Ticket giveaway: Philip Gulley with Encore Vocal Arts

February 17, 2010
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This week, you can win a pair of tickets to see Encore Vocal Arts’ presentation of “Poems and Parables,” featuring a 40-person choir and best-selling author Philip Gulley as guest reader.

The performance takes place Feb. 27 at Meridian Street United Methodist Church.

To enter, just name your favorite poem below. I'll pick one winner at random.

  • the cat sat on the mat (not)
    Okay, I'll play (although I am sorry, but I already have plans for February 27.)

    I like a lot of Mary Oliver's poems. I wish I could recite one. Hmm...is it too late to make a New Year's resolution?

    Oh! But that reminds me that I did resolve to memorize a poem this year: the one that Abraham Lincoln wrote about a bear hunt in Indiana. I read it aloud often when I am sharing Lincoln stories, but I would like to be able to recite it some day.

    I found it in a book published a couple of years ago by the Indiana Historical Society. The book is called There I Grew Up: Remembering Abraham Lincoln's Indiana Youth, by William E. Bartelt.

    Your question, Lou, also reminds me that I have been meaning to re-read a chapbook poem that I have at home by Indiana poet Bonnie Maurer. I'm sorry, though: all I can remember is that it has "Cows" in the title!

    A variation of your question is: if you were going to memorize a poem, which one would it be? I hope a lot of other people answer, too.

    Hope Baugh
    Indy Theatre Habit
  • Poet: Muhammad Ali
    Me. Whee!
  • a seasonal favorite
    OK, maybe a little bit obvious, but a favorite for this time of year: Frost's Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
  • poem
    I'll contribute but don't enter me - out of town that day.

    I cannot declare one poem as my favorite but I can share one that I heard on NPR last week that made me cry (I'm sappy): Somebody's Mother.
  • Poem
    The Jabberwocky- My grandpa used to recite it to me when I was little.
  • Rudolph's Night Off
    I have always enjoyed the poetry of Baxter Black. One of his poems in particular that I enjoy is "Rudolph's Night Off".
  • poems
    Two poems I have memorized, "When We Two Parted" by Byron, and "I, Being Born a Woman", by Edna St Vincent Millay. I love Millay - a modern poet writing in a classic style - mostly sonnets. I have a rare album of her reciting her poems that I treasure.
  • Favorite Peom
    My favorite is THE CHARGE OF THE LIGHT BRIGADE by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
  • Not Yet Done
    Lucille Clifton's Not Yet Done. I feel like she wrote this poem for me. I'm disappointed she cancelled her upcoming appearance at Butler but I remain a fan.
  • a classic
    "I eat my peas with honey. I've done it all my life. It may sound kind of funny, but it keeps them on the knife!" ~ author forgotten
  • Maya Rocks
    I love anything by Maya Angelou; the poem she read at Clinton's inauguration is probably my favorite.
  • fav poem
    The Bear Story
  • Rainbow Bridge
    Longtime favorite. We've had many beloved pets through the years, and this poem has always comforted us when one of them passes on. Not sure of the author, but it describes a mythical place, a green meadow, where beloved pets await their owners before crossing over together. It's a little sad, but comforting, too. Thanks for asking.

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