Her early leaf's a flower; But only so an hour.
I vex my heart alone, She is at rest.
Peace, Peace, she cannot hear Lyre or sonnet, All my life's buried here, Heap earth upon it. William Butler Yeats was the most famous Irish poet of all time, and his poems of unrequited love for the beautiful and dangerous revolutionary Maud Gonne have left her almost as famous.
The first poem below is a loose translation of a Ronsard poem, in which Yeats imagines the love of his life in her later years, tending a fire.
The second poem, "The Wild Swans at Coole," is surely one of the most beautiful poems ever written, in any language. When You Are Old When you are old and grey and full of sleep, And nodding by the fire, take down this book, And slowly read, and dream of the soft look Your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep; How many loved your moments of glad grace, And loved your beauty with love false or true, But one man loved the pilgrim soul in you, And loved the sorrows of your changing face; And bending down beside the glowing bars, Murmur, a little sadly, how Love fled And paced upon the mountains overhead And hid his face amid a crowd of stars.
The Wild Swans at Coole by William Butler Yeats The trees are in their autumn beauty, The woodland paths are dry, Under the October twilight the water Mirrors a still sky; Upon the brimming water among the stones Are nine and fifty swans.
The nineteenth Autumn has come upon me Since I first made my count; I saw, before I had well finished, All suddenly mount And scatter wheeling in great broken rings Upon their clamorous wings.
I have looked upon those brilliant creatures, And now my heart is sore. Unwearied still, lover by lover, They paddle in the cold, Companionable streams or climb the air; Their hearts have not grown old; Passion or conquest, wander where they will, Attend upon them still.
Felicia Hemans was a child prodigy who had her first book of poems published at age fourteen. There is in all this cold and hollow world, no fount of deep, strong, deathless love: They look enough alike to be brother and sister. And it really is a small world, because they were both poets, both child prodigies, and they corresponded after Hemans had her first book of poems published.
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Percy and Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley may have been the most notorious married couple of their era. He was a dashing romantic poet and heretic who wrote a tract, "The Necessity of Atheism," that got him expelled from Oxford. She was the daughter of one of the earliest feminist writers of note, Mary Wollstonecraft, and the liberal philosopher William Godwin.
The spent the summer of with Lord Byron. It was at this time that Mary conceived the story that became her famous gothic novel Frankenstein. Six years later, her husband drowned at sea at age thirty. Who knows what he would have accomplished if he had lived longer, but he is still considered to be one of the greatest English poets.
Here is one especially lovely example of his wonderful touch with rhythm and rhyme: Elizabeth Barrett Browning was an early advocate of women's rights, and a staunch opponent of slavery.
When she married Robert Browning, theirs became the most famous coupling in the annals of English poetry.
Life and Death in Frost's Stopping by Woods and Thomas' Do Not Go Gentle - Life and Death in Frost's Stopping by Woods and Thomas' Do Not Go Gentle Robert Frost's "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" and Dylan Thomas' "Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night. A Minor Bird by Robert Frost..I have wished a bird would fly away And not sing by my house all day Have clapped my hands at him from the door When it seemed as if I could bear no. Page. Robert Frost: Poems Summary and Analysis of "Acquainted with the Night" () Buy Study Guide The narrator describes his loneliness as .
How Do I Love Thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight For the ends of Being and ideal Grace. I love thee to the level of every day's Most quiet need, by sun and candlelight. I love thee freely, as men strive for Right; I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise.
I love with a passion put to use In my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith. Dylan Thomas's elegy to his dying father is one of the best villanelles in the English language, and it remains one of the most powerful, haunting poems ever written in any language.
Though wise men at their end know dark is right, Because their words had forked no lightning they Do not go gentle into that good night. Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay, Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight, And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way, Do not go gentle into that good night. Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay, Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
And you, my father, there on the sad height, Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray. Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light. In My Craft Or Sullen Art by Dylan Thomas In my craft or sullen art Exercised in the still night When only the moon rages And the lovers lie abed With all their griefs in their arms, I labour by singing light Not for ambition or bread Or the strut and trade of charms On the ivory stages But for the common wages Of their most secret heart.
Not for the proud man apart From the raging moon I write On these spindrift pages Nor for the towering dead With their nightingales and psalms But for the lovers, their arms Round the griefs of the ages, Who pay no praise or wages Nor heed my craft or art.
Mary Elizabeth Frye is, perhaps, the most mysterious poet who appears on this page, and perhaps in the annals of poetry.The best poems by Robert Frost. Any list of the top ten best poems by such a major poet as Robert Frost () is bound to inspire disagreement or, at least, discussion; but we thought we’d throw our literary cap in the ring and offer our own selection of Robert Frost’s greatest poems, along with a little bit about each poem.
Creation. Re-imagined and adapted for comic books by writer Roy Thomas and artist Barry Windsor-Smith in , the original inspiration for Red Sonja was created in by fantasy novelist Robert E.
Howard, the creator of Conan the Barbarian and the mythical Hyborean Age. Howard's character was named "Red Sonya of Rogatino," and she first appeared in the short story The Shadow of the Vulture.
Robert Frost: America's Poet "All poetry is a reproduction of the tones of actual speech." "Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper.". 1.
He was the first poet to address a US Presidential Inauguration John F. Kennedy had a personal relationship with Robert Frost and the poet had helped create . Summary of Acquainted with the Night.
A brief poem, Acquainted with the Night is told from the speaker’s point of view. This speaker could easily be Frost, especially since the poet dealt with depression in his adult life. In this poem, the speaker tells his readers that he knows the night well. The Emporium opens with the first frost of winter.
It is the same every year. Across the city, when children wake to see ferns of white stretched across their windows, or walk to school to hear ice crackling underfoot, the whispers begin: the Emporium is open!