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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Walking Naked

One of my favourite poems in the world, and I stumbled upon it after reading the book Walking Naked by Alyssa Burgman. The book was a wonderful read with some well-explored, real, brutal, honest themes. I was captivated by this book and honestly could not put it down.

Back to the poem!

A Coat - by William Butler Yeats
I made my song a coat
Covered with embroideries
Out of old mythologies
From heel to throat;
But the fools caught it,
Wore it in the world's eyes
As though they'd wrought it.
Song, let them take it,
For there is more enterprise
In walking naked.

What's your favourite poem?

- Bonnee.

17 comments:

  1. Hi Bonnee, I don't really understand poetry. But last week I read a website of An Australian author for science fiction young adults, Amie Kaufman. Maybe she will be a good contact for you.

    http://amiekaufman.com

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    1. Thanks for the link, I'll look in to her :)

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  2. I really like Yeats poem. I hadn't heard it before, and it's always nice to discover new poetry! I think one of my favourites would have to be The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost. It just seems to speak to me. The Convergence of the Twain and Neutral Tones by Thomas Hardy are amazing poems too.

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    1. I hadn't read any of those until today, and now I'm glad I did. Poetry is absolutely great, I love it.

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  3. I have such a special place in my heart for William Butler Yeats. Thanks for sharing this one I had not read in a while :)

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    1. I need to read more of his stuff :) It's so good!

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  4. Ooh, I love it! His poetry is amazing, isn't it?

    I don't really have a favorite poem because I love so many, but my favorite poet is, hands down, Billy Collins.

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    1. I get where you're coming from. I'll have to check Billy Collins out some time :3

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  5. I think you just posted it.

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  6. Great poem!! Hmmm, favorite poem??? really hard to say but I love "The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost. ...And yes, point of view is what I was looking for. I like third person, but writing from the omniscient view has always been hard for me :(

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    1. "The Road Not Taken" is pretty awesome now that I've read it. :) And I'm surprised to hear it, but I've met a lot of people how find it hard to write from the omniscient point of view :/ It just came so naturally to me. I'll make my next blog entry something about this :)

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    2. You should, it would be helpful and cool

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  7. In answer to your comment: I was in Suceava, Romania for some documents; and then Odessa, Ukraine for a skating competition. It was super awesome. I lived 2 kilometers from the beach in America, so being back on the beach was really great!! And yes, travelling is the best!!!!!

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  8. Greg GortonMay 04, 2012

    I LOVE yeats, especially Easter 1916 and The Second Coming.

    My favourite poems include "The Hollow Men" by Eliot and "The Jabberwocky" by Carroll. Honestly, though, the best poetry is from Shakespeare, especially the end of "Romeo and Juliet"

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    1. I loved Romeo and Juliet. Shakespeare is amazing. I'll have to check out the other stuff you've mentioned here. Thanks Mr G!

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