Poetry! What're your favorites/what've you written?

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Morgan Toledo

Morgan T.

United States

337 posts

It's all about poetry. Post poems you've written, your favorite poems, your favorite poets, etc. Just specify what you're posting before you post it! Here's my latest poem:
The fire
I’m only a small girl.
The walls of flame intimidate
A soul with my demure.

The flames climb with
Inclination of my shame.
Taunting in the face of a child
I want to see my mother.
She isn’t here, they point and jeer.
They high five one another.

I walk past with eyes of glass
I shield them from the fire.
Burn a spirit of your own caliber.
I recede, a pyre.

Another soul ignited.
Another heart engulfed.
The room had grown benighted
As for I, trampled but not dead.

for more,

over 9 years ago

Shell H

Shell H.

United Kingdom

25 posts

My favorite poem is This Be The Verse by Philip Larkin

This is my latest poem:

The Great Western

Writing on the corners of napkins,
Just small ideas,
Erupting mind,
Words begin to unwind.

A dark track
And full flooding clouds,
Disturbance -tapped shoulder
The guard's ticket check.

Swiftly sweep the trees; they pass,
Smudges of emerald greens
Mixed with feasting cows, then
My full rubbish bag-

It hangs by the window;
The squashing vanilla yoghurt,
The plain crisps, and then
The cornish fudge.

Home will come soon,
A few hours,
Passed another place,

Thoughts join,
Pieces fall free,
Mind's been broken,
The window fully open.

0 · February 17, 2010

Zahraisabelle L

Zahraisabelle L.


4819 posts

I don't write poetry, mainly because right now I'm not very fond of writing within frames.

I love Edgar Allan Poe though.

0 · February 17, 2010

Morgan Toledo

Morgan T.

United States

337 posts

@Shell H.

awe that was really good. so peaceful!

0 · February 17, 2010

Morgan Toledo

Morgan T.

United States

337 posts

@Zahraisabelle L.

I love Edgar Allen Poe's short stories. I have trouble comprehending a lot of his poetry. But my favorite story by him is the Tell-tale heart!

0 · February 17, 2010

Morgan Toledo

Morgan T.

United States

337 posts

What're you talking about?! That was really good! I'm shocked a twelve year old wrote that, you must be very educated.

0 · February 17, 2010

Chloe A

Chloe A.

United States

3839 posts

My favourite poet is probably John Keats. I also really like Emily Dickinson & Edgar Allen Poe. I go for the more morbib folks, but I also like romance, so Keats is perfect. (:

0 · February 17, 2010

Morgan Toledo

Morgan T.

United States

337 posts

@Chloe A.

I love Emily Dickinson. I'm so perplexed by the way she puts such a strong message behind such a small piece of poetry, such as...
Much Madness is divinest Sense-
To a discerning Eye-
Much Sense-the starkest Madness-
‘Tis the Majority
In this, as All, prevail-
Assent- and you are sane-
Demur- you’re straightway dangerous-
And handled with a Chain-

I wish I could write something so powerful, yet short and sweet :'[

0 · February 18, 2010

Morgan Toledo

Morgan T.

United States

337 posts

Shakespeare is amazinggggggggg<333
and you're so talented!

0 · February 18, 2010

Judaith Inigo Montoya

Judaith Inigo M.

United Kingdom

18 posts

Wow, this was really serendipitous, I just finished one and was looking for somewhere to post it :D ha. Oh, and Ted Hughes is amazing, particularly Crow (the Black Beast is my favorite). Anywhoodle...

There's a Hole in my Bed

An ovular niche in the pillow-topped woodwork
From which each noontime she springs with a jerk.
On the offensive,she batters through rays
That, with their arrival, are warning the day
Is coming, has come, why does she still lay?!
And thus does she spring,
Not clockwork but mammal,
Shivering and bristling,
A shell shocked animal.

So goes every morning, this rip from her womb,
Her solitary solace, the fortress('til noon).
Her old Norse blood boils at the afront
But finds no corporeal being to confront
Nor can she articulate, or attempt to explicate
The feeling as if some ghost of herself
Has stolen from her chest, and inhabits her shell

Does this mean, then, her ethos is only whole
When she joins with the divot, and inhabits the hole?

Also, my blog, for more of(let's hope not) the same.

0 · February 19, 2010

Selina M

Selina M.

United Kingdom

5711 posts

bumping up

0 · August 26, 2014




13 posts

Some of my favorites are Atwood, Plath, Akhmintova, and John Wing jr.

I have some writing on my blog (
been tryning to get published actually

0 · March 22, 2015


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