Tag: Classics


10 of the Best Poems about Pictures

There is a special term to describe literary depictions of visual works of art: ekphrasis. Poems about pictures or paintings are, then, ekphrastic poems. But what are the greatest ekphrastic poems in English literature? Here are ten of the very best examples of ekphrasis from the last couple of centuries. […]


The Best Poems about Forgiveness

Previously, we offered some ‘sorry’ poems: poems about saying sorry or being sorry. Now, it’s the turn of that related human quality: as well as being sorry and seeking forgiveness, we can grant forgiveness to others. So it’s hardly surprising that poets have seen fit to celebrate forgiveness in its […]