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By: John Kendrick Bangs (1862-1922)

Book cover Cheery Way, a Bit of Verse for Every Day - April

There should be a bit of poetry in every day, and John Kendrick Bangs wrote a fitting poem for each day in the year. In 1920, a book was published with one of Bangs' poems for each day. This project covers the month of April. - Summary

By: Robert Browning (1812-1889)

Book cover Wanting is - What?

Robert Browning was an English poet and playwright whose mastery of the dramatic monologue made him one of the foremost Victorian poets. His poems are known for their irony, characterization, dark humour, social commentary, historical settings, and challenging vocabulary and syntax. When Browning died in 1889, he was regarded as a sage and philosopher-poet who through his writing had made contributions to Victorian social and political discourse. Unusually for a poet, societies for the study of his work were founded while he was still alive. Such Browning Societies remained common in Britain and the United States until the early 20th century.

By: Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-1889)

Book cover I Have Desired To Go

Gerard Manley Hopkins SJ was an English poet and Jesuit priest, whose posthumous fame established him among the leading Victorian poets. His manipulation of prosody established him as an innovative writer of verse. Two of his major themes were nature and religion. - Summary by Wikipedia

By: James Elroy Flecker (1884-1915)

Book cover Ship, an Isle, a Sickle Moon

Of all recent poets of his kind, Flecker is the most successful. The classical tradition of poetry has been mocked and mutilated by many of the noisy young in the last few years. Flecker was a poet who preserved the ancient balance in days in which want of balance was looked on as a sign of genius. That he was what is called a minor poet cannot be denied, but he was the most beautiful of recent minor poets. by Robert Lynd; Ch 9 - James Elroy Flecker )

By: Eva March Tappan (1854-1930)

Book cover World’s Story Volume III: Egypt, Africa and Arabia

This is the third volume of the 15-volume series of The World’s Story: a history of the World in story, song and art, edited by Eva March Tappan. Each book is a compilation of selections from prose literature, poetry and pictures and offers a comprehensive presentation of the world's history, art and culture, from the early times till the beginning of the 20th century. Topics in Part III include Egypt, Northern, Western and Central Africa, South Africa and Arabia. - Summary by Sonia Cast list for The Death of Cleopatra: Dolabella: Tomas Peter Charmian: Monika M...

By: John Kendrick Bangs (1862-1922)

Book cover Cheery Way, a Bit of Verse for Every Day - May

There should be a bit of poetry in every day, and John Kendrick Bangs wrote a fitting poem for each day in the year. In 1920, a book was published with one of Bangs' poems for each day. This project covers the month of May. - Summary by Carolin

Book cover Cheery Way, a Bit of Verse for Every Day - June

There should be a bit of poetry in every day, and John Kendrick Bangs wrote a fitting poem for each day in the year. In 1920, a book was published with one of Bangs' poems for each day. This project covers the month of June. - Summary by Carolin

By: Ignatius Brennan (1866-1922)

Book cover Humorous Poems

This is a collection of fun poems by West Virginia poet M. Ignatius Brennan. In his poems, the poet makes fun of the people in his surroundings, and the society in which he lived. In most instances his humor is benevolent, but can turn malicious, for instance where Kentucky and Kentuckians are concerned. - Summary by Carolin

By: Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-1889)

Book cover Pied Beauty

In the Author's Preface to Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins, he describes this poem as Curtal-Sonnet "that is they are constructed in proportions resembling those of the sonnet proper, namely 6 + 4 instead of 8 + 6, with however a halfline tailpiece ." - Summary by Wikipedia

By: Thomas Carew (1595-1640)

Book cover Song: Eternity of Love Protested

Thomas Carew was one of the Cavalier poets, a group associated with the unfortunate King Charles I, who was a notable connoisseur of poetry. Other poets in this school included Robert Herrick, Richard Lovelace. John Suckling and Ben Jonson. Carew’s verse generally eschews epic and grandiose subjects, and focuses on more intimate and profane matters. In the words of Edmund Gosse: “Carew's poems, at their best, are brilliant lyrics of the purely sensuous order.” - Summary by Algy Pug

By: Michael Field (1862/1846-1913/1914)

Book cover Visiting Stars

Michael Field was a pseudonym used for the poetry and verse drama of Katharine Harris Bradley and her niece and ward Edith Emma Cooper . As Field they wrote around 40 works together, and a long journal Works and Days. Their intention was to keep the pen-name secret, but it became public knowledge, not long after they had confided in their friend Robert Browning. They wrote a number of passionate love poems to each other, and their name Michael Field was their way of declaring their inseparable oneness...

By: Various

Book cover Sestinas

The sestina has enjoyed intermittent popularity in English writing and translation since the sixteenth century, and this selection highlights some of the varied ways the form has been used and adapted. - Summary by Newgatenovelist

By: Harold Monro (1879-1932)

Book cover Man Carrying Bale

Harold Edward Monro was an English poet born in Brussels and proprietor of the Poetry Bookshop in London, which helped many poets bring their work before the public. In his later years, Monro reflected on whether the Poetry Bookshop had fulfilled its purpose and whether it should be closed, but he was too deeply attached to it. According to the English literary historian Dominic Hibberd, "By now Monro was a disappointed man, appalled at the state of Europe and feeling forgotten by the poets he had helped." He had used up most of his money in subsidizing the shop. - Summary by Wikipedia

By: Various

Book cover Short Poetry Collection 189

This is a collection of 41 poems read in English by volunteers for February 2019.

