Meant to elucidate the history of women's stagnant lives, Boland's poem unintentionally denigrates those lives through historical revisionist inaccuracies.
Some of our favorite Mother Goose nursery rhymes we learned as children were originally written as secret and subversive messages for their time.
Writers are always striving to perfect their craft whether they be poets, novelists, technical writers, teachers etc. However, the truth is some of us just can't grasp the basics . This is for you.
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.
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.
a poem where the poet was clearly just having fun with words!
Poet Charles Bernstein wants a “poetry that is bad for you.” So he has written “The Ballad of the Girlie Man,” a superb example of poem that is certainly bad for poetry.
If you want to win a poetry contest, you can always start your own. It will be hard to chose between the finalists, but it doesn't really matter.
While mentioning summer, William Blake's "The Schoolboy" is not really a poem that focuses on summer, but a lament of a youngster who simply hates to attend school.
A dedication to the Nonsence Poetry Muse, in hopes that she will leave me alone for a bit.