The Rain Dancer will appear on Shadow of Iris for only a limited time. Read it now while you have the chance. And enjoy!
Because I could not stop for Death –
He kindly stopped for me –
The Carriage held but just Ourselves –
We slowly drove – He knew no haste
And I had put away
My labor and my leisure too,
For His Civility –
We passed the School, where Children strove
At Recess – in the Ring –
We passed the Fields of Gazing Grain –
We passed the Setting Sun –
Or rather – He passed Us –
The Dews drew quivering and Chill –
For only Gossamer, my Gown –
My Tippet – only Tulle –
We paused before a House that seemed
A Swelling of the Ground –
The Roof was scarcely visible –
The Cornice – in the Ground –
Since then – ’tis Centuries – and yet
Feels shorter than the Day
I first surmised the Horses’ Heads
Were toward Eternity –
by Emily Dickinson
The more you betray,
The less you can trust,
Until you’re so alone,
That even your own words
You won’t believe.
Four entirely new and original poems about betrayal that you will find only at Shadow of Iris. Check them out!
We’ve added five new poems to this entry! All these poems are themed around the topic of lust. Please enjoy!
I’m Nobody! Who are you?
Then there’s a pair of us!
Don’t tell! they’d banish us — you know!
And so, being young and dipt in folly
I fell in love with melancholy,
And used to throw my earthly rest
And quiet all away in jest —
I could not love except where Death
Was mingling his with Beauty’s breath —
Or Hymen, Time, and Destiny
Were stalking between her and me.
—Edgar Allan Poe
All new poems of Dark Love, read them all at Shadow of Iris
“The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.”
Several new and original poems about time! Check them out!
“Everything you can imagine is real.”
― Pablo Picasso
Read four wonderful poems as we attempt to unravel the meaning of the magnificent Melun Diptych.
“Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.”
Check out our many wonderful Soulmate Poems.
Are you looking for a poem analysis of Wild Geese by Mary Oliver? Great! We have the best Wild Geese analysis you are going to find anywhere! Wild Geese first appeared in Mary Olivers’ collection of poems Dream Works published in 1986. It was also the title of a 2004 published volume of Mary Olivers’ […]
Are you looking for a Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep analysis? We have one for you. This is simply the best analysis you will find anywhere!
“It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations, if you live near him.”
—J. R. R. Tolkien
Check out our newest entry at Shadow of Iris, Dragon Poems. You’ll find six new poems!
Snakes hide in the grass,
but we hide in our lies.
— anonymous proverb
Have you read our poems about snakes?
“Ho! Ho! Ho! To the bottle I go
To heal my heart and drown my woe
Rain may fall, and wind may blow
And many miles be still to go
But under a tall tree will I lie
And let the clouds go sailing by.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien
We’ve updated our drinking poems. You’ll find four new poems!
“From the thunder, and the storm—
And the cloud that took the form
(When the rest of Heaven was blue)
Of a demon in my view—”
— Edgar Allan Poe
Are you looking for an analysis of Edgar Allan Poe’s poem Alone? You are in luck, this is the most comprehensive analysis you will find anywhere!
I like creating beauty out of scary things.
Six new poems. All of them are scary. Not for the faint of heart.
Would you like to read a creepy poem or two? Here are some of the creepiest poems you’ll find anywhere!
This post is an artistic experiment. The idea was to take both the concept of reflection and the word, “reflection,” and to play with it artistically. What we came up with were two very unique poems, and three fascinating short stories. We hope you enjoy them!
Are you seeing the number 444 everywhere? Is there a number 444 meaning? Here’s a cute story based on a true one about seeing 444 everywhere. Enjoy!
Here are some wonderful poems and stories themed around bees. Make sure to check them out!