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Thomas Moore Poems

 

Irish balladeer, singer, and poet Thomas Moore gained fame in the first half of the nineteenth century both as a poet and as a society figure whose scandalous behavior may have overshadowed his talents. Thomas Moore was born in 1779 in Dublin, Ireland, over his father's grocery business. Moore was one of the first Catholic students allowed entry to Trinity College in ...

Robert Lowell Poems

 

Poet Robert Lowell's turbulent journey in life is echoed in the more personal of his poetry. Robert Lowell was born in 1917, the son of the famous Lowells of Boston, a family that already boasted two poets, James Russell Lowell and Amy Lowell. He followed family tradition by enrolling at Harvard, but after two years - and upon the advice of his ...

Amy Lowell Poems

 

Poet Amy Lowell's literary reputation, marred in her lifetime due to her lifestyle and at times overbearing personality, has in recent years begun to improve as new generations of readers have rediscovered her work. Born in 1874 in Brookline Massachusetts, Amy Lowell was the daughter of a prominent New England family, one that encouraged her love of reading and writing. She ...

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Poems

 

One of the lions of American poetry, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's verses have endured across centuries to become some of the best known and best loved in the English language. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was born in Portland, Maine, in 1807, the son of wealthy parents, his father an attorney. From childhood, Longfellow was preoccupied with words and writing, and even as a ...

D.H. Lawrence Poems

 

While D.H. Lawrence is known to modern audiences primarily as a novelist and short story writer, the author's initial forays into literature were his poems. Born in Nottinghamshire, England, in 1885, David Herbert Lawrence's childhood was spent around the colleries of the Eastwood area, where his father and most of the other men in his family worked as miners. Although Lawrence ...

Rudyard Kipling Poems

 

If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten. Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind. Few poets are more beloved by more people than Rudyard Kipling. A favorite of readers both young and old, known the world over, Rudyard Kipling's poems - and stories - have proven both popular and evergreen. Born ...

Ted Hughes Poems

 

Good metrical rhymed verse, if it’s to grip the imagination and stay readable, has to have, as well as those external formal features, the same dynamo of hidden musical dramatic laws as the apparently free verse. ~ Ted Hughes Poet Ted Hughes stormy private life often overshadowed his poetry, giving him a notoriety that even the most readable and accessible of poets ...

Thomas Hardy Poems

 

My opinion is that a poet should express the emotion of all the ages and the thought of his own. ~ Thomas Hardy A failed novelist turned poet, Thomas Hardy could be called a writer's writer, his novels and verses read more by other writers than by the public, especially during his lifetime, when the frank sexuality of his novels and the ...

Allen Ginsberg Poems

 

“Poetry is not an expression of the party line. It’s that time of night, lying in bed, thinking what you really think, making the private world public, that’s what the poet does.” “The only thing that can save the world is the reclaiming of the awareness of the world. That’s what poetry does.” “I have a new method of poetry. All you got to do is look over your notebooks… And ...

Robert Frost Poems

 

During the mid-twentieth century, there was no poet more beloved in the United States than Robert Frost. Considered the unofficial poet laureate of the nation, Frost's poems were more widely read than almost any other poet's work, his poetry was part of every English course in America's curriculum, and not surprisingly, his poetry was among the most familiar lines among ...