Are you looking for Valentine’s Day poems to give your girlfriend? Then you’ve come to the right spot! In this article, we will take a look at some of the best love poems ever created to help you give your girl the romantic day she craves.
[Tip: Handwrite one of these poems on a card or stationary paper, draw some hearts, and wrap a bow around it]
Keep reading to find these fantastic poems to make your girlfriend cry from joy. (more…)
“Growth” is a poem written for Valentine’s Day during the year 2018. Time has come and gone so quickly, and everything changes. There’s not much which can be said about the poem. It speaks for itself.
Want to be romantic? Feel free to share this with your loved one. Write it on a card, print it out, or remember it and recite it during the perfect moment. Whatever you do, you can’t go wrong. (more…)
Did you know Abraham Lincoln was a poetry? He may be best known for his Gettysburg Address and winning the Civil War, but he should be also remembered as an avid reader and amateur poet. Reading these poems is a fantastic way to celebrate Lincoln’s birthday on February 12.
Like many of us, Lincoln began writing poetry as a teenager. This is one of his first poems:
his hand and pen
he will be good but
god knows When
It was written sometime between 15 and 17. (more…)
“A Visit from St. Nicholas” is one of the most read poems in history. Let’s take a look at a synopsis of this Christmas poem and an analysis of the figurative speech used, and then discuss the differences between various editions of the poem.
Synopsis of “A Vist from St. Nicholas”
This poem, commonly known as “Twas the Night Before Christmas” is attributed to Clement Clarke Moore under the title “A Visit from St. Nicholas”. However, there is some speculation that the poem was actually written by Henry Livingston, Jr. and is an ongoing controversy on who was the real author. The poem was written in 1822 and is now a holiday favorite.
This writing tells the now very well-known and followed tradition of Christmas in America with Santa arriving, leaving presents, and then leaving quickly with his eight reindeer (Rudolph wasn’t brought into common custom until the song “Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer” almost a hundred years later).
The story happens as follows:
1st Stanza shows children placing stockings near the fireplace.
2nd shows the children in their beds and ready to sleep.
3rd shows the speaker jumping out of bed and opening his curtains to see what was happening outside.
4th shows a sleigh and eight reindeer outside.
5th shows St. Nick for the first time.
6th has Santa shouting out the reindeer in his famous call of their names.
7th displays the sleigh flies to the top of the roof.
8th Santa goes down the chimney.
9th Santa is shown wearing his famous suit (fur at the time of writing) and with a sack of toys.
10th describes his facial features.
11th describes his body.
12th continues describing his body and calls him an “old elf”.
13th shows him do his work without speaking a single word.
14th has him finally say “Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!” (more…)
by Gary R. Hess
with snowflakes flowing down.
with toys along the ground.
by Gary R. Hess
Stuffing, turkey, and dinner rolls:
the glorious Thanksgiving trifecta,
bring happiness and fulfillment
into our mouths unto our souls.
These foods are but a metaphor
for all we have thankful:
our homes, our friends, our labors…
(and those which gave us favors)
“Without You” is a poem that was written the day I heard of Gary R. Hess’ grandmother’s death. The author describes the poem as follows, “It definitely isn’t the best poem I have ever written, but it encapsulates my mind on that day. It says exactly what I felt and what I still feel now. My grandmother was a wonderful woman, although she did have her faults.”
Anna Mae Weilert-Works
September 11, 1919 – July 12, 2017 (more…)
The poem “Touch” is one of Octavio Paz’s most famous writings. In this article, we will take a look at a synopsis of “Touch” and analyze it. Then, we will take a look at some of its figurative language to have a better idea what the poem means.
In the poem “Touch” by Octavio Paz, the speaker states that his hands open the reader’s person dresses the person in more nudity, and uncovers more bodies under the person’s body. His hands then invent a whole new body for the reader’s body.
As always, there are several ways to interpret this poem. However, I am of the belief the author was using “hands” as a figurative word for his words. It is quite possible that the two wrote letters to one another. Using this line of thinking, the author uses his mind, his conscious, his friendship, his love as a way to get to know the other person. The “curtain” then becomes something that is hiding the sunshine of the person’s soul. Inside is the true person. He now sees what is the real emotion, the real personality, the real person. (more…)
In this article, we will take a look at the literal meaning of “I Never Saw a Moor” and then discuss the figurative, metaphorical language used in the writing. You can also read the poem at the bottom of the page.
The first stanza of “I Never Saw a Moor” states the speaker hasn’t traveled often but still has an idea of what the places look like.
She hasn’t seen a moor nor the sea but she knows what a heather looks like and she understands what a wave is.
The second stanza says she didn’t talk with God and hasn’t been to heaven but she knows where heaven is and how to get there. (more…)
Sometimes we see the Earth alive and moving. We see it breathing, swaying, walking, running, and even talking to us. “Tree” was one of those times for Gary R. Hess. What the beautiful nature has and what it does for us is remarkable. It is irresistible to write down on paper for the world to read and feel. The author states, “I hope you enjoyed reading this nature poem with its personification as much as I did writing it.” (more…)