Spotlight Poetry – Last Sonnet – A poem by John Keats

© Tamaz Gogoladze, Harlequin

Last Sonnet – “Bright star, would I were stedfast as thou art” – by John Keats

Poem Attribution © John Keats, Last Sonnet (“Bright star, would I were stedfast as thou art”)

Source Attribution https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/44468/bright-star-would-i-were-stedfast-as-thou-art

Painting Attribution © Tamaz Gogoladze, Harlequin, (Date Unstated)

Source Attribution https://www.saatchiart.com/art/Painting-Harlequin/824638/4496495/view

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Poetry – Spotlight – Snowdrop – A poem by Ted Hughes

Snowdrop by Ted Hughes

Ted Hughes, (1930 -1998), English poet whose most characteristic verse is without sentimentality, emphasizing the cunning and savagery of animal life in harsh, sometimes disjunctive lines.

Snowdrop by Ted Hughes

Now is the globe shrunk tight
Round the mouse’s dulled wintering heart.
Weasel and crow, as if moulded in brass,
Move through an outer darkness
Not in their right minds,
With the other deaths. She, too, pursues her ends,
Brutal as the stars of this month,
Her pale head heavy as metal.

Poem Attribution © Ted Hughes, Snowdrop

Source Attribution https://lancashiretimes.co.uk/article/Poem-of-the-Week-Snowdrop-by-Ted-Hughes

Painting Attribution © Kovacs Anna Brigitta, Snowdrops, (Date Unstated)

Source Attribution https://fineartamerica.com/featured/2-snowdrops-kovacs-anna-brigitta.html

Biography Attribution https://www.britannica.com/biography/Ted-Hughes

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Poetry – Spotlight – I’ll Tell You How the Sun Rose – A poem by Emily Dickinson

I’ll Tell You How the Sun Rose by Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson was a nineteenth century American poet. She was an intensely private person; and, published only a handful of short poems in her lifetime.

After her death, her sister discovered nearly two thousand poems hidden in her bedroom.

Many of Emily Dickinson’s poems are short meditations that reflect her individual thoughts and moods.

Frequently within her works there is a sadness and sense of solace; however, in I’ll Tell You How the Sun Rose she speaks of the wondrous nature and beauty of the every day rising and setting of the sun.

Poem Attribution © Emily Dickinson, I’ll Tell You How the Sun Rose

Source Attribution https://www.emilydickinsonmuseum.org/ill-tell-you-how-the-sun-rose/

Painting Attribution © Elena Ivanova, Sunrise, (Date Unstated)

Source Attribution https://www.saatchiart.com/art/Painting-Sunrise/414911/4924418/view

Music Attribution © Song, I’ll Tell You How the Sun Rose (Inspired By Dickinson), Voice: Michael Slattery, Piano: Craig Urquhart

Video Attribution  Craig Urquhart

Source Attribution https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CI2g-_UVkNs

I’ll Tell You how the Sun Rose by Emily Dickinson

I’ll tell you how the Sun rose – 
A Ribbon at a time – 
The Steeples swam in Amethyst – 
The news, like Squirrels, ran – 
The Hills untied their Bonnets – 
The Bobolinks – begun –
Then I said softly to myself –
“That must have been the Sun”!
But how he set – I know not –
There seemed a purple stile
That little Yellow boys and girls
Were climbing all the while – 
Till when they reached the other side – 
A Dominie in Gray – 
Put gently up the evening Bars – 
And led the flock away –

Reference Attribution © Allie Esiri, A Poem for Every Winter Day, MacMillan

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Poetry Spotlight – January – A poem by William Carlos Williams

© Kyungsoo Lee, January Wind, (Canvas 2016)

January by William Carlos Williams

January by William Carlos Williams

Again I reply to the triple winds
running chromatic fifths of derision
outside my window:
                                  Play louder.
You will not succeed. I am
bound more to my sentences
the more you batter at me
to follow you.
                                  And the wind,
as before, fingers perfectly
its derisive music.

