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  Poets' Corner - Home Page
If the poem is past copyright and you would like it included, please E-mail the poem, poet, and publishing date to Steve.
The poems on display range from single stanzas to entire books, with a large selection of sonnets, narrative poems, and topical works to choose from.
If your favorite poem or poet is missing, please keep in mind that copyright resticts us to materials published in some form or other before 1923 in the U.S. or those we have explicit permission to use.
www.theotherpages.org /poems   (777 words)

  How to Read a Poem (View) Edward Hirsch
Poems communicate before they are understood, so don't be anxious if you feel as if you don't understand everything right away.
By the poem's structural logic, the loss of the beloved must necessarily be the greatest loss of all.
I say that one should turn on a lamp and read a poem in the middle of the night because poetry is a solitary, intimate, and passionately private communication from a soul to another soul.
www.utne.com /issues/1999_93/view/121-1.html   (850 words)

 A deconstructive reading of a love poem
In looking at this poem I do not want to stop with the bathos underlying it: the stakes of love being reduced to people getting their feet wet; or the powerlessness of grabbing, as the lovers admit themselves incapable of anything but retreat and grasping before the forces, however weak, of nature.
The poem transfers the danger of the force of nature to that which is the apparent containment of that force.
One could mention, by the way, the fact that the poem works as a poem only by containment, and that containment is imposed by the writer, is a condition of her anxiety as it is an arbitrary imposition.
www.brocku.ca /english/courses/4F70/lovepoem.html   (1219 words)

 Poetry Month | Glossary of Poetry Terms
An epic poem of the 11th to the 14th century, written in Old French, which details the exploits of a historical or legendary figure, especially Charlemagne.
The dactyl is the reverse of the anapest.
The stanzas of a poem are usually of the same length and follow the same pattern of meter and rhyme.
www.infoplease.com /spot/pmglossary1.html   (2461 words)

 Copy of poem sold; 'twas worth $280K - Boston.com
This photo of an original 1860 copy of the classic holiday poem that begins "'Twas the night before Christmas" was released by the Heritage Auction Galleries of Dallas, Texas, in New York, Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2006.
The buyer, identified only as the chief executive officer of a media company, received the copy of the poem this month, just in time to read it to relatives and business associates at a holiday party in his Manhattan apartment, Heritage Auction Galleries president Greg Rohan said.
The copy sold to the media CEO had been in the hands of a private collector and was not auctioned; the Dallas-based gallery brokered the deal.
www.boston.com /news/odd/articles/2006/12/19/nyc_man_buys_christmas_poem_for_280k?rss_id=Boston.com+%2F+News   (372 words)

 SoYouWanna interpret a poem? | SoYouWanna.com
The length of the lines in a poem will affect the meaning of the words within those lines, as well as the sound and rhythm as the poem is read.
Rhythm (the flow and beat of a poem) is another important aspect of a poem's sound, and a metered poem has a carefully prescribed rhythmic structure.
Often a poem introduces distance between what happens or is said and what we expect to happen or to perceive, causing us to feel the tension between the two conflicting ideas.
www.soyouwanna.com /site/syws/poem/poem.html   (867 words)

 Student Finds Unpublished Plath Poem
The ironic poem pokes fun at people who consult tea leaves or psychics, hoping they'll foretell impending disasters, but says that real life is seldom as dramatic or romantic as a fairy tale, said Gregory Donovan, a VCU English professor and Blackbird co-editor.
But what is more illuminating is that the poem is another example of how hard Plath worked at her craft at a young age.
But what makes the discovery of any unpublished Plath poem noteworthy, Wagner-Martin said, is the groundbreaking expression of humor and anger by a female writer, and her works' lasting impact.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/n/a/2006/10/30/entertainment/e135904S03.DTL&type=printable   (480 words)

 Submit Your Poem
Poems submitted before March 1 2003 were delivered to Congress on March 5th as part of the largest chorus of poets in history.
All poems must be against the war; no pro-war poems, no hate-filled poems, no obscene poems will be published.
By submitting your poetry for publication on this web site, you represent and warrant that you are the author of the poem, that you have the right to authorize its publication on this web site, and that it does not – to the best of your knowledge -- infringe the copyright of any other person.
www.poetsagainstthewar.org /submitpoem.asp   (283 words)

 Poetry Writing with Jack Prelutsky
By now, you should have a first draft of your poem, which means you're ready to begin revising.
Poems can take as long as a week, a month, or even a year to write.
When you get frustrated, and feel that the poem is not coming out the way you'd like, put it aside and do something else for a while.
teacher.scholastic.com /writewit/poetry/jack_your_poem.htm   (374 words)

