My Favourite Poets

My favourite poets

are not the ones who are,

in John Ashbery's phrase,

"too hallowed and anointed

to count." I like the poets

with foibles, with quirks,

with an odd little hitch

in the voice, some flaw

that makes the merits

more precious, more true.





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Written on 2017-06-04 at 05:12

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Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
I like some of the quirky ones, but I also like some of the "hallowed and anointed."
2017-06-06


Ivan R
Not only interesting thoughts, the poem itself has much melody and beauty
2017-06-04



Amen
2017-06-04


LFD3
Oh yes me too, me to.
2017-06-04


Ashe
I think I like them too.
Ashe
2017-06-04

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by Thomas DeFreitas