Tag Archives: Romantic 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: 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: SARA TEASDALE ON SUMMER

SUMMER NIGHT, RIVERSIDE By Sara Teasdale In the wild soft summer darkness How many and many a night we two together Sat in the park and watched the Hudson Wearing her lights like golden spangles Glinting on black satin. The … 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, Which … 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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