Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening By Robert Frost

Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening By Robert Frost 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 snow.    My little horse must think it queer   To stop without a farmhouse near   Between the woods and frozen lake   The darkest evening […]

The Tyger By William Blake

The Tyger By William Blake Tyger Tyger, burning bright, In the forests of the night; What immortal hand or eye, Could frame thy fearful symmetry? In what distant deeps or skies. Burnt the fire of thine eyes?On what wings dare he aspire?What the hand, dare seize the fire? And what shoulder, & what art,Could twist the sinews of thy heart?And when […]

The Raven By Edgar Allan Poe

The Raven By Edgar Allan Poe Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore—    While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.“’Tis some visitor,” I muttered, “tapping at my chamber door—            Only […]

The Road Not Taken By Robert Frost

The Road Not Taken By Robert Frost Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,And sorry I could not travel bothAnd be one traveler, long I stoodAnd looked down one as far as I couldTo where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair,And having perhaps the better claim,Because it was grassy […]

Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night By Dylan Thomas

Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night By Dylan Thomas Do not go gentle into that good night,Old age should burn and rave at close of day;Rage, rage against the dying of the light. Though wise men at their end know dark is right,Because their words had forked no lightning theyDo not go gentle […]

Death Wish By Josh Alex Baker

Death Wish By Josh Alex Baker I ask whenis the last time you returned yourself to yourself. Iam a hypocrite to makeyou answer what I cannot. Loveis a death wish between two men bold enough to believe in it. Tolove you is to fade daily. To leave youis to die sooner. When Iwas a boy, […]

Ozymandias By Percy Bysshe Shelley

Ozymandias By Percy Bysshe Shelley Out of the night that covers me,      Black as the pit from pole to pole,I thank whatever gods may be      For my unconquerable soul. In the fell clutch of circumstance      I have not winced nor cried aloud.Under the bludgeonings of chance      My head is bloody, but unbowed. Beyond this place of wrath and tears      Looms but the […]

The Mouse’s Petition By Anna Laetitia Barbauld

Invictus BY WILLIAM ERNEST HENLEY Oh, hear a pensive captive’s prayer,For liberty that sighs,And never let thine heart be shutAgainst the prisoner’s cries! For here forlorn and sad I sit,Within the wiry grate,And tremble at the approaching mornWhich brings impending fate. If e’er thy breast with freedom glowed,And spurned a tyrant’s chain,Let not thy strong […]

The Gift Of India By Sarojini Naidu

The Gift Of India By Sarojini Naidu Is there aught you need that my hands withhold,Rich gifts of raiment or grain or gold?Lo! I have flung to the East and WestPriceless treasures torn from my breast,And yielded the sons of my stricken wombTo the drum-beats of duty, the sabres of doom. Gathered like pearls in […]

The Quiet World By Jeffrey McDaniel

The Quiet World By Jeffrey McDaniel In an effort to get people to lookinto each other’s eyes more,and also to appease the mutes,the government has decidedto allot each person exactly one hundredand sixty-seven words, per day. When the phone rings, I put it to my earwithout saying hello. In the restaurantI point at chicken noodle soup.I […]