Pieces of Five Rather Interesting Poems

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“Barbie Doll” – Marge Piercy

“Her good nature wore out
like a fan belt.
So she cut off her nose and her legs
and offered them up.”

“Tamerlane” – Edgar Allan Poe

“I have no words-alas!-to tell
The loveliness of loving well!”

“Daddy” – Sylvia Plath

“Every woman adores a Fascist,
The boot in the face, the brute
Brute heart of a brute like you.”

“In winter, in my room” – Emily Dickinson

“A snake, with mottles rare,
Surveyed my chamber floor,
In feature as the worm before,
But ringed with power.”

“In the Desert” – Stephen Crane

“Who, squatting upon the ground,
Held his heart in his hands,”

What are some of your favorite poems?

2 thoughts on “Pieces of Five Rather Interesting Poems

  1. Two of my favorites:

    I asked the zebra, Are you black with white strips? Or white with black strips?
    And the zebra asked me:
    Are you good with bad habits? Or are you bad with good habits?
    Are you noisy with quiet times? Or are you quiet with noisy times?
    Are you happy with sad days? Or are you sad with happy days?
    Are you neat with some sloppy ways? Or are you sloppy with some neat ways?
    And on and on and on and on
    And on and on he went.
    I’ll never ask a zebra about stripes again.

    ~ Shel Silverstein
    A Light in the Attic

    Listen to the mustn’ts child. Listen to the don’ts.
    Listen to the shouldn’t haves, the impossibles, the won’ts.
    Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me.
    Anything can happen child. Anything can be.

    ~ Shel Silverstein


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