Walt Whitman, Romance With a Stranger
The concept of brief encounters, even romantic encounters, with a stranger recurs often in the verses of Walt Whitman.
Satirical Poetry About Tony Blair
Beautiful Dreamer, Stephen Foster, Americas First Folk Song Writer
?Beautiful Dreamer? was written by Stephen Foster just before his death in 1864 at age 37. The song became one of his most famous and most popular. However, as with the approximately 200 other songs that Foster wrote during his brief lifetime, he did not receive the recognition or financial reward that he deserved.
Let Your Feelings Be Your Guide
The light of all eternity shines with me now /
My feelings light up my life /
How I find my way is determined by them /
They illumine my path and show me who I am
Anne Bradstreet, To My Dear and Loving Husband, A Discussion
?To My Dear and Loving Husband? was written by America?s first female poet, the Puritan, Anne Bradstreet. In fact, Anne Bradstreet is one of only a handful of female American poets during the first 200 years of America?s history. After Bradstreet, one can list only Phillis Wheatley, the 18th century black female poet, Emma Lazarus, the 19th century poet whose famous words appear on the Statue of Liberty, and the 19th century Emily Dickinson, America?s most famous female poet.
How I wonder what he's doing
as I sit alone at night.
How I wonder who he's seeing
How I wonder if I'm right.
How I wonder if he's ever
thought of coming home again,
and I wonder if he doesn't
can my heart mend yet again.
Because of You
You are to me my lifeline
That scares me.
I never wanted to trust again that much
I got hurt too badly the last time.
I swore I'd never do it again,
never let the trust out of my hands
into someone elses.
Ed Gallagher Dec. 11, 1907 - Sept. 5, 2004
Poems have different cores, or so I believe, and can only be structured well for certain figurative language?heart beats; like all counselors are not made for all clients, so all poems are not made for the same person, or purpose; when we read we all have our likes and dislikes; I do not necessarily know what poetry is per se, but I do know what the greatness of poetry has, and great poetry is close to an illusion?it carries an echo I do believe?figurative yes, at best, and questionable yes, by far. Here are five poems I've recently wrote, all with a different core, focus and style.
Out of the eight poems provided here [all previously unpublished], four are Poetic Prose, a few Visionary [what I call Vsionary anyhow], a few Free Verse, and a few with more form and structure, more closely to the Auden style of: stanza, metrical rhythm, and rhyme. In saying that, I do believe all the poems are conveying a rich network of meaning, some of them painfully close bond between pleasure and destruction. They should appeal to the senses and create images in our minds, for poetry is just that kind of language that most complexly and effectively qualifies.
Robert Burns Love Poem: A Red, Red Rose
Robert Burns, a poor man, an educated man, and a ladies? man, is representative of Scotland, much like whisky, haggis, bagpipes, and kilts. He lived a life shortened by rheumatic heart disease, 1759-1796, but his life journey through poverty, informal education, disappointed love, nationalism, and literary and financial success can be identified by all Scots and common men the world over. He has become almost a national symbol of all things Scottish. His life is like a love story with a happy ending.
Article on Poetry and Two Poems
Writing Poetry for Tomorrow
Opposites Do Attract Quite Well
When I am climbing up, you are stepping down.
When I wear a smile, you wear a frown.
When I am very happy, you are feeling sad.
When I am doing well, you are faring bad.
A Dose of Laughter
I'm not well. Can't you tell?
Kinda low, so,
give me a dose of laughter.
A World That Doesnt Care
War bombs may explode demolishing man and land.
Hurricanes may devastate and leave us entirely bare.
Earthquakes may devour and swallow up old landmarks.
But nothing is as destructive as a world that doesn't care.
More Articles from Poetry Information:
Truth is stranger than fiction according to many people who have seen what happens around me and to them, on many occasions. Sometimes I have had others affect me in the same way. This is part of the story told in my article The Man who Loved Jail.
Contract of Death [Now: in SPANISH and English]
Contract of Death
In Poetry: Meaning of Words [And ...Rocket-belt]
In Poetry: Meaning of Words
Two Poems and a Short Story
How to Write Bad Poetry
"All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling."--Oscar Wilde
The Treasure of Catalina Huanca (In English and Spanish)
Note: written after seeing the little adobe 16th century church San Sebastian, in San Jeronimo, by the mountains of Huancayo, Peru, after being taken there by the Wandering Quechua guide, Enrique (4-13-2005).
Little Girl from Huancayo [a poem/in English and Spanish]
Little girl from Huancayo
Caught in the Arms of ED
YOU MIGHT THINK I AM STRONG
Man Unbowed [A poem]
Life is a Fantasy
LIFE IS A FANTASY!
Chan Chan and The Gorriones (Two Poems in English and Spanish)
The following two poems, one in English, the other in English and Spanish were done during this ongoing trip in Peru, while in Lima, although the poem concerning: Chan Chan was oriinally started last year,while at the ancient site in Northern Peru, it was just finished recently.
Mechanical Poetry; Part Two
What do you do when you want to write poetry? I hope your answer is "I start writing." Even writing a bad poem is better than waiting for the "right words." You can always throw it away, and the process has begun. You'll start to find the words sooner than if you had just waited. Here are some more ways to get started.
Two Poems and an Analysis [?Witness,? & ?An Old Love?]
Two Poems and an Analysis ['Witness,' & 'An Old Love']
I never thought I would have to say GOODBYE to my best friend? But that's what I had to do today I had to let go of her forever ?
My Final Defeat - Fixed Competition
She probably can't remember and I know I can never forget...the first time I saw her like that I was only nine years-oldnot naive by any stretchhaving seen my share of tragedy-my parent's bitter battles in my first five years of lifethen the inevitable end of their marriagebut not before 700 days of devastation called divorcethat destroyed dreams and deeply damaged heartsI had no idea life could get worse...
Three Sweet Poems, and Two Not So Sweet [now in: SPANISH and English]
1) End Poem
Since Youve Been Gone...
My life has changedin so so many waysIt seems to always bein a state of disarray...
You make me smile
like I've seldom done before
You give me a reason
to want more and more...
Song of the Great Zimbabwe, and Silver and Inca Blood [Poems and notes]
"Song of the Great Zimbabwe"
Poetry in a Nutshell
Poetry is more than just rhyming and prose that is in meters and verse. It is an art form. It is something that can not be judged by its cover and can not be critisized to the point where it just "sucks." Poetry is about expression. Poetry expresses the way we feel on a certain subject through imagery and other senses. It helps us deal with our daily problems, be it good or bad.