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Five works of poetry you'll never get to read.

Discussion in 'Poetry' started by Geoff-Allen, May 21, 2019.

  1. Geoff-Allen

    Geoff-Allen Resident megalomaniac

    Sep 9, 2014
    Greetings poetry enthusiasts!

    This is a site I just found - looks verrrry interesting if this one article is anything to go by ...

    In Jorge Luis Borges’ 1941 story "The Library of Babel", he describes an infinite library containing volumes that feature every possible combination of symbols. At one point, some of the inhabitants of this library go on a rampage, wantonly destroying many of the unique, unread books. While many of their fellow denizens are outraged that works with no copies have been expunged forever, they eventually reason that if the books really are infinite, then any particular destroyed volume will have an accompanying volume that is almost completely identical, and that, really, no harm can be done. I’m not sure whether that should make us feel better or worse when we think about all of the lost and destroyed works of art throughout the literary millennia, but in honor of World Poetry Day, let’s take a look at some works of poetry that we’ll never be able to read.

    For the details of the poems - click here -

    Five Works of Poetry You'll Never Get to Read 

    Enjoy the rest of that site ...


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  2. Firemorphic

    Firemorphic Activist Membrane

    Nov 18, 2018
    Islam (Twelver Shia)
    I love all his work, all of it, he's a genius and really close to my heart. :cool:
  3. anna b.

    anna b. Tried and waited then got tired, that's about it

    Apr 24, 2019
    This from your link made me chuckle:

    Those of us who will never get to read Rimbaud’s last work might take comfort in these words by Edmund White: "in his overvaluation of this lost text, Verlaine seems clearly to have been what we might now call a drama queen; he couldn't remember a single line from it later, or even its title."
    We could take comfort in the idea that it's hard to miss what we never knew, and plus, what would be worse? Never knowing? Or that it couldn't possibly live up to the legend should it ever become known?
  4. Audie

    Audie Veteran Member

    Feb 18, 2018
    That with music loud and long,
    I would build that dome in air,
    That sunny dome! those caves of ice!
    And all who heard should see them there,
    And all should cry, Beware! Beware!
    His flashing eyes, his floating hair!
    Weave a circle round him thrice,
    And close your eyes with holy dread
    For he on honey-dew hath fed,
    And drunk the milk of Paradise.

    And then?????????