Selected by Dr Oliver Tearle In previous poetry selections, we’ve offered some of the best poems about rivers and some of the finest sea poems. But poetry isn’t all wet; some of it is positively dry, and more than one poet has depicted the dry landscapes of deserts, wastelands, and […]
Selected by Dr Oliver Tearle Previously we offered up ten classic poems of disappointment, which understandably aren’t the most uplifting poems ever written. Now, let’s turn to hope: poets can often be hopeful, revelling in the possibility that tomorrow may bring brighter and better days. Here are ten of the […]
The best poems of tables and chairs Poets are well-known for writing about the natural world, of course, but less famous for composing poems about man-made objects like beds, chairs, and tables. Yet furniture carries a number of connotations – of the everyday, the homely, and the ordinary and down-to-earth […]
Selected by Dr Oliver Tearle In a previous post, we’ve gathered together ten of the very best poems about old age, but what about youth and youthfulness? Here’s our pick of ten of the greatest poems in the English language that celebrate or reflect upon youth and being young.
White is the colour of purity and innocence, death-stricken pallor, and many other associations, including the blank white space of the page the poet attempts to fill with their words. Below, we’ve picked ten of the finest poems about the colour white in some way – whether it’s white flowers, […]