The Sunday Exchange is a new weekly feature we are introducing at Pages Unbound where we ask you, our readers, to share a post from your own blog that matches the week’s theme. The goal is to allow you to share posts you are proud of or think other people will find interesting and to help other people find fun posts to read.
This Week’s Theme
Share a Post about a Poet or a Poem–or Maybe Just Something You Find Poetic!
- Share your post title, the URL of the post, AND a brief explanation of what the post is/why you think people might like to read it in a comment on this blog post.
- Try to make the post fit the week’s theme.
- Please share only one post each week.
- The post does not have to be recent. It can be from any time in your blog’s archives.
- Consider visiting some other bloggers’ posts.
- We won’t be closing the comments after a week has passed, so *technically* you can still add your post later, but it may not get that much traffic if you share your post a month later.
That’s it! We hope you participate, and check back next Sunday for a new theme and another chance to share!
A Post We Recommend at Pages Unbound
Classic Remarks: Recommend a Poet
Stephen Crane is mostly known as a novelist who specialized in realism and American naturalism. However, Crane also write poems, many of which darkly ponder the nature of the universe and of God. They tend to be bite-sized, but they always pack a punch.
10 thoughts on “The Sunday Exchange (12/16/19): A Post about a Poet, a Poem, or Something Poetic!”
“The Vision, the Other, and A Way to Communion”
Okay this one was tricky given I primarily write about comics :). BUT I think this fits. This series is remarkably unique, embracing the hurt and pain of the isolation that comes from being “the other” as it looks for a hopeful road out of the sadness to community. I’d say it certainly counts as “poetic” in how it’s written and the themes it explores, even if it isn’t a poem per se. I hope it’s not cheating too much ;).
I tried to open it up a bit with “something poetic” since I know not many bloggers write about poetry. We’ll take just about anything if you feel it fits the theme! 🙂
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Elvish Poetry in The Lord of the Rings.
A look into some poetry of the Elves in The Lord of the Rings also offers an insight into their cares, lives, beliefs and sorrows, so it makes a very interesting aspect of the book. Tolkien wrote a lot of poems, showing how he could vary their styles and forms to either be suitable for a particular people, or add a fresh air into a narrative.
Yay! Another Tolkien post! 😀
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Whenever I want to be transported back to my childhood forests I know that Dan Andersson’s magic will work. I wrote a post about his poetry here:
Thanks for sharing!
Fat Girl by Jessie Carty
I reviewed a poetey collection that was recommended to me for my quest to find books in which fat women are treated with dignity. It’s didn’t pass.
Too bad! I hope you find some good selections soon!
Ah, few things are as wonderfully enigmatic as Stephen Crane’s poetry. When I was an instructor, I used to bring in “A Man Said to the Universe” just to illustrate literary Naturalism, because those five lines described it much more succinctly than I ever could.
As for my own work: Since March, I’ve had a monthly series of close readings of poems, and for December I gave that treatment to Joseph Brodsky’s “December 24, 1971,” which I’d only recently encountered but has quickly become one of my favorites. Consider this a belated response to the festive-themed exchange from a few weeks ago. : – )
Title: Joseph Brodsky’s “December 24, 1971”: An Analysis
That’s wonderful! I would have loved to study Crane’s poetry in school!