Prev Poem. Next Poem. I am 43 years old now. When I first realized I was gay, I was around Looking at all the boys in the locker room and how they sized each other, I realized that I was falling in love.
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Great poetry reveals unto its readers new and profound truths about life, and works to tackle the big unanswerables of love, loss and identity. For those looking to dig into some nuanced and eye-opening poetry that deals with queer themes, check out our list below for a small sampling of some great LGBT poets. With a masculine swagger, a thick mane of silver hair and a mischievous twinkle in his eye, Walt Whitman was, without question, the original daddy bear.
Using only the written word, a poet can make you laugh, cry, think, or wonder with just a turn of phrase. There are many gay, lesbian and bisexual poets who have this ability, and rank as some of the best literary voices in history. So to celebrate National Poetry Day, Gay Star News decided to take a look at some of the most inspiring gay poets from history and today. Oscar Wilde, otherwise known as the most quotable man of his generation, is one of the wittiest men in history.