Poems for Troubled Times: “A Vision of Rest”

There is something about the last four lines of this poem that grabbed hold of me and just wouldn't let go. I'd love to hear what you think of "A Vision of Rest" as a poem for troubled times. This poem is in the public domain, accessed on January 21, 2018 at https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/vision-rest-0.  

Poems for Troubled Times: “The City Burns”

The City Burns Ann van Wijgerden Author's Note: This was an intense 'overlapping' of sensation and thoughts; I literally had a split second sense of being swept away. The background: Firstly, being impressed by the acting skills of Andrew Scott and his portrayal of Professor Moriarty in the 'Sherlock' TV series. Then, being distressed and … Continue reading Poems for Troubled Times: “The City Burns”

Poems for Troubled Times: Strife

A few weeks ago, I wrote about the impulse to seek out poetry for solace in troubled times. The poems I've been seeing lately in my poetry feeds, on the other hand, take troubled times as their subject. I think the poetic impulse here is wanting to believe that if we can just articulate the … Continue reading Poems for Troubled Times: Strife

Poems for Troubled Times: Seeking Solace

I subscribe to two poetry sites, Poem-a-Day, sponsored by the Academy of American Poets, and Postcard Poems and Prose. Poem-a-Day is a curated compilation of poetry with a wide range of publication dates, while Postcard Poems and Prose publishes new work. Reading the poems that the people behind these sites consider important in the current moment, … Continue reading Poems for Troubled Times: Seeking Solace