 Favorite Poem Project: For Teachers: Lesson Plans: Middle School   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Since at this grade level they may not yet have read poems by a broad variety of poets, it is a good time for them to begin to explore poetry independently.
The lesson could culminate in a Favorite Poem reading, where students read or recite each one poem from their anthologies, speaking briefly to the class about why they like or chose the poem.
A simple definition of tone is "a way of saying"; the tone of a poem reflects the attitude of the poet toward what or whom the poem addresses.
www.bu.edu /favoritepoem/forteachers/lessonplans-links/studentsaseditors.html   (1187 words)

 Best Quotes Poems - Cute Love Friendship Quotes Poems Motivational
The various poems and quotes have been categorized on the basis of their type to facilitate the user to quickly find what he requires.
It is widely believed that poems are the true reflections of your feelings of heart.
Thus, in a nutshell, this site is specifically been built based upon the needs of the people of all the genres and ages so that they can get the maximum out of the information provided out here and utilize it in their day to day life routines.
www.best-quotes-poems.com   (0 words)

 Poetry 180 - Home Page
Poems can inspire and make us think about what it means to be a member of the human race.
By just spending a few minutes reading a poem each day, new worlds can be revealed.
Poetry 180 is designed to make it easy for students to hear or read a poem on each of the 180 days of the school year.
www.loc.gov /poetry/180   (168 words)

Following some simple rules we shaped our poems, each in our own style, and we were impressed with the results -at least each with his or her own poem.
The poems were read without shame because you get the credit for the good ones while the cards get the blame for the stinkers.
There are poems that were created using Deal-A-Poem, in English and in Spanish, as well as links to other poems we like.
www.dealapoem.com /index.html   (509 words)

 [minstrels] The Gift Outright -- Robert Frost
Frost wrote a longer poem, "Dedication" for the inauguration, but the glare of the sun on the snow blinded him (he was 86 years old) and he recited this, which he knew by heart.
While this poem is well constructed and perhaps even fitting for the occasion of JFK's inauguration, I have to take it with a lump of salt as the poetry of vanquishers.
Frost was actually a pretty cynical guy (see "Design", for example) and his poems suffer from misinterpretation (such as "The Road Not Taken, which everyone things is about chosing the unusual path in life, but really FRost says the paths are both equally worn and valid.) please respond to me at Kevind81@ if you want.
www.cs.rice.edu /~ssiyer/minstrels/poems/994.html   (1136 words)

 Poetry Explication
In these paragraphs, the writer should explain the poem line by line in terms of these details, and he or she should incorporate important elements of rhyme, rhythm, and meter during this discussion.
The poem ends with a vague statement: "And all that mighty heart is lying still!" In this line, the city's heart could be dead, or it could be simply deceiving the one observing the scene.
By personifying a voiceless object, the poem presents a different perception of reality, placing the reader in the same position of the speaker and inviting the reader to question the conflict between appearance and reality, between what we see and what we can know.
www.unc.edu /depts/wcweb/handouts/poetry-explication.html   (2713 words)

 In Flanders Field, Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae
It is a lasting legacy of the terrible battle in the Ypres salient in the spring of 1915.
Although he had been a doctor for years and had served in the South African War, it was impossible to get used to the suffering, the screams, and the blood here, and Major John McCrae had seen and heard enough in his dressing station to last him a lifetime.
Dissatisfied with it, McCrae tossed the poem away, but a fellow officer retrieved it and sent it to newspapers in England.
www.arlingtoncemetery.net /flanders.htm   (563 words)

 EDSITEment - Lesson Plan
In Lesson 1, students prepare a performance/reading of one or more published poems, learn a little about a classic American poet, and then use the assigned poem as a model for their own work.
Poems, both student-written and professionally published, should always be the focus of this unit.
Feel free to begin the poem with "I had a _______, that was __________." Try to make the whole poem be four lines long with the first and second lines rhyming and then the third and fourth lines rhyming.
edsitement.neh.gov /view_lesson_plan.asp?id=261   (3506 words)

The title of the following poem was suggested by a fact mentioned by Linnaeus, of a date-tree in a nobleman's garden which year after year had put forth a full show of blossoms, but never produced fruit, till a branch from another date-tree had been conveyed from a distance of some hundred leagues.
It is not impossible, that some congenial spirit, whose years do not exceed those of the Author at the time the poem was written, may find a pleasure in restoring the Lament to its original integrity by a reduction of the thoughts to the requisite metre.
The third, the phrases of which were borrowed entirely from my own poems, on the indiscriminate use of elaborate and swelling language and imagery.
etext.lib.virginia.edu /stc/Coleridge/poems/notes.html   (2214 words)

