May by J. Galassi

MayBY JONATHAN GALASSI The backyard apple tree gets sad so soon,takes on a used-up, feather-duster lookwithin a week.The ivy’s spring reconnaissance campaignsends red feelers out and up and downto find the sun.Ivy from last summer clogs the pool,brewing a loamy, wormy, tea-leaf mulchsoft to the touchand rank with interface of rut and rot.The month afterContinue reading “May by J. Galassi”

Quoth the Raven, Nevermore!

THE RAVENBy Edgar Allan Poe Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore— While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.“’Tis some visitor,” I muttered, “tapping at my chamber door— OnlyContinue reading “Quoth the Raven, Nevermore!”

Top ten Tuesday

Hi Clovers, I will be listing ten of my favourite poems I think everyone should to read or listen to. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. Drop your favourite poems in the comments too 1. Phenomenal woman by Maya Angelou PHENOMENAL WOMANBy Maya AngelouPretty women wonder where my secret lies.I’m notContinue reading “Top ten Tuesday”

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”

My wage: poem of the week

MY WAGEBy Jessie B. Rittenhouse I bargained with Life for a penny,And Life would pay no more,However I begged at eveningWhen I counted my scanty store;For Life is a just employer,He gives you what you ask,But once you have set the wages,Why, you must bear the task.I worked for a menial’s hire,Only to learn, dismayed,ThatContinue reading “My wage: poem of the week”

Ponder the difference between want and need

Dust if you must                                By rose Millagan Hello Clovers! Kindly check out one of the poems I narrated on my Youtube channel. It’s called “Dust if you must” by Rose Milligan. Don’t forget to subscribe to my channel here You can suggest any of your favourite poems for me to narrate next in theContinue reading “Ponder the difference between want and need”

Poem of the day: hope

HOPEBy Emily 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;She wouldContinue reading “Poem of the day: hope”

Hands of a warrior

Hands of a warriorBY PATRICIA A. FLEMMINGPurple veins strain against the skin.Pale, translucent, paper thin.Skinny fingers clawed in monstrous shapes,Brown spots from years that she can’t erase.Now wrinkled and fragile, weak and sore,So many things she can’t do anymore.Some days she feels she’s been betrayedBy the cruelty of her advancing age.She rubs her hands toContinue reading “Hands of a warrior”