First name / Friend, it is Poetry Day again! Here at Arwani Law Firm we enjoy conversations about new and exciting topics that are flowing in our lives and that would benefit you, the reader. As stated before, The Victorian poet Matthew Arnold once claimed that “The crown of literature is poetry”. Lately, we at the firm discussed the fact that poetry has slowly declined in impact as time has gone by. But to us, it still feels like poetry and the boundaries of creativity and expression that it shatters, are just as important today as they were throughout human history. Here are 3 of the most famous poems of all time:
- Annabel Lee: This poem is one of Edgar Allan Poe's most famous writings. The poem starts out with a deceivingly pleasant tone, sort of reflecting that of a fairytale. But, if you are aware of who Poe was as a writer you know that the story gets more hectic from there. Following a sort of “nursery rhyme” scheme, it is surprisingly pleasant to read. A classic in English literature, this is one of the most memorable poems of all time.
- Invictus: This poem is W.E. Henley’s most famous and inspirational poem, that resonates with people worldwide. He wrote it in 1875 but it was not published until 1888. It is a pop culture favorite and it is featured in movies such as Casablanca and Nelson Mandela.
- Nothing Gold Can Stay : Robert Frost is a legend in the literary world. The poem is about the impermanence of life. It describes the fleeting nature of beauty by discussing time’s effect on nature. Basically, Frost is showing that all things fade in time and that is partly what makes them so beautiful.
We hope you get the chance to read this poems and spark that love for poetry that our society so desperately needs. As always, stay safe.