By: Dorothy Parker (1893-1967)

Book cover Men I'm Not Married To

A saucy little poem commenting upon all men that Ms. Parker didn't marry, perhaps implying that upon marrying, the husband becomes far more special than all the other men in the world. It's sort of the same theme embodied in Saint-Exupéry's The Little Prince, who was saddened to discover that his rose was like any other rose, except when he further realized that his rose depended upon him alone for her care, and was the only rose that belonged to him. ~ Summary by Michele Fry

By: John Kendrick Bangs (1862-1922)

Book cover Cheery Way, a Bit of Verse for Every Day - July

There should be a bit of poetry in every day, and John Kendrick Bangs wrote a fitting poem for each day in the year. In 1920, a book was published with one of Bangs' poems for each day. This project covers the month of July. - Summary by Carolin

Book cover Cheery Way, a Bit of Verse for Every Day - August

There should be a bit of poetry in every day, and John Kendrick Bangs wrote a fitting poem for each day in the year. In 1920, a book was published with one of Bangs' poems for each day. This project covers the month of August. - Summary by Carolin

Book cover Cheery Way, a Bit of Verse for Every Day - September

There should be a bit of poetry in every day, and John Kendrick Bangs wrote a fitting poem for each day in the year. In 1920, a book was published with one of Bangs' poems for each day. This project covers the month of September. - Summary by Carolin

Book cover Cheery Way, a Bit of Verse for Every Day - October

There should be a bit of poetry in every day, and John Kendrick Bangs wrote a fitting poem for each day in the year. In 1920, a book was published with one of Bangs' poems for each day. This project covers the month of October. - Summary by Carolin

Book cover Cheery Way, a Bit of Verse for Every Day - November

There should be a bit of poetry in every day, and John Kendrick Bangs wrote a fitting poem for each day in the year. In 1920, a book was published with one of Bangs' poems for each day. This project covers the month of November. - Summary by Carolin

Book cover Cheery Way, a Bit of Verse for Every Day - December

There should be a bit of poetry in every day, and John Kendrick Bangs wrote a fitting poem for each day in the year. In 1920, a book was published with one of Bangs' poems for each day. This project covers the month of December. - Summary by Carolin

By: Various

Book cover Short Poetry Collection 192

This is a collection of 48 poems read in English by volunteers for May 2019.

By: Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861)

Book cover From Queen's Gardens

This is the first part of a collection of poetry written by female poets. This part of From Queen's Gardens is a collection of 30 poems by Elizabeth Barrett Browning. - Summary by Carolin

By: Jean Ingelow (1820-1897)

Book cover From Queen's Gardens

This is the second part of a collection of poetry written by English female poets. This part of From Queen's Gardens is a collection of 30 poems by Jean Ingelow. - Summary by Carolin

By: Adelaide Anne Procter (1825-1864)

Book cover From Queen's Gardens

This is the third part of a collection of poetry written by English female poets. This part of From Queen's Gardens is a collection of 29 poems by Adelaide Anne Procter. - Summary by Carolin

By: Christina Rossetti (1830-1894)

Book cover From Queen's Gardens

This is the fourth part of a collection of poetry written by English female poets. This part of From Queen's Gardens is a collection of 47 poems by Christina Rossetti. - Summary by Carolin

By: Various

Book cover From Queen's Gardens - A Chorus of Many Voices

This is the final part of From Queen's Gardens. The previous four parts were collections of poetry by eminent English poets: Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Jean Ingelow, Adelaide A. Procter, and Christina Rossetti. This final part of the same volume is a collection of individual poems by less well-known female poets, or, sometimes, well-known writers known more for their novels than for their poetry. - Summary by Carolin

By: Leonard Cline (1893-1929)

Book cover Poems

This is the first published volume of poetry by notable American journalist and author of horror stories Leonard Lanson Cline. These poems were published when Cline was only 21 years old, but the talent that would lead HP Lovecraft to admire his work is already clearly visible. - Summary by Carolin

By: Vincent O'Sullivan (1868-1940)

Book cover Houses of Sin

This is a volume of poetry by notable American horror story author Vincent O'Sullivan. These poems are as dark as most of his other writings, and are best enjoyed by those who are not faint of heart. - Summary by Carolin

By: Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861)

Book cover Consolation

This Weekly Poem is taken from The Queens' Garden - Poems by Elizabeth Barrett Browning and others. - Summary by David Lawrence

By: George Graham Currie (1867-1926)

Book cover Sonnets

This is a book of sonnets by George G. Currie. Currie was a Canadian-born lawyer and business man, but also an accomplished author and poet. While he traveled the United States and Europe extensively throughout his life, he settled in Florida. Both the theme of traveling as well as Florida occur frequently in his poetry. - Summary by Carolin

Book cover Love Songs

This is a collection of love songs by Canadian-born Floridian Poet Laureate George Graham Currie. As poetry is the key to the hearts of many people, all listeners are well-advised to pay special attention to these collected poems. - Summary by Carolin


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