Posts tagged "English Poetry"
Poetry Please: William Shakespeare, "Blow Blow Thou Winter Wind"

Poetry Please: William Shakespeare, “Blow Blow Thou Winter Wind”

Blow Blow Thou Winter Wind William Shakespeare   Blow, blow, thou winter wind, Thou art not so unkind As man’s ingratitude; Thy tooth is not so keen Because thou art not seen, Although thy breath be rude. Heigh-ho! sing heigh-ho! unto the green holly: Most friendship is feigning, most loving mere folly: Then, heigh-ho! the...
Poetry Please: W.B. Yeats, "The Lake Isle of Innisfree"

Poetry Please: W.B. Yeats, “The Lake Isle of Innisfree”

The Lake Isle of Innisfree W.B. Yeats   I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree, And a small cabin build there, of clay and wattles made: Nine bean-rows will I have there, a hive for the honey-bee; And live alone in the bee-loud glade. And I shall have some peace there, for...
Poetry Please: John Clare, "To Autumn" read by Patrick Stewart

Poetry Please: John Clare, “To Autumn” read by Patrick Stewart

To Autumn John Clare read by Patrick Stewart       John Clare (1793-1864) was an English poet who became famous for his masterly descriptions of nature. More poems by John Clare.         To Autumn John Clare read by Patrick Stewart       John Clare (1793-1864) was an English poet who...
Poetry Please: Philip Larkin, "MCMXIV"

Poetry Please: Philip Larkin, “MCMXIV”

MCMXIV by Philip Larkin     Philip Larkin (1922-1985) is considered one of the most important English poets of the 20th century. Working as a librarian for more than thirty years, Larkin shunned publicity and declined the post of Poet Laureate in 1984, following John Betjeman’s death. The Whitsun Weddings is a collection of 32 poems published...
Poem for the Weekend: Christina Rossetti, "A Bird Song"

Poem for the Weekend: Christina Rossetti, “A Bird Song”

 A Bird Song By Christina Rossetti It’s a year almost that I have not seen her: Oh, last summer green things were greener, Brambles fewer, the blue sky bluer. It’s surely summer, for there’s a swallow: Come one swallow, his mate will follow, The bird race quicken and wheel and thicken. Oh happy swallow whose...
Poem for the Holidays: Philip Larkin, "The Whitsun Weddings"

Poem for the Holidays: Philip Larkin, “The Whitsun Weddings”

The Whitsun Weddings by Philip Larkin             Philip Larkin (1922-1985) is considered one of the most important English poets of the 20th century. Working as a librarian for more than thirty years, Larkin shunned publicity and declined the post of Poet Laureate in 1984, following John Betjeman’s death. The Whitsun...