“They call us now.
Before they drop the bombs.
The phone rings
and someone who knows my first name
calls and says in perfect Arabic… 281 more words
Speaking of trains, here is Edna Millay’s heartfelt “Travel”.
“There isn’t a train I wouldn’t take,
no matter where it’s going.”
I feel the same way. 100 more words
Robert Service was a nineteenth-century Englishman who fell in love with the Yukon in its gold rush days and celebrated it in poetry. Most famous are his “The Cremation of SamMcGee” and “The Shooting of Dan McGrew”. 746 more words
I couldn’t leave Kipling off my list. I’ve enjoyed his poems from the days I first got interested in poetry. He, like many other earnest Victorian era poets, have fallen into disregard in our days of cynicism and irony, but I still enjoy his poems: “Danny Deever”, “Gunga Din”, “Tommy”, “The Ballad of East and West”, and “If”, but especially this one. 535 more words