Elizabeth

In 1846 Elizabeth Barrett eloped with Robert Browning. Elizabeth Barrett Browning - "How Do I Love thee? Let Me Count the Ways" (my favorite poem)

The Flower - Alfred Lord Tennyson

The Flower - Alfred Lord Tennyson - I had to memorize this poem in junior high and have remembered it ever since - well mostly - Amy

Poem: Still I Rise by Maya Angelou

Poem: Still I Rise -

Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life. Proverbs If we're being hurt over & over it's important we guard our own hearts, minds & lives so we aren't entering in

via | eternally classic

My all time favorite poem. Pablo Neruda Sonnet XVII - Read at my wedding in both Spanish and English. No one else knew love like Neruda.

Roses aren't always red & violets aren't exactly blue, the society we live in never seems to speak the truth.  Smiles aren't always happy & frowns aren't always upset, people judge too quickly & our feelings are what they forget.

Roses aren't always red & violets aren't exactly blue, the society we live in never seems to speak the truth. Smiles aren't always happy & frowns aren't always upset, people judge too quickly & our feelings are what they forget.

Ulysses, Alfred, Lord Tennyson

this is by far my favorite piece of work. i wish i could find a way to make it a tattoo Ulysses, Alfred, Lord Tennyson

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Beautiful poem by William Ernest Henley, 1888 (Book of Verses). 'Invictus' means 'unconquered' in Latin. Said to have inspired Nelson Mandela during his years of imprisonment at Robben Island.

One of my favorite poems

She walks in beauty, Byron - my all time favorite poem. Not a book exactly, but I think it fits in the category.

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