girl from Nantucket,,,,,

I go blank after that. And sleepy.

Gojubrian 08-19-2011 02:10 PM

Me an' Tim a huntin' went
met three whores in a pop-up tent.
They were three an we were two,
so I bucked one and timbukto!

Troy Michalik 08-19-2011 02:11 PM

I thought it was a man from Nantucket . . . :rolleyes:

willshoum 08-19-2011 02:29 PM

Poetic......
 
I love guns,they make me a happy old fellow, I love guns, almost as much as a car load of horny young Nunns... I love guns.......;)

Rmason2008 08-19-2011 02:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by estrack2 (Post 565975)
New to this topic, but i need some help.
I need poems for a speech class and was hoping that you guys may have some good options. If you have any poetry, whether you wrote it or have read a good poem about any topic, it would be appreciated. Please post a poem or a link. Please include the author.

Walt Whitman was a great writer. I really enjoy his poem Pioneers! O Pioneers! It was written about the Gold Rush. Your teacher will probably appreciate you selecting a Walt Whitman poem as well.

canebrake 08-19-2011 03:23 PM

A Man Said to the Universe

Stephen Crane (1871-1900) from War Is Kind (1899)

A man said to the universe:
"Sir I exist!"
"However," replied the universe,
"The fact has not created in me
A sense of obligation."

This Literature 101 poem in my freshman year of college changed my life.

Stephen Crane, best known for his unromanticized Civil War novel, THE RED BADGE OF COURAGE (1895) was just twenty-one when he completed the novel. He died of tuberculosis at age 29.

winds-of-change 08-19-2011 03:23 PM

Many, MANY years ago I won a contest reciting this poem. It is a classic and I love it.

The Man With the Hoe by Edwin Markham

92. The Man with the Hoe by Edwin Markham. Rittenhouse, Jessie B., ed. 1917. The Little Book of Modern Verse

This is one of my Mother's favorite poems. She used to always recite it by heart. When my Mother was very ill, I got a book of classic poems from the library I would read to her. This was one I read to her often. My Dad would get mad at me because it was about dying.........but, hey, she loved the poem and it made her happy. :D

O Captain! My Captain! By Walt Whitman

193. O Captain! My Captain! Whitman, Walt. 1900. Leaves of Grass

fireguy 08-19-2011 03:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Troy Michalik (Post 565991)
I thought it was a man from Nantucket . . . :rolleyes:

You can have your fantasies, and I'll have mine. :)

winds-of-change 08-19-2011 03:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fireguy (Post 566022)
You can have your fantasies, and I'll have mine. :)

Oh, mygod. ROFL!!


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