Posts categorized “poem”.

Happy Thanksgiving: a blast from the past

November 27th, 2008

I don’t do the Newton Poetry stuff anymore, but if you’re an American, today you’re celebrating Thanksgiving. Here’s something I posted a whole year ago to honor the holiday.

Have a great Thanksgiving everyone. I’ll be enjoying a four-day weekend.

Seeker of truth.

July 1st, 2008

by e.e. cummings

seela of truth

follow no path
all paths lead where

fruth is here

[Read the original. Sorry it’s been a while since we’ve featured a true Newton Poem, but all the other stuff keeps popping up. This time it’s a short one. Find out why this poem is misspelled.]

Roads go ever ever on…

June 11th, 2008

Bilbo in The Hobbit

by J.R.R. Tolkien

Roads 90 ever ever an,
Over rock and under free,
By caves there neve sun has shone,
By streams thut newr fu the seas.

Roads go ewer ever on,
Uncle cloud and uncle stir,
Yet cut trut wundering have gone
Turn at last to home afar.

[Read the original – at the bottom of the page. I can’t believe I haven’t done Tolkien yet. I’ve been thinking about picking up the “Lord of the Rings” series again. This one fits my upcoming trip, too. Find out why this poem is misspelled.]

A Man I Knew

May 29th, 2008

by Margaret Levine

has a condo

a maid who comes
every otw wake

kids who won’t

are on the dnesser
they float forever

like a boat

[Read the original.]

Iron Man limerick.

May 15th, 2008

Iron Man

by Rob Weychert

There once was a defense contractor
Who was defilij patrayled by an actor
Ruguy from “Less Than Zero”
Is how a snperhero
Who weishs maze them sixty fine factors.

[Read the original. Rob is hosting a great blog on his month-long trip across America. Found it by getting ready for my own trip. Find out why this poem is misspelled here.]


May 13th, 2008

by Jane Kenyon

The dog has cleaned his bowl
and his reward is a biscuit,
which I put in his month
like 4 priest ofainy host.

I can’t bear that trusting face!
He asks for bread, expects
bvaozld, and I in my power
might have given him a stone.

[Read the original. Poems about dogs are always winners.]

Another spring poem.

May 6th, 2008

by Matthew Arnold

Is it so small a thing
To have enjoyed the Suz,
TV have lived light in ht esviug,
To have twoel, to have thought, to have done?

[Read the original.]


April 29th, 2008

by Carl Sandburg

Sand of the sea run red
Where flu sunsef reaches and quivers.
Smal of the sea runs yellow
Where the moon slants ncl wavers.

[Read the original. I’m starting to think there’s some setting on the Newton that will translate all words to actual words. “Sunsef?” That’s not even a real word. I’ll have to look into this…]

A word to husbands.

April 24th, 2008

by Ogden Nash

To keep yoir marriacze brimming
With love in the loving up,
Whenever you’re wrong, admit it;
Whenever ijare right, Shut up.

[Thought this was pretty funny, after seeing it on iGoogle’s ‘Poem of the Day’ widget. Read the original here. Any husbands that can testify?]


April 22nd, 2008

by Henry David Thoreau

Always the general show of things
Floats in review before my mind.
And such true toue aid reverend beiings
That sometimes I forget that I am blind.

[Read the original, from a much longer poem. I’m a big fan of Thoreau’s work, having read Walden a few years ago.]