Category: 20th century poetry

  • The Official Top 20 Countdown of the All Time Greatest Love Poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar

    _____         Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906) with a friend I have been reading all the poems I can find by Paul Laurence Dunbar, in order to create another top 30 countdown. Yesterday, when I got down from the hundreds to 55 poems in order, I knew I did not want to lose […]

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  • Some Embers & Sonnets of Gilbert Parker

        Sir Horatio Gilbert George Parker (1862-1932)     Gilbert Parker of Ontario, Canada, is known primarily as a novelist and politician. He was also a poet. The below selection of his poetry is from his collections, Embers and A Lover’s Diary.     _____     Athenian     Your voice I knew, […]

  • Verse for Veterans: First Foe to Flanders Fields

            by Richard Lovelace (1618-1658)     To Lucasta, Going to the Wars     Tell me not, Sweet, I am unkind,       That from the nunnery Of thy chaste breast and quiet mind       To war and arms I fly. True, a new mistress now I chase, […]

  • September 30, 2006: Massacre. September 29, 1960: Tenzin Gyatsu’s prayer.

            May I become at all times, both now and forever A protector for those without protection A guide for those have lost their way A ship for those with oceans to cross A bridge for those with rivers to cross A sanctuary for those in danger A lamp for those without […]

  • The All Time Top Ten Greatest Poems of Scotland

            In their article called Jeelie Piece Song is among our best poems, The Sunday Times of Scotland reports that “listeners of BBC Radio Scotland” have chosen Scotland’s favorite all time top 20 poems. These are included in the new book, edited by Stewart Conn, titled 100 Favourite Scottish Poems: The Nation’s […]

  • The Gifts of Donald Hall: "Retriever"

    _____     by Donald Hall     Retriever                 Two days after Jane died             I walked with our dog Gus             on New Canada Road             under birchy green     […]

  • David Kirby: his poetry, Kirbyisms, & video

    _____     by David Kirby     The Search for Baby Combover                 In Paris one night the doorbell rings,             and there’s this little guy, shaking like a leaf             and going “uh-uh-uh-UNH-ah!” and his eyes […]