Thursday, January 24, 2013

Favourite Poets

I enjoy poetry.  I enjoy writing it too. The best time to write it - I find - is late at night when I can't sleep.  But sometimes, even then, I can't get any words out.  It's then I begin to think about my favourite poets in the dark there while the rest of the unit complex is sleeping and the stars drift past overhead.
I have a small collection of poetry books.  Some of them I've written myself, while others are of poets who have made themselves famous; but they all vary in differing ways.  From Jim Morrison's two famous books, to Triple J's anthology 'Word Up', I have found that I have loved to collect various and different styles of poetry and verse.  And here's a few titles I have in my collection:

'Wilderness: Volume 1' by Jim Morrison
'The American Night: Volume 2' by Jim Morrison
'The Works' by Pam Ayres
'Some of Me Poetry' by Pam Ayres
'Some More of Me Poetry' by Pam Ayres
'Complete Poems of Edgar Alan Poe'
'Remix: Poems Ancient & Modern' by Ross Clark
'Heart Gifts' from Helen Steiner Rice - First Edition
'Moment to Moment' by Rod McKuen
'Fields of Wonder' by Rod McKuen
'Caught in Quiet' by Rod McKuen

There's some poetry here I've read - like the works of Jim Morrison, Poe and Pam Ayres - and then there's works I haven't - and I do wish to get around to those other books as they sound and look wonderful.  
So, which poetry books do you have in your collections?  And which have you read that aren't in your collections?  I'd love know who influences you in your day-to-day life and which ones are your favourites.  For me, it's got to be Edgar Allan Poe and Wordsworth... yes, the classics for me.  But then, I do love what Jim Morrison had to write; even though he may have destroyed a lot of his work before anyone got to see it.  Until my next post, happy reading.             

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