This wonderfully self-assertive poem about picking yourself up and striving to achieve, even in the face of adversity, was used for an advertising campaign by the United Negro College Fund in the US, but its message of selfhood and determination is one that should be heard by all. Discover more classic poetry with these short poems about death , these poems of seduction , and these classic and very short love poems.
The author of this article, Dr Oliver Tearle, is a literary critic and lecturer in English at Loughborough University. Frank E. Other famous inhabitants include Frank Bruno and… Michael Jackson! Thank you! Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.
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Classic poems about selfhood and identity selected by Dr Oliver Tearle Poetry and self-expression go hand in hand: we often treat them as synonymous. Share this: Tweet. Like this: Like Loading Lucy Brazier October 11, at pm. Well, you will know the answer if it does!! What a fabulous selection: Loading Grant unto me, oh spectral one The grace my fathers knew- Make every note shine like the sun, Let each chord ring out true! Where is the greater scope That comes with your caress?
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Do not shy from mortality! And hold my hand, that shining light Would make me seem a bird Who trills unconscious songs Which Homer near the Aegean heard. Welcome, Andrew.
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Haha, thank you! I was glad to find this place — it seems a great site, with many talented writers! Here is a poem from Rick we enjoyed, Invocation of the […]. I like to think of opening sentences as an Invocation of the Muse—that first line of an ancient epic poem where the poet would ask for divine aid in telling […]. Your email address will not be published. Notify me of followup comments via e-mail.
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Invocation of the Moon In this new room, the clutter is gone. The books with their flags, are stacked neatly on shelves. I sit on the floor and watch the carpet of moon dance over the clean slate floor down the hallway, nothing to stop its rolling, shadowless and cool. Sit with me a while Luna, give me your sheer light, your magic in my glass of wine—a word, a line; leave the argentine night, torn on the bare trees.
Like the leaves, I drift, watching the dim spines, filled with keen energy, while all my songs are sleeping.
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Like the leaves, I drift,. What muse could resist your earnest plea? Thanks for sharing this gem, Andrew.