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The poet apparently collapsed in the street upon his departure from “The Horse” and died not long after.The Bars That Made America Great
December 28, 2014
So many were arrested in Leningrad, the poet Anna Akhmatova said, that the city “dangled like an appendage from its prisons….”When Stalin Met Lady Macbeth
November 9, 2014
And, for that matter, where is our poet who could damn any of them for it?Election Day Is Scarier Than Halloween
P. J. O’Rourke
November 1, 2014
The West awarded him the Nobel prize for literature in 1987 and America made Brodsky its poet laureate in 1991.From Moscow to Queens, Down Sergei Dovlatov Way
September 15, 2014
My father, for his part, believed the poet had something like supernatural powers.Stephen King, “Falling,” and My Father’s Poetry
September 14, 2014
A subject was offered him, in which no other poet would have found a theme for the Muse.Biographical Sketches
I doubt if even the poet ever works just what he means on the mind of his fellow.Weighed and Wanting
A parting word may, however, be devoted to the poet himself.De Libris: Prose and Verse
But ambition is foreign to the Shakespeare-Hamlet nature, so the poet does not employ it.
The next sonnet puts the poet's feeling as strongly as possible.
sometimes when feminine poetess
- a person who writes poetry
- a person with great imagination and creativity
Word Origin and History for poet
early 14c., "a poet, a singer" (c.1200 as a surname), from Old French poete (12c., Modern French poète) and directly from Latin poeta "a poet," from Greek poetes "maker, author, poet," variant of poietes, from poein, poiein "to make, create, compose," from PIE *kwoiwo- "making," from root *kwei- "to pile up, build, make" (cf. Sanskrit cinoti "heaping up, piling up," Old Church Slavonic činu "act, deed, order").
Replaced Old English scop (which survives in scoff). Used in 14c., as in classical languages, for all sorts of writers or composers of works of literature. Poète maudit, "a poet insufficiently appreciated by his contemporaries," literally "cursed poet," attested by 1930, from French (1884, Verlaine). For poet laureate see laureate.