Now, I have memorized my odes, but that is for two reasons:
1. I wrote them, and during the writing process I worked the words around for days until I got them perfect, and then since they were perfect, they stuck with me.Well, keep reading them. They're awesome.
2. I write odes to give myself closure on things, so when I think back upon the things I have written odes about, I find myself using my verses to describe them, because (as in 1) I finally got the words right to express exactly what I wanted to say, and I remember that as the final word on the subject.
Links for odes to Exeter, Girls' Track at Interschols, Harvard, Williams, Williams Women's Novice Crew. In case you want to memorize them, too, to be cool like me and she who will remain unnamed.