Teagans Selected Poetry


I want you to come into this room I have created and sit down and relax. Grab a drink if you want and open your minds and read and feel the poetry I will be posting here regularly.
Over the years I have read a lot of poetry. In the beginning, it was because I was made to read and learn, but gradually because of my teacher and his enthusiasm, I learned to love poetry.
In the beginning it was Shakespeare, but I was also exposed to other poets who told me about the world and spoke to me of their experiences. "Rocky Lane" my teacher did not force me to love literature instead he infected me with his passion.
Now 40 years later "Rocky Lane" is revisited and some of the poems here are what "Rocky" introduced me to all those years ago. The majority however, are the result of his infection and are poems that I have read later in life as I've travelled around the world. One important thing he taught me was never to close my mind and never to stick to the main road. "Sometimes" he used to say, "it is nice to wander down the side roads and explore".
If you were to ask me who my favourite poet was, I would still have to say Shakespeare and for this reason you will find a site dedicated to the Sonnets of Shakespeare. Similarly, if you were to ask me what my favourite poem was, I would probably say the one that impresses me is Oscar Wilde's "Ballad of Reading Gaol" or the "Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner" or "The Rubaiyat of Omar Khyam", and again there are sites for these poems, but there are so many other poems that I have discovered and want to share with you and that is the purpose here. I will not be sticking to any genre, or any time, instead, I will just be posting the poetry that I like. Perhaps, this site should be called, "The Worlds Poetry" because I do not believe that poetry is sectarian, and instead I believe it is universal. I hope you enjoy reading what I have posted as much as I do.

One thing I would ask of you is that I get feedback from you, I would so much like to know what you read and who knows, I might enjoy it also and perhaps it will help me select my next poem.

My 2002 Selected Poetry

A Mans A Man For A ThatRobert Burns
An Irish Airman Forsees His DeathWilliam Butler Yeats
Annabel LeeEdgar Allen Poe
Arbole, ArboleGarcia Lorca
The Bush ChristeningA.B."Banjo" Paterson
CynaraeErnest Dowson
The Death Of The BirdA.D.Hope
The Deserted HouseLizette Woodworth Reese
Do not go gentlyDylan Thomas
Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi (Carmina Burana)Karl Orf
Four SonnetsEdna st Vincent Millay
Garden FiresFlora Thompson
Girl GardeningPablo Neruda
Growltigers Last StandT.S.Elliot
Gunga DinRudyard Kipling
Gypsy and the WindGarcia Lorca
How do I love thee?Elizabeth Barret Browning
In Flanders FieldsJohn McCrea
Integrated AdjectiveJohn O Grady
Kubla KhanSamuel Taylor Coleridge
The Lady Of ShalottAlfred Lord Tennyson
Leaves of GrassWalt Whitman
The ListenersWalter de la Mer
LovePablo Neruda
Love Poetry of KabirKabir
Mad Girl's Love SongSylvia Plath
May WineEmily Dickinson
The MotherGwendolyn Brooks
My CountryDorothea Mackeller
No Man Is An IslandJohn Donne
Nymphs Reply To The ShepherdSir Walter Raleigh
Ode to a NightingaleJohn Keats
Our Little GhostLouisa May Alcott
Ovid The Love.PoemsTranslation by.A.D Melville
The Passionate ShepherdChristopher Malowe
Portrait d'une FemmeEzra Pound
The ProphetKalil Gibran
SonnetElizabeth Bishop
The RavenEdgar Allen Poe
Requiem, From a Railway CarriageRobert Louis Stevenson
The Romany GirlRalph Waldo Emerson
Satirical ElegyJohnathon Swift
Sestina AltaforteEzra Pound
She walks in beautyGeorge Gordon
The Solitary ReaperWilliam Wordsworth
Songs for the PeopleFrancis E.W.Harper
SonnetXIXJohn Milton
Still I RiseMaya Angelou
TimeM. Vasalis
The Ugly GirlNikolai Zabolotsky
The Unquiet GraveAnonymous
War Song of the SaracenJames Elroy Flecker
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My Classic Poetry Sites

AmorettiEdmund Spenser
Ballad of Reading JailOscar Wilde
Collected PoetryEdgar Allan Poe
Hebrew MelodiesGeorge Gordon Byron
Horatius Defends the BridgeThomas Babington Macaulay
Poems in Terza RimaVeronica Franco
The Rime of the Ancient MarinerSamuel Taylor Coleridge
Rubaiyat of Omar KhayyamEdward FitzGerald
Shakespeare's SonnetsWilliam Shakespeare
Sonnets From The PortugueseElizabeth Barrett Browning
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Only after the last tree has been cut down
Only after the last river has been poisoned
Only after the last fish has been caught
Only then can we realise that money can not be eaten
- Cree Indian Prophesy