Category: Poetry

A Christmas Carol [poem by C. Rossetti]


A Christmas Carol by Christina Rossetti In the bleak mid-winter Frosty wind made moan, Earth stood hard as iron, Water like a stone; Snow had fallen, snow on snow, Snow on snow, In the bleak mid-winter Long ago. Our God, Heaven cannot hold Him…

Poetry Tuesday: The Solipsist


A few days ago, this update appeared in my facebook news feed: The Solipsist by Jollimore Don’t be misled: that sea-song you hear when the shell’s at your ear? It’s all in your head. That primordial tide— the slurp and salt-slosh of the brain’s…

Poetry Tuesday: Roald Dahl


The kids and I visited the library yesterday. As I went in search of Ancient Mesopotamia, I noticed the shelf of children’s poetry right behind me. I picked up a volume of Roald Dahl‘s verses. I am enjoying his dark, strange poems. Some of…

Silver Liquid Drops (Daily Pic 5/365)


April Rain Song by Langston Hughes Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby. The rain makes still pools on the sidewalk. The rain makes running pools in the…

A poem by Mercy Otis Warren


A Thought on the Inestimable Blessing of Reason What is it moves within my soul, And as the needle to the pole Directs me to the final cause The central point of nature’s laws? ‘Tis reason, Lord, which thou has given A ray divine,…

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