UPDATE : juli 2000 - a complete new
look - thanks to Webpearl
Added new content : Selected poems by
William Blake, Oscar Wilde. T.S. Eliot
and the complete Oxford Book of English
Verse (courtesy of the Oxford Text Archive).
We'll be adding selected poems by Byron
Please always use our redirect URL http://turn.to/digital.poets
for the latest version.
You can reach our community/webrings page
HELP : Navigation - all menu
screens open in the same window and all
selected poems will open in a new window.
After you read the poem just close that
window and you'll be back in the selection
ABOUT - This project has originally
been designed around the poetic works
of Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe, for some
strange reason a long time absentée on
the World Wide Web, at least in English. We've
corrected that amiss, by publishing here
his (very extensive) collected poetical
works, in their English translation in
the original metres, now also online as
a seperate website at http://turn.to/goethe
From there on we've
been expanding the project. Goethe's masterpiece
Faust has been added first : Part I of
the tragedy is complete, Part II only
the first two acts.
Another WWW Exclusive
at the time was Lord Byron's 'Don Juan'
: the complete version of this masterpiece
in English literature is available here,
for you to enjoy !
We also added the Sonnets
by Shakespeare and some other goodies
by the bard.
Because of the international
character of the WEB we have also included
an extensive collection of Chinese Poetry
translated in English.
IMPORTANT - To make sure you always
have the latest updated version of this
website (we might change/add servers)
... please ONLY bookmark and use our redirect
For the Goethe archive, including the
illustrated version of his poems - a must
see - use http://turn.to/goethe
. (right click the URL and select add
to favorites from the menu)
For those of you interested in more
literary classics please visit our philosophy
Please take note of the fact, that
this website now requires a stylesheet compatible
browser. (Internet Explorer 5+ is fine)
Note that Netscape is NOT fully CSS compliant
and therefore several layout elements will
not be displayed correctly.
Due to the nature of poetry, this
website has to be viewed using the font
Times New Roman, so please adjust your browser's
settings or preferences if necessary (on
MAC's for example). We have gone through
a lot of designing trouble to make this
site and its contents enjoyable, if you
however, do not use the font Times New Roman,
you will be confronted with unexpected line
breaks and other quirks that will interrupt
the poetic metres etc and thus will completely
spoil the poetic experience available to
you here.You also should close down or minimize
your ICQ panel or other similar tools (the
Channels Box in Neoplanet for example) for
we need your full screen attention. The
same problems as explained above will happen
if you don't abide by these viewing guidelines.
For now... Enjoy