ⓘ Poems ..


Auld Lang Syne

Auld Lang Syne is a Scots poem written by Robert Burns in 1788 and set to the tune of a traditional folk song. It is well known in many countries, especially in the English-speaking world, its traditional use being to bid farewell to the old year at the stroke of midnight.


Dies irae

Dies irae is a Latin chant first written by either Thomas of Celano of the Franciscans or Latino Malabranca Orsini, lector at the Dominican studium at Santa Sabina, in Rome. It comes from at least the 13th century, but it could be much older. Some have said it was written by St. Gregory the Great, Bernard of Clairvaux, or Bonaventure. It is a poem in Medieval Latin with accentual stress and rhymed lines. The metre is trochaic. It is about the Last Judgment. It is known for being used at the Requiem funeral mass. The first melody to these words is used a lot in musical literature. Many rece ...


First they came.

The poem First they came. was written by Martin Niemoller. It is a criticism of the way people in Nazi Germany did not stop the Nazi Party from treating other people poorly. The poem is as follows: First they came for the Communists, and I didn’t speak up, because I wasn’t a Communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn’t speak up, because I wasn’t a Jew. Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn’t speak up, because I was a Protestant. Then they came for me, and by that time there was no one left to speak up for me.



Gitanjali is a book of poems written by Rabindranath Tagore. There are 157 poems in the book. All the poems are in the Bengali language. It has been translated into many languages by many writers. Gitanjali is a book of song offerings. Rabindranath Tagore won the Nobel Prize for Literature on November 14, 1913 for his book also contains the special poem known as the"mind is without fear".


Homecoming (poem)

Homecoming is a poem by Bruce Dawe. The theme is anti-war. Dawe wrote the poem during the Vietnam War and explained what terror it was. Dennis Haskell, Winthrop Professor of English and Cultural Studies at University of Western Australia, called the poem "the most highly regarded poem about Vietnam written by any Australian". Peter Pierce, the editor of The Cambridge History of Australian Literature described it as "one of the finest threnodies in the war literature of Vietnam".


Hymn to Liberty

The Hymn to Liberty is a poem written by the Greek poet Dionysios Solomos. The poem is used as the national anthem of the counties of Greece and the Republic of Cyprus.

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