Raven’s Top Ten – Favorite Poets

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Raven’s Top Ten – Favorite Poets

Hello. Welcome to my little spot on the net. I’m hoping as I continue to write and blog here I’ll gain some folks to comment it’s kinda weird talking to myself. Well, not really true I talk to myself a lot.

Today, I’ll be talking about my top 10 favorite poets. Now if you read the other post about my favorite books some may repeat. Alright let’s go. In no order I’ll start with number one.

  1. Edgar Allen Poe. I love his works, all of them. Which you read down further you’ll see a wide variety of works. But Mr. Poe had an imagination wrapped in darkness. Even his life was a dark mystery. I wonder what happened to him.
  2.  Homer. I love The Illiad and Odyssey. Most people don’t know how many poets have clipped my heart strings.
  3. Being the romantic that I am this spot goes to the one and only William Shakespeare. I can’t even name one I mean Othello, Macbeth (top top love this) Romeo, romeo where… well you know the rest.
  4. Again making the list is Maya Angelou. Way back when I lived in Connecticut she had a show in New London, and I was there. Her voice had such power and grace. Amazing completely amazing.
  5. Langston Hughes blew my mind with ‘The Negro Speaks of Rivers. I shutter now hearing his words. It’s beautiful if you haven’t read it please do so.
  6. This people might not know this but I absolutely love Nelsan Ellis he was an actor and playwright. For those who don’t recognize the name he played, Lafayette Reynolds in True Blood. Wonderful man, sorry for his early passing.
  7. Emily Dickerson. One of my favorite quotes is, “If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain.” beautiful, isn’t it?
  8. Gwendolyn Brooks I picked her up a while ago and when I get down about writing this quote helps me see the light. “I am a writer perhaps because I am not a talker.” This is so true.
  9. This next one goes back to my childhood. Shel Silverstein.  The Giving Tree, A Light in the Attic you guys don’t know I read these poems so much when I was a child. Here’s a quote, “Never explain what you do. It speaks for itself. You muddle it by talking about it.”
  10. Last but not least is Joseph Rudyard Kipling.  He brought us The Jungle Book and Rikki Tikki Tavi. love it. And one of my favorite books would be The Man Who Would Be King. Who are your favorite poets?


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