I'm trying to find a quote that fits a romantic (but not overly saccharine) mood that basically says "I do this because of my love for you, I believe in it because you believe in it, I stand by your side against adversity because I know I am with you."
Can anyone recommend a good poetry primer? [more inside]
Hermann Hesse apparently published a book called Bäume: Betrachtungen und Gedichte (Trees: Reflections and Poems) and I'm trying to find a version in English, because it sounds awesome. Look. [more inside]
I've read a poem that has intrigued me and piqued my curiosity, but unfortunately it also confused me
I've read a poem that has intrigued me and piqued my curiosity but unfortunately it also confused me. It would be great if someone here could elucidate its meaning for me. The poem is The Curse by John Donne.
Do you honestly enjoy reading free verse? Can you explain to me why I should enjoy it, too? [more inside]
Can't remember a poem about drowning, and I think it has a mention of a "piston". Can anyone help? [more inside]
How would I listen to Wordsworth's poetry like Wordsworth would have recited it? [more inside]
Celebrating a golden wedding anniversary next month - photobook in production - your favourite quotations, poetry and passages (in English, Welsh and French) please! [more inside]
EnglishMajorFilter: Why can't I stand much of the canon? How can I learn to appreciate it? [more inside]
I'm looking for an English translation of Borges online. [more inside]
Does anyone have a link to or scan of an English translation of the poem "Le Dur Desire de Durer" by Paul Eluard?
Can anyone supply me with a link to, or scan of, an English translation of a poem by Paul Eluard? Specifically, "Le Dur Desire de Durer" ("The Dour Desire to Endure")? Merci/Thanks.