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AND WE DON’T REALLY KNOW – Reading Jacques Prévert

He was a French poet and screenwriter, and his poems remain very popular in the French-speaking world. His poems are often about life in Paris and life after the Second World War. Prévert’s first collection of poetry “Paroles” (Words) appeared late in 1945. One of his most famous poems – Barbara – were very popular among French youth in 50-es. ...

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FORBIDDEN POETIC BEWITCHMENT

Bewitch meaning? To attract someone a lot, so that you have the power to influence him/her. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9uGwaREp_0 Emily Dickinson records two souls conversing in a crypt and Baudelaire lays bare the wiles of the incubus. http://meetingbenches.com/2017/04/witches-paintings/ Bewitched and haunted poems draws on three thousand years of poetic forays into the supernatural. http://meetingbenches.com/2017/04/bewitched-landscapes-world/ THE WITCH – Victor Buhagiar The swamp smelt ...

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WELCOME TO CROATIAN POETRY

You can appreciate the poetic nuances even in the Internet era, because the value of poetry remained unchanged: who writes poetry, talks about love and death, beauty and pain. ORANGE GIRLS – Irena Pusnik Bilingual English Croatian book of poetry is a collection of forty-five poems: I am emotional way too much, Before sleep. Thick tortoiseshell, I bend all over ...

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PICTURES OF THE WALL POEMS IN LEIDEN

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SPEAKING ABOUT LOVE – Italian Renaissance poetry, when nothing’s sure about tomorrow

The most notable Italian writers, who contributed to the flowering of poetry were Marsilio Ficino and Angelo Poliziano, but later Renaissance literary achievements include some special books (such as the Matteo Maria Boiardo’s Orlando Innamorato, Baldassare Castiglione’s The Book of the Courtier, and Ludovico Ariosto’s Orlando Furioso). Number of women writers and poets arose that time too (best known are ...

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WORDS WITH FRAGRANCE OF SPRING

Spring time is calling you. Your world becomes filled with color and the scent of delicious greenery. Spring gives you hope for rejuvenation. https://www.amazon.com/Spring-Poems-Grande-Directions-Paperbook/dp/0811216853 It is time to renew the excitement. It is a miraculous experience, because the whole world comes alive after the winter, in which it seemed, everything was dead. The world, that seemed so dull and cold, ...

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SHE WAS WRITING IN A NERVOUS HUSH – Elena Shvarts, the woman that explored the themes of marginality and authenticity

She published sixteen books of poetry and prose (plus a four-volume collected works during her lifetime). Elena Shvarts was a major figure in the underground Leningrad and became widely known and translated after the fall of the Soviet Union. Born in Leningrad, she attended the University of Tartu, where her first poems were published in 1973. She explored the themes ...

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BEST POEMS OF ALL TIME

Don’t forget that, also about poetry people say: It’s not the size that matters, but what you do with it. Writing your poem don’t just stick to flowery descriptions, but you need to think of scenes, which convey sense. Reading the best poems will help inspire you to think about important elements of poetry-writing, such as themes and style. Your ...

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THE STARTLING POETRY OF JAPANESE MODERNIST – Sagawa Chika

She used free verse to explore her interiority through imagery. In her poetry, the body becomes alien and threatening. Even with such a brief career, she was one of the most innovative avant-garde poets in early-twentieth-century Japan. She focused on mainstream poets, but her own poems were influenced by surrealism. She started studies to become an English teacher (but moved to ...

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ARGENTINIAN POETIC LANDSCAPES

THE PEARL FISHERMAN – Luis Benitez This evening and part of the night, I sank again into the dense sea, where we beings and things float. I descended for pearls to show to men who fear even the risk of the border. This evening and part of the night, I was amidst that silence, in that deepness where the most ...

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