Sympathy – A Poem By Paul Laurence Dunbar

Sympathy by Paul Laurence Dunbar I know what the caged bird feels, alas!    When the sun is bright on the upland slopes;   When the wind stirs soft through the springing grass,   And the river flows like a stream of glass;    When the first bird sings and the first bud opes,   And the faint perfume from its chalice steals—I […]

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 […]

The Lucy Poems by William Wordsworth – She dwelt among the untrodden ways

She Dwelt Among the Untrodden Ways She dwelt among the untrodden waysBeside the springs of Dove,A Maid whom there were none to praiseAnd very few to love. A violet by a mossy stoneHalf-hidden from the Eye!—Fair, as a star when only oneIs shining in the sky. She lived unknown, and few could knowWhen Lucy ceased […]

Recuerdo – by Edna St. Vincent Millay

We were very tired, we were very merry—We had gone back and forth all night on the ferry.It was bare and bright, and smelled like a stable—But we looked into a fire, we leaned across a table,We lay on a hill-top underneath the moon;And the whistles kept blowing, and the dawn came soon. We were […]

Over hill, over dale – By William Shakespeare

Over Hill, Over Dale A wood near Athens. A Fairy speaks.  Over hill, over dale, Thorough bush, thorough brier, Over park, over pale, Thorough flood, thorough fireI do wander every where, Swifter than the moon’s sphere; And I serve the fairy queen, To dew her orbs upon the green: The cowslips tall her pensioners be; In their gold coats spots you see; Those be […]

To a Skylark – by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Hail to thee, blithe Spirit!Bird thou never wert,That from Heaven, or near it,Pourest thy full heartIn profuse strains of unpremeditated art. Higher still and higherFrom the earth thou springestLike a cloud of fire;The blue deep thou wingest,And singing still dost soar, and soaring ever singest. In the golden lightningOf the sunken sun,O’er which clouds are […]

Kubla Khan – A Poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Kubla Khan by Samuel Taylor Coleridge In Xanadu did Kubla KhanA stately pleasure-dome decree:Where Alph, the sacred river, ranThrough caverns measureless to man  Down to a sunless sea.So twice five miles of fertile groundWith walls and towers were girdled round;And there were gardens bright with sinuous rills,Where blossomed many an incense-bearing tree;And here were forests ancient […]

“Hope” is the thing with feathers – by Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson, one of America’s most celebrated poets, has left an indelible mark on the literary world with her poignant and thought-provoking poetry. Born in Amherst, Massachusetts, in 1830, Dickinson’s unique style and introspective themes have captivated readers for generations. Among her many cherished works, ‘Hope is the Thing with Feathers’ stands out as a […]