I don’t really get poetry and don’t really enjoy it. Reading 40 poems, whilst sounding fairly easy, will be difficult in terms of motivating myself to do it. Someone has suggested one that has something like 39 verses, deep joy!
All finished! Phew.
40 – The Rolling English Road by G K Chesterton
39 – The Donkey by G K Chesteron
38 – Upon Westminster Bridge by William Wordsworth
37 – How Do I Love Thee? (Sonnet 43) by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
36 – He wishes for the cloths of heaven by W B Yeats
35 – The Lady of Shalott (1832) By Alfred, Lord Tennyson
34 – Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? (Sonnet 18) by William Shakespeare
33 – 1914 V: The Soldier by Rupert Brooke
32 – To Autumn by Keats
31 – The Daffodils by William Wordsworth
30 – The good-morrow by John Donne
29 – Wine and you by my Dad
Days of liquid fire.
Nights of glittering jewels.
Evening light slowly fading, Purple, plum turning chocolate
A glass of wine, a sleepy sparrow’s chirp in the vines
The creak of an olive tree cooling after the days heat.
Morning’s bright yellow sun bursting through the
window, the scent of rosemary against the wall
mingles with the scent of you next to me.
Miday, the sun has leached all colour from the world, a physical force.
Shutters closed to block the light. Even the insects are silent now.
Days of liquid fire
Nights of sparkling stars
Wine and you.
28 – The Rime of The Ancient Mariner by Samuel Coleridge
27 – Funeral Blues by W H Auden
26 – Undertow by Genesis
25 – In Flanders fields by John McCrae
24 – Pain beneath the clouds by Martin Silvester
23 – To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell
22 – Ozymandias by Percy Shelley
21 – Do Not go Gentle into that Good Night by Dylan Thomas
20 – Dulce et Decorum Est by Wilfred Owen
19 – The Charge of the Light Brigade by Alfred Lord Tennyson
18 – The New Regime by Wendy Cope
17 – Timothy Winters by Charles Causley
16 – What If by Benjamin Zephania
15 – Back Home
14 – Digging by Seamus Heaney
13 – God sees diamonds by Gerard Kelly
12 – A poem written by my friend Tina for her father
11 – Going, Going by Philip Larkin
10 – I Never Even Suggested it by Ogden Nash
9 – It ain’t what you do, it’s what it does to you by Simon Armitage
8 – Desiderata by Max Chraam
7 – Still I rise by Maya Angelou
6 – Warning by Jenny Joseph
5 – If by Rudyard Kipling
4 – Another one by the brilliant Ollie
3 – A poem by a witty friend Elaine
When Helen asked for challenge’s little did she know
that some that she had chosen would tax her very so.
There were swimming ones,singing ones,meeting famous people to,
but the hardest ,biggest one so far is “What’s a bloomin shoe?
2 – A poem by another of my talented nephews, Ollie
1 – A poem by one of my very talented nephews, Joel.