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Maha Rehman

Maha has a BSc Honors from the University of Toronto and is an Author and Writer by profession. She loves writing and genuinely idealizes the idea of science and literary art combining together into a liberating force of intellectual enlightenment. You can check out her YA novel 'Sole Silence'.


‘Clocks’ by Gillian Clarke is a unique and deep poem that reflects the passage of time and the wonders of growing older.

The Pen Is Mightier Than The Sword

‘The Pen is Mightier than the Sword’ by Mariska Taylor-Darko is a eulogy celebrating the work of Kofi Awonnor- a poet who was killed unjustly.

My Parents

‘My Parents’ by Stephen Spender is a poem based on bullying and the desire to make friends.

Coming Home

‘Coming Home’ by Owen Sheers is a thoughtful poem that describes the transitory nature of life. The poet explores aging, family, and the impact of change.


Attack’ by Siegfried Sassoon is an eye-opening poem about the harsh reality of war and what it feels like to be a soldier.

The Truly Great

In Stephen Spender’s Poem ‘The Truly Great’, he discusses the traits of heroes who have passed away before us.

On Living and Leaving

‘On Living and Leaving’, by Sums Paguia, is a depressing poem which argues that those who have died are better off than those who are living.

The Patriot

Robert Browning’s poem ‘The Patriot’ is a tragic tale of a man who fell from being a star citizen to becoming despised so intensely that he was put to death.

O Where Are You Going

‘O Where Are You Going’ by W. H. Auden is a poem in the form of a ballad which predicts the fate humanity suffers due to indecisiveness and not taking action.

O What Is That Sound

‘O What Is That Sound’ by W.H Auden is a tragic poem reminiscing the trauma that many individuals endure during times of war.

Her Husband

Ted Hughes’ poem ‘Her Husband’ is a spiteful poem reflecting on the paradoxical situation many married couples often face; being in a marriage with another person but having lost all love and compassion between each other.

I Know My Soul

I Know My Soul by Claude Mckay is a sonnet which discusses the importance of being honest with ourselves if

I am not that Woman

I am not that Woman is a poem directed towards the empowerment of women. Through examining the treatment many eastern

To a Friend

‘To a Friend’ by Amy Lowell is a touching poem that reflects on the selfishness of the innermost desire that human


In this poem, Eliot exposes the transient nature of love and admits that love is not often found in life, however the poem is an optimistic one because it encourages us to think positively.

Imaginary Conversation

‘Imaginary Conversation’ by Linda Pastan is a poem that focuses on communication and longing to be free. The poem consists


Combustion by Sara Eliza Johnson is a poem that reflects on the interconnection of everything on earth and the importance


‘Dreams’ is a poem regarding how regretful memories of the past have a tendency to haunt us. Over a course

By the Stream

By the Stream is a contemplative poem by Paul Laurence Dunbar describing how things are often not what they seem.

the bullet was a girl

the bullet was a girl is a poem centering around the themes of racism and anger. Danez Smith brings to

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