Posts tagged "American Literature"
Poetry Please: Robert Frost, "The Line-Gang"

Poetry Please: Robert Frost, “The Line-Gang”

The Line-Gang  by Robert Frost Here come the line-gang pioneering by. They throw a forest down less cut than broken. They plant dead trees for living, and the dead They string together with a living thread. They string an instrument against the sky Wherein words whether beaten out or spoken Will run as hushed as...
Poetry Please: Wallace Stevens, "Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird"

Poetry Please: Wallace Stevens, “Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird”

Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird by Wallace Stevens     I   Among twenty snowy mountains, The only moving thing Was the eye of the blackbird.   II I was of three minds, Like a tree In which there are three blackbirds.   III The blackbird whirled in the autumn winds. It was...
Poem for the Weekend: Yone Noguchi, "At Night"

Poem for the Weekend: Yone Noguchi, “At Night”

At Night by Yone Noguchi     At night the Universe grows lean, sober- faced, of intoxication, The shadow of the half-sphere curtains down closely against my world, like a doorless cage, and the stillness chained by wrinkled darkness strains throughout the Uni- verse to be free. Listen, frogs in the pond, (the world is...
Poetry Please: Emily Dickinson, "It's all I have to bring today"

Poetry Please: Emily Dickinson, “It’s all I have to bring today”

It’s all I have to bring today by Emily Dickinson It’s all I have to bring today– This, and my heart beside– This, and my heart, and all the fields– And all the meadows wide– Be sure you count–should I forget Some one the sum could tell– This, and my heart, and all the Bees...
Poem for Today: "The Year"

Poem for Today: “The Year”

The Year by Ella Wheeler Wilcox What can be said in New Year rhymes, That’s not been said a thousand times? The new years come, the old years go, We know we dream, we dream we know. We rise up laughing with the light, We lie down weeping with the night. We hug the world...
Poem for Today: "A Song for New Year's Eve"

Poem for Today: “A Song for New Year’s Eve”

A Song for New Year’s Eve by William Cullen Bryant Stay yet, my friends, a moment stay— Stay till the good old year, So long companion of our way, Shakes hands, and leaves us here. Oh stay, oh stay, One little hour, and then away. The year, whose hopes were high and strong, Has now...
Poem for the Weekend: "Austerity"

Poem for the Weekend: “Austerity”

Austerity by Janet Loxley Lewis I have lived so long On the cold hills alone … I loved the rock And the lean pine trees, Hated the life in the turfy meadow, Hated the heavy, sensuous bees. I have lived so long Under the high monotony of starry skies, I am so cased about With...