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Support for those isolating with COVID - poetry edition

Hello all! I wanted to make a post where people who are isolating from their families because of COVID can support one another and receive support from the community. All support is welcome but because I am a lover of poetry, I am specifically requesting poems that help you be brave, feel gratitude, take heart, and/or continue on. [more inside]
posted by CMcG on Nov 18, 2021 - 21 comments

I dip my hands in April among your faces tender

Three years ago I asked us to post about our favorite poems in honor of national poetry month. It would be wonderful if you could post additional favorite poems today. I'd also like it if anyone who needs a poem on a particular subject could request one and if we could try to find them something that fits the bill. [more inside]
posted by CMcG on Apr 22, 2019 - 119 comments

Vote the quidnunc kid #1 Tolkien limerick summarizer

Three rings for the elves, full of might;
Dwarves seven, men nine - that sounds right!
And one for their Lord? Sure!
He lives down in Mordor -
Where the shadows (and weather) are shite.
Our very own elected #1 the quidnunc kid has retold the entirety of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit in limerick form and posted it on his profile page. Includes footnotes, also in limerick form. Rumors abound of an audiobook version.
posted by Kattullus on Aug 8, 2016 - 79 comments

Whan that Aprille with his shoures soote...

Today is the first day of the United State's National Poetry Month. In celebration, I was hoping my fellow metafites would share their favorite poems/lines of poetry.
posted by CMcG on Apr 1, 2016 - 126 comments

Contents Under (not enough) Pressure

GNFTI, you complete MONSTER. How could you. I trusted you. [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi on Feb 24, 2014 - 61 comments

Metafilter has translations of a newly rediscovered poem by Sappho

You know how we get excited when a lost episode of Dr. Who gets rediscovered? As described in this thread, two new poems by Sappho have just been rediscovered. Bromius and languagehat have made provisional translations of the new "Brothers Poem." As far as I can tell, this makes Metafilter the best place on the web to go for translations-in-progress of the new Sappho. (sidebar?) If you have training in Aeolic Greek your help in this ongoing translation project would be appreciated. [more inside]
posted by justsomebodythatyouusedtoknow on Jan 29, 2014 - 55 comments

Improving community by creating east coast west coast rivalry

Earlier this week Cashman made an excellent post on the controversy caused by Kendrick Lamar's verse in Control. Metafilter threw down, with exposition, arguments, and rebuttals. It was an awesome topic, and apparently a great community builder for the rap world. [more inside]
posted by Nanukthedog on Aug 17, 2013 - 68 comments

Social Media and the Fight Against Homelessness

A wonderful update on my post from July: SOCIAL MEDIA AND THE FIGHT AGAINST HOMELESSNESS [more inside]
posted by jillithd on Sep 4, 2012 - 11 comments

Write is Music for the inner voice

MeFites can post their music to MetaFilter Music and be critiqued. I would love it if the same could be done for prose and poetry. [more inside]
posted by swimming naked when the tide goes out on Sep 2, 2010 - 59 comments

The word that begins with the letter "c."

The use of the "c word". When is it okay? When is it not okay? Is there a better word, than the "c" word to describe reprehensible public figures calling for violence? [more inside]
posted by Skygazer on Mar 24, 2010 - 639 comments

I flipped a coin and decided to ask this question

Someone answered an AskMe question with a little poem about flipping a coin - help me find it? [more inside]
posted by ferociouskitty on Mar 28, 2008 - 18 comments

Poems in comments

Bendy makes a good point here. Even though it's easy to do, is it really fair to copy whole poems in threads? We stop people linking to other infringing files, yet the copying of poetry seems to get a free pass. [vaguely related comment inside]
posted by seanyboy on Apr 19, 2005 - 62 comments

Ancient Chinese subway poem AskMe followup

In the green, I recently posted a question about a poem I once read but couldn't locate. I was asked to post the poem if I found it, which I have. The original thread has been archived, so I'm posting it here. I hope this isn't an etiquette violation. If it is, I'm sorry.
posted by grumblebee on Sep 16, 2004 - 12 comments


Poemfilter? I know we've entered into this territory many times before about movies, foods, beer, and recently politics, but is Metafilter really the place to post Nobel-prize winning poets on the front page?
posted by rodz on Nov 7, 2002 - 59 comments

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