THE WORLD by Lord Francis Bacon of Verulam The World’s a bubble, and the Life of Man Less than a span: In his conception wretched, from the womb, So to the tomb; Curst from his cradle, and brought up to years With cares and fears. Who then to frail mortality shall trust, But limns on […]
Joaquin Miller (1841-1913)
Maltbie Davenport Babcock (1858-1901)
Jane Austen (1775-1817) Ode to Pity by Jane Austen 1 Ever musing I delight to tread The Paths of honour and the Myrtle Grove Whilst the pale Moon her beams doth shed On disappointed Love. While Philomel on airy hawthorn Bush Sings sweet and Melancholy, And the thrush Converses with the Dove. 2 Gently brawling […]
Emily Bronte (1818-1848)
William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878)
Robert Burns (1759-1796)
Ben Jonson (1573-1637) To Celia Drink to me only with thine eyes, And I will pledge with mine; Or leave a kiss but in the cup And I’ll not look for wine. The thirst that from the soul doth rise Doth ask a drink divine; But might I of Jove’s nectar sup, I would not […]
Anne Bradstreet (1612-1672)
Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822)
Kathleen Mansfield Murry was born in 1888 and died in 1923. Prominent in the modernist movement as a short fiction writing, her poetry is lesser know.
John Donne was an English poet born in 1572. He died in 1631. Donne has had a major influence on many generations of poets especially of the metaphysical variety.