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Feature and Follow Friday #16

By 9:53 AM

The Feature & Follow is a weekly event that allows bloggers to get to know each other, and gain more followers! It is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee and Alison Can Read.


Leave me a comment and let me know how you followed so I can follow you back! You can also follow me on Twitter- because I love tweeting about books!
 
Q:  What is your favorite poem? (This is the non-creative approach, lol!)
 
I have quite a few favorite poems, actually. This one really stuck with me after hearing the last two lines off One Tree Hill.
 
Invictus by William Ernest Henley
 
Out of the night that covers me,
    Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
      For my unconquerable soul.


In the fell clutch of circumstance
      I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
      My head is bloody, but unbowed.


Beyond this place of wrath and tears
      Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
      Finds and shall find me unafraid.


It matters not how strait the gate,
      How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate,
      I am the captain of my soul.


What is your favorite poem? Or did you create one with your book spines? Link me up! <3
 
 

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58 comments

  1. I love those 2 lines. And your laid back approach. Why reinvent the wheel?!

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  2. This poem is awesome :) I'm not big into poems, but I like this one a lot :)
    Old follower. Have a magical weekend!
    Here's my FF: Maria@Maria's Bookshelf

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    1. Thanks Maria! I'm not huge into poetry either, but there are a few select ones I'll read.

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  3. Ooo, great selection! William Ernest Henley is no longer taught in my high school, but I love his work. I'd never read Invictus before though! I love it! :D

    Old follower!

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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    1. Thanks Alyssa! I'm glad I could introduce you to a new one of his! Thank goodness for TV shows! LOL.

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  4. I'm so glad you posted that poem! I recently re-discovered this poem and have been kind of obsessed with it for the past month. One of my new faves. Great pick! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Have a great weekend! :D

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    1. Oh that's awesome! It's one that's always stayed with me, so I couldn't resist putting it up for everyone!

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  5. Beautiful poem! I tried doing my own today :) and that was fun as well.

    Here's my FF post for this week.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Thanks Lexxie! You did a great job on yours! I loved going and seeing everyone's!

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  6. New follower on bloglovin'. I Do like the poem! My FF

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  7. Great poem. I really like that. Very nice choice! You know I stalk you too :-)

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    1. :D Thanks Chelsea. And I love stalkers. LOL.

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  8. I love reading poems you picked a great one. Old follower via GFC.

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  9. So thought-provoking. Thanks for sharing:)

    old follower on bloglovin'

    http://itchingforbooks.blogspot.com/2013/06/feature-and-follow-52.html

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  10. Ooh, I like that one :)

    http://carabosseslibrary.blogspot.com/2013/06/follow-friday_14.html

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  11. It' my first time to come across this poem, not that I'm exactly into poetry, but this is lovely. :) New follower via Bloglovin and GFC!

    We created some spine poetry over at Feature and Follow Friday

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    1. Thanks! I'm not super big into it either, but I do have a few that have stuck with me throughout the years.

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  12. Good poem! I haven't heard of that one before, thanks for sharing!!

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  13. I really like this poem! Thanks for sharing!

    New Follower!

    My FF

    La'Mecia @RottenAppleReads

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  14. The last two lines really summarize the strength that the whole poem is talking about. This is a great choice! I like it very much. Thank you for stopping by my FF. Old follower :D Jaclyn @ JC's Book Haven.

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    1. Thanks Jaclyn! Yup, those are the two lines I originally heard and knew I had to check out the rest of the poem!

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  15. I really love the poem, especially the last two lines. That's a really powerful idea. :) Old email, GFC, and Bloglovin follower. :)
    Thanks so much for stopping by my My FF @ Donnie Darko Girl :D

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    1. Thanks Jennifer! Those two lines have kind of been my mantra, especially when I feel overwhelmed.

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  16. Wow, I don't think I've ever read that poem in its entirety, but I've definitely heard the last two lines. But the whole thing is amazing! :)

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  17. Nice! Not familiar with this one. At one point in my school years I was on a big poetry kick. Loved reading poems, but I apparently never interpreted them correctly according to my teachers. The whole "eye of the beholder" didn't apply I suppose!

    Here's my Follow Friday

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. Hahaha, I love that you said that Jessica! I didn't have a knack for interpreting them either!

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  18. That's such a good poem!! I heart poetry so much and this was an excellent pick. :)

    You're so awesome I should follow you!

    Sheri @ Tangled Up In Books

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    1. Thanks Sheri! I should follow you too! Oh, wait... I already stalk you.

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  19. OMG I almost posted this but I changed my mind and posted Do I Dare Disturb the Universe by T.S Eliot instead!! But I love this one just as much:) Old follower
    K @ My Favorite Escape

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    1. Oh, wow! That's crazy! :D I do like T.S Eliot too!

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  20. Wonderful choice! I hadn't read it before so thank you so much for sharing!

    Traci @ Mad Hatter Reads

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  21. That's a nice poem. I picked an old favorite too.

    Thanks for stopping by my FF :)

    Marilyn @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

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    1. Thanks Marilyn for stopping by! I loved the poem you picked! :D

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  22. Great choice! I'm loving this week's FF! This is the only time that I've made an effort to go and visit ALL of the participants' blogs because I'm so loving reading everyone's poems!!

    You can find my poem here.

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    1. Yes! I did the same! I just went down the Linky list for as long as I could! LOL.

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  23. I've heard this before. And I gotta say, it totally is amazing! ;) Thanks for dropping by my FF, Jessica!

    Old follower.
    Nina @ The Bookish Confections

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  24. yup the last two lines are really powerful. I've not heard about this poem until now so Thank you =)

    Anyway thanks for stopping by. Old follower

    Have a nice weekend!!!
    Amie @Magic of Words

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  25. Excellent choice of poem...I LOVE One Tree Hill! I think I remember Lucas voice overing this at the end of an episode? The last lines are so powerful!

    Have a fabulous weekend Jess :D

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    1. Yes! It was Lucas! I loved those little quotes he would do at the beginnings and ends of the episodes. Hm. Now I want to watch OTH!

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  26. I'm a new follower please check out my FF
    Love,
    Elizabeth @ Stuffed Shelves

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and following Elizabeth!

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  27. I love Invictus. It's such a beautiful poem. Thanks for stopping by earlier :)

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