My favorite poem. From lippmans by the book interview elizabeth gilbert. Dante bascos my favorite poems in love dont cost a thing. Is more important than. I have no idea how they determined the top 500 so im just going with it for now below youll find my favorite poems on the list along with a few extras i wish were included.
The site features a sampling of the poems the poets and stories from the people who have participated in the project. But this will not be true in my era. My first poetry professor in undergrad used to talk a lot about the lyric moment in a poem. This is a quick fix society.
The tyger by. Theres maturity in it no youth could ever musterit feels like something that should be in ecclesiastesits biblical in its wisdom and scope. If by rudyard kipling. Im not sure if this is a thing a lot of people still talk about.
So for the last 20 days ive been reading 25 poems a day from poem hunters top 500 poems list. I tell you this. Jack gilbert wrote what may be my very favorite poem a brief for the defense late in his life. Started by robert pinsky during his tenure as poet laureate the favorite poem project is dedicated to celebrating documenting and encouraging poetrys role in americans lives.
Thirty years from now i will be celebrating the tenth anniversary of my divorce. But lowell captures what is. Once upon a time. I do not.
I went on to mfa school and got into conversation with a somewhat different lineage of poetry and no one in that lineage seemed to talk about the lyric moment and i mostly forgot about it. I tend to relate to the story of the wronged wife the wounded daughter the angry mistress. Started by former us.