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Stars by Sara Teasdale

‘Stars’ by Sara Teasdale is a beautiful and easy-to-read poem. In it, Teasdale spends five stanzas describing and appreciating the stars in the sky. 

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Crescent by C. D. Wright

Carolyn D. Wright’s ‘Crescent’ is a thoughtful poem that describes a speaker’s intimate, incoherent feelings. She appreciates the nocturne with warmth and passion.

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Under Stars by Tess Gallagher

‘Under Stars’ by Tess Gallagher is a thoughtful poem that traces a speaker’s walk outside at night. It includes her reminiscence about her past and childhood. 

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Poem in October by Dylan Thomas

‘Poem in October’ tells of a speaker’s journey out of autumn and up a hill to reclaim childhood joy, the summer season and his spirituality. 

Orinda to Lucasia by Katherine Philips

‘Orinda to Lucasia’ by Katherine Philips describes the importance and intensity of the relationship she holds with her close friend, Anne Owens. 

Recuerdo by Edna St. Vincent Millay

‘Recuerdo’ by Edna St. Vincent Millay tells of a night the speaker spent sailing back and forth on a ferry, eating fruit and watching the sky.

Love and a Question by Robert Frost

‘Love and a Question’ by Robert Frost is a curious poem in which a couple encounters a stranger. It brings up questions of what’s right and wrong, what’s too selfish, and what’s simply common sense.

The Widening Sky by Edward Hirsch

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

Marshlands by Emily Pauline Johnson

‘Marshlands’ by Emily Pauline Johnson paints a picture of the life residing in a marshland as night approaches and casts the ecosystem into silence. 

The Great Lover by Rupert Brooke

‘The Great Lover’ by Rupert Brooke contains a speaker’s profession of love for his past partners and a wide range of objects and experiences. 

In Her Splendor Islanded by Octavio Paz

‘In Her Splendor Islanded’ by Octavio Paz describes a woman through various images of water and land that are separated from the rest of the world. 

A Former Life by Charles Baudelaire

‘A Former Life’ by Charles Baudelaire speaks on a the poet’s own imagination and how his creative works are born there and are at his beck and call. 

A Night Thought by William Wordsworth

‘A Night Thought’ by William Wordsworth describes a speaker’s displeasure at those among the human race who do not appreciate what fortune has given them.  

Magdalen Walks by Oscar Wilde

‘Magdalen Walks’ by Oscar Wilde describes the coming of spring and the vibrant, continually moving elements which herald its arrival. 

The Rhodora by Ralph Waldo Emerson 

‘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. 

Evening by Friedrich Schiller 

‘Evening’ by Friedrich Schiller contains a speaker’s plea to Apollo that he allow the sun to set and rest, and love to descend.

The Builders by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 

‘The Builders’ by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow describes how a nation is built from the contributions of each and every individual of the country. The people from both the past and present collectively work for a nation’s advancement.

Kite by Daya Dissanayake

‘Kite’ by Daya Dissanayake describes a boy’s attempt to enjoy his own childhood amongst the polluted air and piles of refuse in his town. 

Bull Song by Margaret Atwood 

‘Bull Song’ by Margaret Atwood describes the short life of a bull who is forced to fight in a ring against human “gods” and is then cut up for the victors.

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