By: John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892)
|Anti-Slavery Poems I. From Volume III., the Works of Whittier: Anti-Slavery Poems and Songs of Labor and Reform|
|Anti-Slavery Poems III. From Volume III., the Works of Whittier: Anti-Slavery Poems and Songs of Labor and Reform|
|Anti-Slavery Poems II. From Volume III., the Works of Whittier: Anti-Slavery Poems and Songs of Labor and Reform|
|Songs of Labor and Reform From Volume III., the Works of Whittier: Anti-Slavery Poems and Songs of Labor and Reform|
By: John Hartley (1839-1915)
|Yorkshire Ditties, First Series To Which Is Added The Cream Of Wit And Humour From His Popular Writings|
|Yorkshire Ditties, Second Series To which is added The Cream of Wit and Humour from his Popular Writings|
By: John Jenkins (1821-1896)
|The Poetry of Wales|
By: John Keats (1795-1821)
Early poems of this famous English lyric poet, in which he openly expresses indebtedness to, and reverence for, his poetic predecessors, especially Spenser, into whose chivalric world he boldly ventures; and also for Milton, and the classic poets. There are also glimpses of his personal, family and political relationships. These poems are of medium length and often pastoral and contemplative in nature with many classical references. His lyric genius and love for humanity are clearly displayed.( Peter Tucker)
In his wonderful interpretation of the classic tale of Lamia - the mythological entity portrayed as being a deadly threat especially to children and young men - master poet John Keats construes this timeless and enigmatic story with a view towards intrigue, deception, loyalty, honor and fervor of a young man's lust for a life of passionate bliss with the newly found woman of his dreams. In retrospect, considering certain aspects of her past and recent serpent-like incarnation, the beautiful and seductive Lamia was a poor choice for the young man Lycius...
By: John Keble (1792-1866)
|The Christian Year|
By: John Louis Haney (1877-1960)
|Early Reviews of English Poets|
By: John Lydgate (1370?-1451?)
|The Temple of Glass|
By: John Milton (1608-1674)
Magnificent in its scale and scope, this monumental poem by the blind poet John Milton was the first epic conceived in the English language. It describes an omniscient, all powerful God, the Fall of Man, the Temptation in the Garden of Eden, the disgraced angel who later becomes known as Satan, the Angelic Wars fought by Archangels Michael and Raphael and the Son of God who is the real hero of this saga. The poet John Milton was more than sixty years old when he embarked on this immense work of literary creation...
Paradise Regained is a poem by the 17th century English poet John Milton, published in 1671. It is connected by name to his earlier and more famous epic poem Paradise Lost, with which it shares similar theological themes. Based on the Gospel of Luke’s version of the Temptation of Christ, Paradise Regained is more thoughtful in writing style, and thrives upon the imagery of Jesus’ perfection in contrast to the shame of Satan.
“The Sun to me is darkAnd silent as the Moon,When she deserts the nightHid in her vacant interlunar cave.”Milton composes his last extended work as a tragedy according to the classical Unities of Time, Place and Action. Nevertheless it “never was intended for the stage” and is here declaimed by a single reader.Samson the blinded captive, in company with the Chorus of friends and countrymen, receives his visitors on their varying missions and through them his violent story is vividly recalled...
|L'Allegro, Il Penseroso, Comus, and Lycidas|
By: John Oxenham (1852-1941)
|Bees in Amber A Little Book of Thoughtful Verse|
By: Joseph Knight (1845-)
|Pipe and Pouch The Smoker's Own Book of Poetry|
By: Josephine Preston Peabody (1874-1922)
Book of the Little Past
This is a very cute little book of children's poetry. All poems are short and suitable for very young children to read or listen to. - Summary by Carolin
By: Joyce Kilmer (1886-1918)
Trees and Other Poems
"I think that I shall never see, a poem as lovely as a tree; A tree whose hungry mouth is presd against the sweet earth's flowing breast ...". Almost all of us, including myself of course, have heard and enjoyed those famous words which begin Kilmer's poem, Trees. There is even a National Forest in the United States named in honor of this poem. Here is a recording of the entire book of poems in which it was first published in 1914. Joyce Kilmer was an American writer and poet mainly remembered for...
Main Street, and Other Poems
This is a book of poems by Joyce Kilmer. It includes several of his religious poems and poems about World War I, in which the author himself lost his life in 1918.
White Bird of Love
volunteers bring you 19 recordings of White Bird of Love by Joyce Kilmer. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for July 12, 2020. ------ Though a prolific poet whose works celebrated the common beauty of the natural world as well as his Roman Catholic religious faith, Kilmer was also a journalist, literary critic, lecturer, and editor. At the time of his deployment to Europe during World War I, Kilmer was considered the leading American Roman Catholic poet and lecturer of his generation, - Summary by Wikipedia
By: Kabir (1440-1518)
Songs of Kabir
Kabir (1440 - 1518) was a mystic poet and saint of India, whose writings have greatly influenced the Bhakti movement.The name Kabir comes from Arabic Al-Kabir which means 'The Great' - the 37th Name of God in the Qur'an.Kabir was influenced by the prevailing religious mood of his times, such as old Brahmanic Hinduism, Hindu and Buddhist Tantrism, the teachings of Nath yogis and the personal devotionalism of South India mixed with the imageless God of Islam. The influence of these various doctrines is clearly evident in Kabir's verses...
By: Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931)
The prophet Al Mustafa, before leaving the city where he has been living twelve years, stops to address the people. They call out for his words of wisdom on many sides of the human condition, and he addresses them in terms of love and care. He has much to offer from his observations of the people, and he illustrates with images they can relate to. The author, Gibran, was influenced by the Maronites, the Sufis, and the Baha’i. His philosophy, though deist, is primarily aimed at the good within ourselves, and the common-sense ways in which we can unlock it...
|Translations of Shakuntala and Other Works|
By: Kate Greenaway (1846-1901)
|Mother Goose or the Old Nursery Rhymes|
By: Kate Slaughter McKinney (1857-1939)
This is a volume of poems by Kate Slaughter McKinney, poet laureate of the State of Alabama of 1931, who often went by the pen-name Katydid. The poems are cute and amusing, children will enjoy them. - Summary by Carolin
By: Katharine Pyle (1863-1938)
|Careless Jane and Other Tales|
By: Kostes Palamas (1859-1943)
|Life Immovable First Part|
Dark Ages, and Other Poems
This is a volume of poetry by a poet only going by the initial "L.". The poems are veried in tone and subject, set in different parts of the British Isles and Europe. Most of them have a historic background, though set several centuries after the titular "Dark Ages". - Summary by Carolin