Welcome to my new look website. I intend to post my thoughts here, initially repeating the Poet’s Day posts from my Facebook account.
Shoal! ‘Ware Shoal!
This week’s choice is “The Bell Buoy” by Rudyard Kipling which I have chosen because I like his poetry and felt like indulging myself.
The Heart’s Desire
This week’s poem is the tenth part of A.E. Housman’s A Shropshire Lad, in which the month of March is celebrated.
What Will Survive Of Us
This week’s poem is “An Arundel Tomb” by Philip Larkin, which I have chosen because it reflects on the immortality of love.
A Necromantic Glass
This week’s poem is “Averoigne” by Clark Ashton Smith which I have chosen because it showcases his amazing imagination.
A Host of Golden Daffodils
This week’s poem is “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” by William Wordsworth and I’ve chosen it to mark the reappearance of daffodils—the harbingers of Spring.
you are my world,my true
This week’s poem is chosen for Valentine’s Day, and it’s “i carry your heart with me” by E.E. Cummings. It’s for everyone who has found love and everyone who hopes to.
Happy All His Days
This week’s poem is “On the Birth of a Son” by Su Tung-Po: not so much a celebration of a new child as an indictment of ministerial incompetence. Then he’ll be happy all his daysAnd grow into a cabinet minister. Su Tung-Po (1037—1101) Poem 253. On the Birth of a Son Families when a child is bornHope it will turn out intelligent.I, through intelligenceHaving wrecked my whole life,Only hope that the baby will proveIgnorant and stupid.Then he’ll be happy all his daysAnd grow into a cabinet minister. This is a short satirical poem written by the classical Chinese poet Su Tung-Po (also named Su Shi). He was much involved in the political landscape of Song dynasty China and experienced a number of reversals throughout his career. This poem is perhaps one factor in his mercurial fortunes, and it’s as biting today as it was nearly 1,000 years ago, with the…
Cabbages and Kings
This week’s poem is “The Walrus and the Carpenter” by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) and marks his 190th birthday.
Stars At Elbow And Foot
This week’s choice is “And Death Shall Have No Dominion” by Dylan Thomas, which I have chosen to mark the passing of a much-loved uncle.
The Steel of Freedom
This week’s poem is “Let America Be America Again” by Langston Hughes, one of the leading lights of the Harlem Renaissance.