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.
Don’t confuse eastern with Easter! This is the poem written by Allan Ginsberg about his fascination for the moon and the sea.
Under the pen name Ellis Bell, she wrote a novel and poems in the nineteenth century, including the famous book “Wuthering heights.” Today we know that Ellis bell was the pen name for one of the Brontë sisters: Emily Brontë. This poem was first published in 1846 and there is still a lot of debate about this poem.
It’s always hard to top something that you’ve written before. But how about those works you’ve written before you wrote another masterpiece? Julia Ward Howe (1819 – 1910) wrote a beautiful poem “My last dance before she wrote the iconic “Battle hymn for the republic.”
Let’s not confuse the title of this poem with a political slogan, shall we? This is about the poem “I Hear America singing”, written by Walt Whitman (1819 – 1892). It’s an entirely different poem or title than the political slogan “Make America great again.” But, what is the poem of Whitman about?
Is the poem written by Floris Brown a love poem or is it about music? You decide what to do with the poem “On the longing of the wind.”
The poem The Artist is part of a collection of six poems entitled Poems in Prose. This is the first of this series that was published in 1894. The poem was written by Oscar Wilde (1854 – 1900).
Feelings may change as time passes. This is what Charlotte Brontë (1816 – 1855) wrote about in her poem “Evening solace.”
Do words about beauty seem more intense, when they are written in the French language? It’s up to you, to decide this. For your convenience, the translated version of “La Beauté” is also included in this article.