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Five of the Best Poems about Writing Poetry

The best poems about the act of writing

Writing poetry can be intensely rewarding, but unfortunately, the words don’t always come. And at some point or another, most poets have found themselves in the grip of writer’s block (something… 436 more words

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10 of the Best Robert Herrick Poems Everyone Should Read

The finest poems of the Cavalier poet

Algernon Charles Swinburne called Robert Herrick (1591-1674) the ‘greatest songwriter ever born of English race’. In this post, we’ve chosen ten of Robert Herrick’s best poems, most of which are beautifully short lyrics about a number of themes, from religion to love to untidy clothes. 612 more words

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As quiet steals my midnight slumber

I lie awake eyes bright and ponder

What lies ahead in the future yonder

What doth faith hide behind her doors… 94 more words

10 of the Best Wendy Cope Poems Everyone Should Read

Ten of the best from the masterly comic poet

Wendy Cope is one of the most acclaimed living comic poets writing in English. Since her first collection appeared in 1986, she has published a handful of popular volumes of comic verse, though she can also write ‘straight’ poetry very successfully too (as the last poem in this list testifies). 649 more words

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The Best Railway Poems Everyone Should Read

The greatest poems about trains and railways

Ever since the advent of the railways in the 1820s, poets have been drawn to trains and railways, whether because they saw them as a threat to the English landscape, or they sought to capture the romance of rail travel, or they saw the potential of the train journey to carry significance beyond the literal. 840 more words

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10 of the Best Poems about Birds

The best bird poems in English literature

Birds are everywhere in poetry, so compiling this list of ten of the greatest bird poems has involved leaving many great poems out. 838 more words

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The Best Poems for Valentine’s Day

10 classic Valentine poems

The association between Valentine’s Day and love is long-standing, and many poets have written about love and romance. But how many have written about the day itself? 768 more words

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