Selected by Dr Oliver Tearle Regret is a major theme in much poetry, so below we offer ten of the very best poems about regret, remorse, and related emotions. These poems range from laments about the past, to regret for a particular incident.
In previous posts, we’ve offered the best poems about mothers, the best poems about fathers, the best poems about sons, and the best poems about daughters. Below are some of the very best poems about family of all kinds: both individual relatives and the family unit as a whole. What […]
The best Shakespeare songs Previously, we’ve picked 10 of Shakespeare’s finest sonnets and 10 of his greatest plays, as well as some of the greatest speeches from his plays. But within his plays there are many songs which have become famous as poems in their own right. Phrases like ‘full […]
Selected by Dr Oliver Tearle For John Keats, ‘Poetry should be great and unobtrusive, a thing which enters into one’s soul.’ For James Elroy Flecker, ‘It is not the poet’s business to save man’s soul but to make it worth saving.’ Poetry and the soul have always been closely intertwined; […]
Selected by Dr Oliver Tearle Rainbows, like many beautiful natural sights and phenomena, have provided poets with colourful material – quite literally – for centuries. Below, we’ve chosen ten of the very best rainbow poems for your enjoyment.