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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

What makes a poem a Romantic poem?

What makes a poem a Romantic poem?

No, we’re not going to discuss the term Romantic as in romance. As in love poems. We are diving into the era we know as the Romantic Era and in particular, the poems that this period between 1800 and 1850 brought forward.

About Pyramus and Thisbe

About Pyramus and Thisbe

The Greek tragedy of Pyramus and Thisbe inspired poets all over the world to write about this love affair. Even the great William Shakespeare was inspired by this tragedy.

The Interim

The Interim (Man proposes, God disposes)

The sentence “Man proposes the God disposes” in the poem “The Interim” (written by Homie Poet), immediately got our attention. This is more than just a phrase; it resembles the title of a painting by Edwin Henry Landseer.

Tequila Mockingbird

Tequila Mockingbird

N’Gadie Roberts publishes beautiful poetry on her Instagram profile. Sometimes she writes poetry with a deeper meaning and sometimes there is poetry such as “Tequila Mockingbird.”

There is this effect

This effect

Yes, there is this effect. This effect that is the result of creativity. This creativity is – what this poet calls – “just words.” This is more than just words. This is poetry and it’s written by the poet who uses the pen name Homie Poet.

Now

Now

Riya Kartha writes beautiful poetry. This is her poem “Now.” It tells us about that moment when Winter is traded in for Spring.

Easter, 1916

Easter, 1916

In April 1916, the Easter Rising (or Easter Rebellion) began. The Irish Republicans wanted to end the British rule in Ireland. William Butler Yeats wrote a poem about these events. This poem was published on September 25, 1916.

Sonnet to sleep

Sonnet to sleep

This poem, a hymn, is a gentle one. It is written by John Keats (1795 – 1821) and this poem is all about the desire to go to sleep.

What is the best platform to use as a poet?

What is the best platform to use as a poet?

It’s always nice to be appreciated. It’s also nice, to see more and more people reading your poetry. If you really focus on the number of followers and likes, then you should consider reading this article. If you aren’t, then you should also read this article. We will explain what we think is the best platform to use when it comes to poetry. The outcome might surprise you!

Past

Past

The Slovenian poetess Veronika Sivka started writing poetry a few years ago. She wasn’t sure if her work would be fit to share with the rest of the world. Lucky for us and for you, we can now share her poem “Past” with you.

Letters to Sylvia

Letters to Sylvia

In her book Letters to Sylvia, the Indonesian writer and poetess Maia Aruna addresses no other than Sylvia Plath. This collection of beautiful poetry was published in January 2018. It’s time not only to review this poetry collection but also introduce Maia.

Warrior

Warrior

The actions of others can be the source of inspiration. In the poem “Warrior”, the poetess Rks shows us her admiration for the brave women. The poem is based on Afghan women; it also applies to women from other countries.

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