Thoughts in Time Plaque

When we set out, we knew

many would die on the way.

And yet, the journey was joyous.

When we made our home we knew

many would die there. And yet we loved

that house. All the views from its windows

we named “beauty”.

When we went down the road,

the light was different every mile.

What could be behind those mute windows

in those almost empty gardens, what unknown work

in the factories, birds in the dense wood?

When dawn came in our bedroom

or we woke too late in the old

shattered kitchen amid food scraps, empty bottles,

didn’t our memory burn deeper? — the same

old scar, flaming anew, shifting, unmoved.

And when we were trembling by the sick

that we loved and feared — so many — was it different?

Whether on the road with nowhere

to lay them down, or in the room with nowhere

else to take them… When we had to watch

the threatened breathing or leave it

to go to work. When we had to hear they had died

without us — was it different? No. No different.

Except that we saw something we always knew

in the dark. Failure was not

and success had never been

the end. The end was care.

— A. F. Moritz, Poet Laureate of Toronto

 

ABOUT POETRY

GREATEST ENGLISH POET

Geoffrey Chaucer is widely regarded as the greatest English poet of the Middle Ages

FAMOUS POET IN THE WORLD

What do William Wordsworth, Charles Wright and W. B. Yeats have in common? The answer is that they were all world famous poets whose poems are still studied as a part of literature.

WHO INVENTED POETRY?

The Epic of Gilgamesh often is cited as one of the earliest works of epic poetry, dating back to the 18th century B.C. Consisting of Sumerian poems, it's a text that was discovered through many different Babylonian tablet versions during archaeological excavations

FATHER OF POETRY

Geoffrey Chaucer
Geoffrey Chaucer is called the father of English literature because he was the first to write what became generally well-known and recognized poems and stories in the language of the common people of his time - medieval English.

FIRST ENGLISH POET

Cædmon
Cædmon (/ˈkædmən/ or /ˈkædmɒn/) is the earliest English (Northumbrian) poet whose name is known. An Anglo-Saxon who cared for the animals at the double monastery of Streonæshalch (Whitby Abbey) during the abbacy (657–680) of St.

WHAT IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL POEM EVER WRITTEN?

  • “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost (1874-1963) Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both. And be one traveler, long I stood. ...

  • “Daffodils” by William Wordsworth (1770-1850) I wandered lonely as a cloud. That floats on high o'er vales and hills, When all at once I saw a crowd,

IS POEM A NOUN?

NounEdit. (countable) A poem is a group of words written or spoken as an art. Usually, a poem has a rhythm. Many poems rhyme (have words that end the same), and some poems repeat the same first sound in a word (called alliteration)

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF POETRY?

The purpose of the graph is to convey information and when it does this extremely well it is, arguably, “wonderful”. Likewise, the purpose of a poem is to present emotion. I like to say that poetry is the art of writing emotions down, with the aim of making us “feel better”.

WHAT IS A HAIKU POEM?

"Haiku" is a traditional form of Japanese poetry. Haiku poems consist of 3 lines. The first and last lines of a Haiku have 5 syllables and the middle line has 7 syllables. ... Because Haikus are such short poems, they are usually written about things that are recognizable to the reader.

WHAT IS A POET CALLED?

A poet is a person who creates poetry. Poets may describe themselves as such or be described as such by others. A poet may simply be a writer of poetry, or may perform their art to an audience.

IS ENGLISH A POETIC LANGUAGE?

Many people say that english is one of the best language for poems. Whilst French is one of the best for prose. ... no you dont have to pack a poem with obscure world. Its just english has multiple world for the same meaning, but each hold a sliglty different meaning.

 

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