Good love poems aren’t always about love. Sometimes, they are about chocolate (its own kind of love). Try this collection of rich, dark chocolate poems.
Our poetry classroom is a wonderful way to discuss and enjoy poems, with published poets and teachers. Up today: Dona Nobis Pacem.
What better place to start reading T. S. Eliot than “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”? To break it down, we start with 10 great quotes plus the whole poem.
Listen to our new Doors & Passageways playlist, then write a doors or passageways poem, including a line of the lyrics if you like.
Poets and Poems considers Dave Malone’s View from the North Ten, which uses a Rothko painting to evoke what exists in the land and heart of the Ozarks.
Night poetry can be the poetry of promise. In the darkness, we can focus on what is most pressing, we can dream, we can make promises to ourselves or others
Try your hand at a night poem that easily captures the ambiguity of darkness, simply by virtue of its form.
Did Jane Austen play video games? Did William Carlos Williams really eat the plums? Did Ben Franklin think flying was useful? It’s another week of the best in poetry and poetic things: Our Top 10 Poetic Picks.
Night poetry easily lends itself to being love poetry. Like Byron’s “She Walks in Beauty.”
Poets House is a place of reclamation, of your past and of your future.
Today, Poets and Poems highlights Christopher Reid’s “A Scattering, ” a remarkable series of poems that helped him deal with the death of his wife.
Poets and Poems looks at “Poems to Elsi” by R.S. Thomas, which provides insight into the Thomas marriage of more than 50 years.
Ghazal poetry was traditionally a sung form, invoking other traditional symbols like the gazelle. Invoke an old song image for your own?
Seth Haines tries his hand at penning a ghazal, a form of poetry that’s new to him, and finds himself sinking into its rhythms.
Your poem title sets the tone. We show how changing a title can create an entirely different poem. Plus 9 poems with make-or-break titles!
Poets and Poems highlights “New Light for the Old Dark” by Sam Willetts, which combines individual and family history for an effect both personal and universal.
Tweetspeak Poetry’s recent poetry jam on Twitter used Ted Kooser’s “The Poetry Home Repair Manual” for prompts — with some surprising results.
Tattoo poetry is permanent poetry—captured by the body that bears it. There’s a sense in which it is locked in time and form, much the way the painted Greek lovers were perpetually locked to the vase in “Ode on a Grecian Urn.”
Get inked with your author; give us a poem that tells the tale.
What makes for funny poems? Maybe the same things that make any writing funny. Enjoy a laugh and these ten funny poems.