I want to read and learn all I can, write thoughtfully and truthfully, live according to reason and ever more mature wisdom, and savor every wonderful little gift of life.
I want to share and celebrate some of my favorite poems. These are all famous poems as well as ones I’ve come to especially enjoy and identify with. They are also all (at least as far as I know) in the public domain—I can’t post any contemporary poems that are not my own, of course! On many of the pages I’ve also linked to blog posts I’ve written about the poem.
W. H. Auden:
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow:
James Russell Lowell:
excerpt from “The First Snowfall”
Edwin Arlington Robinson:
Alfred, Lord Tennyson:
Frederick Goddard Tuckerman: