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Literature

Six of the Best Poems about Touch

Selected by Dr Oliver Tearle Many poems deal with the visual: with things seen and observed. There are also some fine poems about sounds, and things we hear, whether it’s a voice, a footstep, or the sound of rain pattering upon a roof. But what about touch, arguably the most […]

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10 of the Best Poems about Venice

Venice is a destination on many a bucket list, and the distinctive topography and geography of the city have made it a popular tourist attraction for centuries. And poets throughout the centuries have used Venice as a backdrop for their work, or have sung the city’s praises. So here are […]

Literature

The Best Poems for November

It’s time for the latest in our series of ‘month’ poem compilations. This time: November, the month of much darker evenings, colder nights, and barer trees – the last of which being something Thomas Hood’s poem, included below, captures very effectively. Here, then, are some of the very best poems […]

Literature

10 of the Best Poems about Power

Selected by Dr Oliver Tearle Power is a key theme for some of the greatest literature: kingly power in Shakespeare’s history plays, the power of magic in classic fantasy fiction, and the power of the gods in ancient epic poems. But how have poets written about power and power structures, […]