Lyrics I wrote when I was 15 and inspired by the Raven. Leaving someone, broken heart, love that comes to an end. I had to revise and change the rhythm.
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.
In June 2012, Natasha Trethewey was appointed U. S. Poet Laureate by the Librarian of Congress, James Billington. She served two terms in that position.
The speaker in Rita Dove's "My Mother Enters the Work Force" dramatizes the irony of all the "work" her mother did before she actually "entered the work force."
The name of the poet is unknown, but it was translated by John L. Foster; the poem offers a glimpse of an ancient culture. It's accuracy is questionable because it is a translation of an ancient poem.
The piece by a very young Sylvia Plath displays some intriguing imagery, although the images remain unconnected and are often jolting.
The speaker in Linda Pastan's poem, "Traveling Light," uses preparation for a short journey to dramatize the guesswork involved in prediction.
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."
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...
In “A Defence of Poetry,” Percy Bysshe Shelley stated, “A poet is a nightingale, who sits in darkness and sings to cheer its own solitude with sweet sounds; his auditors are as men entranced by the melody of an...