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Frank Ovid Frank Ovid 45, United States (4/16/2014 9:14:00 PM)

When was the very best poetry written?

Pre-1700
1700-1800
1800-1900
1900-1950
1950-2000
2000-Present

My choice would 1900-1950. Think of the GREAT poets during that era!

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  • Frank Ovid (4/17/2014 1:28:00 PM) Post reply | Read 2 replies Stage

    John, I've got you down. Who tips the scale for the 19th century in your mind?Coleridge?Poe?Dickinson?Tennyson?Keats?Who gets your juicy going?

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    • Gulsher John (4/17/2014 11:00:00 PM) Post reply | Read 2 replies Stage

      Ovid... i love poetry that takes you away where you never been, (JC said so) and and Pre, post Romantics did so much better... Coleridge, shelley Byron, Keats, and Dickensian etc are matchless the ... more

    • Lamont Palmer (4/17/2014 7:28:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply Stage

      Coleridge and Wordsworth for me: hard to beat their common language set to great music. -LP

  • Gulsher John (4/17/2014 12:08:00 PM) Post reply Stage

    i would go for 1800-1900...
    what is called real poetry, one could enjoy.

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