To make adding your comments to a poem easier, we added a comment form at the bottom of each poem.
We also now list the last ten user comments on the main page (in the right-hand column of this very page!) of the poetry archive to make it easy to see which poems have been commented on lately.
I have a request, though, for those who post comments asking others for their thoughts on a poem.
Here's a link to the poetry discussion forums
- which is a perfect place to ask questions and discuss poems.
So my request is to reserve the user comments area for your thoughts about a particular poem, and to use the forums if you need help with your homework.
We've added some more Neruda poems. Of particular note is "Walking Around," translated by Robert Bly from his excellent book Neruda and Vallejo: Selected Poems
. It's really worth checking out.
Normally we don't like to shill for particular books, but these translations are just spectacular.
Due to the many requests we've received, we added 190 Dorothy Parker poems, which represents the entirety of her three books of poems.
The link below will get you there.
We've updated the forum software. Click the link below to check out the new features (or click the button at the top of this page). You'll need to register to post, but it's a relatively painless process.
Users who are already registered can have your password e-mailed to you if you've forgotten it - just click "Login" and then "Forgot Password?".
Please forgive the spotty updates - work and other things have been getting in the way of adding more poems, but to make it up to you, here's the complete "Songs of Innocence" and "Songs of Experience" from monsieur William Blake.
The versions in the archive represent the facsimile version of his poems, as Blake himself painted them. I hope eventually to be able to have scans of all of the paintings up with the poems.
So all of the strange punctuation and spellings are Blake's (in case you're quick to e-mail me about mistakes I've made).
Speaking of, thanks to everyone who's been sending us feedback via the feedback form (see the "Contact Us" links at either the top or bottom of the page). Your feedback is most definitely appreciated, so keep it coming!
And thanks too to all who've submitted poems. I assure you that they'll be added soonishly.
I hope the autumn is kind to all of you. Now, being that it's a soft October night, I'm going to curl once about the house and go to sleep.