the ballad of leonard and charles

anonymous asked:

I love your page, the writings you reblog in particular are very inspiring and beautiful. I'm always looking for new books to read! I'm a lyricist, what poetry or readings do you think could help me improve phrasing/rhyming and my story telling!?!

Thank you very much! I would say that you could learn through successful examples of poetic story-telling. In that case, here are my recommendations:

Transformations, Anne Sexton
The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories, Angela Carter
Hadestown, Anaïs Mitchell (album, texts)
Hozier, Hozier (album, texts)
If You Leave, Daughter (album, texts)
Down The Way, Angus and Julia Stone (album, texts)
Poet in New York, Leonard Cohen (album, texts)
Prometheus Unbound, Percy Bysshe Shelley
Gypsy Ballads, Federico García Lorca
Autobiography of Red, Anne Carson
Metamorphoses, Ovid
The Life of Mary, Rainer Maria Rilke
The World’s Wife, Carol Ann Duffy
Memorial, Alice Oswald
The Afternoon of a Faun, Stéphane Mallarmé
Flowers of Evil, Charles Baudelaire
The Sovereign Sun, Odysseus Elytis
A Guide to Folktales, Catherynne Valente
The Anthropology of Water, Anne Carson
The Wild Iris, Louise Glück
Crush, Richard Siken
The Folding Cliffs, M. S. Merwin

Those are what comes first to mind. I hope you like them!


The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins” | Leonard Nimoy

Taken from an appearance on the July 28, 1967 episode of Malibu U, a short-lived variety television series. The song was composed by Charles Randolph Grean. - Via