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Alfred Lord Tennyson Poems

 

A Cambridge Scholar with no degree but exceptional skill in the artistry of the written language, Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809 – 1892) stands among the best known as well as the most criticized poets of all time. The poet quite literally spent his entire life dedicated to pen and parchment. Records indicate that Alfred, Lord Tennyson began writing as early as ...

Dylan Thomas Poems

 

Where does one start with the briefest of accounts of this man, this great Welsh poet of the twentieth century? Perhaps we should just look at the stark facts of the beginning and ending of a life cut tragically short. They are thus: 27 October 1914, born at home as was the custom then, Dylan Marlais Thomas entered a world ...

Ezra Pound Poems

 

Born in America in 1885, Ezra Weston Loomis Pound led an intense and colorful early life, working as a literary editor in London, travelling across Europe and joining Mussolini’s fascist regime in the 30s and 40s. He was an important influence on some of the literary greats of the 20th Century including TS Elliot and Ernest Hemingway, and much loved ...

William Butler Yeats Poems

 

William Butler Yeats (1865-1939) is one of the most recognizable poets of all time. During his time, his popularity was greater (arguably) than T.S. Eliot or Robert Frost. His literary works earned him the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1923. Much influenced by his Irish roots and his zeal towards the occultist practices, his works have captivated ...

Sylvia Plath Poems

 

Perhaps one of the youngest poets, Sylvia Plath has shown us that it is not the duration of life that makes the quality of life, but the content of that life which makes it memorable or forgotten. Although she only lived to be thirty, Sylvia Plath (1932-1963) has become one of the top 100 poets of our time with more than 400 ...

Langston Hughes Poems

 

Langston Hughes was born on the first of February 1902. His full name was James Mercer Langston Hughes. He was an African American poet writing during the "Harlem Renaissance" of the 1920s, though he had some white and Native American ancestry that also had some influence on his work. Many poets are shaped at least partly by their childhood, and this was ...

William Shakespeare Poems

 

William Shakespeare (1590-1613) is one if not the most recognized poets of all time. His ability to capture both the humanistic nature of man as well as cause the mind the ascend into creative realms unknown has duly earned him the title of "The Bard". Interestingly, when one associates the works of Shakespeare to that of the literary world, generally the connection ...

Charles Bukowski Poems

 

Charles Bukowski (1921-1994) is a poet of bluntness. With over 120 poems, most of these are easily associated with because of the manner in which each of these poems comes forth. Where poets of the older eras typically kept with a rhyme scheme or in some instances deliberately tried to make their works metaphorical and mystical, Charles Bukowski’s works tend to lean ...

Walt Whitman Poems

 

When approaching the poems of Walt Whitman (1819-1892), one will see that he is quite a modern poet to be listed among the greats. This is not to say that such work needs to be disregarded as being of less merit than John Donne or Percy Bysshe Shelly. On the contrary, in terms of his style and his subject matter ...

Rabindranath Tagore Poems

 

Rabindranath Tagore was born in 1861 in the vast city of Calcutta. His Brahman family was wealthy and prominent; his father, Maharishi Debendranath Tagore, was a scholar and religious reformer. Sarada Devi, his mother, died when he was just a young boy -- when her body was carried out through the courtyard and then burned, was when he first realized that ...