“My True Love Hath My Heart” appears in Sir Philip Sidney’s Arcadia. It explores how the exchange of truthful emotions creates a homeostatic relationship.
Robert Louis Stevenson’s “Winter-Time” is all about a child’s love for the wintry landscape. It appears in A Child’s Garden of Verses (1885).
Grenville Kleiser’s inspirational poem “Stay Calm” is all about being calm and silent in the face of adversities, hatred, and annoyance.
“Sea Fever” from the poetry collection Salt-Water Ballads (1902) is one of the best-loved poems of John Masefield. It depicts the poet’s love for the sea.
“Windy Nights” appears in Robert Louis Stevenson’s A Child’s Garden of Verses, published in 1885. It depicts an impending storm at night and its impact.
Jack Davis’s “Aboriginal Australia” is about the colonial atrocities in Australia. It appears in Jagardoo: Poems from Aboriginal Australia (1978).
“Everyone Sang” details the people’s joyous reactions after the First World War was over. Siegfried Sassoon wrote this poem alluding to the armistice.
“The Orphan Girl” is about a girl’s lonely struggle after losing both her parents. It was first published in Derozio’s poetry collection Poems (1827).
“Freedom to the Slave” appears in H.L.V. Derozio’s Poems (1827). This poem is about the exquisite joy of a slave who is freed to be a man again.
“Death the Leveller” is an epigrammatic poem written by the English poet and dramatist James Shirley. This poem centers on the egalitarian nature of death.