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Monday, March 31, 2008

"Comes before the great ones of society..." ~ Jane Eyre

Mute Mondays: GREATNESS

Homer, Sharon Olds, William Shakespeare, Denise Levertov, Pablo Neruda, Walt Whitman, Sappho, Geoffrey Chaucer

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Blogger Marty said...

You forgot to put a picture of yourself on there. ;)

"And you forgot ME, too! For shame!" says Bronte.


Hmm. Gives me something to think about. Not sure who I'd put! Mostly authors. ;)

3:18 PM  
Blogger Marty said...

Crap! I just got that you were listing great POETS only here...

I thought it was a post on greats in general.

Sheesh. It's hard to concentrate sometimes. ;)

8:05 PM  
Blogger The Troll said...

Very interesting. And now I know where the word Sapphic comes from. Happy Mute Monday!

9:44 PM  
Blogger Anonymous Boxer said...

Nice collection - I was wondering if you would add Bronte.....

Happy MM!

1:01 AM  
Blogger The Java Junkie said...

Wonderful MM - love that photo of Whitman! Happy MM!

6:38 AM  
Blogger Aunty Belle said...

Perfect! Especially fer you, Sweet Thursday! I reckon Miss Eyre had a "great" line on jes' about ever'thang.

Levertov is new to me--must check her out.

7:36 AM  
Blogger ThursdayNext said...

Marty ~ You are too kind! Check out some other Mute Mondays and see if you want to participate; I love the concept!

Troll ~ I love Sappho; her poems are so succinct yet they have much depth.

ABoxer ~ Indeed, Miss Bronte is a favorite prose author. I confess that I am not a huge fan of her poems, but then again, her prose is lyrical to me!

JavaJ ~ Isnt old Walt just the best? :)

Aunty ~ OH MY GOODNESS YOU WILL LOVE LEVERTOV. She was considered one of the Black Mountain Poets...and you better know who they are cuz they were in the South at school! Her poems about Vietnam touched me the most and I did a huge paper on her for my MA in English. She floors me...

8:27 AM  
Blogger moi said...

Wonderful! Reminds me how much I still need to read :o) Happy MM!

8:32 AM  
Blogger NYD said...

It looks like I am going to have to bone up on the classics if I want to hang out here. I just plain don't know who Denise Levertov and Pablo Neruda are. Must rectify the gap in my education.

I will give myself a pat on the back for actually recognising Old Walt and Homer. Not to be confused with Mr. Disney or the jaundiced fellow from Springfield.

10:08 AM  
Blogger she said...

oh for cri yi you acadaemia nut! i'll have to look these poets up. (hey i dont see any poems from the DUEL in here) grrherhahaha

excellent take lady jane> happy MM!

10:23 AM  
Blogger Leigh said...

ahhhh, yessss!

10:58 AM  
Blogger ThursdayNext said...

Moi ~ Definitely read Neruda first...if I had to start with any of these poets, it would be Pablo!

NYD ~ Jaundiced fellow from Springfield...GIGGLE!

She ~ Oh I remember those poetry battle days...I wish Percy (Paul) was still writing under that pen; what a great man. Of course K9's reigned supreme; I miss my pooch, too! She pup, you have GOT to read Pablo Neruda. I smell a Neruda post for tomorrow...

Leigh ~ Thanks for visiting! :)

11:26 AM  
Blogger Not that Type of Raven said...

Walt Whitman! Love it! Great MM. ^_^

2:01 PM  
Blogger Clearlykels said...

Lovely Mute Monday tribute!

4:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So sorry I have missed these...I've been checking the wrong blog...DOH!

10:51 PM  

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