Gabriela Mistral’s Take On Service to Others

Gabriela Mistral in her later years. Gabriela Mistral's real name is Lucila Godoy, a native of Chile, and she won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1945. The great poetess from Chile became a teacher at the age of sixteen and was selected by the Mexican government to organize its rural schools in 1922. She … Continue reading Gabriela Mistral’s Take On Service to Others

A Short Note On Walt Whitman’s Poem “The Commonplace”

America's world poet Walt Whitman was in his 50s when this photo was taken. Walt Whitman (1819-1892) was the first American poet to pronounce a declaration of independence against conventional forms of poetry. For him, poetry should be the natural expression of simple and natural people in a simple and natural language. He doesn't like … Continue reading A Short Note On Walt Whitman’s Poem “The Commonplace”

“The Sea Gypsy” By Richard Hovey

Richard Hovey (1864-1900). A gypsy is a member of a wandering tribe that can be found in many parts of Europe. The poem "Sea Gypsy" expresses a strong desire of the author to be sailing the seven seas. He has what gypsies have: wanderlust. Read the poem for its rhythm. Read its poignant expression of … Continue reading “The Sea Gypsy” By Richard Hovey

The Healing Power of Poetry

Can poetry heal? Can we roast these poetic words and turn them into hot tea so that we can feel better with every sip? Can our favorite poems contain medicinal properties to fight diseases? Can writing poems solve world problems or prevent wars and natural calamities? These are just some of the questions that few … Continue reading The Healing Power of Poetry

Poetry And the Role It Has To Play In Society At Large And In Our Lives

Writing poetry is considered one of the most transformative and powerful arts, and it also occupies the central place in all cultures of the world. Throughout history, we come to know that poetry has the power to inspire or carry out change, transformation, healing, and enlightenment like no other art form can. In this regard, … Continue reading Poetry And the Role It Has To Play In Society At Large And In Our Lives