At the end of summer, sunflowers are noticeable parts of the landscape. Poets William Blake and Kenneth W. Porter have both written about the sunflower. However, their poems feel very different.
The mini season of White Dew runs from September 7 until September 21. To honor this season we have collected several haikus by the early masters of the form.
Three resources that explore the challenges and benefits of reading and writing poetry,. These sources also offer insight into the ways we can learn and grow with poetry.
Gardens can provide us with food for our bodies and souls. Poets can help us see that connection in a new way. In today's post we have three poems that look at gardening featuring poets Beatrix Potter, Edgar Guest, and Karina Borowicz.
The 1960s brought an awareness of an emerging environmental crisis. This crisis captured the attention of poets and led to the creation of ecopoetry. Ecopoetry can then be separated into three large categories: nature poetry, environmental poetry, and ecological poetry.
The Canadian Geese migration is one of those amazing feats of the natural world. When you think about this, and then watch them fly in their V formation, it makes sense that poets would incorporate them into their verse. Mary Oliver and Wendell Berry are two poets who took note of these birds and incorporated it into verse.
Poets John Keats (1795-1821) and Dan Beachy-Quick (b.1973) share their thoughts on crickets and grasshoppers.
"Love for Other Things" by Tom Hennen. Hennen’s style is described as “almost Taoist, with a tempered knowledge of self and world." I read Hennen’s poetry and say to myself, “This is poetry that works for me”.
August has promoted many poets to pick up the pen and start writing. Here are two poems by Lizette Woodworth Reese and Sara Teasdale that reflect my August experience.