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Poetry Appreciation: The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

* Let me introduce you to…my favourite poem in existence. * . Argument How a Ship having passed the Line was driven by storms to the cold Country towards the South Pole; and how from thence she made her course to the tropical Latitude of the Great Pacific Ocean; and of the strange things that… Continue reading Poetry Appreciation: The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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Poetry Appreciation: Just So Stories, by Rudyard Kipling

When the cabin port-holes are dark and green Because of the seas outside; When the ship goes wop (with a wiggle between) And the steward falls into the soup-tureen, And trunks begin to slide; When Nursey lies on the floor in a heap, And Mummy tells you to let her sleep, And you aren’t waked… Continue reading Poetry Appreciation: Just So Stories, by Rudyard Kipling

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Poetry Appreciation: Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night by Dylan Thomas

Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light. Though wise men at their end know dark is right, Because their words had forked no lightning they Do not go gentle into that good night. Good men, the… Continue reading Poetry Appreciation: Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night by Dylan Thomas

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Poetry Appreciation: The Shooting of Dan McGrew by Robert W. Service

A bunch of the boys were whooping it up in the Malamute saloon; The kid that handles the music-box was hitting a jag-time tune; Back of the bar, in a solo game, sat Dangerous Dan McGrew, And watching his luck was his light-o’-love, the lady that’s known as Lou. When out of the night, which… Continue reading Poetry Appreciation: The Shooting of Dan McGrew by Robert W. Service

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Poetry Appreciation: Introduction to the Songs of Innocence by William Blake

. Piping down the valleys wild Piping songs of pleasant glee On a cloud I saw a child. And he laughing said to me. Pipe a song about a Lamb; So I piped with merry chear, Piper pipe that song again— So I piped, he wept to hear. Drop thy pipe thy happy pipe Sing… Continue reading Poetry Appreciation: Introduction to the Songs of Innocence by William Blake