A poem about an abusive relationship

No more No more Please don't love me No more

Some poems have a short title, others have a long title. In this poem written by the poet Mak, we see a title that looks a lot like an introduction. The poem is about someone who had to deal with an obsessive relationship.

A slash of blue

A slash of blue

Poem 204, written by the American poetess Emily Dickinson, is also known as A slash of blue. A poem that seems to describe dawn and dusk. If you’re willing to read more closely, there is much more to this poem.

When the feelings go away

When the feelings go away

There is a chance that you aren’t Christian, but when you read the poem written by the poet Ugosway you will understand what he’s talking about. Even though we aren’t “limited” to one religious belief, we find it important to bring forward messages as these, because they too are the […]

Das Experiment

Das Experiment

For those who are willing to experiment, there is a good chance the outcome is already something that should be clear enough. Read Veronika Sivka’s advise in her poem Das Experiment.

If only

If Only

It can be very difficult to see someone you are very close to struggling to get the attention of someone they really love. Instead, they aren’t heard and have to realize that they will not receive the love they would expect. This is a poem that Natasha Grabau wrote for […]

May 24, 1980

May 24, 1980

Many poets have written about their birthday. The poet Joseph Brodsky also did this. He wrote the poem “May 24, 1980.” This poem was written for the day he turned forty.

The tree’s prayer

The tree's prayer

There is a good chance that you’ve never heard of “one of the most remarkable writers of the 19th century.” His poem The tree’s prayer is just one of the many examples of his beautiful poetry. This is the work of the Scottish poet George MacDonald.

Tonight

Tonight

The poem Tonight, written by Shikhar Singhal, shows how a poet struggles with his own vulnerabilities.

Your heart

Your heart

Sometimes it not easy to realise that a broken or bruised heart isn’t something that heals quickly. What if it’s unclear when it comes to the moment that this healing can start? The poet Rks wrote the poem “Your heart.”

Talking about Wednesday

Talking about Wednesday

Wednesday is loved by almost everyone. Those dreadful first days of the week have passed and it’s time to prepare for the upcoming weekend. Many poets touched the subject of Wednesday in their poems. In this article, there are a few examples of fine poetry about or related to Wednesday.

Hysteria

Hysteria is more than just any other poem written by T.S. Eliot. Originally published in 1917, this prose poem that reads as a very short story and makes you want to ask many questions.

About an unexpected loss of a friendship

About an unexpected loss of a friendship

They say that friendships come and go. Every few years, we are supposed to change friends, according to those who are experienced in these type of relationships. Alexa Fortune valued a friendship, that she unexpectedly lost.

I sit by the window

I sit by the window

The Russian-American poet Joseph Brodsky was responsible for the poem I sit by the window. This is a moment when translations step in and seem to take away some of the strength of the original poem. At least, that is what the critics wrote about this poem.

Success

Success

The list of poems written by the English poet Rupert Brooke is quite impressive when it comes to the length. This list could have even be longer, if it wasn’t for his premature death in 1915, when he was 27 years-old.

Love on blank pages

It’s possible to fall in love at any location. The professional cricketer Ninad Kadam met a girl on a flight home and he was basically fascinated by her. How did this story end? Read more about this poet and his poem, “Love on blank pages.”

I wandered lonely as a cloud

I wandered lonely as a cloud

William Wordsworth (1770 – 1850) wrote beautiful poetry. The poem I wandered lonely as a cloud is a typical example of the poetry of the Romantic Era. In this lyrical ballad, the poet used his own life as a form of inspiration.

My native land

My native land

The poem My native land is more than just a wish to be there where you were born. Perfectly written by Sir Walter Scott.

We do things differently

We do things differently

We are not discussing the way we operate as The Ministry of Poetic Affairs this time. No, we are discussing the way we do things differently in the country where our organization is based: The Netherlands. Today we remember those who died during and after World War II. We are different when it comes to remembering this war because many countries remember this war on a different day.

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