‘Lines Written in Kensington Gardens’ describes a speaker’s experience within the confines of Kensington Gardens in London, England.
‘The grove of golden trees has fallen silent’ by Sergei Yesenin was written in 1924 and originally published in Yesenin’s native tongue, Russian. It appears in this analysis in translated English, by Anton Yakovlev.
‘Nutting’ by William Wordsworth describes a speaker’s boyhood journey into the woods and the resulting pleasure and rage he experiences.
‘The Rhodora’ by Ralph Waldo Emerson describes the power of a rhododendron flower and its ability to outshine and the improve all the elements around it.
’Tall Ambrosia’ by Henry David Thoreau is a beautiful depiction of the joy one can take from the natural world, specifically in a field of ambrosia.
‘The Song of Wandering Aengus’ by William Butler Yeats describes Aengus’ life-consuming quest to find a girl he once saw in his youth
‘Medusa’ by Louise Bogan describes an encounter the speaker has with the eyes of Medusa and the eternal results of that meeting.
‘Some One’ by Walter de La Mare tells of a mysterious visitor to a cabin in the woods in the middle of the night.
‘Lioness Asleep’ by Babette Deutsch describes the plight of a captive lioness who’s only temporary escape is through her dreams.
‘The Little Boy Lost’ by William Blake is the story of a young child who while out searching for his father gets lost in the woods.
Siddal’s ‘A Silent Wood’ is a short, dark piece describing the misery of emotional loss and the power that memories can have.
‘The Wildflower’s Song’ by William Blake is a three-stanza poem that paints a verbal portrait of “a Wild Flower”.
‘Love Is Not A Word’ by Riyas Qurana, is a poem that personifies love and dives into the notion of love and what is needed to maintain it in relationships.