Thomas Nashe, ‘Una letanía en tiempos de plaga’

¡Adiós, adiós a la dicha de la tierra! Este mundo incierto es: los amantes son las alegrías lujuriosas de la vida, la muerte los prueba a todos menos a los juguetes. Ninguno de sus dardos puede volar; ¡Estoy enfermo, debo morir ¡ ¡Señor, ten piedad de nosotros! Hombres ricos, no confíen en la riqueza, elContinue reading “Thomas Nashe, ‘Una letanía en tiempos de plaga’”

‘Stars, I have seen them fall’: A Poem by A. E. Housman

Interesting Literature ‘Stars, I have seen them fall…’: this short eight-line poem by A. E. Housman (1859-1936) is untitled, so we’ve given its first line here. Although the stars seem to fall, they remain in the sky; although rain falls into the sea, the sea remains the same saltwater it has always been. Housman’s poemContinue reading “‘Stars, I have seen them fall’: A Poem by A. E. Housman”

A Short Analysis of Sidney Keyes’ ‘War Poet’

Interesting Literature A commentary on a short WWII poem The poem ‘War Poet’ was written by Sidney Keyes (1922-43), one of the most famous English poets of the Second World War, in March 1942 and published the following year, the year of his untimely death. Curiously, the day Keyes was born, 27 May 1922, wasContinue reading “A Short Analysis of Sidney Keyes’ ‘War Poet’”