Siren Song

This is only the second poem by Margaret Atwood I post, but it more than deserves its right to be here. The poem plays with the classical image of a siren, luring sailors into her arms, just to devour them. However, she does the same to you as a reader: she lures you into the … More Siren Song

Echo

This is a Carol Ann Duffy appreciation post. It’s been a while since I posted a poem by her so this one came to me at just the right time. Not a love poem but an aftermath-of-love poem. About longing for someone who has become an echo. Even though this poem is quite melancholy, its … More Echo

Dawn

I’m going to the office again, which means rising early and travelling to work. The first morning, it kind of hurt. So, to soften the blow, I started reading morning poems. That’s how I discovered Dawn by American poet Ella Wheeler Wilcox. In this poem, Day and Night are personified as a man and woman … More Dawn

Summer Rain

This is the third poem by Amy Lowell I post here. Needless to say, I’m a fan. Of hers and of Imagism. I was looking for a poem that fit the mood of this summer, which can be summarised in one word: rain. But this poem makes the rain a little less dreary. It adds … More Summer Rain

Rebirth

A lot of things have changed since the last time I posted. So, returning with a poem about rebirth seemed like the right literary choice. American writer Alexandra Elle focusses on healing and change in her work. Something we all need from time to time. Even if we don’t realise it. That’s what this poem … More Rebirth