Catch by Robert Francis

Catch20th Century Two boys uncoached are tossing a poem together,Overhand, underhand, backhand, sleight of hand, everyhand,Teasing with attitudes, latitudes, interludes, altitudes,High, make him fly off the ground for it, low, make him stoop,Make him scoop it up, make him as-almost-as possible miss it,Fast, let him sting from it, now, now fool him slowly,Anything, everything tricky, … Continue reading Catch by Robert Francis

Seascape With Sun And Eagle by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Seascape With Sun And Eagle Freerthan most birdsan eagle flies upover San Franciscofreer than most placessoars high upfloats and glides high upin the stillopen spaces flown from the mountainsfloated downfar over oceanwhere the sunset has beguna mirror of itself He sails high overturning and turningwhere seaplanes might turnwhere warplanes might burn He wheels about burningin … Continue reading Seascape With Sun And Eagle by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

A Singing Bird

Poet: Christina Georgina RossettiBorn: 5 December 1830, London, UKNationality: EnglishDied: 29 December 1894, London, UK Pic Rossetti was a poet who wrote romantic, devotional, and children’s poetry. She is best known for her poems ‘Goblin Market’ and ‘Remember’. Rossetti also wrote the lyrics to two well-known Christmas carols, ‘In the Bleak Midwinter’, set to music … Continue reading A Singing Bird

That Pretty Girl by Kobayashi Issa

That Pretty Girl That pretty girl--munching and rustlingthe wrapped-up rice cake Kobayashi Issa Kobayashi IssaBorn: 15 June 1763, Kashiwabara, JapanNationality: JapaneseDied: 5 January 1828, Shinano Province, Japan Issa was a poet and lay Buddhist priest of the Jōdo Shinshū best known for his haiku poems and journals,. Known simply as Issa, meaning a Cup-of-Tea, he … Continue reading That Pretty Girl by Kobayashi Issa

Journey Of The Magi by TS Eliot

'A cold coming we had of it, Just the worst time of the year For a journey, and such a journey: The ways deep and the weather sharp, The very dead of winter.' And the camels galled, sore-footed, refractory, Lying down in the melting snow. There were times we regretted The summer palaces on slopes, the terraces, And the silken girls bringing sherbet...