Poem of the Week: Spring by Edna St. Vincent Millay

To what purpose, April, do you return again?

Beauty is not enough.

You can no longer quiet me with the redness

Of little leaves opening stickily.

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National Poetry Month: Poem of the Week

Poetry

Welcome to April and this month is a great time to brush off those winter blues because is National Poetry Month, an event that increases awareness and participation of great poetry that is out there. I am a great lover of poetry and what great way to show my appreciation of the poetic form than by publishing a classic poem! So, every beginning of the week for the month of April, I’ll publish poems from popular poets. Let’s start the month off right with some great poetry!

Happy Reading!

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Poem of the Week: Ode to Pity by Jane Austen

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Ever musing I delight to tread
The Paths of honour and the Myrtle Grove
Whilst the pale Moon her beams doth shed
On disappointed Love.
While Philomel on airy hawthorn Bush
Sings sweet and Melancholy, And the thrush
Converses with the Dove. Continue reading “Poem of the Week: Ode to Pity by Jane Austen”

Poem of the Week: On Imagination by Phillis Wheatley

Thy various works, imperial queen, we see,
    How bright their forms! how deck’d with pomp by thee!
Thy wond’rous acts in beauteous order stand,
And all attest how potent is thine hand.

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Poem of the Week: To A Mouse by Robert Burns

 On Turning up in Her Nest with the Plough, November, 1785
Wee, sleeket, cowran, tim’rous beastie,
O, what a panic’s in thy breastie!
Thou need na start awa sae hasty,
          Wi’ bickerin brattle!
I wad be laith to rin an’ chase thee
          Wi’ murd’ring pattle!

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Poem of the Week 2018

Poetry

Welcome to April! April doesn’t just bring showers for those May flowers, but this month is also the celebration of National Poetry Month, a month long even that increases the awareness and importance of poetry in our lives.

So in honor of this great month, I am restarting “Poem of the Week”. Every beginning of the week for the month of April, I’ll publish poems from popular poets. I did that last year and a lot of you (including myself) appear to enjoy it. So let us start the month off right with some great poetry!

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Poem of the Week: The Lady’s Yes by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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” Yes !” I answered you last night ;
” No !” this morning, Sir, I say !
Colours, seen by candle-light,
Will not look the same by day.
When the tabors played their best,
Lamps above, and laughs below —
Love me sounded like a jest,
Fit for Yes or fit for No !
Call me false, or call me free —
Vow, whatever light may shine,
No man on your face shall see
Any grief for change on mine.

National Poetry Month: Poem of the Week

Poetry

Welcome to April and this month is a great time to brush off those winter blues because is National Poetry Month, an event that increases awareness and participation of great poetry that is out there. I am a great lover of poetry and what great way to show my appreciation of the poetic form than by publishing a classic poem! So, every beginning of the week for the month of April, I’ll publish poems from popular poets. Let’s start the month off right with some great poetry!

Happy Reading!

Continue reading “National Poetry Month: Poem of the Week”