Beta
X

14Mar

Poem of the week: For Nothing Tender About It by Carl Phillips

An enigmatic lyric reflects on the relationship of memory and shame

For Nothing Tender About It

If as shame is to memory, so too desire,
then is this desire, this cloak of shadows,
that I wrap close around me, that I
refuse to take off?

Continue reading...

Related

Poem of the week: Legend by Hart Crane

Written in the 1920s, this is a young man’s daring and defiant assertion of his sexualityLegendAs s...

Read More >

Poem of the week: Sonnet LXX by Charlotte Smith

A lonely poet has been warned against a wandering ‘lunatic’ but feels more envy of his mental stat...

Read More >

Poem of the week: Reflection by Peter Scupham

A peaceful look back at a ‘high summer’ and its evanescenceReflectionLooking at blue, looking thro...

Read More >

Poem of the week: Break, Break, Break by Alfred Tennyson

A sharply anguished lament for the poet’s beloved friend and inspiration Arthur HallamBreak, Break,...

Read More >

Poem of the week: Iota and Theta … by Osip Mandelstam

The flautist’s art becomes a means to convey the mortal challenges faced by the artist in a totalit...

Read More >

Poem of the week: Clock a Clay by John Clare

Clare struggled in the Romantic age, but this attentive study to a small creature leaves one dreamin...

Read More >