Land

The Map by Elizabeth Bishop

‘The Map,’ written in 1934, is the signature poem of Elizabeth Bishop that transcends the boundaries of the real and imaginatively inspects the topographical features within a map.

The Map by Elizabeth Bishop Visual Representation

Soliloquy For Compatriots by John Tripp

‘Soliloquy For Compatriots’ by John Tripp describes the opinion others hold in regard to Wales, as well as the emotional truth of what it means to be Welsh. 

Soliloquy For Compatriots by John Tripp Visual Representation

[London, my beautiful] by F.S. Flint

‘[London, my beautiful]’ by F.S. Flint describes one speaker’s love for the city of London and how he feels the city improves others and himself. 

Squall by Leonora Speyer

‘Squall’ by Leonora Speyer describes the progress of a powerful storm, or squall, that drenches a wooded landscape and the peace which follows.

Shadwell Stair by Wilfred Owen

‘Shadwell Stair’ by Wilfred Owen describes a dockside in London and the emotional turmoil of the ghost that frequents it.  

Morning Land by George Essex Evans

‘Morning Land’ by George Essex Evans describes the trials and hardships associated with reaching a new land, as well as the new hopes and dreams that can be achieved after one scales all obstacles.

A Welsh Landscape by R. S. Thomas

‘A Welsh Landscape’ portrays R. S Thomas’ views about Wales and Welsh culture. Moreover, the poem depicts the people of Wales, based on this landscape portrait. R. S. Thomas focuses on negative aspects and develops a pessimistic look at Welshness.

A Welsh Landscape by R. S. Thomas Visual Representation

A Peasant by R.S. Thomas

‘A Peasant’ was written in 1942. The poem presents an emblematic character of Thomas’s poetry called Iago Prytherch.

Location by Arthur Yap

‘Location’ by Arthur Yap is a two stanza free verse poem about a person who is stuck in a rooted and stationary mundane routine that he wishes to escape.

Welsh History by R.S. Thomas

‘Welsh History’ is an image rich depiction of the history of the Welsh people and their strength throughout times of strife and suffering.

Directive by Robert Frost

‘Directive’ by Robert Frost is about the relationship between the past and the present. It is a very well regarded poem that has been described as “dismaying” and “gratifying.”

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