Friendship Poems

Publicado por Jeanna el 22 de January de 2009 a las 09:36 pm

The bonds of friendship have inspired much art, poetry included. Friendship poems may not enjoy the ubiquity of poems about romantic love, but many poets have cherished valued friendships by putting their feelings into writing. Some of the most famous of poets have written verse that celebrates friendship. Alfred Lord Tennyson wrote one of his […]


Famous Poems

Publicado por Jeanna el 21 de January de 2009 a las 06:59 pm

Do you recognize these famous lines? Most likely you do, even if you do not know where you first heard them. They are lines that live in infamy, lines that have been repeated infinite times, parodied and bandied about for generations. But do you know from whence these vaunted lines sprung? These are the first […]


Short Poems

Publicado por Jeanna el 20 de January de 2009 a las 08:35 pm

What do William Blake, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Emily Dickinson, Sara Teasdale, and Carl Sandburg all have in common? If you guessed that they were all famous poets, then you are half-correct; while they were indeed all poets, they were also poets who often expressed their ideas in short poems – poems that while small in […]


Funny Poems

Publicado por Jeanna el 16 de January de 2009 a las 10:16 am

“Funny” isn’t often the first word that comes to mind when one thinks of poetry. Rather, most consider poetry to be dry and academic. Poetry, however, encompasses more than just sonnets, odes, and epics that are enjoyed only by scholars. Funny poems abound in the canon of poetry. Some of the funniest poems are poems […]


Love Poems

Publicado por Jeanna el 13 de January de 2009 a las 09:45 pm

Love poetry dates back as far as recorded time; man’s – and woman’s – need to express his amorous side has spurred on poetry for thousands of years. The Bible contains one of the oldest examples of love poetry. The book “The Song of Solomon,” is, in fact, and entire chapter of the Bible devoted […]