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.

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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