Tag Archives: British Poetry

SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: A MERMAID POEM

A MAN YOUNG AND OLD:- THE MERMAID By William Butler Yeats A mermaid found a swimming lad, Picked him for her own, Pressed her body to his body, Laughed; and plunging down Forgot in cruel happiness That even lovers drown. … Continue reading

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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: 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: JEN CAMPBELL

Vaginaland By Jen Campbell “Vaginaland” was previously published in English Pen “Poems for Pussy Riot” and appears here today with permission from the poet. Jen Campbell is an award-winning poet and short story writer. She’s also the author of the … Continue reading

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Taking Shade with Buddha

Taking Shade with Buddha by Mark Murphy Of all the dense vegetation in this wild country I have come to take shade with Buddha (though he is equally at ease in sun or shadow) under the bent branches of the … 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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