Tag Archives: Romantic poetry

SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: A WINTER POEM BY ALFRED AUSTIN

MY WINTER ROSE By Alfred Austin Why did you come when the trees were bare? Why did you come with the wintry air? When the faint note dies in the robin’s throat, And the gables drip and the white flakes … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: ALAN TOLTZIS

FORTY-TWO PLACES By Alan Toltzis As time passed, they didn’t need to study love, pray for it, or even speak its name. Instead, they lived their love silently. Secrets remained secret as love sank into unbending bones, fused with supple … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: EDGAR ALLAN POE FOR HALLOWEEN AND DIA DE LOS MUERTOS

  By Edgar Allan Poe: SPIRITS OF THE DEAD Thy soul shall find itself alone ’Mid dark thoughts of the grey tomb-stone; Not one, of all the crowd, to pry Into thine hour of secrecy. Be silent in that solitude, … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: KATIE WOODZICK

YEARNING By Katie Woodzick She delivers my sloe gin fizz and her slim hips testify to an ecstasy that has not yet been experienced. I want to trace the subtle protuberances of her hip bones (ghost-like, merely a suggestion of … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: JENNY SADRE-ORAFAI

KARAJ By Jenny Sadre-Orafai When I miss her, I open my popout map. I spill my face into the streets of Tehran. I hide in Laleh Park. I read street names aloud, like I’m reporting to someone. I pretend I … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: POETRY GENIUS

Editor’s Note: Every once in a while on this series I like to give a shout out to an organization that is furthering poetry in America today, and so today I want to introduce you to the wonder that is … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: THE SONG OF SONGS

Depiction of Solomon and Pharaoh’s daughter reciting the Song of Solomon. This image is in the public domain. From THE SONG OF SONGS From the Hebrew Bible I am a rose of Sharon, a lily of the valleys. As a … Continue reading

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