Greatest English Language Poetspye
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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.
The funniest poet I've ever read Could even claim to be the greatest Scot - he's far better than Burns, for example
The best of the Mersey Beat poets - the only one with a real sense for poetry - Tonight at Noon for example
A master of light, whimsical, and sometimes nonsensical verse
Consider the auk;
Becoming extinct because he forgot how to fly, and could only walk.
Consider man, who may well become extinct
Because he forgot how to walk and learned how to fly before he thinked.
Consistently rated the top poet on American poetry sites... How come he's so low here?
An American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist. He was one of the earliest innovators of the then-new literary art form jazz poetry.
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3. William Shakespeare
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