The story and history behind the famous quotation: Sound, sound the clarion, fill the fife! To all the sensual world proclaim, One crowded hour of glorious life Is worth an age without a name. By Thomas Osbert Mordaunt and Sir Walter Scott
A comprehensive introduction to four major Graveyard Poets, Parnell, Blair, Young and Gray, with excerpts from their famous poems, concluding with a more detailed account of Thomas Gray.
Was William Topaz McGonagall the world's worst poet? Is there anybody else that could offer up such appalling verse and tortuous doggerel? Judge for yourselves but you may come to love this great Scottish eccentric.
Showcase of 19th century Victorian poetry published in American and British newspapers and saved in a scrapbook by my great-great grandfather, George Burgess 1829-1905; and also one of his poems.
The wonderful juxtaposition of art and Haiku is called Haiga. I love the union of images and poetry. The magic of a beautiful poem set against the backdrop of beautiful art is a double joy for those who appreciate such creative endeavors.
From the writer of Tess and Jude, one would not expect a lot of jollity or gaiety, and indeed Hardy's poems tend to be sombre in tone, though often leavened with surprising metrical patterns borrowed from his local folk and church music.
Poetry Month # 27
An analysis of the poem, the Filling Station, by American poet laureate, Elizabeth Bishop.
Poetry Month Challenge # 3
Few know that Richard Wright, author of Black Boy and Native Son, wrote haiku in his last year of life. Like Ginsberg and Kerouac he is an American pioneer of the form.