POETRY

Poems in video and text form.

ML SPECIAL POETRY THE BOOK CLUB

The Enemy’s Portrait – Thomas Hardy (A Poem)

He saw the portrait of his enemy, offered
At auction in a street he journeyed nigh,
That enemy, now late dead, who in his life-time
Had injured deeply him the passer-by.
“To get that picture, pleased be God, I’ll try,
And utterly destroy it; and no more
Shall be inflicted on man’s mortal eye
A countenance so sinister and sore!”

ML SPECIAL POETRY THE BOOK CLUB

The Violinist – Margaret Steele Anderson (A Poem)

But that one air for all that throng! And yet
How wondrously the magic strain went through
Those thousand hearts! I saw young eyes, that knew
Only the fairest sights, grow dim and wet,
While eyes long fed on visions of regret
Beheld life’s rose, upspringing from its rue;
For some, the night-wind in thy music blew,
For some, the spring’s celestial clarinet!

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