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Poetpip.org is the web publishing site for poetry by Philip Ringrose. The site is regularly updated with new material - a poets blog. The material is intended for reading by individuals and is subject to copyright law.

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About the Author



Philip Ringrose enjoys poetry as a hobby. He has lived in India, Scotland and Norway - distilled in India, matured in Scotland and aged in Norway - like a good malt! His career as an Earth Scientist has taken him around the world with exposure to many cultures and conflicts, and his poetry takes a somewhat global perspective. He shares his home with a lovely lady and four fine children - you may know them? Most of all he hopes you will enjoy his verse.

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My favourite poets?

Difficult to decide... but here is a start - with links and extracts:

e. e. cummings (My dad introduced me to cummings - and he was my first appreciated poet)

we are so both and oneful
night cannot be so sky
sky cannot be so sunful
i am through you so i
[from i am so glad and very]

Philip Larkin (I discovered him in a bookshop - and I guess he discovered himself in a library - a solitary genius)

What are days for?
Days are where we live.
They come, they wake us
Time and time over.
They are to be happy in:
Where can we live but days?
[from Days]

Seamus Heaney (A Nobel laureat - I heard him most memorably on the radio describing and reading this peom inspired by his father)

Of all implements, the pitchfork was the one
That came near to an imagined perfection:
When he tightened his raised hand and aimed with it,
It felt like a javlin, accurate and light.
[from The Pitchfork]




Poetry on the Web?

Well there is plenty of it, and it can be quite confusing. However, here are some starting suggestions.

The Poetry International Website will give you a picture on good contemporary poets worldwide. Poetry.com is the largest poetry site on the Internet - a bit daunting and perhaps too commercial, but lots of material here.

From the British Isles there is The Poetry Society - a bit stuffy perhaps - but here are the greats of English poetry, while the Poetry Business provides a more down-to-earth perspective and "northern" balance.

For the Americans, the Poetry Society of America gives a comprehensive entry to the American-english world.

And don't forget the Celts - the Scottish Poetry Library and Poetry Ireland will give you a good start.