Short Christmas Poems: Ten Classic Poems for the Holidays

These ten short Christmas poems encompass all the magic of the festive season, celebrating the colder months. Written by some of the greatest poets of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, this list features classic winter poetry from the likes of Emily Dickinson and William Butler Yeats, perfect for reading over the holidays. 10 Short Christmas […]

The Solitude of Alexander Selkirk – The Story of the Real Robinson Crusoe

Daniel Defoe’s 1719 book, Robinson Crusoe, is often labelled the first English novel. The adventurous tale of a sailor stranded on a desert island is commonly thought to be inspired by the real-life events of a Scottish sailor, Alexander Selkirk.  For over four years, Selkirk was marooned off the coast of Chile on Más a Tierra […]

Classic Nature Books for Lovers of the Outdoors

Inspiring Nature Writings and Poetry on the Natural World From inspiring nature essays to books exploring the British countryside, this list of classic nature books will be sure to provide the perfect gifts for keen naturalists, countryside ramblers, and lovers of the outdoors. Featuring work by famous American naturalists Henry David Thoreau and John Burroughs, […]

Classic Poetry Collections – Essential Poetry Books to Gift this Christmas

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Say it with verse and give the gift of poetry this Christmas with our hand-picked classic poetry collections. Whether it be a personal favourite, a must-read epic or a definitive collection of verse from one of the greats, this extensive and carefully curated list is full of our best-loved poetry. Featuring many of the best classic […]

Fall, Leaves, Fall – A Poem by Emily Brontë

Fall, Leaves, Fall by Emily Brontë Fall, leaves, fall; die, flowers, away;Lengthen night and shorten day;Every leaf speaks bliss to meFluttering from the autumn tree.I shall smile when wreaths of snowBlossom where the rose should grow;I shall sing when night’s decayUshers in a drearier day. Poems – by Currer, Ellis and Acton Bell The peom […]