Poetry

Given that a focus on the arts is part of an integrative practice especially in regard to meaning, the site has a weekly slot in which a poem can be discussed and reflected upon. If there is a poem that you would like to suggest for this section, send it to me at richard@middlewaysociety.org and say in what way you feel it is meaningful to you. Here are some of the poems that we’ve posted so far.

N.B. More recently we have decided to remove some of these poems because of uncertainties about copyright, and have not yet had time to remove all the links to them. Apologies if any of the links below are dead.

Poetry 83: The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner by Randall Jarrell
Poetry 82: A poetry reading at West Point by William Matthews
Poetry 81: The Dogs by Helen Mort
Poetry 80: Essay by Hayden Carruth
Poetry 79: Moments of Joy by Vanessa
Poetry 78: The Burning of the Books by Bertholt Brecht
Poetry 77: As I Walked Out by Esther Morgan
Poetry 76: Bedecked by Victoria Redel
Poetry 75: Bored by Margaret Atwood
Poetry 74: Whoever You Are Holding Me Now in Hand by Walt Whitman
Poetry 73: Feeding Fire by Claudia Iavorenciuc
Poetry 72: Home by Arundhathi Subramaniam
Poetry 71: True Love by Wislawa Szymborska
Poetry 70: Household by Henry Shukman
Poetry 69: Dragonflies Mating by Robert Hass
Poetry 68: A Dog Has Died by Pablo Neruda
Poetry 67: Colour Blind by Lemn Sissay
Poetry 66: Love Is Not All by Edna St. Vincent Millay
Poetry 65: The Invitation by Oriah Mountain Dreamer
Poetry 64: The Flaw in Paganism by Dorothy Parker
Poetry 63: Introduction to Poetry by Billy Collins
Poetry 62: Work and Play by Ted Hughes
Poetry 61: Snowy Morning by Henry Shukman
Poetry 60: Marine by Rimbaud
Poetry 59: The Miracle of the Bees and the Foxgloves by Anne Stevenson
Poetry 58: Red Geranium and Godly Mignonette by D. H. Lawrence
Poetry 57: V (Once there came a man) by Stephen Crane
Poetry 56: Any news of the iceberg? by Les Barker
Poetry 55: Japanese Maple by Clive James
Poetry 54: Victorian Guitar by Seamus Heaney
Poetry 53: For Wolf Graf von Kalckreuth by Rainer Maria Rilke
Poetry 52: Shadow by Lenni Sykes
Poetry 51: An Autumn Sunset by Edith Wharton
Poetry 50: Funeral Blues by W H Auden
Poetry 49: Dare to be by Steve Maraboli
Poetry 48: Dulce Et Decorum Est by Wilfred Owen
Poetry 47: The Second Coming by William Butler Yeats
Poetry 46: From far, from eve and morning by A. E. Housman
Poetry 45: In a large Greek Colony, 200 B.C. by CP Cavafy
Poetry 44: Recognition by Carol Ann Duffy
Poetry 43: The Blind Men and the Elephant by John Godfrey Saxe
Poetry 42: One Robe, One Bowl – The Zen Poetry of Ryokan
Poetry 41: This living hand, now warm and capable by John Keats
Poetry 40: First Sight by Philip Larkin
Poetry 39: Warning by Jenny Joseph
Poetry 38: Kindness by Naomi Shihab Nye
Poetry 37: Birthday by Martin Lytton
Poetry 36: Television by Roald Dahl
Poetry 35: Tichborne’s Elegy by Chidiock Tichborne
Poetry 34: Crooked Wings by Robert Graves
Poetry 33: Sleeping Keys by Jean Sprackland
Poetry 32: Look Again by Mary Oliver
Poetry 31: The Place Where We Are Right by Yehuda Amichai
Poetry 30: Phenomenal Woman by Maya Angelou
Poetry 29: The Names of Things by Jeffrey Harrison
Poetry 28: You Reading This, Be Ready by William Stafford
Poetry 27: To Meditate by Thich Nhat Hanh
Poetry 26: Myself and My Person by Anna Swirscynska
Poetry 25: The Blind Men and the Elephant by John Godfrey Saxe
Poetry 24: To Know the Dark by Wendell Berry
Poetry 23: Purity by Billy Collins
Poetry 22: Asclepiadics by Sir Philip Sidney
Poetry 21: Days by Philip Larkin
Poetry 20: The force that through the green fuse drives the flower by Dylan Thomas
Poetry 19: Gratitude by Ani Defranco
Poetry 18: Cartography for Beginners by Emily Hasler.
Poetry 17: I will not let an exam result decide my fate by Suli Breaks
Poetry 16: Change by Nagarjuna
Poetry 15: The Ghost in the Poem by Ananda
Poetry 14: Bloody Men by Wendy Cope
Poetry 13: Haikus by Santoka Taneda
Poetry 12: Honour Killing by Imtiaz Dharker
Poetry 11: From the frontier of writing by Seamus Heaney
Poetry 10: Jackie Juno reciting her poetry at TedxExeter
Poetry 9: The Winter of Listening by David Whyte
Poetry 8: Nocturne upon St. Lucy’s Day by John Donne
Poetry 7: One Art by Elisabeth Bishop
Poetry 6: The Wild Swans at Coole by W.B. Yeats
Poetry 5: From the Republic of Conscience by Seamus Heaney
Poetry 4: War Photographer by Carol Ann Duffy
Poetry 3: Snake by D.H. Lawrence
Poetry 2: He Sits Down on the Floor of a School for the Retarded by Alden Nowlan
Poetry 1: Wild Geese by Mary Oliver

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