Do you like poems? What is your favorite one(ones)?

China
May 25, 2009 9:40pm CST
I always like reading poems, both English and Chinese( as I am a Chinese:) How do you like poems? what kind of poems do you like most? For me, I like poems about beauty, nature and love. Now let me share one of my favorite poems with you. Look For Love ( by Angie Monnens) Whenever a heart's been broken A new one can be found For love is often sweeter The second time around A brand new life is starting - You've made it through the pain And when you hear those wedding bells You're happy once again You need to cherish every thought Each action, deed and word - Recalling those moments Of sweet nothings you heard So don't ever miss a chance To say what's in your heart And welcome love with open arms When Cupid aims his dart!
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@ratyz5 (7829)
• Philippines
26 May 09
The rhyme scheme in this one is quite common but, some people still have a hard time making poems in this kind of rhyme scheme. I often make these kinds but, that was before when I was still in high school and in the first few years in college. I got to read more kinds of poems after that. Aside from love, odes, elegies and so on. They emphasized more on imagery though and not just words rhyming. I also find other poems from other countries interesting as well. Some of the chinese poems that I have gotten to read are simple yet often philosophical. They have imagery too which makes readers engaged in creative thinking too. I would like to read other poems too but, most of the time, it has to be translated in english. One bad thing about translating though, things get changed so much that the integrity of the original composition gets changed, either due to the culture wherein the poem is being translated into or in order to just make it 'poetic' certain words are entirely altered. If I could only read the originals, then one could fully appreciate them in their originality (^_^ )
• China
26 May 09
I totally agree with you. I, like you, made some poems in my high school and college. What amuses me most is that you can read Chinese poems. That is really something.
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@ratyz5 (7829)
• Philippines
26 May 09
Actually, I don't know how to read Chinese poems. I have to read Chinese poems that are translated into english for me to understand them and that's how we read them when we were in high school as well as in college. My teacher would often say that, when it comes to translation, if would be better if the one translating such works would be good at both english as well as chinese language. (^_^ )
• China
27 May 09
I believe your teacher is absolutely right. A good translator should have very good mastry and understanding of both languages. Once I served as a translator but only some business documents, not poems. There is still lot of room to improve.
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@metschica25 (5405)
• United States
27 May 09
Hello, I like poems dealing with nature and esp the beach . There is this older Poet from the 60's and the 70's named Rod Mckuen that I just adore . My mom got me hooked on his poems . They are shorter ones , but deep , but not too deep where you wonder what he is speaking about . I write as well , but lately my work is of longing , and about this one boy ! Nice poem by the way