 [minstrels] Ars Poetica -- Archibald MacLeish
En route, the main thread is woven through with several exquisite images, speaking to the reader even as it advocates silence, progressing even as it advocates motionlessness.
As for the poem, it simply is. [1] and not, as several overingenious students have suggested, 'poetry my a**e' Links: A nice serial analysis of the poem can be found at - I don't agree with every one of his points, but overall he's done a nice job.
From: Trish Sutherland Hello, I am only a junior in high school, but that poem is "The End of the World".
www.cs.rice.edu /~ssiyer/minstrels/poems/188.html   (443 words)

 NPR : Robert Frost Poem Discovered Tucked Away in Book
The poem is called "War Thoughts at Home" and was written in the cover of a book belonging to Frederic Melcher, a well-known American publisher and friend of Frost.
The words "unpublished poem" written in 1947 could easily mean, "published hundreds of times since." Still, I went back to the desk for the book in question and, within minutes, I had in my hands a puzzle.
There, inscribed by Frost, was a poem that began with a "flurry of bird war" and ended with a train of sheds lying "dead on a side track." What war thoughts were these, and who was this Melcher who had held on to them?
www.npr.org /templates/story/story.php?storyId=6174131   (2876 words)

 Poem to Share
To share a poem on AHAPOETRY.com, the work must either be your poem or one to which you have the right to *publish*.
You surely have written many poems, so pick one which is right for the general online audience.
The poem cannot be longer than 20 lines for this feature.
www.ahapoetry.com /pom2shar.htm   (327 words)

 JS Online: JFK inauguration poem obtained by museum
The poem speaks of the rise of American democracy and its affect on the world.
At the bottom of the original version of the poem, Frost wrote, "To John F. Kennedy, At his inauguration to be president of this country.
The document is being sent to a conservator because the material used to frame it is causing acid damage, said Brent Carney, a spokesman for the JFK Library and Museum.
www.jsonline.com /story/index.aspx?id=417841   (386 words)

 Amazon.com: Poem: Music: Delerium   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Poem is a very heavenly set of track sang by heavenly voices.
The change of sound beginning with "Poem" is no more different than when "Karma" shifted Delerium's ambient sound to more of an ambient/pop sound.
Frankly I love "Poem" because the music is more interesting and doesn't lull me to sleep so easily at the office like "Karma" and "Semantic Spaces".
www.amazon.com /Poem-Delerium/dp/B00005176T   (1656 words)

 Friendship Poems - Not In Her Storm by Sauni
This poem was written about of a friend of mine that has always been there.
This peom is very touching to me because i use to have a close friend that was always there to help me even tho she was battling her own problems and this poem really reminds me of her.
All Visitor Comments on this poem have been posted by people who wanted to let the author know the poem touched their hearts.
www.netpoets.com /poems/friends/1582001.htm   (923 words)

 HistoryBuff.com -- The Story Behind the Poem Casey at the Bat
Gunter approached Hopper, a good friend, and offered the poem for him to recite as he felt the baseball teams would enjoy a comic baseball recitation.
From that point forward in time, Casey become immortal -- while a good poem to begin with, it took a recital before a group of "famous" baseball players by a professional comedian to bring it to life.
After reviews for Hopper's performance were published, three people came forward to claim authorship and demanded Hopper pay a royalty to use "their" poem.
www.historybuff.com /library/refcasey.html   (564 words)

 Internet Archive Search: collection:audio_bookspoetry AND subject:"Poem"
The poem is about the author's encounters with someone who ultimately committed suicide at the end of his crystal meth addiction.
A poem about a Quixotic initiative whereby it becomes announced that the search is indeed on...for the Last Colour (color).
The Tang Dynasty (618 to 907) was a golden age of Chinese culture: religion and philosophy, painting and calligraphy, sculpture, architecture and music all reached peaks of perfection...
www.archive.org /search.php?query=collection%3Aaudio_bookspoetry%20AND%20subject%3A%22Poem%22   (694 words)

 ASL Poetry   (Site not responding. Last check: )
For instance, a poem may relate the passage of time, or the different seasons, by the controlled use of space.
At first, many Deaf people were resistant even to the idea of poetry; upon hearing of a poetry performance, one woman tells that she believed it was a performance for a translation of an English poem, much like a performance of music put to sign.
The poem should be judged and appreciated based solely on the author’s presentation, not the accompanying text, which does not adequately capture the poem’s beauty in the visual medium.
www.georgetown.edu /research/i2/asl   (819 words)

 yourDictionary Agora - Print Page
If it's possible to claim that an unmade bed is a work of art, and that four minutes and thirty-eight seconds of silence is a piece of music, then surely it must be possible to claim that a single word is a poem...
There are also Sanskrit poems using one consonant only, and several other ingenious ways of abusing that language.
There are poems that can be read in any way: Top down, left to right; top down, right to left; bottom up, either way, etc., all giving grammatically correct poems on more or less the same subject, but with different results.
www.yourdictionary.com /cgi-bin/agora/agora.cgi?board=omni;action=print;num=1123493114   (395 words)

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