This is a surrealistic poem about...like, water. It throws a series
of images at the reader that have to do with water.
An Ode to Winter
This is an ode that praises the soothing effects of winter.
The Nature of Love
This is a concrete poem about God and love. NOTE:
In order to view this poem properly, widen the right screen by pulling
the vertical dividing line to the left. The shape of the poem is supposed to
be a heart with a cross overlying it.
The Golden Sunrise
This is a sonnet about life and death.
This is a free verse poem about something that happened to me
This ballad is about Queen Esther from the Bible and how she
risked her life for her cousin, herself, and her fellow Jews
by approaching the King without being invited to do so (the penalty
for that was death, but the King pardoned her cuz he was dazzled
by her beauty).
A Candle in the Darkness
This is a confessional about the persona's (the narrator) dark side.
Two Deaths of a Friend
In this elegy, the persona reflects on the conflicts that she and her
late friend have had.
Peace of Mind
This one's a pastoral about....well, you figure it out.
The speaker in this dramatic monologue is Olivia Bishop from
Amy Tan's The Hundred Secret Senses.
If you want to be able to better understand this poem, you can read
something I wrote about Olivia on my Amy Tan
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