Landscape

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

The Widening Sky by Edward Hirsch

‘The Widening Sky’ by Edward Hirsch describes a speaker’s emotionally revelatory journey into a darkening seaside landscape. 

A Memory by Lola Ridge

‘A Memory’ by Lola Ridge describes a speaker’s memories of a specific emotional night she spent with the listener on the shore of a tropic sea.

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

Natural Daintiness by Salman Khan

‘Natural Daintiness’ by Salman Khan describes a “verdurous environment” in which a speaker is living a moment of pristine peace. 

[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. 

Hours by Hazel Hall

‘Hours’ by Hazel Hall describes how a speaker experinces hours which are like “cities,” “forbidden music” and “mellow” in tone.

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.

Foreign by Carol Ann Duffy

‘Foreign’ by Carol Ann Duffy is a poem which casts the reader as an alienated foreigner in the city they’ve live in for twenty years. 

Misgivings by Herman Melville

‘Misgivings’ by Herman Melville describes the state of America right before the beginning of the Civil War and the fear that many felt for the future. 

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.

The Snow Man by Wallace Stevens

‘The Snow Man’ was first published in Poetry magazine in 1921. This poem features the poet’s perspectivism concerning an image of the wintry landscape.

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