The Daily Poem
Ted Kooser's "Daddy Longlegs"
Theodore J. Kooser (born 25 April 1939) is an American poet. Pulitzer Prize in Poetry, 2005. He served as Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress from 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.
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Christina Rossetti's "Sonnets Are Full of Love"
Christina Georgina Rossetti (5 December 1830 – 29 December 1894) was an English writer of romantic, 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 by Gustav Holst, Katherine Kennicott Davis, and Harold Darke, and "Love Came Down at Christmas", also set by Darke and other composers. She was a sister of the artist and poet Dante Gabriel Rossetti II 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 the poetry and visual art of the Romantic Age. What he called his "prophetic works" were said by 20th-century critic Northrop Frye to form "what is in proportion to its merits the least read body of poetry in the English language". His visual artistry led 21st-century critic Jonathan Jones to proclaim him "far and away the greatest artist Britain has ever produced". In 2002, Blake was placed at number 38 in the BBC's poll of the 100 Greatest Britons.Bio via Wikipedia