Freedom: poem of the day

FREEDOM By Rabindranath Tagore Freedom from fear is the freedomI claim for you my motherland!Freedom from the burden of the ages, bending your head,breaking your back, blinding your eyes to the beckoningcall of the future;Freedom from the shackles of slumber wherewithyou fasten yourself in night’s stillness,mistrusting the star that speaks of truth’s adventurous paths;freedom fromContinue reading “Freedom: poem of the day”

There is another sky: poem of the day

There is another sky By Emily Dickinson There is another sky,Ever serene and fair,And there is another sunshine,Though it be darkness there;Never mind faded forests, Austin,Never mind silent fields -Here is a little forest,Whose leaf is ever green;Here is a brighter garden,Where not a frost has been;In its unfading flowersI hear the bright bee hum:Prithee,Continue reading “There is another sky: poem of the day”

Roadways: poem of the day

ROADWAYSBy John Masefield One road leads to London, One road leads to Wales,My road leads me seawards To the white dipping sails.One road leads to the river, As it goes singing slow;My road leads to shipping, Where the bronzed sailors go.Leads me, lures me, calls me To salt green tossing sea;A road without earth’s road-dustContinue reading “Roadways: poem of the day”

London: poem of the day

LONDONBy William Blake I wandered through each chartered street, Near where the chartered Thames does flow,And mark in every face I meet, Marks of weakness, marks of woe.In every cry of every man, In every infant’s cry of fear,In every voice, in every ban, The mind-forged manacles I hear:How the chimney-sweeper’s cry Every blackening churchContinue reading “London: poem of the day”

Without fear; poem of the day

WHERE THE MIND IS WITHOUT FEAR By Rabindranath Tagore Where the mind is without fear and the head is held highWhere knowledge is freeWhere the world has not been broken up into fragmentsBy narrow domestic wallsWhere words come out from the depth of truthWhere tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfectionWhere the clear stream ofContinue reading “Without fear; poem of the day”

Hunter’s song: poem of the day

HUNTER’S SONGBy Sir Walter Scott The toils are pitched, and the stakes are set,Ever sing merrily, merrily;The bows they bend, and the knives they whet,Hunters live so cheerily.It was a stag, a stag of ten,Bearing its branches sturdily;He came silently down the glen,Ever sing hardily, hardily.It was there he met with a wounded doe,She wasContinue reading “Hunter’s song: poem of the day”

Advice to a girl: poem of the day

ADVICE TO A GIRL By Sara Teasdale No one worth possessingCan be quite possessed;Lay that on your heart,My young angry dear;This truth, this hard and precious stone,Lay it on your hot cheek,Let it hide your tear.Hold it like a crystalWhen you are aloneAnd gaze in the depths of the icy stone.Long, look long and youContinue reading “Advice to a girl: poem of the day”

More about people: poem of the day

MORE ABOUT PEOPLE By Ogden Nash When people aren’t asking questionsThey’re making suggestionsAnd when they’re not doing one of thoseThey’re either looking over your shoulder or stepping on your toesAnd then as if that weren’t enough to annoy youThey employ you.Anybody at leisureIncurs everybody’s displeasure.It seems to be very irkingTo people at work to seeContinue reading “More about people: poem of the day”

Hope; poem of the day

HOPEBy Emily Jane Bronte Hope was but a timid friend-She sat without my grated denWatching how my fate would tendEven as selfish-hearted men.She was cruel in her fear.Through the bars, one dreary day,I looked out to see her thereAnd she turned her face away!Like a false guard false watch keepingStill in strife she whispered peace;SheContinue reading “Hope; poem of the day”