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Poetry Challenge Wrap Up

August 4, 2007

The Poetry Challenge was organised by Ted at bookeywookey. Participants were asked to choose four poems: one from pre-1900, one 1900-2000, one post-2000, and one from any time period that gave them difficulty. Then, during the week than included the 1st of August, all of the participants posted their poems as well as commentary on them.
I posted all four poems that I chose for the poetry challenge on time…
“Daddy” by Sylvia Plath
“Reading the Entrails” by Neil Gaiman
“Tomorrow’s Wind” by Yevgeny Yevtushenko
“A Cradle Song” by William Blake

The best poem: “Tomorrow’s Wind” and “Daddy”
What poem could I have done without? I like them all!
Any new poets? Blake
Poems I did not finish: none!
What did I learn from this challenge? I gained more self confidence about discussing poetry, and I realised how important it is that I take the time out to read it.

(Note: thanks to Nyssaneala for the idea to have questions!)

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