William Blake: The Tyger
Mark West of AnimaCrackers created this beautiful animated interpretation of the William Blake poem, read by Kristin Hughes. Bach's Cello Suite No. 5 in C mi...
Leonard Cohen ~ Dance Me To The End Of Love
Tango Scene ~ Al Pacino ~ Scent of a Woman ~ Movie CLIP (1992) Dance me to your beauty with a burning violin Dance me through the panic 'til I'm gathered safely in Lift me like an olive branch and be...
The Wreck of the Deutschland
The Wreck of the Deutschland is a long poem by Gerard Manley Hopkins with Christian themes, composed in 1875 and 1876, though not published until 1918. The poem depicts the shipwreck of the SS Deutsch...
Ocalenie
Ocalenie is a poetry collection by Czesław Miłosz. It was first published in 1945.
Underwoods
Underwoods is a collection of poems by Robert Louis Stevenson published in 1887. It comprises two books, Book I with 38 poems in English, Book II with 16 poems in Scots. He says in the initial note th...
Sebastian, or, Virtue Rewarded
"Sebastian, or, Virtue Rewarded" is the name of an unpublished poem written around 1815 by the 9-year-old Elizabeth Barrett, later famous as Elizabeth Barrett Browning. The autographed manuscript of t...
Sons of Martha
The Sons of Martha is a poem written by Rudyard Kipling. It is inspired by the biblical story of Mary and Martha as told in Luke 10:38–42. It celebrates the careful work done by workers and builders ...
The French Revolution (poem)
The French Revolution is a poem written by William Blake in 1791. It was intended to be seven books in length, but only one book survives. In that book, Blake describes the problems of the French mona...
Within and Without
Within and Without: A Dramatic Poem is an 1855 poetic play, the first published work of Scottish author George MacDonald. It is written mostly in unrhymed iambic pentameter, although portions are writ...
The Bells (poem)
"The Bells" is a heavily onomatopoeic poem by Edgar Allan Poe which was not published until after his death in 1849. It is perhaps best known for the diacopic use of the word "bells." The poem has fou...
Les Châtiments
Les Châtiments ("Castigations") is a collection of poems by Victor Hugo that fiercely attack the grandeur of Napoléon III's Second Empire.
It is difficult to understand Hugo's motivation for writi...
Four Last Songs
The Four Last Songs (German: Vier letzte Lieder), Op. posth., TrV 296, AV 150, for soprano and orchestra are, with the exception of the song "Malven" (Mallows) composed later the same year, the fi...
Gus: The Theatre Cat
"Gus: The Theatre Cat" is a poem by T. S. Eliot included in Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats. Known as "The Theatre Cat" due to his career as an actor, Gus is an old and frail, yet revered, cat, w...
Collected Poems of Robert Frost (1930)
Collected Poems of Robert Frost (1930) is a collection of poetry written by Robert Frost and published in 1930.
Three Stories and Ten Poems
Three Stories and Ten Poems (1923) was the first short story collection by Ernest Hemingway; it was also his first published work. The collection was privately published in a run of 300 copies by Robe...
Sabbath Morning at Sea
"Sabbath Morning at Sea" is a poem by Elizabeth Barrett Browning first published in 1839, which Sir Edward Elgar set to music in 1899 as the third song in his song-cycle Sea Pictures.
Hothouses
Hothouses (or Hot House Blooms, French: Serres chaudes) (1889) is a book of symbolist poetry by Belgian Nobel Laureate Maurice Maeterlinck. Most of the poems in this collection are written in octo...
Le Pape
Le Pape ("The Pope") was a political tract in verse by Victor Hugo, supporting Christianity but attacking the rigid organization of the Catholic Church. Although written in 1874-5, it was not publishe...
Lara, A Tale
Lara, A Tale is a rhymed, tragic narrative poem by Lord Byron; first published in 1814. The first work composed after Byron abandoned the idea of giving up writing and buying back his copyrights, it i...
Rouge Bouquet (poem)
"Rouge Bouquet" or "The Wood Called Rouge Bouquet" is a lyric poem written in 1918 by American poet, essayist, critic and soldier Joyce Kilmer (1886-1918). The poem commemorates during an intense Ge...
Ballade des dames du temps jadis
The "Ballade des dames du temps jadis" ("Ballade of the Ladies of Times Past") is a poem by François Villon that celebrates famous women in history and mythology, and a prominent example of the ubi su...
Annus Mirabilis (poem)
Annus Mirabilis is a poem written by John Dryden published in 1667. It commemorated 1665–1666, the "year of miracles" of London. Despite the poem's name, the year had been one of great tragedy, incl...