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Committed to Memory
Yesterday I thought about memorizing something. I deduced that it was a part of my learning prowess that I was not exercising enough. Randomly, such a thing occurred to me.

The thought came and went, but this morning it was one of the first things I thought of. What should I memorize? I even recited the few poems I had already memorized on the drive to work.

I know what I didn't want - nothing common or "memorized to death." i.e. Shakespeare and other "old English" classics. I'll pass. Of all the poetry I've ever read I only walked away with one favorite: Lord Byron. Which is quite amusing given this quote, He was famously described by Lady Caroline Lamb as "mad, bad, and dangerous to know."
Small wonder why his writing inspired me to memorize it.

I'd like to find something that spoke to me personally. Something unique, rich... blah blah.

Without the rant, any recommendations? Good poetry, verse, monologues, dialogs, essays, or anything like that? Something... interesting. Helps if the author was refractory, eccentric, psychotic, obsessive, passionate, or 'mad, bad, and dangerous to know.' ^_^

Even if a suggestion may not fit my own eccentric tastes I welcome a culturally rich and relatively unknown author with works worth committing to memory.

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I once knew someone who could recite Salome by Oscar Wilde from memory.

Wilde certainly seems up your alley, although the entire play might be a bit much.

You can always memorize Poe. *nod*

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