When all the world is young, lad,And all the trees are green;And every goose is a swan, lad,And every lass a queen;Then hey, for boot and horse, lad,And round the world away;Young blood must have its course, lad,And every dog its day. Charles Kingsley,Water Babies There is sorrow enough in the natural wayFrom men andContinue reading “A poem to my dog”
Ode on the Spring BY THOMAS GRAY
My Papa’s Waltz” is unquestionably the most anthologized of Roethke’s poetry and a case can be made that much of the reason behind that omnipresence is the room provided within its ambiguity for a multitude of interpretations.
I met a traveller from an antique land Who said: ‘Two vast and trunkless legs of stone Stand in the desert . . . Near them, on the sand, Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown, And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command, Tell that its sculptor well those passions read Which yetContinue reading “Ozymandias by Percy Bysshe Shelley”
Both light and shadow are the dance of Love. Love has no cause; it is the astrolabe of God’s secrets. Lover and Loving are inseparable and timeless. Although I may try to describe Love when I experience it I am speechless. Although I may try to write about Love I am rendered helpless; my penContinue reading “The meaning of love * Rumi”
It’s been a while since I’ve read this gorgeus book – poetry in the form of a monstrous story. Man trying to be God by creating life – in his own form and shape – and then having to deal with the birth of identity, free will and intelligence. Does it sound familiar to you?Continue reading “Frankenstein – Mary Shelley Book review”
He would not stay for me, and who can wonder A. E. Housman, 1859 – 1936 He would not stay for me, and who can wonder? He would not stay for me to stand and gaze. I shook his hand, and tore my heart in sunder, And went with half my life about my ways.
Im Wasser wogt die Lilie, die blanke, hin und her, Doch irrst du, Freund, sobald du sagst, sie schwanke hin und her: Es wurzelt ja so fest ihr Fuß im tiefen Meeresgrund, Ihr Haupt nur wiegt ein lieblicher Gedanke hin und her! Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was a German writer, pictorial artist, biologist, theoretical physicist,Continue reading “LOVELY WATER LILLY BY JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE”
You may write me down in history With your bitter, twisted lies, You may trod me in the very dirt But still, like dust, I’ll rise. Does my sassiness upset you? Why are you beset with gloom? ‘Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wells Pumping in my living room.
“Death Be Not Proud” is among the most famous and most beloved poems in English literature. Its popularity lies in its message of hope couched in eloquent, quotable language. Donne’s theme tells the reader that death has no right to be proud, since human beings do not die but live eternally after “one short sleep.”Continue reading “Death, Be Not Proud By John Donne”