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10 of the Best Robert Browning Poems Everyone Should Read

Are these the best Browning poems?

Robert Browning (1812-89) was a prolific poet, so whittling down his poetic oeuvre to just ten defining poems is going to prove a challenge. 888 more words


10 of the Best Poems about Thunderstorms

The best poems about storms

Weather is a perennial theme of poetry, and not just nice weather: more violent and extreme weather, such as storms, thunder, and lightning, has produced some classic poems, as this list of the best storm poems aims to highlight. 641 more words


10 of the Best Poems about Working

The finest poems about labouring and jobs

Work is a big part of our lives – like sleep, and love, and eating – yet it doesn’t strike us, perhaps, as immediately ‘ripe’ material for poetry, perhaps because we like to view poetry itself (wrongly, in the main) not as ‘work’ but as a ‘calling’ or a ‘hobby’. 799 more words


"Bloody Men" by Wendy Cope, Or: A Poem My Momma & I Love

In honor of Mother’s Day, a few days late.

My mom and I happened to be reading the same book of poetry the other day — a hokey anthology of love poems. 239 more words


The Best Sir Thomas Wyatt Poems Everyone Should Read

The best poems by Thomas Wyatt

The poetry of Sir Thomas Wyatt (1503-42) is that rare thing: both of interest from a historical perspective (he lived through one of the most interesting periods of English history) … 838 more words


The Best Short Non-Clichéd Poems for Weddings

The best short poems for weddings

There are plenty of clichéd love poems out there which are popular at weddings, but what if two lovebirds want to find something a little more original and honest for their big day? 718 more words


10 of the Best Poems about Insects

The best insect poems in English

Insects – flies, beetles, fleas, and the like – may not seem like an obvious subject for poetry, but in fact they’re flying and crawling everywhere in English verse, as this selection of ten of the greatest insect poems attests. 936 more words