The Bridge

The Bridge By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow   I stood on the bridge at midnight, As the clocks were striking the hour, And the moon rose o’er the city, Behind the dark church-tower.   I saw her bright...

The World Had Fled

The World Had Fled By Rachel Wetzsteon   The world had fled, with all its silly cares and questionable aches, and in one swoon we rose above its stupefying airs like flying lovesick pigs up to the...

Two Tramps in Mud Time

Two Tramps in Mud Time By Robert Frost   Out of the mud two strangers came And caught me splitting wood in the yard, And one of them put me off my aim By hailing cheerily “Hit them hard!” I...

The Resemblance Between Your Life and a ...

The Resemblance Between Your Life and a Dog By Robert Bly   I never intended to have this life, believe me— It just happened. You know how dogs turn up At a farm, and they wag but can’t...

Atlas Slave

A faceless man with indistinct features: Half-entombed body missing hands and feet; Hoisting on my shoulders an endless burden That by these conditions I was made complete.   It was not that I was...

Rising Sun

If asked to define our love I wouldn’t know what to say. You see the rays of the rising sun And then you know it’s day.   How can I express in words The sentiments of the heart? Thoughts and feelings...

Aeolian Harp

If fate cannot be thwarted, my love, Then let it be our guide. All our attempts to steer the course Are but a blowing against the tide.   And though we lived, and loved, and laughed, Unknown and miles...

The Lonely Year

The Lonely Year is a collection of poetry that seeks to analyze various aspects of the modern human experience. By creating connections and drawing illustrations from disparate sources such as art, theology,...

The Resemblance Between Your Life and a Dog