Poems to share

The poet’s eye

The poet’s eye, in fine frenzy rolling,
Doth glance from heaven to earth, from earth to heaven;
And as imagination bodies forth
The forms of things unknown, the poet’s pen
Turns them to shapes and gives to airy nothing
A local habitation and a name.

William Shakespeare, from Midsummer’s Night’s Dream

William Shakespeare

(1564–1616)

William Shakespeare wrote at least 37 plays, 154 sonnets and even some longer form poems in his life and in Allie Eisiri's new book: Shakespeare for Every Day of the Year all of them can be found. It is one of the books we're recommending for National Poetry Day.