I Like My Body When It Is With Your – E. E. Cummings

i like my body when it is with your body. It is so quite new a thing. Muscles better and nerves more. i like your body.  i like what it does, i like its hows.  i like to feel the spine of your body and its bones,and the trembling -firm-smooth ness and which i will again and … Continue reading I Like My Body When It Is With Your – E. E. Cummings

The Divine Comedy: Inferno : Canto 2 – Dante Alighieri

Canto I Canto 2 : Summary It is now the evening of Good Friday, as the two poets approach the entrance to Hell. But Dante wonders if he is truly worthy to make the journey: He recalls that Aeneas, and also St. Paul, made the journey, and he feels unworthy to be included in this … Continue reading The Divine Comedy: Inferno : Canto 2 – Dante Alighieri

The Divine Comedy: Inferno : Canto I – Dante Alighieri

Canto I https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Bie_ykm5xM&t=8s Inferno - Canto I Summary In the middle of the journey of his life, Dante finds himself lost in a dark wood, and he cannot find the straight path. He cannot remember how he wandered away from his true path that he should be following, but he is in a fearful place, … Continue reading The Divine Comedy: Inferno : Canto I – Dante Alighieri

love is more thicker than forget – e.e. cummings

<p class="has-drop-cap has-text-align-left has-normal-font-size" value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80">To me, this poem expresses the many forms of love, and what love is. The poem illustrates how it can be thick and thin. It’s crazy and it's deep. Love is a way of being alive, and it's so many different things. It's also normal and sane, … Continue reading love is more thicker than forget – e.e. cummings

O Captain! My Captain! – WALT WHITMAN

The captain in the poem refers to Abraham Lincoln and the ship represents the United States. Lincoln successfully led his nation through the turmoil of the civil war and brought an end to the slavery in America. The theme of the poem is that victory comes with a price. O Captain! my Captain! our fearful trip is done, The ship has … Continue reading O Captain! My Captain! – WALT WHITMAN

The Flea John Donne

The Flea is a poem that is all about one man trying to get a woman to have sex with him. The woman is probably a virgin. In his attempt to persuade his would be lover the man focuses on a flea, a parasite that has sucked blood from them both. He uses a logical argument … Continue reading The Flea John Donne

somewhere i have never travelled – e.e.cummings

  This poem like many by e.e.cummings, is experimental, abstract and irregular. He wrote in this unconventional style for most of his career and was unapologetic. This is an in-the-moment love poem written for a special partner. Perhaps the poet has fallen under the spell of love and is trying to put into words what it … Continue reading somewhere i have never travelled – e.e.cummings

Fire & Ice – Robert Frost

    The first time I heard this poem was while I was watching ‘The Twilight Series.’ What attracted me to the poem was the theme that human emotions are destructive when allowed to run wild. They can completely destroy the person.   Some say the world will end in fire, Some say in ice. … Continue reading Fire & Ice – Robert Frost

Alone – Edgar Allan Poe

Being comfortable by yourself is hard, especially during this pandemic but there are ways to make it feel a little easier. There are some wonderful poems out there that will teach you to celebrate solitude. One such poem is by the English Poet Edgar Allan Poe who has written this poem about lonliness and isolation. The … Continue reading Alone – Edgar Allan Poe