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Pablo Neruda Poems

 

His birth name was Ricardo Eliecer Neftali Reyes Basoalto, but most people know him as Pablo Neruda. He was a Chilean poet, born in 1904, who also had a penchant for politics. In fact, in 1923, Neruda sold all of his personal belongings in order to pay for the publication of his very first collection, Crepusculario (which means Twilight). This volume was ...

Short Poems About Love

 

When we look at those writers who have penned epic stories, hundreds, maybe even thousands of pages long, we think about what great writers they must be. And in truth, it does take great skill to develop a story to the point that it remains interesting to read after the first hundred or two hundred pages. Although being skilled at writing ...

Fall Poems

 

The four seasons of each year are often the subject of writers and poets. Although not all regions of the world have seasons that are as profoundly obvious as North America and Europe, most people have an understanding of what these seasons are like. And to the poet, each of these four seasons has a symbolic meaning. Whereas spring typically indicates ...

Poems About God

 

This is both an easy topic and a difficult one. It's easy in that we can find thousands of poems about "god"; however, there is great difficulty in agreeing on who or what "god" is, if "god" is. Let's eliminate the last option first -- there are poems about "god" whether we believe in a "god" or not. The poems exist, ...

Urdu Poems

 

Urdu poetry has a long history, with a variety of interesting twists and turns in its development. There are at least six major different forms of Urdu poetry which range from religious to romantic themes. For example, there is the Ghazal, which is typically a short lyric poem often focused on love and romance, although it may have more generalized themes. ...

Popular Poems

 

What makes a poem popular? That's truly a difficult question, as each individual has their own feelings and preferences regarding the type of poetry they enjoy. Still, if you examine the larger picture, looking at trends throughout the industry, you'll notice certain consistencies regarding which poems seem to do 'better' than others. However, one needs also to consider that much of ...

Poem Analysis

 

The analysis of a poem is something that all students should learn to do. Even for those who don't find poetry particularly interesting, the process of analysis alone is worth experiencing and developing. If nothing else, learning to analyze poems may be enjoyable later in life when listening and evaluating the lyrics of songs. There are five main categories that the ...

Poems About Children

 

Children have been the topic of many a poem. Whether it was because they are in some way special to the writer, or because they were just a convenient topic for discussion, children tend to find themselves the locus of attention to poets of all genre and cultures. In most western cultures, we accept that every child is born to its ...

Ode Poems

 

The ode has been a popular form of poetry for thousands of years. This type of poem offers praise and appreciation to loved one, heros, and even historical events. The ode, done in the traditional format, is a very powerful means that poets use to remember and commemorate people or events which have inspired them. The first odes were composed by ...

Seamus Heaney Poems

 

Seamus Heaney is an Irish-born writer, poet, and lecturer. Among his many awards, recognizing him for his outstanding poetry include the 1995 Nobel Peace Prize in Literature, the 2006 T. S. Eliot award, and the 1996 and 1999 Whitbread awards. He has been a professor at both Oxford and Harvard, teaching poetry, of course. Heaney, born in 1939, lived in ...