Samuel Taylor Coleridge

In Xanadu did Kubla Khan…..

On this day in 1772 English poet, philosopher and theologian Samuel Taylor Coleridge was born.  I remember reading his famous poem Kubla Khan in English lessons at school and whilst I wasn’t a huge fan of the works of the other Romantic poets this one did stick with me….. Kubla Khan In Xanadu did Kubla Khan A stately pleasure-dome decree: Where Alph, the sacred river, … Continue reading In Xanadu did Kubla Khan…..

Oscar Wilde

On 16th October 1854 Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde entered the world in Dublin. Better known as Oscar Wilde, Wilde was educated at Trinity College, Dublin and Magdalen College, Oxford and went on to be a leading light in literature.  Famed for his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray published in 1891, many believe his greatest talent was writing plays, and he went on to … Continue reading Oscar Wilde

National Poetry Month

So apparently this month is National Poetry Month, in the US.  A celebration of poetry established by the Academy of American Poets and introduced in 1996.  The intention was to increase awareness and appreciation of poetry in the United States. The poster created to celebrate the event this year was  designed by Paula Scher, and celebrates typography So in celebration of one of my favourite US writers here is a poem from … Continue reading National Poetry Month


I posted a poem on Thursday to celebrate the official Winnie the Pooh day which seemed to go down well so thought I’d share another favourite of mine when it comes to A.A.Milne’s little rhymes…… Wheezles and Sneezles Christopher Robin Had wheezles And sneezles, They bundled him Into His bed. They gave him what goes With a cold in the nose, And some more for … Continue reading Sneezles