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 tribute to Australia's most famous bush poet and balladeer. The author of classics such as Waltzing Matilda, The Man From Snowy River, and Clancy Of The Overflow.
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.
An analysis of the poem, the Filling Station, by American poet laureate, Elizabeth Bishop.
Sir Philip, a courtier poet and friend of Fluke Greville, left behind him many sonnets, "Astrophil and Stella" and an incredible reworking of the psalms of David. Poetry Month Challenge # 4
Caedmon is the name of the earliest known English poet and Caedmon's Hymn his late 7th century poem.
Nursery rhymes are an evergreen delight for our children. They date back many centuries. There is so much speculation on their origins and history. These range from the sublime to the ridiculous.
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.
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.
Traces the history of poetry from its origins in early agricultural societies where it was spoken or chanted as a spell to promote good harvests through to the end of the twentieth century.