La Belle Dame Sans Merci (Prompt and Poem by John Keats)

“La Belle Dame Sans Merci,” by Frank Dicksee In the late Spring of 1819, John Keats had finished composing and drafting his lyrical ballad, “La Belle Dame sans Merci,” which does not only demonstrate the narrative of a Medieval Romance, however, it too suggests symbolism of the poet’s adversities with his romantic relationship to Fanny … Continue reading La Belle Dame Sans Merci (Prompt and Poem by John Keats)

Crime Prompt

By: Shaly When the poetic structure, the ballad was introduced, it was initially not known for tales of love and royal courtship—no—when minstrels first began to sing the ballad, this poetic structure was utilized to tell stories about crime and corrupted behavior. Till this day, the ballad form is still used to allude to characters … Continue reading Crime Prompt

My Pretty Rose-Tree (Prompt and Poem by William Blake)

"A Vision of Fiammetta," by Dante Gabriel Rossetti William Blake was an 18th century poet, prominent for his sweet, short rhythmic verse, which illustrated religious elements, Christian principals, and his sometimes criticism of British industrialism. Blake's, "My Pretty Rose-Tree," was published in his collection of verse, Songs of Experience, and shared a colorfully vibrant plate, … Continue reading My Pretty Rose-Tree (Prompt and Poem by William Blake)

Meeting at Night (Prompt and Poem by Robert Browning)

Ulysses Deriding Polyphemus by J.W.M. Turner The British Romantic, poet and playwright, Robert Browning, had first wrote and  published, in 1845 his, poem, “Night and Day,” in his romantic collection of verse, Pomegranate and Bells; at the same time he began his courtship with lyricist, Elizabeth Browning (nee Barret). Later, this rhyme was again, published, … Continue reading Meeting at Night (Prompt and Poem by Robert Browning)

Light and Color (Painting by J.W.M Turner)

By: Shaly "Light and Color," By J.MW. Turner Turner's portrait faintly depicts, the Biblical deluge story and Moses writing the Book of Genesis, while demonstrating Goethe's theory of light and color, by the transition of yellow from white, to a gradual appearance of ruby red;"The creation of color is dependent on the distribution of dark … Continue reading Light and Color (Painting by J.W.M Turner)

Nothing Gold Can Stay (Prompt and a Poem by Robert Frost)

"The Swing," by Akaine Kramarik In 1923, the Yale Review had published Robert Frost’s short verse, “Nothing Gold Can Stay,” which was later popularized by S. E. Hinton’s young adult novel, The Outsiders. Robert Frost has been long delegated as one of the greatest American poets, known for his profound verse, commonly associated with nature … Continue reading Nothing Gold Can Stay (Prompt and a Poem by Robert Frost)

Fantasy & Reality (And the Fear that Comes With Them)

By: Elsa C. I sit, sounds erupting actively in the air around me but I’m silent. I hold a small journal in my hands, but no pen or pencil is clasped in my hand. I’m not writing, I’m reading. Reading all my works from before: poems, books, songs, everything. I’ve been creating, editing, revising, rewriting. … Continue reading Fantasy & Reality (And the Fear that Comes With Them)