Category Archives: Poetry

Clerihew: Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen found his musical flow in everything from zen to sex to hula, for which we all say “Hallelujah.”

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“Batter My Heart”

John Donne (1572-1631) was an English poet and clergyman, Dean of St. Paul Cathedral (London), and one of England’s most famous preachers. As a poet, he was and is considered one of England’s greatest, famous especially for his complex and … Continue reading

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The God of Monkeys

Donald Hall opens a poem with these three lines:       The god of monkeys leaps from branch               to branch. The god of horses neighs.       The god of dogs bays at the moon.             If you had … Continue reading

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Quick Thoughts on “Dover Beach”

Matthew Arnold (1822-1888) was an English poet, essayist, and schoolmaster…..and Christian. The following excepts comes from a poem entitled Dover Beach—which is the assumed setting. Very likely you were assigned the following poem in high school…possibly it did not impress … Continue reading

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