The poem Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard was written by Thomas Gray in 1750 and first published in 1751. It is thought to have been inspired by Gray’s thoughts following the death of poet Richard West.
Leaves of Grass is a poetry collection by American poet Walt Whitman. It was first published in 1855, but he spent most of his life (re)writing and expanding it until his death in 1892.
Beowulf is the oldest of the great old poems written in English. Estimations trace its origins back to 10th century. … More
An ancient stone once used to produce sparks was excavated in the grave of a child. This elegy rekindles her … More
This week I looked at a poem by Arnold Lobel, an American author and illustrator of children’s books and a … More
Helen H. Moore is the pen-name of Helen O’Reilly. Under this pen-name she has published memoirs, children’s novels and poetry. Under her … More
When Mother Reads Aloud(Anonymous) When Mother reads aloud, the pastSeems real as every day;I hear the tramp of armies vast,I … More
Continuing on with National Poetry Month, I’ll be giving you some reading material to indulge in! I’m basing myself on … More
As April is National Poetry Month, time to brush up on your poetry terminology! And I found this online quiz … More
Books are friends who take you far
Wherever you would go,
From torrid lands and jungle ways
To northern fields of snow.
Andrew Marvell (1621 – 1678) was an English metaphysical poet, associated with John Donne and George Herbert and friend to … More
Did you know that April is Poetry Month? And it has been ever since 1996, when it was introduced by … More