Greatest English Language Poetspye
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Overrated to the nth degree--no poet at all
She is the best
After independence she became the Governor of Uttar Pradesh. She was the first woman governor in India.
I don't think John Massey wrote the Gawain Poem? Nobody knows. But it's an amazing poem all the same
Walcott is listed as the greatest living poet
An American classicist... very unusual, and unusually talented. He has a lovely grasp of rhythm too.
Underrated but really has a great way of looking at things and a surprising and novel way of expressing it and her reputation will hopefully rise
Surely, one of great American poets of the twentieth century.V 1 Comment
Gotta be given some kudos for being the first... Guess he never realized what things would lead to
Represents the quintessence of England.V 1 Comment
An inspiration and not just in terms of his verse... Who knows what he might have done had he not died so young.
"How violently rumours do blow the sails of popular judgments, and
How few there be that can discern between truth and truth-likeness,
Between shows and substance. "
My favorite comic poet. His dry delivery when he recites his poems is something else
Overrated; did not deserve the Nobel PrizeV 1 Comment
Chaucer is superb; love the Canterbury Tales
I liked his work-- fun reading about The Round Table exploits
Having been tenant long to a rich Lord,
Not thriving, I resolved to be bold,
And make a suit unto Him, to afford
A new small-rented lease, and cancel th' old.
In heaven at His manor I Him sought:
They told me there, that He was lately gone
About some land, which He had dearly bought
Long since on Earth, to take possession.
I straight returned, and knowing His great birth,
Sought Him accordingly in great resorts--
In cities, theatres, gardens, parks, and courts:
At length I heard a ragged noise and mirth
Of thieves and murderers; there I Him espied,
Who straight, "Your suit is granted, " said, and died.
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2. Walt Whitman
3. William Shakespeare
2. Rudyard Kipling
3. T. S. Eliot
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3. W. H. Auden
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