Poem of the Week

Check here or in your inbox every Wednesday for the Poem of the Week, usually a short poem, often one you might get by heart in a couple of minutes, with a brief discussion of the poet’s art as we find it in sound and sense, image and symbol, dramatic moment, dramatic irony, surprise and resolution. Learn to be at home in the art that is common to all mankind!

George Herbert
18
2
William Butler Yeats, 1891
28
4
John McCrae, 1915
19
4
Richard Wilbur
20
4
George Herbert, 1639
22
2
T. S. Eliot
32
8
John Keats
18
John Donne
15
1
Gerard Manley Hopkins
10
Robert Browning (1642)
4
Alfred, Lord Tennyson
9
1
Robert Frost
19
1
(A poem about leisure) William Wordsworth, 1798
20
3
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1840
38
14
William Shakespeare
22
15
Robert Frost (1928)
23
2
George Herbert
18
2
William Butler Yeats, 1891
28
4
John McCrae, 1915
19
4
Richard Wilbur
20
4
George Herbert, 1639
22
2
T. S. Eliot
32
8
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