Howl By Allen Ginsberg

Howl By Allen Ginsberg I   I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked,dragging themselves through the negro streets at dawn looking for an angry fix,angelheaded hipsters burning for the ancient heavenly connection to the starry dynamo in the machinery of night,who poverty and tatters and hollow-eyed and high […]

Ode To The West Wind By Percy Bysshe Shelley

Ode To The West Wind By Percy Bysshe Shelley I   O wild West Wind, thou breath of Autumn’s being,Thou, from whose unseen presence the leaves deadAre driven, like ghosts from an enchanter fleeing,   Yellow, and black, and pale, and hectic red,Pestilence-stricken multitudes: O thou,Who chariotest to their dark wintry bed The wingèd seeds, […]

Love’s Philosophy By Percy Bysshe Shelley

Love’s Philosophy By Percy Bysshe Shelley The fountains mingle with the riverAnd the rivers with the ocean,The winds of heaven mix for everWith a sweet emotion;Nothing in the world is single,All things by a law divineIn one another’s being mingle—Why not I with thine? See the mountains kiss high heaven,And the waves clasp one another;No […]

I Carry Your Heart With Me By E. E. Cummings

I Carry Your Heart With Me (I Carry It In) By E. E. Cummings i carry your heart with me(i carry it inmy heart)i am never without it(anywherei go you go,my dear;and whatever is doneby only me is your doing,my darling)                                                      i fearno fate(for you are my fate,my sweet)i wantno world(for beautiful you are my world,my […]

The River Merchant’s Wife: A Letter By Ezra Pound

The River Merchant’s Wife: A Letter By Ezra Pound While my hair was still cut straight across my foreheadI played about the front gate, pulling flowers.You came by on bamboo stilts, playing horse,You walked about my seat, playing with blue plums.And we went on living in the village of Chōkan:Two small people, without dislike or […]

A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning By John Donne

A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning By John Donne As virtuous men pass mildly away,   And whisper to their souls to go,Whilst some of their sad friends do say,   “The breath goes now,” and some say, “No,” So let us melt, and make no noise,   No tear-floods, nor sigh-tempests move;‘Twere profanation of our joys   To tell the […]

Holy Sonnet 10: Death Be Not Proud By John Donne

Holy Sonnet 10: Death Be Not Proud By John Donne Death, be not proud, though some have called theeMighty and dreadful, for thou are not so;For those whom thou think’st thou dost overthrowDie not, poor Death, nor yet canst thou kill me.From rest and sleep, which but thy pictures be,Much pleasure; then from thee much […]

Fear No More the Heat o’ the Sun By William Shakespeare

Fear No More the Heat o’ the Sun (Song) By William Shakespeare Fear no more the heat o’ the sun,Nor the furious winter’s rages;Thou thy worldly task hast done,Home art gone, and ta’en thy wages:Golden lads and girls all must,As chimney-sweepers, come to dust. Fear no more the frown o’ the great;Thou art past the tyrant’s […]

Let Me Not to the Marriage of True Minds By William Shakespeare

Let Me Not to the Marriage of True Minds (Sonnet 116) By William Shakespeare Let me not to the marriage of true mindsAdmit impediments. Love is not loveWhich alters when it alteration finds,Or bends with the remover to remove:O, no! it is an ever-fixed mark,That looks on tempests and is never shaken;It is the star […]