Our minds are inebriated on thought.
In a world so cold it’s easy to value money over your own life.
This poem is a part of the play “As You Like It”, where Jacques makes a dramatic speech in the presence of the Duke in Act II, Scene VII.
Pleasure usually doesn’t last long, but that’s why we crave it so much.
The world is so big and we are so small. We’ll never be able to truly comprehend its size.
Phenomenal Woman: Four Poems Celebrating Women is a book of poems by Maya Angelou, published in 1995.
This poem deals with one’s limitations and shortcomings in life.
The miracle of life is all around us. If only we could open our eyes enough to notice.
Mary Oliver was an American poet who won the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. In 2007 The NYT described her as “far and away, this country’s best-selling poet.”
George Crabbe was an English poet, surgeon and clergyman. He’s best known for his early use of the realistic narrative form and his descriptions of middle and working-class life.
Some can’t imagine what it’s like to live without the freedoms we take for granted. But some never had a choice.