One Hundred and One Famous Poems: With a Prose Supplement by Roy Jay Cook
The night has a thousand eyes,
And the day but one;
Yet the light of the bright world dies
With the dying sun.
The mind has a thousand eyes,
And the heart but one;
Yet the light of a whole life dies
When love is done.
~Francis William Bourdillon
This old poetry is not necessarily my cup of tea (throw some Bukowski in there with a cup of whiskey and were talking) but I still rate this a solid 5. This is poetry in which you will find some of the most famous lines in history. This is poetry, but in a sense, it is a piece of history as well. The book is capped off with some famous historical documents.
The Age of Tennyson : Victorian Poetry
Famous Age Poems by Famous Poets
Alfred Prufrock in T. Here are ten of the very finest poems about ageing, from the age of Shakespeare to the current century. William Shakespeare, Sonnet If we can but remain young in mind, then we are young, no matter that our bodies may be growing older. It is a strange feeling about those who are taken young that while we are getting old and dusty they are just as they were.
In brief: Middle and high school students are known to hate poetry. The clever English teacher therefore chooses poems to engage middle and high-school aged teenagers. Here are 20 poems that teens love. Poetry has a bad rap. I decided to teach to my audience. Based on anonymous feedback from my teenaged students, I cut down my poetry collection down to 20 poems teenagers enjoy and should read. Scroll down further to see the uses of each poem as well as the best Youtube video for each.
Every family has hopes and aspirations for their children. Some may long to send their children to college if the parents have not had that opportunity. Others may aspire for a better life in another country. Sometimes there are conflicts between the dreams of the parents and the dreams of their children. Parents may have labored so that their children could have what they consider a better life only to have their children choose other options. This can be heartbreaking for the parents who may think that they have labored in vain, and stressful for the children who have their own dream to live out.