Please forgive my negligence in updating this series and enjoy this poem by Longfellow: “A Psalm of Life” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Tell me not, in mournful numbers, Life is but an empty dream! For the soul is dead that slumbers, And things are not what they seem. Life is real! Life is earnest! And theContinue reading “Poem of the Week: “A Psalm of Life””
One of my most favorite poems of all time. I hope you all like it! “Desdichado” by Dorothy L. Sayers Christ walks the world again, His lute upon His back, His red robe rent to tatters, His riches gone to rack, The wind that wakes the morning blows His hair about His face, His handsContinue reading “Poem of the Week: “Desdichado””
“Flower in the Crannied Wall” by Alfred, Lord Tennyson Flower in the crannied wall, I pluck you out of the crannies, I hold you here, root and all, in my hand, Little flower–but if I could understand What you are, root and all, and all in all, I should know what God and man is.
Yes, I know that I missed last week’s installment and I am terribly sorry. To make up for it, here’s a really pretty one by John Donne. 🙂 “The Canonization” by John Donne For God’s sake hold your tongue, and let me love ; Or chide my palsy, or my gout ; My five grayContinue reading “Poem of the Week: “The Canonization””
“Hymn to the Night” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow I heard the trailing garments of the Night Sweep through her marble halls! I saw her sable skirts all fringed with light From the celestial walls! I felt her presence, by its spell of might, Stoop o’er me from above; The calm, majestic presence of the Night,Continue reading “Poem of the Week: “Hymn to the Night””
I’ve only recently started reading Donne’s work, and have I been missing out. This is one of my favorites from his sequence of “Holy Sonnets.” “Batter My Heart, Three-Person’d God” by John Donne Batter my heart, three-person’d God, for you As yet but knock, breathe, shine, and seek to mend; That I may rise andContinue reading “Poem of the Week: “Batter My Heart, Three-Person’d God””
“Good Friday in My Heart” by Mary Elizabeth Coleridge Good Friday in my heart! Fear and affright! My thoughts are the Disciples when they fled, My words the words that priest and soldier said, My deed the spear to desecrate the dead. And day, Thy death therein, is changed to night. Then Easter in myContinue reading “Poem of the Week: “Good Friday in My Heart””
Hello! Sorry this week’s poem is a little late. I was on an involuntary internet fast while our ISP screwed its head back on. But here I am, and here’s the poem. This week’s is by Emily Dickinson, who seems to be a perennial favorite around here. 😉 “If I Can Stop One Heart fromContinue reading “Poem of the Week: “If I Can Stop One Heart from Breaking””