Poetry

Carpe Diem

Carpe Diem

At some point in your life, you must have heard the words, Carpe Diem. These Latin words mean as much as Seize the day. Did you know, that these words are actually from a poem written by the Roman poet Quintus Horatius Flaccus also known as Horace? William Shakespeare used […]

Grotesque

Grotesque

There can be something to plucking a lily and put it in your hair. Amy Lowell majestically described this in her poem Grotesque. She turned something very common into something very special.

To the Nightingale

To the Nightingale

Some use a different title for this poem written by John Milton. Some refer to this poem as O Nightingale. That’s because Milton used the title Sonnet 1 for this poem. In this poem, Milton shows us the contrast between two birds.

Can’t

Can't

It has been a while since we’ve heard from Zac Brown. This American poet sends us another poem entitled Can’t. This poem tells you, that things are possible once you stop to deny.

To Autumn

To Autumn

She writes under the pen name Splitmindpoet and publishes her work not only on the social medium platform Instagram. She also shares poems such as To Autumn on her own website. This is Minnie Rai and her beautiful poem about how she considers autumn as the most beautiful season of […]

Hymn

Hymn

Who hasn’t read the poetry written by Edgar Allan Poe? If you have never read poems such as Hymn, you will be introduced to the mysterious world of Poe. In this poem, he takes the time to think about his religion.

Dare to Dream

Dare to Dream

Life has its flaws. It has its ups and downs. According to the Indian poetess Rinki Tiwari, nothing is permanent. There is always a way out or new options to explore. She has but one advice for us and it’s the same as the title of the poem she submitted […]

A farewell

A farewell

We have published many poems that are about saying goodbye. Sometimes these words are the result of a carefully planned action and sometimes these words are the result of an abrupt goodbyeor farewell. The poem written by Alfred, Lord Tennyson is about parting this world to another world.

Sore muscles

Sore muscles

Running away isn’t just about a speedy tempo when walking. It can also mean that you are forcing yourself to hide from that what is important. It can cause sore muscles too, as you can read in the poem written by Veronika Sivka.

Dreamers

Dreamers

The poem Dreamers – written by Siegfried Sassoon – is an anti-war poem. Written by a man who once volunteered as a soldier for the British army during World War I.

My voice

My voice

In his poem My voice, Oscar Wilde takes the time to tell us more about the pleasures of love and how things can turn for the worse. When looking closely at this poem, you might consider it a goodbye to the love that once was.

A poem inspired by her journey

A poem inspired by her journey

Originally she is from Sydney (Australia) and currently she is staying in the United Kingdom. This Australian musician – Lucinda, doesn’t only perform beautiful songs that are featured on her Instagram profile, she writes beautiful poetry too. This poem is inspired by her journey around the world.

Poetry can be found anywhere!

Poetry can be found anywhere!

A few months ago, we published an article about the wall poems in the Dutch city Leiden. Poetry is everywhere and it’s not only written on walls. The Dutch website Straatpoezie.nl (Street Poetry) promotes all those poems that can be found in the “public space.” This website shows that poetry […]

A smile to remember

A smile to remember

Everyone who has held a goldfish as a pet when they were small knows that this represents happiness. In the poem by Charles Bukowski, this goldfish plays an important role. This is an intense poem about the abuse of both a mother and a child.

Papi

Papi

It’s funny how poets can start writing poetry at a certain point in time. Sometimes all it takes is a small event to sparkle creativity that leads to poetry such as the poem Papi written by the Slovenian poetess Nikol Stojanovic.

What is love?

What is love?

People have been asking this question for ages: what is love? What defines love and what’s the impact on your life? Many poets have written pages and pages about love and so did the English poet Ernest Dowson.

Flowers

Flowers

Flowers are just flowers, right? Not according to the poet Thomas Hood (1799- 1845). In this poem, he compares flowers to all that is beautiful.

Cat

Cat

The name J.R.R. Tolkien is forever linked to the famous books The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion. Tolkien was also a gifted poet. This is one of the many poems he wrote during his life.

“Me thinks this heart…”

"Me thinks this heart..."

In her poem “me thinks this heart…” the poetess Emily Brontë emphasis the importance of that what we cannot really own. It isn’t something material, it’s all about how we must never stop using our imagination.

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