“Ode to the Giraffe” by Gary R. Hess – A Zoo Poem

Giraffe in Sedgwick County Zoo

by Gary R. Hess

Your bottle neck stretches to the heavens
for all to see and be seen.
With the trees and by the trees
your body grew towards the sky and makes believe
the world is its paradise.

Your wobbly pencil sticks give you enough power
to take on the most ferocious beasts
but yet still enough height to lift away from fears. Continue Reading

The 10 Greatest Love Poems Throughout History

The greatest love poems ever written is among one of the biggest controversies discussed by modern literature aficionados. What poem is the best? Which poet deserves the honor? Must the poet be among the most famous to be included on the list?

All of these questions are incredibly important and are discussed in depth within most poetry circles. The list below is not meant to stop any of these questions being asked, but instead add to the discussion. Which poems do you think deserve to be included in the list? Continue Reading