One stanza is all it takes. The poem “A little song” consist of just one stanza. Enough to be a powerful love poem. This poem is written by Amy Lowell (1874 0 1925).
Many poets wrote about geographic locations. Christian Johann Heinrich Heine is no exception. He wrote a poem about rock Lorelei in Germany. His poem, “Lorelei” is all about this famous geographic location.
This poem is inspired by horrific events. The poem that the Dutch historian, professor, writer and poet wrote in March 1943 was inspired by the arrest of his wife by the Germans. His wife would not live to see the and of the war. She died in the Sobibor death camp.
There are so many ways to describe the feeling of love. What about the need to express how much ways there are to show your love? Or what about the need to know how to love the other one? This is what the poem Sonnet 43, also known as: “How do I love thee?” by Elizabeth Barret Browning is about.
Dark Romanticism. That is a good description of the category in which the work Edgar Allan Poe (1809 – 1849) belongs. “The valley of unrest” is a poem with one stanza, that is about a place where you normally wouldn’t find bustle or noise (unrest): a cemetery.
As not everyone in this world can understand the Dutch language, it was a good idea to translate some of the work written by the Belgian poet Paul van Ostaijen. This makes the work of this abstract poet more accessible.
Emily Brontë is considered as one of the greatest British poets ever lived. In times of darkness, you can always turn to her for comfort. Poems such as “Hope” inspire, motivate and do what the title tells us: give hope or just hope.
John Keats (1795 – 1821) seemed to talk about sleep as an answer for both physical and emotional pain. Sleep as a metaphor for death, it’s somewhat cliché. But was this English poet perhaps referring to something else in his poem “Sonnet to sleep” or not?
Is the poem “The fish” about the animal or is there more to this poem? It’s time to dive into this poem written by William Butler Yeats (1865 – 1939).
It’s always a pleasure to analyse the work of Walt Whitman. The poem “O Me! O life!” is a perfect Whitman-style poem to analyse. This poem is about self-reflection.
Louisa May Alcott is forever linked with the stories “Little Women” and “Little Men.” She wrote more than these two novels. Poems such as “Fairy song” for instance.
How is it even possible, to taste something that isn’t there? According to Emily Dickinson, it’s possible. Read the analysis of Poem 214 – “I TASTE a liquor never brewed.”
The work of Christina Rossetti (1830 – 1894) is mostly religious and many times it’s about having to say goodbye to earthly love. Some of her work is close to the edge of that what once was not to be discussed. In this poem, “Remember”, Rossetti talks about that moment when she is no longer alive.
A mask of burning gold, that’s what the woman wears in the poem “The Mask” by William Butler Yeats (1865 – 1939). It tells a story about someone who’s hiding her true self from the rest of the world.
John Keats was one of the leading figures of the Romantic era. He wrote a poem like it was a letter. Since this was Keats, it wasn’t a letter. It was more than a poem either…
This is a translated version of the poem written by Louise Labé.
This is the translation of the poem “En paz” by Amado Nero.
Dante Alighieri is well-known for his “La Divina Commedia.” During his life, he wrote more. This is the poem “Love and the gentle heart.”
There are many reasons to write poetry. Love is one of these reasons. When it concerns a lost love, it can lead to poems such as “Lolotte, who attires my hair,” written by Jessie Redmon Fauset.
“Grotesque” is about the inevitability of death. In the same way, it’s a poem that is sort-off obstinant when it comes to good in life. An interesting poem was written by Amy Lowell (1874 – 1925).
Love can be overwhelming. That’s what Allen Ginsberg stressed out in the poem “Song.” A poem about his deepest feelings on how much weight this can be for the heart.
Being alone isn’t for everyone. There are those moments when you’re confronted with strong emotions. On the other hand, there is a great way to hide your emotions from others. So, you only cry when you’re alone. That is what this poem by Tupac is about.
If we decide that a song text is a poem, then there would be no problem for this “Battle Hymn of the Republic,” written by Julia Ward Howe This is one of the most patriotic anthems there is. Let’s consider it as a song and a poem. There is a good reason to treat it as a poem!
Poetry doesn’t always need to rhyme. Some poets swear this is never supposed to be. Others do believe a poem should rhyme. Whatever your opinion might be on this, the poem “Sea Shell” is an example of poetry that doesn’t rhyme. This is free verse and there is nothing wrong with this poetic expression!
A magical place or landscape, where fairies live. With a sense of drama. That is the setting that Edgar Allan Poe offered in the poem “Fairy-land.”
Never for a moment believe that all the poetry that Edgar Allan Poe left us is about mystery or mystical occurrences. The poem “Romance” proofs that Poe was a versatile writer. But altogether, it’s still Poe and there is a twist to this poem.
Poem 158 – “Dying! Dying in the night” is an answer to another poem. A poem was written by William Blake (1757 – 1827). It shows that Dickinson was not blind when it came to the works of other writers and poets.
Sometimes it doesn’t take that many words to come up with a good poem. A poem that will be read long after you’re dead. The American poet Walt Whitman proved this with the poem “To you.” Another fine example of free verse.
Although she never included titles in her poems, this one is known as Poem 2 – “There is another sky.” This poem is an outcry by Emily Dickinson, to convince her brother to move back to the town she lived in. Or is it?
The beautiful things in life are endless. Conrad Aiken wrote about this in the poem “All lovely things.” Just like many of the other poems written by this American poet, it was inspired by Symbolism.
A poem written by Oscar Wilde.
The poem Kisses was written by Arthur Symons.
The poem “I live, I die, I burn, I drown” is truly magnificent. It’s also a great example of how the credits for one poem can go to the translator of the original poem. Delmira Augustini didn’t write the poem herself, she only translated the French poem “Je vis, je meurs, je me brule et me noye”, written by Louise Labé.
She was the occasional poet. But when she wrote poetry, it was beautiful poems. “Ode to Pity” is such a poem, written by Jane Austen (1775 – 1817). At the time she wrote this poem, she was just a teenager.
The poem holds no title, but we know this poem as “Wild Nights – Wild Nights!” It’s a poem written by Emily Dickinson (1830 – 1886) and it’s probably one of the most discussed poems she wrote. Why is that?
A strong believer in political freedom for woman and involved with the Charist movement. In the seventy years of her life, Eliza Cook (1818-1889) was actively trying to change the world she lived in. Her poem Don’t tell the world that you’re waiting for me is her wish for her loved one not to tell the world about the waiting.