Sonnet 44 from Sonnets from the Portuguese

Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1850) Belovèd, thou hast brought me many flowers Plucked in the garden, all the summer through, And winter, and it seemed as if they grew In this close room, nor missed the sun and showers. So, in the like name of that love of ours, Take back … Read More

Def Poetry – Suheir Hammad – What I Will

Suheir Hammad’s poem “What I Will” about Resistance to the Israeli war machine and occupation of Palestine. Def Poetry – Suheir Hammad – What I Will What I will I will not dance to your war drum. I will not lend my soul nor my bones to your war drum. … Read More

The Guest House by Rumi (translated by Coleman Barks)

The Guest House by Rumi (translated by Coleman Barks) This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all! Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows, who violently sweep … Read More