Poem Attribution © William Carlos Williams, January

Source Attribution https://poets.org/poem/january-3

Painting Attribution © Kyungsoo Lee, January Wind, (Canvas 2016)

Source Attribution https://www.saatchiart.com/art/Painting-January-Wind-day/920235/6186045/view

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Poetry Spotlight – On the Sea – Poem of the day by John Keats

On the Sea by John Keats

Poem Attribution © John Keats, On the Sea

Source Attributionhttps://www.thereader.org.uk/featured-poem-on-the-sea-by-john-keats-2/

Painting Attribution © Elinor Rowlands, The Cave, (Date Unstated)

Source Attribution https://www.saatchiart.com/art/Painting-The-Cave/1656979/7908914/view

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Poetry Spotlight – The More it Snows (Tiddely-pom) – A poem by Winnie the Pooh – A. A. Milne

The More it Snows (Tiddely-pom) by A. A. Milne

The More It Snows (Tiddely-pom) by A A Milne

The more it snows
Tiddely-pom
The more it goes
Tiddely-pom

The more it goes on snowing
Tiddely-pom

And nobody knows
Tiddely-pom
How cold my toes
Tiddely-pom

How cold my toes are growing
Tiddely-pom
Tiddely-pom
Tiddely-pom
Tiddely-pom

Poem Attribution © A. A. Milne, The More it Snows (Tiddely-pom)

Source Attribution https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/carlysimon/themoreitsnowstiddelypom.html

Video Attribution aethere

Source Attribution https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWowM5FwIxg

Painting Attribution © Disney

Source Attribution https://www.cornel1801.com/disney/Piglets-Big-Movie-2003/The-More-It-Snows-Tiddely-Pom/2.jpg

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Poetry Spotlight – Mana of the Sea – A Poem by D. H. Lawrence

Mana of the Sea by D. H. Lawrence

Poem Attribution © D. H. Lawrence, Mana of the Sea

Source Attribution Poems of the Sea, Selected and De. by J.D. McClatchy, Everyman’s Library, Pocket Poets, Alfre A. Knopf

Painting Attribution © Kajal Zaveri, Sound of the Sea, (Date Unstated)

Source Attribution https://www.saatchiart.com/art/Painting-Sound-of-the-Sea/348088/4261543/view

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Poetry Spotlight – Birds at Winter Nightfall – A poem by Thomas Hardy

Birds at Winter Nightfall by Thomas Hardy

Poem Attribution © Thomas Hardy, Birds at Winter Nightfall

Source Attribution https://www.poemhunter.com/poem/birds-at-winter-nightfall-triolet/

Painting Attribution © Александр Кусенко, Snow at Night, (Date Unstated)

Source Attribution https://www.saatchiart.com/art/Painting-Snow-at-night/1154991/6887257/view

Birds at Winter Nightfall by Thomas Hardy

Around the house the flakes fly faster,
And all the berries now are gone
From holly and cotoneaster
Around the house. The flakes fly! faster
Shutting indoors that crumb-outcaster
We used to see upon the lawn
Around the house. The flakes fly faster,
And all the berries now are gone!

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Poetry Spotlight – A Frosty Day – A poem by Lord De Tabley

A Frosty Day by Lord De Tabley

Poem Attribution © Lord de Tabley, A Frosty Day

Source Attribution Poetry Please, The Seasons, Faber&Faber

Painting Attribution © J T Modern, Frosty Morning Flight

Source Attribution https://www.saatchiart.com/print/Painting-Frosty-Morning-Flight/203825/7064193/view

A Frosty Day by Lord De Tabley

Grass afield wears silver thatch;
Palings all are edged with rime;
Frost-flowers pattern round the latch;
Cloud nor breeze dissolve the clime;

When the waves are solid floor,
And the clods are iron-bound,
And the boughs are crystall’d hoar,
And the red leaf nailed a-ground.

When the fieldfare’s flight is slow,
And a rosy vapour rim,
Now the sun is small and low,
Belts along the region dim.

When the ice-crack flies and flaws,
Shore to shore, with thunder shock,
Deeper than the evening daws,
Clearer than the village clock.

When the rusty blackbird strips,
Bunch by bunch, the coral thorn;
And the pale day-crescent dips,
Now to heaven, a slender horn.

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Poetry Spotlight – Dawn – A poem by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

© Megan Jefferson, Landscape at Dawn

Dawn by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Poem Attribution © Ella Wheeler Wilcox, Dawn

Source Attribution A Poem for Every Winter Day ed. Allie Esiri Macmillan

Painting Attribution © Megan Jefferson, Landscape at Dawn, (Date Unstated)

Source Attribution https://www.saatchiart.com/art/Painting-Landscape-at-Dawn/678138/6179497/view

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