According to Neruda's speaker in "The Future is Space," space is a many-colored wonder, but clear planets are unreliable. The goal is to fly off to "pure solitude."
This is a short nonsense poem that I just made up while I was relaxing in my back garden on a day off from work. I do appreciate and enjoy the little things in my little garden.
Meant to elucidate the history of women's stagnant lives, Boland's poem unintentionally denigrates those lives through historical revisionist inaccuracies.
As the capital city of Scotland Edinburgh has enjoyed many royal visits from its reigning monarch in modern times. But probably none so remarkable than that of the state occasion of the arrival of King George IV to the city in 1822.
The flippant and flawed piece, "The Hymn of a Fat Woman," puts on display the cluelessness of a speaker who tries to excuse her own corpulence by demeaning slim women saints.
Someone says they see brilliance in your poetry, but it may not really be there. The Emperor had no clothes, though many people claimed he did.
Atwood's piece features a surrealistic drama that reduces the cowboy to a straw man, as the speaker vents her rage against a fantasy.
A poor poets view of Deer Hunters today as compared with those of yesteryear. Is it still Hunting with all of the technology, or just silly men pretending.
A retort by a writer about his frustration at writing poetry in rhyme. Constant attempts that fail miserably force him to write this sarcastic explanation of his failure at this art form.
The late Amiri Baraka lost his New Jersey poet laureateship after the Anti-Defamation League denounced Baraka's nonsensical and anti-Semitic screed, "Somebody Blew Up America."