Hold fast to dreams For if dreams die Life is a broken-winged bird That cannot fly. Hold fast to dreams For when dreams go Life is a barren field Frozen with snow. I love it because it is short, to the point (like most of Hughes' work) and thought provoking. Hughes might not be well known beyond Am
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There is nothing like poetry to give that kick we all need! Post your favorite poem here and tell us why....
I was reminded of this poem yesterday, when we were in the woods yesterday and quite literally, 2 roads diverged! This poem was part of my high school curriculum twice, once in 9th grade and again in 12th grade, a time in our lives when decisions may have a long term impact. I tried to make it a tea
This one from Rabindranath Tagore has won my heart... It is a simple one and again, one can make a personal interpretation of the poem. The Tame bird and the free bird The tame bird was in a cage, the free bird was in the forest. They met when the time came, it was a decree of fate. The free bir
I have never been big on poetry. Even when I started this category, I did it mostly because it went along with the mood of the website...poetry after all is inspiring and uplifting. And then I saw this clip on the BBC by pure chance. It made me realize, in all these years, I have never bothered to t
Poetry is the art of uniting pleasure with truth said Samuel Johnson. What about you? What kind of poetry inspires you? Interests you? Did you read something that made you laugh? Share here.... Create a new post and copy/paste your poem. Tell us also why it resonates with you, why you like it and h
I love this poem and how beautifully it describes the journey of life (or at least that is how I have understood it!!) "STOPPING BY WOODS ON A SNOWY EVENING" Whose woods these are I think I know. His house is in the village though; He will not see me stopping here To watch his woods fill up with s
This is an amazing discovery we made! Of course it has been around for long, but we are thrilled to have found it. It is an online contemporary poetry magazine and is called Plume. Take a look, it has a good collection of contemporary poets, amateurs and pros we imagine. Check it out! Screen gra
Will you be my Valentine. It is never too early. My love, When I marry you, I know what I’ll say. My statement will be, “I’ll love you in sickness and in health.” For harder and easier, For fun and for work. When I’m nice and pleasanter, Or a jerk. In sickness and in health Until beyond death-do
A line from Arakalic's post about William Blake's poem Tyger "Did He who made the Lamb make thee" reminded me of my favorite poem, "Mountain and the Squirrel" by Ralph Waldo Emerson. The poem talks about how it takes different talents for success, for a family, organization or country, which cann
Yesterday or day before when i was browsing the BBC world news the surges and the helplessness and hopelessness across the world put me off and i was about to close the page. Suddenly the words "poetry power" caught my eye. It was a video feature wherein four people had desccribed how poetry helpe
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