Favorite Poems - Timely!

Lounge By gottabakenow Updated 17 Apr 2012 , 1:55pm by jgifford

gottabakenow Posted 17 Apr 2012 , 1:27am
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I need 3 people's favorite poems tonight for a school project - does anyone have one (or one they just like)? I also need to know why you like it.
Thanks in advance!

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Apti Posted 17 Apr 2012 , 1:40am
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The Pied Piper of Hamelin, by Robert Browning
They fought the dogs and killed the cats,
And bit the babies in the cradles,
And ate the cheeses out of the vats,
And licked the soup from the cooks' own ladle's,
Split open the kegs of salted sprats,
Made nests inside men's Sunday hats,
And even spoiled the women's chats
By drowning their speaking
With shrieking and squeaking
In fifty different sharps and flats.
Growltiger's Last Stand, by T.S. Eliot

Woe to the weak canary, that fluttered from its cage;
Woe to the pampered Pekinese, that faced Growltiger's rage.
Woe to the bristly Bandicoot, that lurks on foreign ships,
And woe to any Cat with whom Growltiger came to grips!
Goblin Market, by Christina Rossetti
Morning and evening
Maids heard the goblins cry:
"Come buy our orchard fruits,
Come buy, come buy:
Apples and quinces,
Lemons and oranges,
Plump unpecked cherries-
Melons and raspberries,
Bloom-down-cheeked peaches,
Swart-headed mulberries,
Wild free-born cranberries,
Crab-apples, dewberries,
Pine-apples, blackberries,
Apricots, strawberries--
All ripe together
In summer weather--
Morns that pass by,
Fair eves that fly;
Come buy, come buy;

My Favorite Book of Poetry in the whole wide world????
100 Story Poems, selected by Elinor Parker
Publisher: Thomas Y. Crowell & Co. (1951)
Available on Amazon.com:
Why I like them? They tell a story. They make me smile. They are super-fun to read aloud!!! They encompass so much talent it almost makes me cry. This is a type of genius I can't even being to comprehend, let alone emulate.

I will send you the only poem I have ever written by PM.

gottabakenow Posted 17 Apr 2012 , 1:53am
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Thank you! Those are great poems.
Anyone else have one?

scp1127 Posted 17 Apr 2012 , 3:56am
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The Raven, Annabelle Lee, Edgar Allen Poe
Casey at the Bat
The Owl and the Pussycat

These are easy ones or do you want the old British ones? I have plenty of those. Let us know

gottabakenow Posted 17 Apr 2012 , 3:59am
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Any of those are good - why do you like them (you can just do one)?

jgifford Posted 17 Apr 2012 , 1:55pm
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The Charge of the Light Brigade by Alfred, Lord Tennyson

I like it because it epitomizes the best of mankind.

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