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    Skweeky's Avatar Manker's web totty
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    Hi guys,

    My neighbour is in hospital and has asked me to find him a book of English, easy to read and to digest poetry.

    To be honest, I never got into English poetry all that much so I'm a bit at a loss as to where to start. Does anyone have any recommendations?

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    Punch him in the face.

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    's a bit harsh

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    Robert Graves is one of my favourite English poets, and very accessible too.

    The Naked and the Nude
    Robert Graves

    For me, the naked and the nude
    (By lexicographers construed
    As synonyms that should express
    The same deficiency of dress
    Or shelter) stand as wide apart
    As love from lies, or truth from art.

    Lovers without reproach will gaze
    On bodies naked and ablaze;
    The Hippocratic eye will see
    In nakedness, anatomy;
    And naked shines the Goddess when
    She mounts her lion among men.

    The nude are bold, the nude are sly
    To hold each treasonable eye.
    While draping by a showman's trick
    Their dishabille in rhetoric,
    They grin a mock-religious grin
    Of scorn at those of naked skin.

    The naked, therefore, who compete
    Against the nude may know defeat;
    Yet when they both together tread
    The briary pastures of the dead,
    By Gorgons with long whips pursued,
    How naked go the sometime nude!

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    Give him some hard core pornography instead.

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    That'd be uber harsh if he was in for cock surgery, like.

    As long as I've got a face
    You've got a place to sit

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    Clock surgery

    Is that a wind up

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    I knew you'd chime in with something like that, bell-end.

    As long as I've got a face
    You've got a place to sit

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    Thanks chavis, knew I could count on you. Any others you are thinking of?

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    the only poetry I know of is that wordsworth gheyness we got forced to read at school, true story.

    As long as I've got a face
    You've got a place to sit

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