Category Archives: Poems

Variations On The Word Love

This is a word we use to plug holes with. It’s the right size for [...]

The Secret of the Machines

By Rudyard Kipling (MODERN MACHINERY) We were taken from the ore-bed and the mine,    We [...]

Kindness To Animals

Poet: Unknown They have no voice to ask us For the pity which they need [...]

Advice to a Prophet

Richard Wilbur – 1921-2017 When you come, as you soon must, to the streets of [...]


by David Wagoner I bring them from the mountains, from the sea, from the edge [...]

The Fish

Elizabeth Bishop – 1911-1979 I caught a tremendous fish and held him beside the boat [...]


Rainer Maria Rilke Again and again, however we know the landscape of love and the [...]

On Pain

Kahlil Gibran – 1883-1931 And a woman spoke, saying, Tell us of Pain.      And [...]


(In this very short poem, the poet, Victoria Chang, demonstrates that words matter by using [...]

Not Writing – Jane Kenyon Poem about Writer’s Block

A wasp rises to its papery nest under the eaves where it daubs at the [...]