“The Charge of the Light Brigade”

By Alfred Lord Tennyson I think the meaning and motive for this poem is self-explanatory. The six hundred horsemen were sent on a suicidal charge toward a valley, where they knew they stood no chance, yet they did it anyway. The actual order was a misunderstanding, and the horsemen, not knowing this, went forward anyway, …

“Introduction to Poetry”

By Billy Collins This poem captures the disappointment of a teacher with his obstinate students.  Truly examining something - especially a work of art - includes looking at it from multiple perspectives and discovering different meanings, but the students continually abuse the work in an attempt to discover one true meaning because they are certain that one …

Aberration

Why the ice? Why the tundra? Why the middle of nowhere you ask? Because it's barren. Because I don't want to look for Beauty in an obvious place.  Josh clutches the ad between his forefinger and thumb. Why did he agree to do this?   Wanted: 10 – 12 individuals who want adventure and are willing …