We’ve been searching around trying to find a good, daily poetry anthology–one that can live on the table and be counted on to have a good, approachable poem no matter where you open. We’ve been living with 180 More: Extraordinary Poems for Every Day edited by Billy Collins. This week we found a doozy by R. S. Gwynn!
With a first line taken from the tv listings
A man is haunted by his father’s ghost.
Boy meets girl while feuding families fight.
A Scottish king is murdered by his host.
Two couples get lost on a summer night.
A hunchback murders all who block his way.
A ruler’s rivals plot against his life.
A fat man and a prince make rebels pay.
A noble Moor has doubts about his wife.
An English king decides to conquer France.
A duke learns that his best friend is a she.
A forest sets the scene for this romance.
An old man and his daughters disagree.
A Roman leader makes a big mistake.
A sexy queen is bitten by a snake.
How many plays did you recognize? The children got all but the two plays we haven’t studied! Pretty good, I think! Here are a few more poetry links to brighten your Friday: