A Giveaway!


Now it's your turn! I spent a wonderful week with Requiem for the Author of Frankenstein, by Molly Dwyer. An entire literary movement came alive within the pages of this novel (you can read my review here and don't forget to check out my interview with Molly) and now I want to give a copy of Requiem to one lucky winner.

One of the most fun aspects of this novel was that it reintroduced me to the great Romantic poets: So leave me a comment here telling me what your favorite poem is (from any period) and why. Make sure to leave an email contact, too.

The contest will be open for one week, closing on Thursday, October 16th, at 11:59 pm Pacific Time (-8 GMT). As always, international entries are welcome!

61 comments:

  1. A poem I memorized in high school, over 50 years ago, was "A Psalm of Life" by Longfellow. Parts of it have stayed with me: the opening lines, and my favorite verse: Lives of great men all remind us, We can make our lives sublime, And departing leave behind us, Footprints on the sands of time.

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  2. My favorite poem is Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. I like the supernatural, spooky story of it but I also love the sound of it and sometimes I read it out loud just to hear the language. I have read it so many times that with out trying I have memorized parts if it but still I take my copy down from my bookshelf time and again.
    rebecca.bradeen(at)verizon(dot)net

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  3. We've posted this contest at Win A Book. Thanks! No need to enter us in the contest.

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  4. There are too many. Afterall, I am a poet. So I read a lot of poetry from all times. However, I like Shakespearean sonnets. I can't name just one. But he wrote a series of it pertaining with love. Some say those were about gay love which at that time was forbidden.

    gautami.tripathy[at]gmail.com

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  5. Well, this isn't very sophisticated but I've loved Falling Up by Shel Silverstein ever since I was a kid. Now my kids love his books too : )

    jgbeads AT gmail DOT com

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  6. Well my mind is not working at the moment to remeber a poem I liked; so if I must pick one, I will say The Song of Solomon.

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  7. Please enter me. My favorite poem is [somewhere i have never travelled] by EE Cummings.
    Thanks!
    Sararush at hotmail dot com

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  8. favorite poem is If by Rudyard Kipling

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  9. I love "The Raven, still scraes me.

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  10. Emily Dickinson's "I'm Nobody". I tend to like a lot of her work. It speaks to me more than other poets.

    Please enter me in the contest!

    thereedfamily[at]sbcglobal[dot]net

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  11. Believe it or not my favorite poem is The Highwayman; I memorised and can remember practicing "dramatic" readings of it into a tape recorder. I still love the way it flows and builds when spoken .Please enter me the book sounds amazing!

    Jcbdalton at yahoo.com

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  12. trees it is thouhgt provoking although simplistic

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  13. Jabberwocky from Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There...very famous and picked and used alot- even in the muppett show I believe

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  14. I think that I shall never see, a poem as lovely as a tree.....
    gkstratos@yahoo.com

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  15. if by kipling, its just so strong

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  16. It's so hard to pick just one...

    This Is Just to Say
    (by William Carlos Williams)

    I have eaten
    the plums
    that were in
    the icebox

    and which
    you were probably
    saving
    for breakfast

    Forgive me
    they were delicious
    so sweet
    and so cold

    (my email's on my profile)

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  17. My favorite poem is The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe. It's still chilling, fun to recite and perfect for halloween. Thank you!

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  18. Song IX/ (Now called) Funeral Blues, by W.H. Auden.....heartwrenching and beautiful.

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  19. I love a lot of poetry. I love Ella Wheeler Wilcox, Which are you, is one of my favorites though.

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  20. The Raven by Poe. It just speaks to me in a certain way, and it's often misinterpreted; I like poems that seem straightforward but aren't.

    dwarzel at hotmail.com

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  21. "As I Walked Out One Evening" by W. H. Auden.

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  22. I love "The Lady of Shalott" by Alfred Lord Tennyson, because it's beautiful (even though sad) and because Anne of Green Gables loved it. :-)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Lindsey
    ladyufshalott at yahoo.com ;-)

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  23. I must admit I'm not much into poems, but there has always been one that easily comes to mind whenever asked the "what's your favorite poem?" question.

    Desiderata. I loved it so much that I memorized it, because every line of the prose poem just makes me want to persevere, reminds me to be humble, and encourages me to be strong and happy. To me, it's more than just an inspiring poem; it's a guide to my life.

    shari@misteryosa.com

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  24. My favourite poem is "All the World's a Stage" by Shakespeare. It's full of very accurate perceptions and wonderful imagery. I've loved it ever since I studied it in high school.

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  25. My favorite is "For Annie" by Edgar Allen Poe.

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  26. I like "Valentine" by Carol Ann Duffy. It is an unusual love poem, expressing both the good and bad elements of falling in love.

    bluebyrd24 [at] gmail [dot] com

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  27. My favorite poem is "Come slowly, Eden" by Emily Dickinson. Please enter me - I would love to win this book!

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  28. Since my mind is in Halloween mode right now the first one that comes to mind is The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe. There are many others that I have enjoyed over the years, but right now that's the first one that pops into my head.
    beausdorei at gmail dot com

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  29. My favorite poem is Still I Rise by Maya Angelou. I feel my inner-self getting stronger as I read it and I know I will rise from any struggle that is placed in my path.

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  30. You have an international reader from (self made drum roll...) Singapore!

    lone_hammy(at)yahoo.com.sg

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  31. Wow, you're getting lots of entries for this one! Picking one favourite poem is tough! I love "Presentiment" by Emily Dickinson (mostly for the "startled grass" line), but I'm not sure it's my favourite...

    As you know I mentioned this contest on my blog.

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  32. I was always partial to "If" by Kipling. That one seemed to resonate with me from the moment I first read it.
    doot65{at}comcast[dot]net
    Elizabeth

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  33. "The Waste Land" by T.S. Eliot because it is complicated and embodies the Modernist literary movement.

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  34. I love The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe. It's eerie and beautiful.

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  35. "The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost

    theyyyguy@yahoo.com

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  36. My dad gave me a book of poems by Robert Frost when I was very young so I will go with the road less traveled and as I have my children he has given them a book of poems by Robert Frost with a hand written note from grandfather to grandsons... its very touching... ok sorry long answer :) Thanks for the chance to win such a great gift!

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  37. I love the Raven by Poe during the Halloween season -- I have to narrow by season since I have so many favorite poets :-)

    vmlay@artsci.wustl.edu

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  38. The Raven by Poe. I used to have the whole thing memorized! Thanks for the contest!
    airalynn(@)gmail . com

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  39. I'm not sure if I'm still in but I love Emily Dickinson and Pablo Neruda's works. They're very touching for me.

    ivan[dot]girl25[at]gmail[dot]com

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  40. I love the poem the daffodills by william wadsworth

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  41. Edgar Allen Poe's The Raven is my favorite because it is melancholy but not too much. I love to recite when I'm feeling a little dowm. garrettsambo@aol.com

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  42. The Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner!!!! Top Notch

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  43. I liked the Raven. It scared me as a kid.
    donna444444@yahoo.com

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  44. I enjoy things that make me smile, so my choice is:
    Goodwill To Men. Give Us Your Money
    by Pam Ayres

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  45. I love "Annabel Lee" by Edgar Allen Poe. It is so sad and so beautiful, forbidden love.
    Kathy
    kathleenyohanna@hotmail.com

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