The Daily Poem
Caroline Mellor's "We Need to Teach the Children the Old Words"
Caroline Mellor contributes regularly to The Green Parent magazine and her work has also been featured in Rebelle Society, Scribe, Elephant Journal, the Brighton Argus, Permaculture Magazine, Medium and the Viva group.
Christina Rossetti's "Sonnets Are Full of Love"
Christina Georgina Rossetti(5 December 1830 – 29 December 1894) was an English writer ofromantic, devotional and children's poems, including "Goblin Market" and "Remember". She also wrote the words of two Christmas carols well known in Britain: "In the Bleak Midwinter", later set byGustav Holst, Katherine Kennicott Davis, andHarold Darke, and "Love Came Down at Christmas", also set by Darke and other composers. She was a sister of the artist and poetDante Gabriel RossettiII and features in several of his paintings.Bio via Wikipedia
William Blake's "A Poison Tree"
William Blake(28 November 1757 – 12 August 1827) was an English poet, painter, and printmaker. Largely unrecognised during his life, Blake is now considered a seminal figure in the history of thepoetryand visual art of theRomantic Age. What he called his "prophetic works" were said by 20th-century criticNorthrop Fryeto form "what is in proportion to its merits the least read body of poetry in the English language".His visual artistry led 21st-century criticJonathan Jonesto proclaim him "far and away the greatest artist Britain has ever produced".In 2002, Blake was placed at number 38 in theBBC's poll of the100 Greatest Britons.Bio via Wikipedia
Ted Kooser's "Daddy Longlegs"
Theodore J. Kooser(born 25 April 1939)is an Americanpoet. Pulitzer Prize in Poetry, 2005. He served asPoet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congressfrom 2004 to 2006.Kooser was one of the first poets laureate selected from the Great Plains,and is known for his conversational style of poetry.Bio via Wikipedia