New Poems Added to the Site
William Wordsworth has placed nature over human study in Tables Turned. "We murder to dissect." This poem is recommended by Lee Evans. See New Poems by Our Readers for his poem.
Alexander Pope, author of the satirical “The Rape of the Lock,” brings his trademark sharp humor to this poem from “An Essay on Man.”
James Weldon Johnson—Lift Every Voice and Sing. Posted in remembrance of the Martin Luther King holiday. You can read about the poem and song at Wikipedia.
William Ernest Henley proclaims mastery of fate in Invictus.
Robert Louis Stevenson"Hail! Childish Slaves of Social Rules". A poem celebrating the independent spirit from the popular author of Treasure Island and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
Kahlil Gibran—A Tear and a Smile. A very beautiful poem about life from the author of The Prophet, one of the best selling books of the 20th century.
Stephen Crane (the author of The Red Badge of Courage)—Three Short Poems. Crane specialized in short poems with a punch. Here are three of them.
Alfred Lord Tennyson—Tears, Idle Tears. Tennyson richly laments the days that are no more.
Sir Walter Scott—Breathes There The Man. Scott stresses the importance of attachment to our native lands.
Vachel Lindsay—Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight. Lindsay worries about Lincoln's legacy given the state of the world.
A. E. Housman—Loveliest of trees, the cherry now. . .. Housman muses about his connection to the beauty of nature in this short poem.
Also, the editor's article, The Brave Russian Poets, tells the tale of the struggle of three Russian poets, who are among the greatest of world poetry. The article includes some superb poems by these masters.