Walt Whitman composed this elegy, or mourning poem, "O Captain! My Captain!" after Abraham Lincoln's assassination in 1865. O Captain! My Captain! our fearful trip is done; The ship has weather'd every rack, the prize we sought is won; The port is...
I am the master of my fate,
I am the captain of my soul.
When we two parted
In silence and tears,
To sever for years…
Philosopher Ayn Rand said that she wanted no eulogies at her funeral, but only asked that her favorite poem, “If” by Rudyard Kipling, be read.
This is for everyone in love and for everyone looking for love. None of us should have to wait until we’re 85.
The world is mine to win.
With a symphonic integration of all the resources of language, great love poets take the most elusive nuances, thrills, mysteries, and motifs of love and throw them into sharp relief.
Experience the power of poetry to sharpen our vision, intensify our feelings, deepen our souls, and expand our capacity to love.
“Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night.”
“The Lady of Shalott” is a Victorian poem by the English poet Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809–1892).