Links to some of the Posts on this site containing poetry analysis –
(to be updated)

One Today – Richard Blanco – Commentary
Varadero en Alba – Richard Blanco – Commentary

I ask you – Billy Collins
The History Teacher – Billy Collins
Marginalia – Billy Collins

The Wattle Tree – Judith Wright
Eli, Eli – Judith Wright
Summer – Judith Wright
The Trains – Judith Wright

Rugby – A Mysterious Lass : Matt Laffan 

Mad Girl’s Love Song – Sylvia Plath
Words – Sylvia Plath
Sonnet: To Time – Sylvia Plath
Black Rook in Rainy Weather – Sylvia Plath
You’re – Sylvia Plath
Morning Song – Sylvia Plath
Poppies in October – Sylvia Plath
Cut – Sylvia Plath
Crossing the Water – Sylvia Plath
Metaphors – Sylvia Plath
Blue Moles – Sylvia Plath

Do not go gentle into that goodnight – Dylan Thomas
Light Breaks Where No Light Shines – Dylan Thomas
Fern Hill – Dylan Thomas

The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock – T. S. Eliot
A Dedication to My Wife – T. S. Eliot

Important lines from ‘Paradise Lost’ – Milton
Cherry-ripe – Thomas Campion

Delight in Disorder – Robert Herrick
To Keep a True Lent – Robert Herrick

Sonnet #37 – William Shakespeare
Contrast – Emily Dickinson
Nativity – James McAuley
Seeking Perfection – St John of the Cross
No Coward Soul is Mine – Emily Bronte
Arab Love Song – Francis Thompson

The Broad Bean Sermon – Les Murray

Musee De Beaux Arts – W. H. Auden
If I could tell you – W. H. Auden

Of Language – Mary Gilmore
The Guttural Muse – Seamus Heaney
The Walk – Thomas Hardy
A Fixed Idea – Amy Lowell
When I Am In Doubt – Glenn Colquhoun

Love’s Arithmetic – Catullus 

Love’s Philosophy – P. B. Shelley
P. B. Shelley – philosophy in his poetry

Scribbly Gum – Douglas Stewart
Winter – Shakespeare
Inversnaid – Gerard Manley Hopkins
Hospital for Defectives – Thomas Blackburn

London Rain – Louis MacNeice
New Fruit – Ann Drysdale
The Silken Tent – Robert Frost

Bimbo – Bruce Dawe
The Listeners Walter De la Mare

Jabberwocky – Lewis Carroll
The Uncertainty of the Poet – Wendy Cope

The Whitsun Weddings – Philip Larkin
I remember, I remember – Philip Larkin

The Poet – George MacKay Brown

Passengers are reminded – Melinda Smith
Dover Beach – Matthew Arnold

Summer Sketches: Sydney – Vivian Smith
Love and Complacency – Geoffrey Dutton
May – John Shaw Nielson

Terra Australis – James McCauley
Beach Burial – Kenneth Slessor

Japanese Maple – Clive James

The Clod and the Pebble – William Blake
Executive – John Betjeman

The Moor – R. S. Thomas
Cats – Arthur Tessimond

Journey to the interior – Margaret Atwood
And Am to Pambula Come – Michael Farrell
Il Pleure Dans Mon Coeur – Paul Verlaine

The Second Coming – W. B. Yeats
Let us drink and be merry – Thomas Jordan
In the Bleak Mid-winter – Christina Rossetti

The Immortal Part – A. E. Housman
Piazza Piece – John Crowe Ransom

Ode on the Poets – John Keats
The Human Seasons – John Keats
The Road Through the Woods – Rudyard Kipling

Richard – Carol Ann Duffy
‘Yes’ – Brian Patten
Of the terrible doubt of appearances – Walt Whitman
The Ash-Plant – Seamus Heaney

Bowled Over – Ted Hughes
The Conclusion of Joseph Turrill – Andrew Motion
Love After Love – Derek Walcott

The Snow Village – Glyn Maxwell
Walking Away – Cecil Day-Lewis
Adlestrop – Edward Thomas

Warning – Jenny Joseph

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