Poetry By Lydia Huntley Sigourney

Poetry By Lydia Huntley Sigourney Morn on her rosy couch awoke,   Enchantment led the hour,And mirth and music drank the dews   That freshen’d Beauty’s flower,Then from her bower of deep delight,   I heard a young girl sing,‘Oh, speak no ill of poetry,   For ’tis a holy thing.’ The Sun in noon-day heat rose high,   And on […]

Poetry Is A Sickness By Ed Bok Lee

Poetry Is A Sickness By Ed Bok Lee You write not what you want, but what flaws flower from rust   You want to write about the universe, how the stars are really tiny palpitating ancestor hearts watching over us   and instead what you get on the page is that car crash on Fourth […]

Poetry Rejoices By Hakan Sandell

Poetry Rejoices By Hakan Sandell Poetry rejoices even if the culture dies,over the girl with her first electric, how her high,thin voice, amplified many timesover by the loudspeaker, is like a giant’sin the green grass of the festival site.Over the fragile bells of digitalis, how they hidethe pistil and the pollen inside.Rejoices over rain on […]

Populist Manifesto No. 1 By Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Populist Manifesto No. 1 By Lawrence Ferlinghetti Poets, come out of your closets, Open your windows, open your doors, You have been holed-up too long in your closed worlds. Come down, come down from your Russian Hills and Telegraph Hills, your Beacon Hills and your Chapel Hills, your Mount Analogues and Montparnasses, down from your […]

Ars Poetica By Czeslaw Milosz

Ars Poetica By Czeslaw Milosz I have always aspired to a more spacious form   that would be free from the claims of poetry or prose   and would let us understand each other without exposing   the author or reader to sublime agonies.    In the very essence of poetry there is something indecent:   a thing is brought forth which we didn’t know […]

Poetic Masterpiece By Chinedu Dike

Poetic Masterpiece By Chinedu Dike Poetic Masterpiece: A Childbirth Of Profundity.Like delivery of Divine Revelations which favours calmness of wilderness;  It’s brought forth in Creative-Glory-Of-Solitude:  An abode of Enlightenment in whose mirror of grace,  purest passions reflect out from shady reality —To gratify inflamed curiosity of Inward-Eye,  as it wanders around source of enchantment,  seeking in […]

Some Like Poetry By Wislawa Szymborska

Some Like Poetry By Wislawa Szymborska Some –thus not all. Not even the majority of all but the minority.Not counting schools, where one has to,and the poets themselves,there might be two people per thousand. Like –but one also likes chicken soup with noodles,one likes compliments and the color blue,one likes an old scarf,one likes having […]

A Poet’s Journey By Abdul Wahab

A Poet’s Journey By Abdul Wahab The first poem was a wonder The second was a surprise. The third poem made me a poet, The fourth gave me a name and fame. The fifth poem fetched me a fabulous fantasy The sixth one was a striving struggle for perfect beauty. The seventh poem conceived the […]

Poems about Confidence

Oh You Gatherer By Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Oh You Gatherer By Lawrence Ferlinghetti Oh you gatherer       of the fine ash of poetry             ash of the too-white flame                   of poetry Consider those who have burned before you             in the so-white fire Crucible of Keats and Campana             Bruno and Sappho                   Rimbaud and Poe and Corso       And Shelley burning on the beach                    at Viarreggio […]

Loving In Truth By Sir Philip Sidney

Loving In Truth By Sir Philip Sidney Loving in truth, and fain in verse my love to show, That she, dear she, might take some pleasure of my pain,— Pleasure might cause her read, reading might make her know, Knowledge might pity win, and pity grace obtain,— I sought fit words to paint the blackest […]