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”

You will hear thunder; poem of the day

YOU WILL HEAR THUNDERBy Anna Akhmatova You will hear thunder and remember me,And think: she wanted storms. The rimOf the sky will be the colour of hard crimson,And your heart, as it was then, will be on fire.That day in Moscow, it will all come true,when, for the last time, I take my leave,And hastenContinue reading “You will hear thunder; poem of the day”

When I love: poem of the day

WHEN I LOVEBy Nizar Qabbani When I loveI feel that I am the king of timeI possess the earth and everything on itand ride into the sun upon my horse.When I loveI become liquid lightinvisible to the eyeand the poems in my notebooksbecome fields of mimosa and poppy.When I lovethe water gushes from my fingersgrassContinue reading “When I love: poem of the day”

If you forget me: poem of the day

IF YOU FORGET MEBy Pablo Neruda If You Forget MeI want you to knowone thing.You know how this is:if I lookat the crystal moon, at the red branchof the slow autumn at my window,if I touchnear the firethe impalpable ashor the wrinkled body of the log,everything carries me to you,as if everything that exists,aromas, light,Continue reading “If you forget me: poem of the day”

I travelled among unknown men: poem of the day

I TRAVELLED AMONG UNKNOWN MENBy William Wordsworth I travelled among unknown men,In lands beyond the sea;Nor, England! did I know till thenWhat love I bore to thee.’Tis past, that melancholy dream!Nor will I quit thy shoreA second time; for still I seemTo love thee more and more.Among thy mountains did I feelThe joy of myContinue reading “I travelled among unknown men: poem of the day”

Life is fine: poem of the day

LIFE IS FINE By Langston Hughes I went down to the river,I set down on the bank.I tried to think but couldn’t,So I jumped in and sank. I came up once and hollered!I came up twice and cried!If that water hadn’t a-been so coldI might’ve sunk and died. But it was Cold in that water!Continue reading “Life is fine: poem of the day”

The year: poem of the day

THE YEARBy Ella Wheeler Wilcox What can be said in New Year rhymes,That’s not been said a thousand times? The new years come, the old years go,We know we dream, we dream we know. We rise up laughing with the light,We lie down weeping with the night. We hug the world until it stings,We curseContinue reading “The year: poem of the day”

Naughty little comet: poem of the day

A NAUGHTY LITTLE COMETBy Ella Wheeler Wilcox There was a little comet who lived near the Milky Way!She loved to wander out at night and jump about and play.The mother of the comet was a very good old star;She used to scold her reckless child for venturing out too far.She told her of the ogre,Continue reading “Naughty little comet: poem of the day”