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Hilda Doolittle Poems

 

H. D. -- that's how most of us know her. Hilda Doolittle was many things: poet, novelist and editor. She was a promoter of the 'imagist' model of poetry, which encouraged the use of common speech, idioms and free usage of rhymes. She was a contemporary of such avant-garde writers as Richard Ardington and Ezra Pound. She was born in the ...

T. S. Eliot Poems

 

Born Thomas Stearns Eliot, the person we know now as T. S. Eliot was an American turned naturalized British citizen. He was both poet and playwright, and he offered sound literary criticism to his contemporaries. He was also a respected publisher, which rounded out his full understanding of the 20th century literary world. Eliot was born in the U. S., having lived ...

John Keats Poems

 

One of the English poets who made a significant impact on the Romantic era. A contemporary with Lord Byron and others, Keats perspective on life was highly influenced by the more liberal teachings of the boarding school which he attended. Keats was born at a London inn, where his father was employed and later managed. As the pay was meager, Keats ...

Edgar Allan Poe Poems

 

Poe was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and became an orphan at a young age when his mother passed away -- his father had already abandoned them. He lived with the Allan family (for which he took his middle name) until he attended college at the University of Virginia. He also attempted a career in the military, but failed to impress the commandant ...

Robert Burns Poems

 

When I was living in England, it was part of our routine each month to enjoy visiting a new village or town. Oftentimes, the location was selected at random, almost like throwing a dart at the map and going where ever the dart landed. One of those trips led us into Scotland, to a play called Ayr. We had a lovely ...

Lord Byron Poems

 

Long considered as one of Great Britain's most revered poets, Lord Byron was undoubtedly a master of the Romantic movement. Certainly, his poetry was as colorful as his life style. Byron, whose full name was George Gordon Byron, was born into aristocracy, as his father was from a long line of military officers and his mother was heiress to the Scottish ...

Lil’ Wayne Poems

 

For the conservative poet or reader, an article on Lil' Wayne may be a little difficult to handle. I fall into that conservative group as well. However, I am also a professional writer, and I have tried my best over the years to maintain an appropriate appreciation for art forms that happen to be different than my own. While I am ...

Poems on Peace

 

Throughout most of my life, I've heard people calling for peace. I grew up during the 60s and 70s and heard all of the rhetoric about the 'conflict' in Vietnam. Before that was Korea and a few other smaller scurmishes. After 'nam was all the mess in the Middle East. But the truth is, we have always wanted peace -- at ...

Poems on Animals

 

Even if you're not an animal lover, it's difficult to deny that they can be quiet charming to watch. There are so many varieties of animals, each one with its own unique characteristics and charming features. It is, therefore, no surprise that animals have been one of the primary topics of poets over the many centuries. Whether they were animals ...

Leadership Poems

 

Essentially all poems are a reflection of someone's deep, inward beliefs, about their feelings and their experiences. They tend to speak about a person's ability to stand up strongly in life. They encourage us through a rather profound collective power that is our own shared reflections on life. They inform us of our own positive vision of ourselves and of all ...