July’s Poems


July 1, 2018 anyone lived in a pretty how town e.e. cummings Seuss for grown ups.
July 2, 2018 First Fig Edna St. Vincent Millay Lovely and pround.
July 3, 2018 Richard Cory Edwin Arlington Robinson I knew this one without knowing it. Good life lesson.
July 4, 2018 Paul Revere’s Ride Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Funny how I projected “British are coming onto it.
July 5, 2018 Miniver Cheevy Edwin Arlington Robinson Mr. Robinson is a sad poet, I guess. Nice again.
July 6, 2018 When You Are Old W. B. Yeats Classic loser guy thing.
July 7, 2018 The Lake Isle of Innisfree W. B. Yeats Popular because it’s nice. I like it.
July 8, 2018 To an Athlete Dying Young A. E. Housman
Not my cup of tea. I get it but just not to my liking – the lesson, the word choice, etc.
July 9, 2018 Requiem Robert Lewis Stevenson I like. Simple and perfect. Scottish.
July 10, 2018 Pied Beauty Gerard Manley Hopkins Learn to like odd things, nicely done.
July 11, 2018 The Windhover Gerard Manley Hopkins Powerful. Read more of him.
July 12, 2018 A Birthday Christina Rossetti A religious poem but I’ll read it as a love poem. Very nice.
July 13, 2018 I Heard a Fly Buzz When I Died Emily Dickinson God love her. Nice scene/story.
July 14, 2018 This Is My Letter To The World Emily Dickinson Not sure what it’s about. What’s in the letter?
July 15, 2018 I’m Nobody Who Are You Emily Dickinson The big hit. Good solace while fighting my ego.
July 16, 2018 Lucifer in Starlight George Meredith A bit spooky. Maybe he’s not been knocked down.
July 17, 2018 A Noiseless Patient Spider Walt Whitman
I really can identify with this one, trying to find people to connect with.
July 18, 2018 I Hear America Singing Walt Whitman Joyous!
July 19, 2018 Crossing the Bar Tennyson One hell of a swan song.
July 20, 2018 The Chambered Nautilus O. Wendell Holmes I like this one a lot. Good guide.
July 21, 2018 Old Ironsides O. Wendell Holmes Eh, this left me a bit cold.
July 22, 2018 To Helen Edgar Allan Poe It always seems like Poe is reaching/straining to show off.
July 23, 2018 Barbara Frietchie John Greenleaf Whittier I like story poems…..USA! USA! USA!
July 24, 2018 The Children’s Hour Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Joyous about fatherhood.
July 25, 2018 The Village Blacksmith Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Nice character portrait.
July 26, 2018 Concord hymn Ralph Waldo Emerson Eh, cold history.
July 27, 2018 When I Have Fears That I May Cease to Be John Keats The romantics could really….overdo it.
July 28, 2018 La Belle Dame sans Merci John Keats I read this with images of Pre-Ralphalite paintings in my head.
July 29, 2018 The Owl and the Pussy Cat Edward Lear Simple and fun.
July 30, 2018 Introduction to Poetry Billy Collins I’ll try to keep this in mind.
July 31, 2018 Ode to a Nightengale John Keats Romantic-y but I do like it.