This week’s Featured Poem comes a little later than usual, so much so it is almost next week’s Featured Poem. So to herald in the weekend, Katherine Philips’ To my Lord Biron’s tune of – Adieu Phillis.
Our poem this week comes from a Reader favourite – John Keats. From The Penguin Book of English Romantic Verse, this week we’re reading The Poet: A Fragment.
A week on from National Poetry Day, we wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone who helped make the day possible. Whether it was sharing or downloading our special Change anthology or enjoying our series of digital poetry readings.
Our Featured Poem this week comes from Arthur Hugh Clough who declares Say not the Struggle nought Availeth.
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”