Darkness sometimes yields a supernatural light whose power can modify the night's blackness, causing the soul to transcend all earthly anguish.
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."
Howard Nemerov's "Grace to Be Said at the Supermarket" might delight non-meat eaters, but it is not likely the poet had them in mind when he penned this poem.
The bastard from the bush is a very dirty poem by the famous Australian poet Banjo Paterson, who is on our Australian $10 note. I want to tell you a clean story first about one of the characters I knew when I grew up...
Willian Wordsworth's ballad, "The Idiot Boy," portrays the poet's dedication to establishing a poetry that involves simple, rural people in their natural environment.
An Afrikaans poem which awoke me to the power of words and to a love of Afrikaans poetry. It also helped me understand other poetry better. I offer my own humble attempt at a translation of it.
The poetry of presidents fascinates readers by giving them a glimpse into the very personal side of the politician.
"Death & Co." is one of Plath's weaker poems, relying heavily on postmodern obtuseness and obscurity; it features seven free verse paragraphs, the final a single line.
Gifts of Nature We have a beautiful and enchanting world. Nature is a beauty of hidden paradise and has provided us with wonderful gifts. It is filled with adventurous spots , scenic landscapes, mystic caves , colorful...
Water Night's words are from a poem by Octavio Paz, and Whitacre brings out the beauty of his words with his stunning composition. This is an analysis of the lyrics and sonic qualities of the piece.
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