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As so many 27ers are posting their favourite poems or even writing their own I thought I’d jump on the bandwagon and combine it with my Thursday Thirteen.  It’s a jolly good way to celebrate National Poetry Day.

My Thursday Thirteen Poems

  1. Sonnet 130. My Mistress’ Eyes are Nothing Like the SunBy William Shakespeare.  Early 17th Century.
  2. Ozymandias. By Percy Bysshe Shelley, 1818
  3. mehitabel was once cleopatraBy Don Marquis, in “archy and mehitabel,” 1927
  4. The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. By Samuel Taylor Coleridge, 1797
  5. The Walrus and the CarpenterBy Lewis Carroll 1872
  6. Solomon GrundyBy James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, 1842.
  7. Paradise Lost.  John Milton. 1667.
  8. The Owl and the Pussycat. By Edward Lear. 1871
  9. The Tyger By William Blake. 1794
  10. Dulce et decorum est.  By Wilfred Owen. 1818
  11. Song. By Christina Rosetti. 1891
  12. The Divine Comedyby Dante Alighieri.  Early 14th Century Translated by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1882)
  13. On the Pulse of Morning.  Maya Angelou. 1993

I won’t curse you with my own weak verse.

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