November’s Poems

In November I finished with the 100 best loved poems book I was using as a guide and switched over to a youtube series on the Romantics. As I write this I’m learning to appreciate and falling for William Blake. He’s a bit mystical which is not my normal thing but seems to in an intelligent and, more importantly, imaginative and almost rebellious way.

I’ll have to read more about him.

November 1, 2018 You Can Have It Philip Levine This kicked me in the heart this morning.
November 2, 2018 Ariel Sylvia Plath I’m unsure if she’s erotizing this horse or uncontrollable life.
November 3, 2018 The City in the Sea Edgar Allan Poe I don’t enjoy his overwroughtness.
November 4, 2018 Bells for John Whiteside’s Daughter John Crowe Ransom This poem seemed to be reaching to me. Maudlin.
November 5, 2018 A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning Adrienne Rich I just can’t stand this type of stuff.
November 6, 2018 Peter Quince at the Clavier Wallace Stevens I ‘get’ Stevens after the 10th read. Worth it most times.
November 7, 2018 Of Mere Being Wallace Stevens
I’m tempted to go all in on Stevens. Other times I want to toss him.
November 8, 2018 The Snow Man Wallace Stevens With Wallce, It feels like there’s a there her out of my reach.
November 9, 2018 The Prediction Mark Strand A moment or a sense, nicely done.
November 10, 2018 Reapers Jean Toomer Nice picture of the violence of work.
November 11, 2018 A Far Cry from Africa Derek Walcott Better after reading some history. A bit scientific for me.
November 12, 2018 Autumn Begins in Martins Ferry, Ohio James Wright Football sadness. Examined many times.
November 13, 2018 Lying in a Hammock at William Duffy’s James Wright Doesn’t everyone feel that way?
November 14, 2018 Queen Anne’s Lace William Carlos Williams Now this is an erotic poem.
November 15, 2018 Landscape with the Fall of Icarus William Carlos Williams I like the painting. I like the Auden. I like the Williams.
November 16, 2018 The Yachts William Carlos Williams Not my favorite WCW
November 17, 2018 No Leaders Please Charles Bukowski A good one to keep in the office to read.
November 18, 2018 Aunt Helen T.S. Elliot When the cat’s dead, the mice will enjoy life.
November 19, 2018 Strange Fits of Passion I have Known William Wordsworth Maybe I’m a 19th century Romantic
November 20, 2018 She Dwelt Among the Untrodden Ways William Wordsworth
Yeah, I think I am a 19th century Romantic. I like their poetry more
November 21, 2018 I Traveled Among Unknown Men William Wordsworth Sounds almost like a Frank Turner song to me.
November 22, 2018 Mont Blanc Percy Blythe Shelley Maybe just too verbose for me. Or too philosophical.
November 23, 2018 Ode to Autumn John Keats It makes me feel as if I miss so much-I don’t see.
November 24, 2018 Three Years She Grew in Sun and Shower William Wordsworth His poems make me want to learn about him more.
November 25, 2018 Surprised by Joy William Wordsworth I feel inadequate sometimes to even comment on these.
November 26, 2018 A Slumber Did My Spirit Seal William Wordsworth Good vocab words. Tragic and sweet.
November 27, 2018 The Blossom William Blake Trite at first but then realized it’s what I need to hear.
November 28, 2018 The Chimney Sweep William Blake Wonderful-nice but loaded with meaning
November 29, 2018 The Little Girl Lost William Blake Erotic? Or just sexual maturing? Or maybe something Christian.
November 30, 2018 The Little Girl Found William Blake Comforting.

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