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  • Weekly Poem: Loneliness

    Weekly Poem: Loneliness

    Loneliness by Katherine Mansfield Now it is Loneliness who comes at nightInstead of Sleep, to sit beside my bed.Like a tired child I lie and wait her tread,I watch her softly blowing out the light.Motionless sitting, neither left or rightShe turns, and weary, weary droops her head.She, too, is old; she, too, has fought the…

  • Weekly Poem: Inscription For The Ceiling Of A Bedroom

    Weekly Poem: Inscription For The Ceiling Of A Bedroom

    Daily dawns another day; I must up, to make my way. Though I dress and drink and eat, Move my fingers and my feet, Learn a little, here and there, Weep and laugh and sweat and swear…

  • Weekly Poem: If Only We Had Taller Been

    Weekly Poem: If Only We Had Taller Been

    It has been 100 years since Ray Bradbury’s birth (August 22, 1920 – June 5, 2012). The famous author, probably most well-known for his dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451, was, among other things a lover of science and also a science fiction writer.

  • Exercise: Haikus

    Exercise: Haikus

    After having learned about haikus, have a look at these short questions. Then, please try creating your own haiku.

  • Weekly Poem: Haikus

    Weekly Poem: Haikus

    In the same way that we know different types of sonnets, haikus we know today have seen changes through time as well. Originally, the 5-7-5 triplet we know today (then called hokku) was only the beginning to longer poems called renga. The triplet was followed by two lines of 7 syllables. What makes the renga…

  • Weekly Poem: To Autumn

    Weekly Poem: To Autumn

    John Keats: To Autumn Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness,  Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun;Conspiring with him how to load and bless  With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eves run;To bend with apples the moss’d cottage-trees,  And fill all fruit with ripeness to the core;    To swell the gourd, and plump the hazel shells  With a sweet kernel;…

  • Exercise: Sonnets

    Exercise: Sonnets

    There are several different types of sonnets. We have featured a few sonnets in our weekly poems so far. Test what you know and feel free to try writing a sonnet on your own!

  • Weekly Poem: I Love to See the Summer Beaming Forth

    Weekly Poem: I Love to See the Summer Beaming Forth

    John Clare: Sonnet I love to see the summer beaming forthAnd white wool sack clouds sailing to the northI love to see the wild flowers come againAnd mare blobs stain with gold the meadow drain

  • Weekly Poem: Sonnet 14

    Weekly Poem: Sonnet 14

    Not from the stars do I my judgment pluck,And yet methinks I have astronomy;But not to tell of good or evil luck,Of plagues, of dearths, or seasons‘ quality;

  • Addressing our past

    Addressing our past

    Recently, the Black Lives Matter movement has gained a lot of traction with protests happening in all 50 States of the US and worldwide after George Floyd was murdered — live on camera — by the police. One of the necessary side effects of pointing out systemic racism is that at some point in the…