“Sonnet 30” written by Edmund Spenser (1552 – 1599) is often titled “Fire and Ice” or “My love is like to ice.” What were the thoughts of Spenser behind this poem?
There are many ways to describe true love or the things about this love that makes you want to fly. Lord Byron (1788-1824) did it like no other in the poem “She walks in beauty.”
In “Sonnet 65” William Shakespeare doesn’t only bring forward the way someone can express love. It also brings forward the love towards a young man. The sexuality of Shakespeare has always been a subject of recurring debate. A poem like “Sonnet 65” is a piece of evidence, some say, about Shakespeare’s sexual orientation.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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).
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.