I can't resist whispered sonnets or hastily scribbled limericks, but how many guys actually memorize poems nowadays? At least there are apps like this one to help them fake the knowledge and romance with a quick flick of the wrist.

The Poetry App is put out by the Poetry Foundation and contains a decent selection of classics to suit most moods. You can select themes, search for specific poems, find your favorite poets, or simply let the app choose something for you.


To let the app pick a poem, you'll simply shake your iPhone a bit and let it select two moods. It'll then show you a selection of poems to fit the combination. Just beware of combining the "Boredom" and "Commitment" themes.

The app's free and available in the iTunes store now. [iTunes via Poetry Foundation]

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