Daffy-down-dilly is come up to town, / In her yellow petticoat and her green gown.
Poesie: Jeffers’ To an Old Square Piano
Tor is a term for a craggy outcrop or lookout.
Poesie: Roethke’s In a Dark Time
Although thoroughly postmodern, the American poet Theodore Roethke would have been at home with almost any of the lyric poets of the 16th and 17th centuries.
Poesie: Burgess’ Purple Cow
Some poets live to regret having written wildly successful poems...
Poesie: Tolkien’s Little Princess Mee
Little Princess Mee is a Hobbit poem that was among those written in the margins of the Red Book of Westmarch.
Poesie: Stevenson’s Requiem
Well known, for good reason. If you are mourning, it helps to think of things this way.
Poesie: Dickinson’s “There’s a certain Slant of light”
Neither dash nor dot means anything; it is the difference between that makes the Morse code possible.
Poesie: Rossetti’s The Woodspurge
This English poet with the Italian name was a painter as well as a poet.
Poesie: Allingham’s The Fairies
Legends of the wee little men persist everywhere, but the Irish have known to be particularly attuned to the presence of the good folk.
Poesie: Tolkien’s Noel
One last Christmas poem...