Category Archives: my favorite poems

Swift

    Jonathan Swift is the one of the greatest satirists English literature has ever seen. (Juvenal an ancient rival.) How many times can one read Gulliver’s Travels and not be bored or not fail to be entertained. The answer: … Continue reading

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William Blake, “Eternity”

  Eternity He who binds to himself a joy Does the winged life destroy He who kisses the joy as it flies Lives in eternity’s sunrise   — “Eternity” (1777) by William Blake (1757 – 1827), from the poet’s notebook … Continue reading

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Walt Whitman, selections – I

  Walt Whitman, selections – I  

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my favorite Anglo Saxon poetry

‘The Ruin’The SeafarerThe Wanderer

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quote from Ronsard poem

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some favorite poems of Roger Smith

‘some favorite poems of Roger Smith’ Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) A Description of the Morning   Now hardly here and there a hackney-coach Appearing, show’d the ruddy morn’s approach. Now Betty from her master’s bed had flown, And softly stole to … Continue reading

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