National Poetry Month – Just Saying

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I am still  celebrating National Poetry Month in April. I am working on writing a (bad) poem a day and have a notebook dedicated to the task.   In service of poetry and of having more fun with poems, I crafted somewhat snarky one line descriptions of famous poems.

Can you identify the original poem that inspired the summary?

Click on the answer for more information, or you can nod you head and say, oh yes, I remember that poem from the sixth grade.

Happy Poetry Month and look for one more opportunity to identify more poems!

Annabel Lee and Creepy Me, GothicThe Summaries

  • Wastelands are Everywhere – Especially Post WWII
  • Trust Your Sister – Skip the Goblin Market
  • Roses Fade Baby – Let’s Do It Tonight
  • Cold Plums are Good
  • Annabel Lee & Creepy Me

And the poems are:

The Wasteland
TS Eliot

April is the cruellest month, breeding
Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing
Memory and desire, stirring
Dull roots with spring rain.

More . . .

Goblin Market
BY CHRISTINA ROSSETTI

Morning and evening
Maids heard the goblins cry:
“Come buy our orchard fruits,
Come buy, come buy:
Apples and quinces,
Lemons and oranges,
Plump unpeck’d cherries,
Melons and raspberries,
Bloom-down-cheek’d peaches,
Swart-headed mulberries,
Wild free-born cranberries,
Crab-apples, dewberries,
Pine-apples, blackberries,
Apricots, strawberries;—

More . . .

To His Coy Mistress
Andrew Marvell

Had we but world enough, and time,
This coyness, Lady were no crime
We would sit down and think which way
To walk and pass our long love’s day.

More . . . 

This Is Just To Say
William Carlos Williams

I have eaten
the plums
that were in
the icebox

More . . .

Annabel Lee
BY EDGAR ALLAN POE

It was many and many a year ago,
In a kingdom by the sea,
That a maiden there lived whom you may know
By the name of Annabel Lee;
And this maiden she lived with no other thought
Than to love and be loved by me.

More . . .

For more summaries, visit: My Poetry Board

A great place to find more poems is http://www.poetryfoundation.org

Do I write my own poetry?  Of course.
My poetry collection is Ammonia Sunrise  

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