I’ve just recently learned about mnemonics, and have found that they are quite useful - among other things - in memorizing poems. I have set aside 15 minutes each day for memorizing poems. My first try was with Hamlet’s most known soliloquy, and tomorrow I’ll being on “Experience” by Emerson, and after that probably a few more short poems before I’ll try my wits against William Blake’s “The Marriage of Heaven and Hell”.
My plan is permanent memory of whatever I commit to, and for maintaining my memory storage I use Anki with it’s spaced-repetition algorithm.
I also plan on memorizing large aspects of internal medicine, and I’m concerned about how to catalogue what hopefully - with time - will be a rather large sum of all sorts of knowledge I find enjoyable. I think I have solved the cataloging problems when it comes to medicine. I’m going to assign internal medicine to a town, and subdivide the town into suiting my needs. I think it’ll work out rather well, but I’m also interested in hearing about how others deal with the catalogue-problem.
Are you organizing your poems in a specific way, or do you just use which ever memory palace is convenient at the moment, and if so, does this cause a delay, when you wan’t to find a specific poem (I have the impression, you have a large inner library)?
What joy it is to be able to call poems to mind, one is never quite alone this way, the great poets and their company never being farther away than a mere thought!