A Critic At Work
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Joined 04-22-05, id: 471639
Author has written 6 stories for Politics, Nature, Friendship, Life, School, and Love.

Hello! A Critic At Work here to tell you all about me. Well, not really. I don't like talking about myself much. I'll tell you some at least, though. I am a poet, a fairly new poet I might add. Well, not incredibly new, but not old enough to consider myself experienced. I could be a book author if I ever get brave enough. I write, but I am not yet confident enough in my work to let others critique it. You must all live in wonder about what is inside my closed writing folder because it doesn't look like I'm letting my stories out any time soon. You must be satisfied with the occasional poem until my confidence grows.

Ok that's more than enough about me. You now must hear about someone else, so I have chosen Lord Alfred Tennyson, one of my favorite poets. He is brilliant, but not easy to read so don't go running off to read his work and then come back and tell me he's horrible. He's not; he's just not easy to understand. I will let you read one of my favorite poems from him now. Yes, it is short. Those are my personal favorites. Long poems are great and all (most of mine are long actually), but the short ones are the ones packed with meaning in every single line. When they're less than eight or so lines there is no room to waste with silly words. It's all beautiful poetry.

The Eagle

He clasps the crag with crooked hands;
Close to the sun in lonely lands,
Ringed with the azure world, he stands.

The wrinkled sea beneath him crawls;
He watches from his mountain walls,
And like a thunderbolt he falls.

See isn't he great! Well there's a good chance you don't think so after reading that because chances are you ran through it not paying close attention. Bad you. Read and read it slowly. Now go back and pay attention...Did you reread it? Good for those of you who did and for those of you who didn't, you better have read it well the first time. It's really a great poem that means more than a glance will show you. And for those of you who still think it's too short: don't worry, it's actually one of his shortest poems so you can find a long one by him if you wish. If you didn't like it, don't tell me. I don't want to know, but I do really hope you liked it. Oh! I know another one of my favorite authors. Ted Kooser. He is actually our current poet laureate here in the United States of America. I think I just spelled laureate wrong too...but that's alright. Unfortunately, I cannot find one of his poems that I really really like so this one will have to do which is good as well.

After Years

Today, from a distance, I saw you
walking away, and without a sound
the glittering face of a glacier
slid into the sea. An ancient oak
fell in the Cumberlands, holding only
a handful of leaves, and an old woman
scattering corn to her chickens looked up
for an instant. At the other side
of the galaxy, a star thirty-five times
the size of our own sun exploded
and vanished, leaving a small green spot
on the astronomer's retina
as he stood on the great open dome
of my heart with no one to tell.

I hope you liked that poem as well. I am really running out of time to spend here. It is becoming a bit too long anyway. I hope my little profile here has been very imformative to you. Remember Ted Kooser and Lord Alfred Tennyson: two great poets you should check out.

Who's to Say? by M. Enjolras reviews
It's satire, I suppose. Read it and find out. Please, do. I dare you. And flame me if you wish, it'll make me laugh.
Poetry: Politics - Rated: K+ - English - Parody - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,113 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 2 - Updated: 6/4/2005 - Published: 5/31/2005
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Fairy Tale Love reviews
Sometimes you just give up hope on love and that's when you write a poem about it and feel all better :)
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 93 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/6/2005
Life After Graduation reviews
My personal goodbye to the seniors of my school.
Poetry: School - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 180 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 5/27/2005
Through Your Eyes reviews
A simple poem about losing someone but surviving anyway
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 81 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/27/2005
Stair Steps reviews
You never know when you're saying that last goodbye.
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 122 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/27/2005
Metal and Concrete reviews
Don't just sit at your desk all day long.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 66 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 5/26/2005
Don't You Agree? reviews
Just a slightly different viewpoint to take a look at.
Poetry: Politics - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 559 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 5/24/2005 - Published: 4/29/2005