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Poems worth reading

If You Forget Me Poem by Pablo Neruda - Poem Hunter

I want you to know one thing.

‘PICK UP THY PEN!” QUOTH PAUL

“Pick up thy pen!” quoth dear Paul, (He’s said it before, and he’ll say it again), a droll Irishman. His mission– to nurture that itch the world ’round to be fou…

Lily Lyu: "Obituary of a Fig Wasp" - Cultural Weekly

It was truly a pleasure and privilege to read this poem! I read it again and again, and it’s still surprising me with layers of new depth and emotion with each reading. That’s the beauty of this poem: it’s like a peeling an onion, but with joyful tears. This poem is a great example of “show, don’t tell.” It uses perfectly placed juxtapositions and poetic language(s) to describe complex emotions, while never telling readers how to feel. The poet’s use of space on the page gives readers pause to experience each image and syllable. There’s both breath and deep breathing, which usher in multiple surprises w/o a hint. The writer creates a brilliant setting at the beginning of the poem, as well as at the end. 

Reading Pathways: The Best Mary Oliver Poems

Much of Mary Oliver's poetry has to do with walks she has taken in the woods, but there is always something else underneath—the idea that it is important to look at the world we live in to get an id

Devotions: The Selected Poems of Mary Oliver: Amazon.co.uk: Mary Oliver: 9780399563249: Books

Buy Devotions: The Selected Poems of Mary Oliver by Mary Oliver (ISBN: 9780399563249) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.

Iffy by Austin Allen | Poetry Foundation

Behind the mask of Rudyard Kipling’s confidence.