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Poets Media isolates the most poignant, powerful, and exquisitely composed verses and quotes in the universal poetry canon.

  • Madame Destroyer
    Published a day ago
    the bottom (a short story)

    the bottom (a short story)

    Today, the world has gotten smaller. I see a fish I’ve never seen before. A giant—an alien, holding me in the concave of its fin. I watch it breathe on the outside of the world, and I feel a certain restriction over my gills. I don’t know what this feeling is. There’s pressure building inside of me. I don’t know what to call this. Except, perhaps, a collection of fear.
  • Katelind Sky
    Published 4 days ago
    Edmund Spencer

    Edmund Spencer

    `The theme Sidney writes about within this particular sonnet is about love like many of his other poems, as well as intertwined with the inevitable aging of time and the fading of the world. He does however change the tone compared to many other poems. He begins by expressing his despair about love and how time will always prevent him from eternally having his lover. Uniquely at the end stanza, he changes this tone to a hopeful and faith filled belief about love. His conclusion is that even though the world will end and their body along with the rest of the world will age, fade and die. Despite this, he knows that their love will live forever through their spirit. He knows this because their love is divine and so pure and true that their souls will be kept together among the heavens.
  • Xander
    Published 6 days ago
    Empty

    Empty

    His soiled tears fell without haste to the ground on which he now stood upon forming particles of salt behind his eyelids now so dry, burning harsher than
  • Alixzandra Wiseman
    Published 12 days ago
    Amber Light, Right Here, Right Now

    Amber Light, Right Here, Right Now

    Let me lay before the fire, like a cat outstretch with purring delight , for the winter winds howl against the window , battering snow into drifts across a wooded view, yet all the while we are sheltered from this storm.
  • Shantanu Baddar
    Published 12 days ago
    What the author meant

    What the author meant

    H mm. Let's say I hate literature. Not literature itself, but the teachers who teach them. Take this for example:-
  • E. Lloyd K
    Published 13 days ago
    The Lord Can Do Anything For You, Except This

    The Lord Can Do Anything For You, Except This

    The lord can do anything but this, just another poem of the times
  • Sven Selle
    Published 14 days ago
    Silent Shores

    Silent Shores

    I've come to know the power of drawing a line where I once wanted vast openness and deep connection outside of myself. The line is one that will hold me in silence as I embrace being alone, yet not lonely.
  • Sven Selle
    Published 14 days ago
    Silent Shores

    Silent Shores

    I see a line drawn.
  • Patty Blanchfield
    Published 17 days ago
    Nolita

    Nolita

    You are my every influence within this quick Nolita morning; a faded rose sky turns my fingertips into crystal caverns that cradle warmth into a secret I can hold in my hand.
  • E. Lloyd K
    Published 19 days ago
    A Sonnet of Lovely Things

    A Sonnet of Lovely Things

    I feel love , by E Lloyd Kelly (the-poet)
  • shiney poetry
    Published 20 days ago
    my side

    my side

    I've listened to what other's had to say about me, like they know me, thinking they got it all figured out.
  • Patty Blanchfield
    Published 20 days ago
    Pulse

    Pulse

    I'm walking on broken ground. An acrid tincture squeezes blood from my tongue to leave me muted in situ. Waiting to be usurped.