Classic Poems
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Classic Poems
Feb. 15 2011 12:03 PMValentine's VoicesTwo love poems, one pure, the other deeply impure.
Dec. 14 2010 7:06 AMNearer, My God, to TheeWhen poets get intimate with a higher power.
Oct. 19 2010 6:58 AMKeener SoundsHow can poetry that doesn't rhyme be so pleasing to the ear?
Aug. 17 2010 7:33 AM"The Self-Consumer of My Woes"The enigmatic and enduring art of John Clare, a mad pauper and brilliant poet.
June 22 2010 7:14 AMFirmness in the WriteWhy Abraham Lincoln's poetry is the real thing. 
Jan. 25 2011 6:56 AMPoets Under PressureGoverning, aging, and facing execution.
Nov. 16 2010 11:40 AMFlamedSir Walter Raleigh and the art of the poetic takedown.
Sept. 14 2010 6:57 AMA Perfect DiscomfitWilliam Blake's two poems called "The Chimney Sweeper" create art by keeping us uncomfortable.
July 20 2010 6:53 AMWild ChildThe best poems for kids aren't the soft and saccharine ones.