Keith Hansen leads us through a closer reading of two rich poems.
"The Caged Skylark" by Gerard Manley Hopkins
"The Caged Goldfinch" by Thomas Hardy
What was it like to go back to the bleakness of a shepherd's night shift after that one spectacular night when the veil was lifted?
This week's poem is "Shepherd's Song" by Richard Baukham
Poetry is so good for mysteries... for wondering about things that lie beyond the scope of arguments and thesis statements. This week's two poems take on a big one.
"Annunciation" by John Donne and "Mary's Song" by Luci Shaw.
When Love has you over for dinner, just sit down and hush! And eat.
Today's poem is "Love III" by George Herbert. What a pleasure to read; I had to stop myself at twice.
Cozy up by the tortoise stove for two poems to kick off our advent season! Keith Hansen shares John Betjemen's "Advent 1955" and "Christmas".
Happy Thanksgiving! This week's poem honors the world of the table and the table of the world.
It's "Perhaps the World Ends Here" by Joy Harjo.
Keith Hansen is back, this time with a poem by John Betjeman: "In Westminster Abbey". It has a spirited rhyme scheme & meter, and a good dash of satire & snark. Enjoy!