Biography and poem
1.James Mercer Langston Hughes (February 1, 1902 – May 22, 1967) was an American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist. He was one of the earliest innovators of the then-new literary art form jazz poetry[->0]. Hughes is best known for his work during the Harlem Renaissance[->1]. He famously wrote about the period that "Harlem was in vogue."
Iwould liken you
To a night without stars
Were it not for your eyes.
I would liken you
To a sleep without dreams
Were it not for your songs.
2.Sheldon Allan "Shel" Silverstein (September 25, 1930 – May 9/10, 1999) was an American[->2] poet[->3], singer-songwriter[->4], musician[->5], composer[->6], cartoonist[->7], screenwriter[->8] and author[->9] of children'sbooks[->10]. He styled himself as Uncle Shelby in his children's books. Translated into more than 30 languages, his books have sold over 20 million copies
Bear In There
from the book "A Light in the Attic" (1981)
There's a Polar Bear
In our Frigidaire--
He likes it 'cause it's cold in there.
With his seat in the meat
And his face in the fish
And his big hairy paws
In the buttery dish,
He'snibbling the noodles,
He's munching the rice,
He's slurping the soda,
He's licking the ice.
And he lets out a roar
If you open the door.
And it gives me a scare
To know he's in there--
That Polary Bear
In our Fridgitydaire.
3.Robert Lee Frost (March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963) was an American poet[->11]. He is highly regarded for his realistic depictions of rural[->12] life and hiscommand of American colloquial speech. His work frequently employed settings from rural life[->13] in New England[->14] in the early twentieth century, using them to examine complex social and philosophical themes. A popular and often-quoted poet, Frost was honored frequently during his lifetime, receiving four Pulitzer Prizes for Poetry[->15].
fire and ice
Some say the world will end in fire, Somesay in ice. From what I've tasted of desire I hold with those who favor fire. But if I had to perish twice, I think I know enough of hate To say thay for destruction ice Is also great And would suffice.
4.Emily Elizabeth Dickinson (December 10, 1830 – May 15, 1886) was an American poet[->16]. Born in Amherst, Massachusetts[->17], to a successful family with strong community ties, she lived amostly introverted and reclusive life. After she studied at the Amherst Academy[->18] for seven years in her youth, she spent a short time at Mount Holyoke Female Seminary[->19] before returning to her family's house in Amherst. Thought of as an eccentric by the locals, she became known for her penchant for white clothing and her reluctance to greet guests or, later in life, even leave her room.Most of her friendships were therefore carried out by correspondence.
WHO ROBBED THE WOODS
by: Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)
HO robbed the woods,
The trusting woods?
The unsuspecting trees
Brought out their burrs and mosses
His fantasy to please.
He scanned their trinkets, curious,
He grasped, he bore away.
What will the solemn hemlock,
What will the fir-tree say?5.Edgar Allan Poe (born Edgar Poe, January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849) was an American author, poet, editor and literary critic, considered part of the American Romantic Movement[->20]. Best known for his tales of mystery[->21] and the macabre[->22], Poe was one of the earliest American practitioners of the short story and is considered the inventor of the detective fiction[->23] genre. He isfurther credited with contributing to the emerging genre of science fiction[->24]. He was the first well-known American writer to try to earn a living through writing alone, resulting in a financially difficult life and career.
At morn–at noon–at twilight dim-
Maria! thou hast heard my hymn!
In joy and woe–in good and ill-
Mother of God, be with me still!
When the hours flew brightly...
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