Considered a great American poet, but many find her work elusive. With ‘I Started Early, Took My Dog’ and ‘Tell all the Truth But tell it slant’, discover how Dickinson uses short, tightly structured bursts of sparkling language to entertain questions about meaning, purpose, belief.
Footfalls echo in the memory Down the passage which we did not take Towards the door we never opened Into the rose-garden. My words echo Thus, in your mind. But to what purpose Disturbing the dust on a bowl of rose-leaves I do not know. Other echoes Inhabit the garden. Shall we follow
Polish poet, essayist, translator and recipient of the 1996 Nobel Prize in Literature. She was described as a “Mozart of Poetry”. In Poland, Szymborska’s books have reached sales rivaling prominent prose authors: although she once remarked in a poem, “Some Like
Come, said my soul, Such verses for my Body let us write, (for we are one,) That should I after return, Or, long, long hence, in other spheres, There to some group of mates the chants resuming, (Tallying Earth’s soil, trees, winds, tumultuous waves,) Ever with pleas’d smile I may keep
‘The Wasteland’ is the early Modernist poem classic. T. S. Eliot was striving to understand a shattered world post WWI and how the inherited cultural knowledge could offer direction or solace in a broken, mechanistic world. His use of literary and cultural allusions may feel overwhelm
….Poetry arrived In search of me. I don’t know, I don’t know where It came from, from winter or a river. I don’t know how or when…. — Pablo Neruda In a joint project with The Fields Beneath Cafe, the London Literary Salon will be offering a series o