Poets have forever been writing about the night, both those things that go bump and the things that delight. Enjoy a sampling in this collection of 10 great night poems.
Like Kipling’s lullaby, a poem that acknowledges the terrors of the night can help disarm them. Our discussion of Megan Willome’s The Joy of Poetry continues, with a look at poetry and dreams.
As Poem on Your Pillow Day approaches, we’ve rounded up 10 great Pillow Poems so you can bring the joy of poetry to someone you love.
Pack your bags. We’re whisking you away on a dream getaway, if only in our imaginations. Write a poem about the luxurious destination you’ve dreamed of visiting. We already feel relaxed. Join us!
Dust off your cape or your princess cone hat and come along on an adventure with us. We’re reclaiming our childhood imagination and writing poetry about our wildest dreams.
Watching a sleeping dog running in place makes us wonder what they’re dreaming of. Come learn a little about dog dreams. Then, write some poetry about the slumbering mind of man’s best friend.
Take a break from the daily grind and drift off with us for a while. We’re daydreaming, writing poetry, and celebrating you, too, dreamer.
In her second Follow Your Dream Poetry Dare dispatch, Sandra Heska King considers how Darwish used poetry and beauty to resist violence and siege.
In her first Follow Your Dream Poetry Dare dispatch, Sandra Heska King wonders if Darwish is writing about a person or place, a man or woman, himself or someone else.
Strangeness arrests. It can cause inquiry, new vision, fear, a will to act (or not act). Let’s harness the power of strangeness in this week’s prompt.
Dream a little dream with us, in this Shakespeare poetry prompt. You can deny what the poem means, if anything at all. That’s the beauty of a dream.
What better place to read Kubla Khan than in a dream-like woodland? What better place to discuss mischief and controlled chaos.
Welcome to this month’s poetry classroom. Up today, “Thoreau considers a stone.”
If you look closely, the intricate pattern of Spanish Lace has a story to tell. We’ve woven together a new playlist of songs—from Spanish lace to lace in general, from the group Paper Lace to some great Spanish love songs. An intoxicating variety of tunes, and a poetry prompt.
Kathryn Neel’s “Eating and Drinking Poem” post pairs Yeats’ “Hosting of the Sidhe” with a wine syllabub recipe. She discusses Irish mythology, her own personal experience abroad, and the need to set aside small bowls of cream to appease the mischievous Shidhe before making syllabub.
October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month. Today, come see the artistic vision of Kasia Puciata. And a found poem we created from Kasia’s vibrant words.
Edgar Allan Poe published his 1st poetry collection in 1827, at 18 years old. A tendency to run up debts & gamble kept him in constant state of reinvention.
Dream and love poems, from the pollen of a sunflower to blue sky and a curry leaf. Plus, a poem on the pain of senility.