The Sweet Poet of the Woods: A History of Birds in Poetry

Birds have appeared in poetry for centuries. A common source of inspiration, from William Shakespeare’s classic ‘The Seasons’ to Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s Romantic ‘The Nightingale’ to Edgar Allan Poe’s Gothic ‘The Raven’, poets have long been influenced by our winged companions. Collected Bird Poems Frequently used to symbolise a range of emotions, thoughts, and feelings, different poets have […]

How to Read More Books: Tips and Tricks to Help Reach Your Reading Goal

To help you keep up with your New Year’s resolutions and reading goals, we’ve compiled a list of 11 tips and tricks to help you read more books. From getting more enjoyment out of your reading to simply reading more over the year, discover this collection of handy ideas on how to read more books. […]

The Fairy Goldsmith – by Elinor Wylie

The Fairy Goldsmith by Elinor Wylie ‘HERE’S a wonderful thing,A humming-bird’s wingIn hammered gold,And store well-chosenOf snowflakes frozenIn crystal cold. Black onyx cherriesAnd mistletoe berriesOf chrysoprase,Jade buds, tight shut,All carven and cutIn intricate ways. Here, if you pleaseAre little gilt beesIn amber dropsWhich look like honey,Translucent and sunny,From clover-tops. Here’s an elfin girlOf mother-of-pearlAnd moonshine […]