Tag Archives: Formal Poetry

SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: TWO SUMMER POEMS

LILY-BELL AND THISTLEDOWN SONG By Louisa May Alcott Awake! Awake! for the earliest gleam 
 Of golden sunlight shines 
 On the rippling waves, that brightly flow 
 Beneath the flowering vines. 
 Awake! Awake! for the low, sweet chant … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: FALL POEMS

AFTER APPLE-PICKING By Robert Frost My long two-pointed ladder’s sticking through a tree Toward heaven still, And there’s a barrel that I didn’t fill Beside it, and there may be two or three Apples I didn’t pick upon some bough. … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: GERARD MANLEY HOPKINS

MOONRISE By Gerard Manley Hopkins I awoke in the Midsummer not to call night, in the white and the walk of the morning: The moon, dwindled and thinned to the fringe of a finger-nail held to the candle, Or paring … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: SARA TEASDALE ON THE MONTH OF MAY

By Sara Teasdale: MAY The wind is tossing the lilacs, The new leaves laugh in the sun, And the petals fall on the orchard wall, But for me the spring is done. Beneath the apple blossoms I go a wintry … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: EARTH VOICES FOR SPRING

EARTH VOICES By Bliss Carman I I heard the spring wind whisper Above the brushwood fire, “The world is made forever Of transport and desire. “I am the breath of being, The primal urge of things; I am the whirl … Continue reading

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David Caplan: A Micro-Interview and Three Poems

David Caplan is the Charles M. Weis Chair in English at Ohio Wesleyan University and the author of four books of poetry criticism and poetry, most recently, Rhyme’s Challenge: Hip Hop, Poetry, and Contemporary Rhyming Culture (Oxford University  Press, 2014) … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: MOTHER NIGHT

MOTHER NIGHT By James Weldon Johnson Eternities before the first-born day, Or ere the first sun fledged his wings of flame, Calm Night, the everlasting and the same, A brooding mother over chaos lay. And whirling suns shall blaze and … Continue reading

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