Archives For Poems

 

Yesterday (May 9) was the birthday of the late Jesuit priest and poet, Daniel Berrigan. Here are 7 of our favorite poems of his…

 

Like many others during the 1960s, Berrigan’s active protest against the Vietnam War earned him both scorn and admiration. His particular form of militancy and radical spirituality in the service of social and political justice was significant enough, at that time, to “shape the tactics of resistance to the Vietnam War” in the United States. (via Wikipedia)

 

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Daniel Berrigan

 




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Tomorrow (March 31) marks the anniversary of the death of poet John Donne (d. 1631).

As this weekend is also Easter Weekend, we remember Donne’s death with five poems he wrote about the death and resurrection of Jesus…

 

Seven More Classic Poems
for Easter Weekend!

 

Crucifying
John Donne

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Tomorrow (Feb. 9) is the birthday of poet and novelist Alice Walker.

Here are five of our favorite poems by her…

All the Toys
Alice Walker

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TODAY (Jan. 19) marks the birthday of American writer Edgar Allan Poe (b. 1809).

We celebrate the occasion with five of our favorite poems by him…

 

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To Helen
Edgar Allan Poe

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Today (Aug. 31) marks the birthday of poet Christian Wiman…

 *** Read our interview with the poet

In honor of the occasion, we offer a series of video clips of Wiman reading his poems…

*** Books by Christian Wiman

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As the season of Lent is rapidly approaching, here are 7 of our favorite poems…

(Next Wednesday is Ash Wednesday)

Madeleine L’Engle, Gerard Manley Hopkins, T.S. Eliot, George Herbert and MORE….

If you enjoy these poems, I recommend
Nick Ripatrazone’s
Literary Reader for Lent

 

Lent: Ash Wednesday
George Herbert

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Today (Jan. 13) marks the anniversary of the death of English poet Edmund Spenser (died 1599)…

Spenser’s work, and particularly his epic poem The Fairie Queene, was deeply influential on C.S. Lewis.

 

Here are five of our favorite poems by him…

The Sovereign Beauty
Edmund Spenser

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Tomorrow (Dec. 17) marks the anniversary of the death of the Sufi poet Rumi.

Here are five of our favorite poems by him…

I AM THINE AND THOU ART MINE
Rumi
(trans. by R.A. Nicholson)

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TODAY is the birthday of the poet
John Dryden, born 1631.

In remembrance of the poet, we offer three of our favorite poems…


On the Death
of a Very Young Gentleman


John Dryden

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TODAY marks the anniversary
of William Blake’s death in 1827.

In remembrance of his life, we offer five of our favorite poems…

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The Voice of the
Ancient Bard
William Blake

 

Youth of delight! come hither
And see the opening morn,
Image of Truth new-born.
Doubt is fled, and clouds of reason,
Dark disputes and artful teazing.
Folly is an endless maze;
Tangled roots perplex her ways;
How many have fallen there!
They stumble all night over bones of the dead;
And feel–they know not what but care;
And wish to lead others, when they should be led.

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