Thursday, June 01, 2006

Thursday Thirteen




Thirteen Things: Some of Lady Jane's Favorite Poets
(My Thirteen Favorite Poems is another list)

Who are your favorites? I lean quite heavily, as you can probably tell, to the English poets, most particularly the Romantics.

1. Alfred, Lord Tennyson---My absolute favorite poet.
2. William Wordsworth
3. George Gordon, Lord Byron
4. John Keats
5. William Butler Yeats
6. Matthew Arnold
7. Percy Bysshe Shelley
8. Emily Bronte---Did you know she wrote poems too?
9. Robert Burns
10. Thomas Gray
11. Christina Rosetti
12. Christopher Marlowe
13. And, of course, William Shakespeare


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45 comments:

Wendy Boucher said...

My new favorite is Billy Collins. I didn't realize how much I like poetry until I read his recently. Great list!

Jen said...

I always like Edgar Allen Poe. I don't think it's because they were great poems, though, just because they were spooky. :-)

My T13 is up!

Lady Jane said...

Thanks for the comments!

I've never read Billy Collins. Is he very modern?

Poe is spooky! I love his story: "The Masque of the Red Death." I got to teach it one time when I was subbing.

Sarah said...

I love Yeats and Tennyson. I'd probably say they're my favorites. Well, of the classics at least.

Lifecruiser said...

some impressive list here! Love them all. I think we'll have a hard time keeping that good poetry up runnning in the future sadly enough :-)

EmilyRoseJewel said...

I have heard of most of these-Tennyson, Bronte, Shakespeare (of course--I really loves his sonnets), Wordworth, Keates, these are amazing writers. Great list! Mine is up!

Trina said...

Maybe I'm not as classical, but my favorite poet is Definantly Shel Silverstein! "I can not go to school today said little Peggy Aann McKay..." Got me throught elementary!

My TT is up!

Trish said...

Not much into poetry - but if I had to choose one, I'd have to say Dr. Suess. :D

Happy TT! Mine are up.

Erin R. said...

Great list. I'm also a fan of Elizabeth Barrett Browning. :-)

Maryanne said...

You've got some amazing people on your list. I'd add William Carlos Williams, he's my favorite. Writes really simple yet vivid poems. My favorite is "The Red Wheelbarrow."

Lady Jane said...

Thank you all for the comments! I enjoy reading about which poets other people like.

Nice to "meet" some other people who like poetry (or not)! :) I do love both the Brownings too. Goodness, so many good poets, so little space!

Dr. Suess and Shel Silverstein are great too. :)

And I really like William Carlos Williams' "This is Just to Say" and "The Red Wheelbarrow."

Janet (fondofsnape@gmail.com) said...

Richard Brautigan is my favorite :-)

Wystful1 said...

My favorite is Robert Frost. But your list are all great too as I love all poetry.

My t 13 is up

Tricia said...

Excellent list of poet, I've read some of the works of each of them.

Mummy said...

How academic of you! I will mark these down for future reference!

Chaotic Mom said...

I LOVE poetry! I haven't heard of Christina Rosseti, will Google her now. ;)

Lady Jane said...

I've never heard of Richard Brautigan either. Robert Frost is wonderful. In second grade, my teacher, Mrs. Gilchrist, had us memorize "Stopping By the Woods on a Snowy Day." :)

If you haven't read any of these poets (or even if you have), I hope you find something to enjoy!

I love poetry, but I don't read it too often. When I do pick it up, I always remember just how much I love it and read more!

Christina Rossetti and her brother Dante Gabriel Rossetti are very interesting people. Dante also painted exquisite Pre-Raphaelite pieces.

Thank you for all the lovely comments! This is wonderful! :)

Bex said...

Wow. I wish I was cultured enough to have a FAVORITE poet. I sure studied them enough in college! LOL

I think my favorite was ee cummings. I loved how he ignored grammatical rules to that his poems were as visual as they were..lyrical. Isn't that ironic, though, 'cause I HATE bad grammar/spelling!

