Suade سُعَادٌ
What is your favorite poem in English language?

If you can dream—and not make dreams your master; 

   If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim; 

If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster 

   And treat those two impostors just the same;


If- by Rudyard Kipling

It is one my favorite poems. It's written in very simple language and its lines convey a very inspirational message.

Invictus by William Henley, Stop all the clocks by W. H. Auden, and In Flanders Field by John McCrae are too among my favorite poems in English.


So what are your favorite poems in English language and what are the Most Beautiful Lines of your favorite one?


Thank you


Mar 16, 2017 11:49 AM
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Salam Suade :) This is one of my favorite poems, by E. E. Cummings:

[I carry your heart with me]

I carry your heart with me (I carry it in

my heart) I am never without it (anywhere

I go you go, my dear; and whatever is done

by only me is your doing, my darling)


I fear no fate (for you are my fate, my sweet) I want

no world (for beautiful you are my world, my true)

and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant

and whatever a sun will always sing is you

Here is the deepest secret nobody knows

(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud

and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows

higher than soul can hope or mind can hide)

and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart

I carry your heart (I carry it in my heart)

March 16, 2017

The Wasteland by T.S. Eliot. I'm not going to post the whole poem on here as it's huge. My fav line is the following:

"I will show you fear in a handful of dust."

It's impossible to summarize what Eliot was trying to convey, simply because he mixed up loads of topics in this poem.

March 16, 2017

The New Colossus

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,

With conquering limbs astride from land to land;

Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand

A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame

Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name

Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand

Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command

The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.

"Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she

With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,

Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,

The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.

Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,

I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

--Emma Lazarus, 1883, describing the statue (whose correct name is "Liberty Enlightening the World")

March 16, 2017

I really enjoy reading Sylvia plate poems as well as  Emily dickinson

I am silver and exact. I have no preconceptions.
Whatever I see I swallow immediately
Just as it is, unmisted by love or dislike.
I am not cruel, only truthful ‚
The eye of a little god, four-cornered......

March 16, 2017

I love Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven. It is a gothic poem and I love the psychological disturbance that is reigning it. It is a bit long and perhaps not so calling to be read, but I honestly adore it.

March 18, 2017
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