Re Bijoux Alexanderplatz’ Niobe selection:
Richard Wilson: Destruction of the Children of Niobe
Ah, much thanks for posting the painting, Kenji! !
“Harlem (Dream Deferred)—Langston Hughes”
Oh, geez, yeah . . . wish I had room to go back and and that one, but I’ve sworn not to edit my lists for these after I initially submit them.
(re: African poets—Mongane Serote is another I would have liked to have included)
Sorry, I’m not that much into individual poems, but do like the long form poems/collections. Recently messaging with another mubi user re poets and works we liked. These are some of mine (but not for the poll, as they are works):
The Cantos – Ezra PoundIn Parenthesis – David JonesThe Maximus Poems – Charles OlsonThe Four Quartets – T.S. EliotPaterson – William Carlos WilliamsNew Year Letter (1939/1940) – W.H. AudenConcerning the Angels – Rafael AlbertiDuino Elegies – Rainer Maria RilkeNotebook 1967-68 – Robert LowellLeaves of Grass – Walt WhitmanA – Louis Zukofsky
For individual poems, I would pick: Howl – Allen Ginsberg.Sailing to Byzantium – W.B. Yeats
Like poems by e.e. cummings, René Char, Sylvia Plath, Wallace Stevens – but can’t pick out particular ones.
In Parenthesis! Phew, that takes some work and brainpower to appreciate. I like some of Jones’ pictures
In Parenthesis! Phew, that takes some work and brainpower to appreciate.
When I used to read a lot of criticism, stumbled upon Jones. I’m still trying to build up the ‘brainpower’ to understand him, though (and several other of my picks). Maybe I’m just a pretentious git.
I’m the type of guy that likes to checkout a person’s bookshelves whenever I visit. I’ve been working away for years at The Cantos (with cribs), even though Pound was such a prick sometimes in real life. I would be interested to see some of Jones artwork, so will check it out.
Seriously, I really don’t understand a lot of poetry, like the Romantics, Tennyson, etc. My wife does (she with the English major), so she can explain the symbolism – which I always miss. I tend to go for those poets closer to prose, which is my own stronger point.
Thanks for these polls, Kenji. They are fun and enlightening!
in parenthesis! i think i’ve got that upstairs somewhere! not something i can flip though in an afternoon then? i’ll go and dig it out anyway….
anyone read ronald johnson’s ark? flicked through a few pages of it in a 2nd hand bookshop….should i go back and pick it up?
Still 10 days left to vote!
Like Oxymoron, I tend to think more in terms of poets and works, and not so much individual poems, so this is the best I can do.
8th Duino Elegy- Rilke
Book of Thel- Blake
Romancero gitano- García Lorca
Ash Wednesday- Eliot
Always for the first time…- Breton
Song of Myself- Whitman
La rosa pura/The Pure Rose- Salinas
Era un aire suave/It was a Soft Wind- Darío
Letanías del desterrado/Litanies of the Exile- Asturias
Para un mejor amor/For a Better Love- Dalton
Puedo escribir los versos más tristes esta noche/I can write the saddest verses tonight- Neruda
Rojo farol amante- R. Dieste
Retorno de Antonio Machado- Alberti
Still time to vote, a few days left
Thanks to all who took part. Results to be posted in a few days
I missed the deadline, but my list would have been something like:
Delmira Agustini, Immutable
Charles Baudelaire, Voyage to Cythera
Gottfried Benn, Little Aster
Paul Celan, Death Fugue
John Donne, An Anatomy of the World
Forough Farrozkhzad, The Wind Will Carry Us
Federico García Lorca, The Ballad of the Spanish Civil Guard
Luis de Góngora, Sad Sighs, Tired Tears
Sakutarō Hagiwara, Genetics
Heinrich Heine, Germany: A Winter´s Tale
Friedrich Hölderlin, Half of Life
Giacomo Leopardi, The Lonely Life
Eugenio Montale, The Lemon Trees
Pablo Neruda, Slow Lament
Friedrich Nietzsche, The Song of Melancholy
Octavio Paz, Between Going and Coming
Fernando Pessoa, I Don´t Know How Many Souls I Have
Alejandra Pizarnik, The Night
Rainer Maria Rilke, Duino Elegies
Arthur Rimbaud, A Season in Hell
Alfonsina Storni, I Am Going to Sleep
Rabindranath Tagore, The Further Bank
Shuntarō Tanikawa, Museum
William Butler Yeats, The New Faces
Akiko Yosano, River of Stars
Are the results forthcoming?