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”

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”

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”

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”

How did you die?; an inspirational poem

Click here to subscribe to my channel HOW DID YOU DIE?BY EDMUND VANCE COOKEDid you tackle that trouble that came your wayWith a resolute heart and cheerful?Or hide your face from the light of dayWith a craven soul and fearful?Oh, a trouble’s a ton, or a trouble’s an ounce,Or a trouble is what you makeContinue reading “How did you die?; an inspirational poem”

Commandments: poem of the day

THE PARADOXICAL COMMANDMENTSBy Kent M. Keith People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.Love them anyway. If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.Do good anyway. If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.Succeed anyway. The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.Do good anyway. Honesty and franknessContinue reading “Commandments: poem of the day”

Oranges: Poem of the day

ORANGESBy Gary Soto The first time I walkedWith a girl, I was twelve,Cold, and weighted downWith two oranges in my jacket.December. Frost crackingBeneath my steps, my breathBefore me, then gone,As I walked towardHer house, the one whosePorch light burned yellowNight and day, in any weather.A dog barked at me, untilShe came out pullingAt her gloves,Continue reading “Oranges: Poem of the day”