!! Poetry questions!
My poetry memorizing isn’t very impressive, I’ve really only done it for school. I learned three when I was in Poetry Out Loud, but The Maldive Shark is the only one I still know. I picked it for a highschool english class assignment purely on the basis that it was by Herman Melville (and I quite like Moby Dick.)
The only other poetry I have ever memorized has been for Latin and Greek courses, and I usually only have it in my head up until tests. I do know little bits of the opening book of the Iliad and with a little prompting I can recite one of Catallus’ nicer poems (he mostly wrote very very dirty sexy things)