“i thank You God for most this amazing” by E. E. Cummings is a poetic note of thanksgiving to God for creating this beautiful earth.
Isobel Thrilling’s “Advice to a Teenage Daughter” is about a mother’s warning to her daughter about the dangers in the game of teenage love.
“Africa” by David Diop is about the poet’s love for Africa. While writing this poem, he was in France, yet his bond with the nation was strong.
In “The Moon was but a Chin of Gold,” Emily Dickinson metaphorically compares the moon to a woman’s face. The poem’s title is reflective of the crescent moon compared to a “Chin of Gold.”
Rabindranath Tagore’s poem “The Flower-School” is a lyrical reflection of a child’s innocence and the mother-child relationship.
Martín Espada’s “Who Burns for the Perfection of Paper” is about the poet’s experience of working in a printing plant as a binder when he was sixteen.
Christina Rossetti’s poem “Up-Hill” is a scintillating poem of spiritual depth that explores one speaker’s doubts on the journey of life.
Jill Alexander Essbaum’s poem “Easter” is about human emotions. She describes how a speaker cannot feel happy during the festive season.
“If I can stop one Heart from breaking” (919) by Emily Dickinson is about the poet’s wish to help one individual in their need in order to give meaning to her own life.
In Walt Whitman’s “To a Stranger,” the speaker describes the spiritual connection between him and a stranger whom he has encountered recently.