William Blake: The Tyger
Mark West of AnimaCrackers created this beautiful animated interpretation of the William Blake poem, read by Kristin Hughes. Bach's Cello Suite No. 5 in C mi...
Leonard Cohen ~ Dance Me To The End Of Love
Tango Scene ~ Al Pacino ~ Scent of a Woman ~ Movie CLIP (1992) Dance me to your beauty with a burning violin Dance me through the panic 'til I'm gathered safely in Lift me like an olive branch and be...
Sagesse
Sagesse (literal trans. "Wisdom") is a volume of French poetry by Paul Verlaine. First published in 1880 (see 1880), it was important in the symbolist and modernist movements. The subject matter of th...
The Bard (poem)
"The Bard. A Pindaric Ode" (1757) is a poem by Thomas Gray, set at the time of Edward I's conquest of Wales. Inspired partly by his researches into mediaeval history and literature, partly by his dis...
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The Wreck of the Deutschland
The Wreck of the Deutschland is a long poem by Gerard Manley Hopkins with Christian themes, composed in 1875 and 1876, though not published until 1918. The poem depicts the shipwreck of the SS Deutsch...
Ocalenie
Ocalenie is a poetry collection by Czesław Miłosz. It was first published in 1945.
Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water 'fore I Diiie
Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water 'fore I Diiie (1971) is African-American writer and poet Maya Angelou's first collection of poems. Many of the poems in Diiie were originally song lyrics, written d...
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Sebastian, or, Virtue Rewarded
"Sebastian, or, Virtue Rewarded" is the name of an unpublished poem written around 1815 by the 9-year-old Elizabeth Barrett, later famous as Elizabeth Barrett Browning. The autographed manuscript of t...
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Sons of Martha
The Sons of Martha is a poem written by Rudyard Kipling. It is inspired by the biblical story of Mary and Martha as told in Luke 10:38–42. It celebrates the careful work done by workers and builders ...
The Last of the Light Brigade
"The Last of the Light Brigade" is a poem written in 1890 by Rudyard Kipling echoing – forty years after the event – Alfred Tennyson's famous poem The Charge of the Light Brigade. Employing synecdoche...
Within and Without
Within and Without: A Dramatic Poem is an 1855 poetic play, the first published work of Scottish author George MacDonald. It is written mostly in unrhymed iambic pentameter, although portions are writ...
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The Bells (poem)
"The Bells" is a heavily onomatopoeic poem by Edgar Allan Poe which was not published until after his death in 1849. It is perhaps best known for the diacopic use of the word "bells." The poem has fou...
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The Faerie Queene
The Faerie Queene is an incomplete English epic poem by Edmund Spenser. The first half was published in 1590, and a second installment was published in 1596. The Faerie Queene is notable for its for...
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Les Châtiments
Les Châtiments ("Castigations") is a collection of poems by Victor Hugo that fiercely attack the grandeur of Napoléon III's Second Empire.
It is difficult to understand Hugo's motivation for writi...
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Collected Poems of Robert Frost (1930)
Collected Poems of Robert Frost (1930) is a collection of poetry written by Robert Frost and published in 1930.
Three Stories and Ten Poems
Three Stories and Ten Poems (1923) was the first short story collection by Ernest Hemingway; it was also his first published work. The collection was privately published in a run of 300 copies by Robe...
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Sabbath Morning at Sea
"Sabbath Morning at Sea" is a poem by Elizabeth Barrett Browning first published in 1839, which Sir Edward Elgar set to music in 1899 as the third song in his song-cycle Sea Pictures.
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Hothouses
Hothouses (or Hot House Blooms, French: Serres chaudes) (1889) is a book of symbolist poetry by Belgian Nobel Laureate Maurice Maeterlinck. Most of the poems in this collection are written in octo...
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Le Pape
Le Pape ("The Pope") was a political tract in verse by Victor Hugo, supporting Christianity but attacking the rigid organization of the Catholic Church. Although written in 1874-5, it was not publishe...
Lara, A Tale
Lara, A Tale is a rhymed, tragic narrative poem by Lord Byron; first published in 1814. The first work composed after Byron abandoned the idea of giving up writing and buying back his copyrights, it i...
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Rouge Bouquet (poem)
"Rouge Bouquet" or "The Wood Called Rouge Bouquet" is a lyric poem written in 1918 by American poet, essayist, critic and soldier Joyce Kilmer (1886-1918). The poem commemorates during an intense Ge...
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Ballade des dames du temps jadis
The "Ballade des dames du temps jadis" ("Ballade of the Ladies of Times Past") is a poem by François Villon that celebrates famous women in history and mythology, and a prominent example of the ubi su...