The title of our Featured Poem this week may not strike you as familiar but it’s likely that you’ve come across it’s lines in some form or another over the years. This week we’re reading Sweet Content by Thomas Dekker.
Our Featured Poem this week, Magna Est Veritas comes from English poet Coventry Patmore.
Our poetic inspiration for the week comes from the archives of The Reader magazine: an extract from Edward Young’s Night Thoughts as chosen by Brian Nellist for The Old Poem in issue 60.
You can’t attack every Monday with zest and zeal, and this morning’s grey skies have us feeling a little sluggish. So as we ease into this new week we thought a gentle, lullaby-like poem might be in order, and this by Robert Louis Stevenson from The Penguin Book of Victorian Verse is just the ticket.
This week our Featured Poem celebrates the most important meal of the day, Breakfast by British poet Mary Lamb.
In Alone, Poe reflects upon a life experienced as an emotional outsider. Continue reading “Featured Poem: Alone – Edgar Allen Poe”
We are celebrating the joy the onset of Spring brings in this week’s featured poem, In the Fields.
This week’s featured poem, Time Is by Henry Van Dyke, contemplates the passage of time and our relationship to it. Continue reading “Featured Poem: Time Is by Henry Van Dyke”
This week’s Featured Poem comes from George Herbert, and suitable perhaps in the week of Valentines, Love (III).
This week’s featured poem, The Voice by Thomas Hardy, has got thinking about reading aloud in Shared Reading groups, the importance of hearing the written word out loud in different voices.