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.
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
The Greek tragedians who have survived appear to have been concerned with the subject of Justice, certainly a worthy subject for extended consideration. It is sometimes helpful in considering justice today, in our country, in this time, to take a...
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.
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.
He is known for poems such as "Nothing Gold Can Stay," "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" and "The Sound of the Trees." He has received forty honorary degrees from various universities including Princeton, Oxford, Cambridge, and he is one of the...
Poetry Month Challenge # 3
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.
Caedmon is the name of the earliest known English poet and Caedmon's Hymn his late 7th century poem.
The American Revolution inspired and was inspired by songs and poetry. This article looks at a period song and a poem about a Founding Father.