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First of all, here is Stamps' Ars Poetica, an essay in defense of rhyme with a few comments on the obscurity of meaning in poetry and what he think's the true purpose of poetry is. (Yeah right, like anyone's really going to read that.) He's still working on a second ars poetica, The Millennial Phoenix, which could be seen by many to conflict the first ars poetica since it is written mostly in free verse. Below are some of Stamps' poems, as well as a few by his father, friends, and some of his favourite poems by famous poets.

Inspirational
"I Was There"
"I Wonder Why"
"My Thoughts"
"Fly The Sky"
Untitled 1
"O The Day!"
"My Friends"
"Have You Ever Raced the Sun?"
(example of poetry without verbs)
"Deep Thoughts"
"Let Him Dream"
"MORE LINES"

Comedy
Comedy as in like Shakespeare comedy--not terribly funny, but light-hearted.
"L is for Lovely"
"The Click"
"The Man With No Name"
"I Long to Nombiri"
"Verb is a Noun"

Tragedy/Dark
"Murmuring Prayer"
"Alone in My Misery"
"Happiness is Far From Here"
"Picture"
"Enemies"
"Lamentations"
"Undone?"
"No Wishes Without Dreams"
"I wish today was tomorrow"
"The Other Side of Peace"
"Broken Dream"
"Change"
"WALLS"
Untitled 3
"LINES"
Sonnet 91101

Romance
Definitely romantic with a small R, as in love, not Romantic as in fantasy.
"I Slept"
"Upon The Tor"
"I Don't Have to See You"
"Remember Always"
"The Future is but Memories"
"Together"
"Alone"
"Ev'ry Star"

Problematic
These are a lot like some of Shakespeare's plays that don't really fit in only one category.
Sonnet 2001 (The Astronomer's Sonnet)
"I Sink in My Sorrow"
"The Return of the Raven"
Untitled 2
Limericks & Haiku

Riddle
What is he trying to say? Emily Dickinsonian.
Nonce Rhyme Sonnet 14
"Turn"
"Unknown"
"Us is Dust"

Coming Soon: Ten Tales of Tobermorey and much more.

Some of Stamps' favourite poems from renouned poets:
"Challenged" by Leslie W. Ortega
"I Wake and Feel the Fell of Dark, Not Day" by Gerard Manley Hopkins 1885(?)
"Not Waving But Drowning" by Stevie Smith 1972
Excerpt from Song of Myself by Walt Whitman 1855
Excerpt from Amoretti: Sonnet 75 by Edmund Spencer 1595
"The Lake Isle of Innisfree" by William Butler Yeats 1892
"Auld Lang Syne"
"O Savior, Thou Who Wearest a Crown"
"How Firm a Foundation"
"I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day"
"The Star Spangled Banner"
"There is Sunshine in My Soul Today"
"Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing"

Some poetry by Stamps' father:
Mrs. Goat
Illusions
Dingbat
Lads
Lint
Smiling
Not To Be
Wondering
Choosing
Faith
Happiness
Innocence
Journey
Judgment
Leading Lady
Maple
Mountain
Music
My Cat
Snowdrifts
Summer Song
Tabby
Twisting
Worthy

Some poems from his friends:
I Remember Tomorrow
Diamond
Beauty Complete
The Battle
Power of a Dream
Wonder of Wonders
A Special Friend

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