There's a thread like this on the Spiderweb Software forums, so I figured I'd see how it fares here.
Post poetry that you love here, and also post poetry that you've written here! Also, discuss said poetry!
To start off, I really enjoy these two poems, by Edward Lear. One is far more well-known and popular than the other, but both feature the word "bong". "Bong" really is a nice word, and Edward Lear's silly usage long predates the unfortunate definition it has now.
"The Owl and the Pussy Cat"
The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea
In a beautiful pea-green boat,
They took some honey, and plenty of money,
Wrapped up in a five-pound note.
The Owl looked up to the stars above,
And sang to a small guitar,
"O lovely Pussy! O Pussy, my love,
What a beautiful Pussy you are,
What a beautiful Pussy you are!"
Pussy said to the Owl, "You elegant fowl!
How charmingly sweet you sing!
O let us be married! too long we have tarried:
But what shall we do for a ring?"
They sailed away, for a year and a day,
To the land where the Bong-tree grows,
And there in a wood a Piggy-wig stood,
With a ring at the end of his nose,
With a ring at the end of his nose.
"Dear Pig, are you willing to sell for one shilling
Your ring?" Said the Piggy, "I will."
So they took it away, and were married next day
By the Turkey who lives on the hill.
They dined on mince, and slices of quince,
Which they ate with a runcible spoon;
And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand,
They danced by the light of the moon,
They danced by the light of the moon.
"There Was An Old Person of Sestri"
There was an old person of Sestri,
Who sate himself down in a vestry,
When they said, 'You are wrong!'--
He merely said 'Bong!'
That repulsive old person of Sestri.
I haven't read very much of Edward Lear's work, but I find what I've read to be brilliant.
Now, here's a few poems I wrote myself. I've written 27 poems so far, but here's a selection of four of them. Note that I am posting these here only for your own personal reading, and you may not use them for any other purposes besides for your own personal reading under any circumstances, unless and until I've given express written permission otherwise.
That goes for anyone else's poetry that they post here as well. Please respect copyright.
The first one is "Maddish Krulb's Radish Bulb". It's lengthy, and it rhymes. Rhyming is not something most of my poems feature, but this one rhymes. http://awos.ermarian.net/writing/mkrb.html
Next is "Florpishnoy, Dloo-Prum, Jidknarf". You may recognize the title from my Spidweb forums Location message from years ago. I've composed numerous acrostic poems centered around gibberish words, and I'm quite fond of writing them. http://awos.ermarian.net/writing/fdpj.html
Then there's "Poeshrub". It's got no rhyme or meter, like most of my poetry. http://awos.ermarian.net/writing/poeshrub.html
Last is my newest poem, written yesterday. It's called "The Hobbiswipe". http://awos.ermarian.net/writing/hobbiswipe.html
So what are you waiting for? Poetry, please!