Poetry

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.

Unbolt me

Unbolt me

See what you can make of the poem that Natasha Grabau wrote. Can you find the same things that we noticed about this poem – Unbolt me. A poem with an interesting explanation.

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.

The eve of Waterloo

The eve of Waterloo

The poem we know as “The eve of Waterloo” is part of a much larger poem entitled “Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage.” This poem reflects the feelings after yet another war. A poem that is related to the events that took place on June 18, 1815 – the defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte. Lord Byron did not really write this poem in the light of the events that took place on this date but based this part of his poem on an earlier battle.

If I were King

If I were King

Who hasn’t considered what can be possible when you are a royal? Many kids did think about a future life as a royal. In the poem “If I were King”, A.A. Milne described the wish of a child to be king.

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.

An old road

An old road

We have a very good reason to publish a poem written by the American poet Edwin Markham. He was born on April 23, 1852. The poem “An old road” that was first published in the poetry collection “The Man with the Hoe and Other Poems.”

A farewell

A farewell

Sometimes a poetess or poet doesn’t need many words. Sometimes even the deepest emotions can be transferred through a short poem. The poem “A farewell” proofs this. A poem was written by Harriet Monroe.

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