Posts tagged poetry.

I am told by many of you that I must forgive and so I shall when I am dancing with my tribe during the powwow at the end of the world.

    — Sherman Alexie, from ‘The Powwow at the End of the World’

Posted by whodunnit10

[But death replied: ‘I choose him’. So he went,
And there was silence in the summer night;
Silence and safety; and the veils of sleep.]
Then, far away, the thudding of the guns.

    — Siegfried Sassoon, from “The Death-Bed”

Posted by thevorpalsword

So I become

my blinding self:

black bird


home, free

    — Remica L Bingham, from “What We Ask of Flesh”

Posted by etruscanpress

[Now crazy Nell rambles; and still she will weep,
And, fearless, at night into hovels will creep.]
Fond parents! alas, their affliction is deep,
And vainly they comfort their child

    — John Clare, fromPoems Descriptive of Rural Life and Scenery

Posted by iskangar

Not Heaven itself upon the past has power,
But what has been, has been, and I have had my hour.

    — John Dryden, from “Happy the Man” 

Posted by polishfootnotes

To other landing our arms leading
let us trust the wind and tide ebbing
to waft us westward.

    — J. R. R. Tolkien, from “The Fall of Arthur”