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poetlou
Posted: Sunday, December 9, 2012 11:22:28 AM

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what kind of poetry do you enjoy most ! love, faith, trials and tribulations.sadness , love pains, etc.hello2
Louise
Posted: Monday, December 10, 2012 10:59:40 AM

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It depends on my mood as I love a lot of poetry types but I have a huge soft spot for well written love poems. It appeals to the softie in me.

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gypsy
Posted: Monday, December 10, 2012 11:45:12 AM

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I prefer and grapple with poetry that is challenging, evocative and structured so as to let the meaning reveal itself via the chosen form.

Those that are based upon a poor, repetitive and predictable rhyme scheme make me shu(tt)dder. In fear, that is.



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Circle_Something
Posted: Monday, December 17, 2012 5:05:16 PM

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I like a lot of different poetry. I think my favourite is silly stuff, like "On The Ning Nang Nong" by Spike Milligan.

Of course, I also really enjoy the darker side of poetry like "Lenore" by Egar Allan Poe. Of course, I can't really say Poe without mentioning "The Raven", can I?

I can't really pick a favourite type of poem, but I like it to be dark, slightly comic and also to tell a good tale.

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DLizze
Posted: Thursday, December 20, 2012 8:20:51 PM

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I like many different types. It depends on my mood. Sometimes I want a good story, like The Cremation of Sam Magee. Other tmes, I want food for thought - that could be something as simple as William Carlos WIlliams' Red Wheel Barrow, or something s complex as Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass. Sometimes I just like a little light humor, like A A Milne's The Matter With Mary Jane, and sometimes I want a story told in nonsense words, like Jabberwocky. Sometimes I want to consider history, like the Illiad, or Sandburg's Chicago, and sometimes I want a good play, like something by Shakespeare. The only poetry I never want is poetry set to a sound track, like rap.

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Colors_of_the_Wind
Posted: Sunday, January 13, 2013 1:53:48 PM

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Circle_Something wrote:
I like a lot of different poetry. I think my favourite is silly stuff, like "On The Ning Nang Nong" by Spike Milligan.

Of course, I also really enjoy the darker side of poetry like "Lenore" by Egar Allan Poe. Of course, I can't really say Poe without mentioning "The Raven", can I?

I can't really pick a favourite type of poem, but I like it to be dark, slightly comic and also to tell a good tale.


Poe is one of my favorite authors. I enjoy his "Annabel Lee" and, of course, "The Raven" also. The Romanticism period of time in general was very interesting for poetry.

To answer the forum question as a whole:

I like almost any kind of poetry, I tend to not like the structured ones (go figure, most of mine are not structured), but if it is well written and I can connect to it, then it is a good poem in my book. As for type... Gothic is nice, depending on my mood. I have a soft spot for love poems, too. I write a lot of them that read like a small story, so if I can ever find those out in the published world it's nice too.

Mostly, I like all poetry. Though I have to say I'm particularly fond of Maya Angelou's "Insomnia(c)" and Poe's "Annabel Lee".


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Survivor
Posted: Monday, April 22, 2013 2:17:00 PM

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I love poetry that speaks to the human condition and humanity's place in our world. Haiku always works well for this. It also works as a vessel to describe the majesty of the world itself.



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Colors_of_the_Wind
Posted: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 8:21:15 PM

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Haiku and Free Verse are my favorite to write.

I love any kind of poetry to read.

And the genres I enjoy range from the dark, realistic, traumatizing types to (sometimes) lovey-dovey romance stuff.

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rosemaureen
Posted: Sunday, December 7, 2014 5:28:20 PM

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My desire for a certain type of poem changes with my mood
AvrgBlkGrl
Posted: Saturday, December 13, 2014 4:10:05 AM

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I like poems that either pull me out of my experience (gives me a much needed break) or that make me delve deeply into a spiritual or cerebral examination of my experiences or emotions. I like to laugh too. It doesn't hurt if it's at myself.

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