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poems that aren't boring/don't suck

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- Sat, 23 Jun 2018 15:44:12 EST u8vwe0Ag No.70171
File: 1529783052385.jpg -(109970B / 107.39KB, 590x314) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. poems that aren't boring/don't suck
I don't normally read/enjoy poems but I just read this from an author I like a lot and was blown away
https://www.goodreads.com/author_blog_posts/16970664-to-my-friend
If more poems were like this, I'd actually read poetry. Anyone have any trippy/similar poems to recommend?
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Nell Drongersteg - Sun, 24 Jun 2018 05:03:45 EST ylxQEmun No.70172 Reply
How do you know more poems aren't like that if you don't read them?
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Lydia Deshsen - Sun, 24 Jun 2018 08:37:12 EST u8vwe0Ag No.70173 Reply
>>70172
My middle/high school education covered enough poetry where, even if I could respect what they were trying to accomplish, I never was left feeling like I had enjoyed my poetry reading experience. Also, tons of novels include poems at some point in their composition. You don't need to seek poetry out to consume it at random junctions. This just happened to be the first time I wasn't bored to tears by one.
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Simon Gettingworth - Mon, 25 Jun 2018 22:33:54 EST y06YYraG No.70178 Reply
check out The Cinnamon Peeler by Ondaatje. He's a great poet imo
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Augustus Pickspear - Wed, 27 Jun 2018 04:08:16 EST 4vZzZP5I No.70186 Reply
I enjoyed this poem that the character Bee wrote in Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut.

Break every link with air and mist,
Seal every open vent;
Make throat as tight as miser's fist,
Keep life within you pent.
Breathe out, breathe in, no more, no more,
For breathing's for the meek;
And when in deathly space we soar,
Be careful not to speak.
If you with grief or joy are rapt,
Just signal with a tear;
To soul and heart within you trapped
Add speech and atmosphere.
Every man's an island as in lifeless space we roam.
Yes every man's an island: island fortress, island home.


If you haven't read the book it's missing its meaning, but I think even without context it's pretty great.

I haven't really been much into poetry either, but reading this has made me want to find more that I can appreciate.

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