What's Your Favorite Poetry Line and / or Stanza, by Whom and Why?

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  1. nomadicrhymer

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    I had forgotten this thread and went to post my favorite. Lo and behold, the SAME thing I had posted already...

    Medora - these are very powerful indeed. Makes you pause and wonder at the "will" of some and those who allow it silently... some even pleased to be the one "serving". It does take all kinds to make the world go 'round.
     
  2. MsJacquiiC

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    [fieldset=excerpt from Still I Rise by Maya Angelou]You may write me down in history
    With your bitter, twisted lies,
    You may trod me in the very dirt
    But still, like dust, I'll rise.

    Does my sassiness upset you?
    Why are you beset with gloom?
    'Cause I walk like I've got oil wells
    Pumping in my living room.

    Just like moons and like suns,
    With the certainty of tides,
    Just like hopes springing high,
    Still I'll rise....[/fieldset]

    This poem speaks to me because it's all about overcoming (with your head STILL held high) whilst in the midst of tribulation so perfectly unbearable that your very existence is a miracle of God. I look to these minority people who have overcome and it makes me proud of the quote I use on my personal poetry website to describe my own writing:

     
  3. Medora

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    In that case make sure not to miss a listen to "Augustine," "Gringo," "Harbor," "Shasta (Carrie's Song)," "Antebellum," and "Stray Italian Greyhound." Although I like everything by her, those are my biggest addictions at the moment. I especially love how all-over-the-place her meter is in "Harbor."
     
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  4. MsJacquiiC

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    Will definitely bookmark this post and reference it for when I've a few extra moments for indulging in my YouTube addiction LOL
    Thanks! :goodpost:
     
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