“The sea is calm tonight…” An evocative poem analysis focusing on the imagery in Matthew Arnold’s Dover Beach. Insightful and helpful…
Guest contributor Nicole Gulotta writes about Chilean poet Pablo Neruda’s purpose behind his odes to the mundane, looking specifically at the unexpected beauty of the onion. She pairs this poem with a classic French Onion soup recipe: the perfect blend of cozy and satisfying.
Not exactly what one expects in classical love poetry, to be sure. But hold your horses for this one, because I think this is the greatest love poem ever written.
Even if you have not read Christopher Marlowe’s famous poem, “The Passionate Shepherd to his Love, ” you probably know its poetry anyway. Really.
In this month’s poetry classroom, author and literature professor Karen Swallow Prior will be treating us to a discussion of classic love poetry—beginning with Shakespeare.