“Fire and Ice” by Robert Lee Frost – Analysis and Poem

“Fire and Ice” is a popular poem among high school teachers. Its ability to create debate and discussion is like no other. Yet, it is actually quite easy to understand.

Synopsis

The poem begins by saying some people believe the earth will end in fire while others believe it will end in ice. Since the author has felt his own desire, he feels the world will end in fire. Yet, he states, if the world could end twice, he has known enough hate in this world that it could also end in ice. Continue Reading

“Eating Poetry” by Mark Strand – Analysis and Poem

Synopsis

“Eating Poetry” begins by the author eating poetry books. The ink is still dripping from the author’s mouth. The librarian can’t believe her eyes. The dogs are on the basement stairs and coming towards her. She stamps her feet and cries. The author then gets on his knees and licks her hand and celebrates his new found self. Continue Reading

“Deer Hit” by Jon Loomis – Analysis and Poem

Synopsis

The author tells the reader to remember a time when they were seventeen and drunk, driving home in their father’s station wagon at 3:00 AM on a two-lane curvy road in the middle of nowhere. A deer jumps out, you don’t see it. You try to steer clear but still manage to hit the deer as you wind up in the ditch with a busted up car. The deer, however, is still alive, barely. You pick up the deer and put it in the backseat and drive home. Midway through the drive, the deer wakes up and bites you but soon passes out. Once you get home, your dad freaks out, gets a concrete brick, and kills the deer. The poem ends by mentioning how all your life you leave a trail a ruin even though you try to fix the problem you created. Continue Reading

Snow by David Berman – Analysis and Poem

Synopsis

This poem follows two brothers who are outside in winter. The two brothers are walking through a field and see snow angels. The younger brother asks who made the snow angels. The older brother tells him that it was a troop of angels whom had been shot and dissolved. The younger brother continues to ask questions about who shot them and why. The older brother says a farmer shot them for trespassing. The narrator then finishes by saying the outdoors is like a room. Continue Reading

X-Mas in Shorts: Poetry for Christmas Cheer (Bright Dreams Journal Book 8)

Gary’s first Christmas abroad was difficult. With no snow nor even cold weather, it was hard getting in the mood to celebrate. After sitting down in his PJs, he drank some hot chocolate and wrote this set of poetry as sweat dripped down his face and “Jingle Bells” played on his radio.

X-Mas comes from one of the oldest symbols of Christianity, the X. In Ancient Rome, safe houses and buildings which allowed Christians to celebrate their religion placed an ‘X’ on their sides. The ‘X’ stood for Christ.

Due to ignorance, many people today believe ‘X-Mas’ is a way to make the holiday secular. However, this is indeed not the case. Using ‘X-Mas’ is a way to honor Christianity’s past. It is a true Christian symbol.

Come and join Gary by celebrating this great holiday with X-Mas in Shorts!

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Around the Web 07/31/16

Part of becoming a better poet is reading poetry and a lot of it. Today we take a look at what some other poets from around the web have to offer.

Poetry by E. Anton Gray: “Ode to Social Media” – This is probably the most accurate description of social media I have seen, and it is surely the best poem about social media I have read as well. It is written in ABAB rhyme.

tumbled dried” – A short but still yet sensual poem written by Singledust.

Beyond Words” – Kevin Brown takes a look at what love is and how we try to quantify it with needless words and actions.

If I Were Young Again” – The title says it all, really. Michael Lee Johnson takes a look at what he would do if he were a young lad, but what the title doesn’t state is that the author uses imagery to almost perfection.

Mad Love” – This is a look at love from bipolar quirky poet Nicole Moncada.

Meandering” – Gregory T. Janetka gives a unique look about what I consider life in general.

Releases

Mortal- Poetry book by Veronica Aldous – Veronica Aldous released a new poetry book titled “Mortal”. The book is released with the price of £9.99 and features poetry from a variety of genres.

Book Reviews

Book Review — Song of Myself: With a Complete Commentary – Evilcyclist takes a look at the beloved book by Walt Whitman.

The Poetry of Christina Strigas – Nick Trandahl gives praise to the Greek-Canadian poetess and her books.

Practicing this exercise will make you more confident in your creative work – Maja (Business in Rhyme) talks about how using our beliefs can help us be more confident have better results.