Great Poetry for Lockdown

Great Poetry for Lockdown

As lockdown in the UK continues, time has become a gift-giver to do the things we’ve always wanted (but could never find the time), try new ideas and discover something new. Discovering poetry is one of these gifts. If you’ve never really read poetry, now is the perfect opportunity to read and absorb some of the best poetry ever written.   It can be a daunting, search “poetry” on your search engine and within a second millions of pieces of verse, prose, free poetry, limericks and more will come flying at you, and so we have put together some of the most iconic inspirational poems for you to discover and to inspire you. Happy reading!     If by Rudyard Kipling If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you; If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too; If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or, being lied about, don’t deal in lies, Or, being hated, don’t give way to hating, And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise; If you can dream—and not make dreams your master; If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim; If you can meet with triumph and disaster And treat those two impostors just the same; If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools, Or watch the things you gave your life to broken, And stoop and build ‘em up with wornout tools; If you can make one heap...