Category: English poets

  • Alley War Poetry

        _____     Marvelous Marvin Hagler vs. Thomas “The Hit Man” Hearns Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, April 15, 1985 Announcers: Al Bernstein and Al Michaels     Alley War Poetry     The pugilists are in the desert, somewhere far from most of humanity and society. They are at a resort, however, a […]

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  • Turning the pages of William Blake’s notebook online.

        Click on William Blake’s notebook above, and visit The British Library’s Sir John Ritblat Gallery. The site is called Turning the Pages™ and uses the Shockwave plug-in to fabulous effect. Once there, you will have the experience of turning the pages of Blake’s notebook, wherein you will find such things as sketches, and […]

  • from Poem a Day: "New Year Snow" by Frances Horovitz

    For Christmas, I received two super poetry books, not yet in my library. My sister gave me one with the poem below, “New Year Snow” by Frances Horovitz. It is the poem for January 1st in: Poem A Day, Volume 3: 366 poems, old and new–one for each day of the year. The book is […]

  • Sonny’s Lettah by Linton Kwesi Johnson (LKJ)

        Duration 3:02     _____     by Linton Kwesi Johnson (LKJ)     Sonny’s Lettah (Anti-sus poem)     Brixton Prison Jeb Avenue London, South West 2 Inglan Dear Ma Maa, Good Day I hope that when these few lines reach you they may find you in the best of health Ma […]

  • Faith’s Review and Expectation by John Newton (Amazing Grace, that is)

            originally a poem     written with William Cowper (1731-1800)     by Rev. John Newton (1725-1807)     Faith’s Review and Expectation     Amazing grace! (how sweet the sound) That sav’d a wretch like me! I once was lost, but now am found, Was blind, but now I see. […]

  • 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, […]

  • Wrestling With Poetry in November

      by Homer (ca. 8th century BCE)   translated by Alexander Pope (1688-1744)   The Iliad   Book 23: Funeral Games in Honour of Patroclus [wherein Achilles bestows on Nestor the unawarded fifth prize, the two-handled urn]               Achilles this to reverend Nestor bears.           […]