Rooster Cogburn

Maybe this will help you out.

  1. Slam Poetry is a type of competition where people read their poems without props, costumes, or music. After performing, they receive scores (0-10) from 5 randomly selected judges. The judges can be anyone: They don't even need to be poets! Scores are awarded based on how much each judge likes … Read more

Rath Keale
Rath Keale answered Victor Reine's question

It was during very first university course in English.  We had read a book I thought was ridiculous.  Actually, I read the first three chapters and put it down.  We had to write an essay.  The prof loved the book.  Gushed over the damn thing.  I needed to choose between a positive and appreciative treatment … Read more

Didge Doo
Didge Doo answered Victor Reine's question

Every morning I'm reminded of Ogden Nash's recipe for cooking perfect toast. He wrote, "Cook it till it burns, and then twenty seconds less."

But the other Nash poem that keeps coming back is one I quoted on here a few days ago. I think of it whenever I see a teen, or a young … Read more

Kioyre S.
Kioyre S. answered Victor Reine's question

Ever since I watched the movie 'Equilibrium', I have memorized the poem they recite:

"Had I the heaven's embroidered cloths,
enwrought with golden and silver light,
the blue and the dim and the dark cloths
of night and light and the half-light,
I would spread these cloths under your feet;
but I, being poor, have only my dreams.
I would
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Shinypate one
Shinypate one answered

Kagwa hunted the lion,

Through bush and forest went his spear.

One day he found the skull of a man

And said to it, "how did you come here?"

and the skull answered, "talking brought me here.'

Kagwa hurried home, Went to the king's chair and spoke,

"In the forest I found a talking skull"

The king went silent, then he said … Read more

Kioyre S.
Kioyre S. answered Haley Jordan's question

Poetry uses all sorts of rhythmic qualities of language to evoke emotion, to tell a story, whatever...! No poem has to rhyme in any way, but I suppose what differentiates a poem (more specifically, a narrative poem) from a story is mostly format and SOME sort of rhythm, be it through diction, meter, sounds, stanzas, … Read more

Kioyre S.
Kioyre S. answered Veronica Whitson's question

Birthday poems are lovely :D I wrote one for my mother on her birthday and for mother's day! If you truly want it to be special, follow Darling Divaa's advice and try to write one yourself. You don't have to be an "excellent" writer or the "best" poet. Just be creative and write from the … Read more

Darling Divaa
Darling Divaa answered Veronica Whitson's question

Aww you don't want someone else writing a poem for your mom. You have 5 days till her birthday, that's plenty of time to write something yourself. As long as it's from the heart that's all that matters. Tell her in the poem how much she means to you and how you're so glad that … Read more

Anonymous answered Anonymous' question

Technically you could earn money as a poet. But it won't be easy. And you wouldn't make much. Like others have mentioned you would have to get published in a poetry book. So don't bank on this being your job. But do it on the side. Also poetry isn't an actual profession. Its an art … Read more

Yo Kass
Yo Kass answered Anonymous' question

As Taylor mentioned, earning money as a poet is not that easy. There are options though!

If you've got the skills and passion, then self-publishing could be a very good path to go down.

The key to making money as a poet is making a name for yourself, and getting enough people to read your poetry. … Read more

Anonymous answered

The poem 'A Blind Child' by WH Davies is very interesting, because it reflects a lot of his values, hardships and thoughts.

Here's a quick summary of the poem, if you'd like to get to grip with what each stanza means:

A summary of A Blind Child by WH Davies

As the title suggests, the poem is about … Read more

Kathryn Amis
Kathryn Amis answered Bijal shah's question

This is a comic poem loved by children and written by Charles Causley who was an English poet from Cornwall. He died in 2003.

There is already a really good Blurtit answer here.

I think you will enjoy both the poem and the answer!

Jacques Adams
Jacques Adams answered floyd ware's question

Firstly, learn how to write. This isn't a life long process like many will tell you. Read the gods and the geniuses. Don't worry about the rest, the boring, the rabble, although, they can help too. Think about the French poet Arthur Rimbaud changing the course of poetry by the age of twenty.

Think of … Read more

Louisa Pennell
Louisa Pennell answered


I've seen others posting poems from Shakespeare, and just thought I'd show off this famous and hilarious one:

Sonnet 130

My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun;
Coral is far more red than her lips' red;
If snow be white, why then her breasts are dun;
If hairs be wires, black wires grow on her head.
I have seen roses … Read more

Elica Zadeh
Elica Zadeh answered Anonymous' question


To read Emily Bronte's poem "Song", click the following link:


The poem appears to be about a woman that has passed, assumedly from the position of a man who loved this woman. We can assume this since the last line in the first paragraph says "that hide my lady fair." In the … Read more

Victoria Picking
Victoria Picking answered

The main theme of 'A Roadside Stand' is that he is contrasting the lives of people who live in cities and those who live in the country.

The rich people from the city don't pay any attention to 'the roadside stands' which is where the poem got its name. It is set in India.

The … Read more