Love Etc. reminds us what eternity is, and what part of it is contained within ourselves.
Whether its in praise of a stapler, an old t-shirt or a frog, Marjorie Maddox tells us we need the “cadence of praise.” We need the Ode.
Surprised by Scotland, a writer finds herself taken by her past, her present with Scottish poets, and maybe (who knows) her future.
Our poetry classroom is a wonderful way to discuss and enjoy poems, with published poets and teachers. Up today: Dona Nobis Pacem.
Listen to our new Doors & Passageways playlist, then write a doors or passageways poem, including a line of the lyrics if you like.
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
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.
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.
Six additional poems from Tweetspeak Poetry’s recent poetry jam on Twitter, prompted by line from Ted Kooser’s “The Poetry Home Repair Manual.”
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.
Have you ever opened a can, only to find something unexpected? Now’s your chance.
Every weekday morning, we send a carefully-chosen poem, along with beautiful artwork, out to eagerly awaiting inboxes around the world. Here are our top recent Every Day Poems.
Rock music contains poetry, as do the instruments and voices that speak it. Jethro Tull’s “Acres Wild” shows us the way.