The Daily Poem
Happy 100th Birthday to Richard Wilbur
In today's episode, David shares three poems by the great Richard Wilbur, who was born 100 years ago today.
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