Sonnets and Poems, Shakespeare. April is National Poetry Month.
Margaret Atwood (via beyondstyx)
Photo: This amazing heart.
The Sick Rose
Collection: Songs of Experience
~William Blake (1794)
O Rose, thou art sick!
The invisible worm
That flies in the night,
In the howling storm,
Has found out thy bed
Of crimson joy:
And his dark secret love
Does thy life destroy.
The Georgics of Virgil (1871, Translator: R. D. Blackmore), a poem in four books (possibly first published in 29 B.C.), the second major work by the Latin poet Virgil.
“Georgics” is from the Greek word “to farm.” The subject of the book is about agriculture, but is characterized by tensions between simple country life and the corruptness of the city. Prominent themes of the book are farming, animal husbandry, and bee-keeping, but these subjects are intertwined with timeless issues such as politics, the human condition, and a concern for civilization at large.
A Visit from Saint Nicholas (1869), illustrations by Thomas Nast.
“We had the sky up there, all speckled with stars, and we used to lay on our backs and look up at them, and discuss about whether they was made or only just happened.”
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Chapter 19, Mark Twain.
Sculpture at The Poe House, Philadelphia.
The Raven, by Edgar Allen Poe.