Nice list!

PixiePincessMom said...

Isn't this sad; I can't think of a single poet that I like. Um, can I say my 9 yr old son?? :-)

Martina said...

What a great list. They are all some of my favorites as well, but the infamous Danielle Willis is still my favorite poet.

Karin said...

Some great poets on that list. Especially #13 :)

Christine said...

I've always loved William Shakespeare's sonnets. I didn't know Emily Bronte wrote poems too! Around our house Dr. Seuss and Shel Silverstein reign supreme!Hope you had a great Thursday!

TLC said...

Such wonderful poets. I like Dylan Thomas, William Blake, Elizabeth Barrett Browning and I like Thoreau.

In high school, we called his poetry "Thoreau Up" because we just didn't get it. Now I do, and like it very much.

I love poetry, and "bore" my children with it frequently. ;op

Thanks for visiting my T13.

TLC said...

Oh and I adore Maya Angelou, but I guess she isn't "classical" yet. Still, I do love her work.

Amanda Fernandes said...

Don't get much time over here to read anything but we did do most of these poets in school. I used to like Wordsworth best.

Woman Wonders said...

I have to admit that I am not very knowledgable when it comes to poems and poets, I really enjoy Maya Angelou though :)

Code Yellow Mom said...

This list is awesome - so nice to find a fellow reader and Jane Austen fan!

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'll be back to yours! (I like "Lady Jane" - very fun name.)

Ocean Lady said...

I love the romantics too! Yeats and Percy Bysshe Shelley are tops for me. :)

Mandy said...

Edgar Allen Poe - we watched a movie made from one of his poems and it freaked me out...but it was really really good! :) Thanks for visiting my T13!

Peri said...

I hope to get to read more than college textbooks soon........

great thirteen!!

chosha said...

Good list - lots of wonderful poets there. I like many of the ones you've listed. I'm also a bit of a Wordsworth fan - his poem 'Characteristics of a Child Three Years Old' is my favourite non-romantic poem ever.
"...solitude to her
Is blithe society, who fills the air
With gladness and involuntary songs."
Wonderful stuff.

Lady Jane said...

Thank you all for the wonderful comments and for visiting! I love discussing poetry and learning what people like.

I'm sorry I haven't responded. We had to put our dog to sleep yesterday, so I haven't felt like blogging.

I really do appreciate all the comments. Thank you!

Janice (5 Minutes for Mom) said...

great lilst - I like many of those as well. Yes I love Emily Bronte and Charlotte and Anne as well. I have their book of poetry that they published together.

Happy0303 said...

What a great list. I haven't had much time to read poetry lately. Does Miss Spider count? Thanks for visiting my T13!

kristarella said...

I don't read much poetry but I do have a Copy of Leaves of Grass by Whitman on my shelf.

Stephanie said...

Sorry, I am not a poetry reader, but I wanted to stop and say happy TT.

Lady Lori said...

OOH Cheers to Tennyson! He is the best! Great list, Jane!

Lady Jane said...

Thanks for all of the comments! :) Even if you aren't a poetry reader! :)

Mandy said...

Oh I'm not really a poet fan, though I do write my own poems now and again. Sorry to hear about your dog, that must have been awful.

Thnx for visiting my TT :=)

Mandy

Carmen said...

I didn't know that Bronte wrote poems, thanks for the info.

Margaret said...

Bronte and Rosetti are both in my favorites list. Then again, I'm crazy about women's lit. Great list. -Margie

Sherri said...

all classics!

thanks for visiting my TT:)

Noi Rocker said...

I am sorry I am late! I dont have any fav poet but I love reading poems and I write poems myself.

Thanks for dropping by!

Cindy said...

I must admit,I'm such a fiction freak, I've only dabbled in poetry...but there are certain poems and poetry passages I truly love. I really should read more poetry. Thanks for the reminder!

Tennessee Mom said...

I don't like poetry so I dont have a favorite:(