Disavowing the feasibility of virgin birth, the speaker of M. M. Sedam's "Joseph" dramatizes his iconoclasm as he attempts to speak for the Biblical wise man.
Each day offers the opportunity to experience bliss. One must take care in defining "bliss," to be sure of a proper understanding of the nature of the term.
Here I share a complete explication of the poem Diving Into the Wreck by Adrienne Rich. It is a complex tale of a woman's journey in a male dominated society and the roles a woman must play. This poem is rich with imagery and symbolism. Here you...
An introduction to the Sonnet as a poetic genre, focusing on the contribution of Wyatt, Sidney and Spenser as Elizabethan Sonneteers
Two evocative and powerful poems on despair and their effect on the soul.
Mrs. Williams is the mother of Dora Williams, a despicable character if ever there was one. But Mrs. Williams has a philosophical turn of mind and has some advice for the wives of Spoon River.
In the early hours of the morning of 19 July 1965 a lovely young woman walked into the sea at Three Anchor Bay, Cape Town, and drowned. Her lifeless body was found by the police in about three feet of water at about 7.30 that morning. And so ended the life of one of South Africa's most promising...
Sonnet 68 is a companion piece to sonnet 67, continuing the theme of authentic art vs. the artificial.
I wrote this poem to highlight the high number of missing persons and unsolved murders committed each year. Particular reference is made to the 'backpacker murders' in Australia in the 1990's.
Limericks to make you laugh from famous poets to everyday people