Dusk, on a grey Thursday
Anne Sexton's poem, "Music Swims Back to Me," dramatizes the experience of a woman in a mental institution.
Named for America’s first feminist writer, Margaret Fuller, Mrs. Slack laments marriage and motherhood that crushed her dreams of greatness in becoming the next George Eliot.
Mary Oliver's "Reckless Poem" features the theme of self-awareness, dramatizing the act of intuitive knowledge superseding supposedly empirical evidence.
Robert Frost's poem, "Bereft," displays one the most amazing metaphors of all poetic time: "Leaves got up in a coil and hissed / Blindly struck at my knee and missed."
The poet's baby son gets a wild-eyed stare that can look “through the ceiling of the room, and beyond,” leading the father to suspect that he might have a budding poet to contend with.
The playwright Tennessee Williams is known to have penned some poems. Luckily, he could tuck them into successful plays and not suffer the reputation of a poetaster.
Countee Cullen's poem dramatizes an allusion to the Mother Goose nursery rime, "Monday's Child," specifically the line, "Saturday’s child works hard for a living."
Celebrate father's fatherhood on Father's Day and honor them for their unconditional love and care. Some emotional poems to honor them which is based upon the children's observation about dad's love.
Darkness sometimes yields a supernatural light whose power can modify the night's blackness, causing the soul to transcend all earthly anguish.