“Dead Poets” | Sydney Poet David Landgrebe

12 Apr

Anthologies of dead poets,
yellow with dust beneath the page,
still cast their shadows tall.
From candle light to megabyte,
forever love them all.


Posted by on April 12, 2012 in Poetry


13 responses to ““Dead Poets” | Sydney Poet David Landgrebe

  1. flowerpoet

    April 13, 2012 at 1:04 am

    Love your Dead Poets! You’ve inspired me to read Lowell’s work as well. Many thanks! Shelley (named after Percy Bysshe Shelley “O Wind, if Winter comes can Spring be far behind”…

    • davidlandgrebe

      April 13, 2012 at 8:48 am

      Thanks Shelley, beautiful name! I have a biography on Percy which I must read one day, Robert Lowell is probably my biggest hero, and there are a bunch of others like Hughes, Plath, Slessor, Crabbe,and an aussie called Francis Webb “Fantastic”.I collect these treasures to inspire me and can not get enough.
      David. L

  2. Mira Jay

    April 13, 2012 at 4:52 am

    I’m a book-holic though it was Rufus Choate who said “the only immortality is a book” & I sign it..

    • davidlandgrebe

      April 13, 2012 at 9:12 am

      Me to Mira, I have an addiction to books mainly poetry, I stalk all the 2nd hand book stores looking to rescue dead poets.
      Nice quote “the only immortality is a book”
      David. L

  3. Soma Mukherjee

    April 13, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    Loved what you wrote ..I consider myself blessed to have been brought up on a good dose of poems and stories. They not only inspire you but give you the power of imagination,to weave beauty,to see things not seen to naked eyes..
    As they say
    Let books be your dining table,
    And you shall be full of delights
    Let them be your mattress
    And you shall sleep restful nights

    • davidlandgrebe

      April 15, 2012 at 6:47 pm

      Thank you Soma for you wonderful comment and for dropping by.
      David. L

  4. Dennis N. O'Brien

    April 13, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    Very good – like this one.

  5. liz

    April 16, 2012 at 4:10 am

    Hi, David. Thanks for commenting on my blog! I love this poem and I am looking forward to perusing yours. 🙂

  6. booguloo

    June 20, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    You might find out that you are the keeper of the keys.


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