Top Classic Yoga Books for International Yoga Day

Classic Yoga Books for Internation Yoga Day

Three Essential Classic Yoga Books for International Yoga Day Yoga is the ancient art of connecting your mind, heart and body, and is traditionally believed to bring the soul closer to enlightenment. The physical and spiritual activity originated in India over 5,000 years ago, aiming to still your thoughts and bring balance to your life. […]

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 […]

The Poems of Samuel Taylor Coleridge: Discover His Most Famous Poetry

Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s famous poems have withstood the test of time, with him still regarded as one of the best poets of the Romantic era. Discover a list of seven of his most famous poems below, from the seminal The Rime of the Ancient Mariner to the opium-induced classic Kubla Khan. Coleridge’s Conversation Poems “Poetry: […]

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner – By Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Argument How a Ship having passed the Line was driven by storms to the cold Country towards the South Pole; and how from thence she made her course to the tropical Latitude of the Great Pacific Ocean; and of the strange things that befell; and in what manner the Ancyent Marinere came back to his […]

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 […]

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 […]