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I know some people don't like poetry too much, myself included. I have felt guilty sometimes because I dn't like poetry as much as I think I should. but anyway what is everyone's favorite poem or their favorite poet?

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Being that I'm not a huge fan of poetry I will say I don't think I have a favorite poet. But I do have a favorite poem.

The Heart by Stephen Crane

In the desert
I saw a creature, naked, bestial,
Who, squatting upon the ground,
Held his heart in his hands,
And ate of it.
I said: "Is it good, friend?"
"It is bitter-bitter," he answered;
"But I like it
Because it is bitter,
And because it is my heart."


that poem really make me feel raw, you know?
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autobiographia literaria by frank o' hara

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The Beowulf epic, but seeing as it is a tad too long to quote I shall go with my second favourite.

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I love Stealing by Carol Ann Duffy. I can't find it anywhere and I'm too lazy to type it up but it's an amazing poem; the speaker sounds so nonchalant.

Education for Leisure by Carl Ann Duffy is pretty good too, poems with psychopaths are awesome.
 
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First Love, by John Clare.

This poem really touched me when I first read it in my English class; I actually felt my heart beating faster.

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My favorite poem happens to be the bathroom stall epics, by some smartass

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