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.
Another Monday, another Featured Poem to help you steal back a moment of thought and reflection while the working week warms up. Today we’re reading Happy the Man by John Dryden.
A fitting Featured Poem for the beginning of a new school year, we’re starting this week afresh with Walt Whitman’s An Old Man’s Thoughts of School.
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.
Celebrating the 200th anniversary of her birth, our Featured Poem this week is Moonlight, Summer Moonlight by Emily Brontë.
This week our Featured Poem celebrates the most important meal of the day, Breakfast by British poet Mary Lamb.
This week we have Patrick, a work experience student with us, and he’s kindly shared a favourite poem for our weekly feature. Reflecting on the success of the English team at this year’s World Cup, Patrick has been reading Ozymandias by Percy Bysshe Shelley.
This weeks featured poem comes recommended by David Grant, an intern from The University of Liverpool.
Continue reading “Featured Poem: “Oh could I raise the darken’d veil” – Nathaniel Hawthorne”