I have optimistically entitled this blog as “a poem for every day”. I don’t know if I will be able to stick to that but “a poem as often as I can” didn’t sound as good for a title.

The idea is that I will post poems I like, and write about them. I am just doing this because I love poetry — reading it and reflecting on it — and I would like to share that with anyone who cares to read this. I hope that this exercise will be interesting for me and for whoever visits.

If you wish to contact me, please email me at: emilyardagh21@yahoo.co.uk



55 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. ritalovestowrite
    Apr 03, 2013 @ 22:29:38

    Hi! thanks for following ritaLOVEStoWRITE. I’m so glad you liked the Charlotte Bronte post (did you see the one on Emily’s birthday?) I hope you’ll find more bioBLOGS (or recipes) that tickle your fancy in the near future or in the backlog. I’m always open to suggestions. Blogging every day is both a challenge and a blessing, as I’m sure you’ve discovered.Keep up the good work. Cheers,


  2. JDB
    Apr 12, 2013 @ 23:18:54

    Hi Emily, thanks for stopping by my blog, liking a couple of posts and deciding to follow along. I’m following yours now as well. I enjoy poetry, but my knowledge base isn’t substantial, so I’ll look forward to making some new discoveries on your blog. Best, JDB


  3. ivonprefontaine
    Apr 15, 2013 @ 22:25:24

    Emily, thank you for stopping and liking the post of a part of The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufock by T. S. Eliot. Similarly, I love poetry and writing it. I split the two loves and write some days while other days I post other poetry. I look forward to following your blog and discovering other overlaps.

    Take care,



  4. wegrowfromhere
    May 04, 2013 @ 17:50:17

    Emily: thank you for stopping by my blog–when I saw your name and your subject matter, I had to look closer–you see, I was an English major, and I named my daughter for Dickenson and Bronte…
    Keep on posting! I love poetry–have you read Pablo Neruda?
    Check out “The Enigmas”:


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  6. A. Mittal
    May 16, 2013 @ 18:28:47

    Hi I like your collection of poems. Poems make my day and so I nominate you for the Sunshine Award http://ethicalhedonism.wordpress.com/2013/05/16/need-some-more-sunshine/



  7. Thomas Cotterill
    May 19, 2013 @ 18:13:12

    Emily, I always enjoy my visits to your poetry blog so, as a combined thank you and gesture of respect, I have nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. If you are interested in such things, you can learn more about the award here:



  8. qiquan
    May 21, 2013 @ 13:11:14

    I have a vast knowledge about the Chinese poems, but not the western poems except some by Rabindranath Tagore. Looking forward for some new discoveries from your blog.



  9. midihideaways
    Sep 20, 2013 @ 17:14:30

    Hi Emily, thanks so much for visiting my blog and the like!!


  10. letstalkaboutlit
    Sep 20, 2013 @ 20:10:47

    I am do very happy that we have found each other’s blosg. You are much more active than I am–maybe you will inspire me to write more than a couple times a month. πŸ™‚ I’m looking forward to reading your work.


  11. committedchameleon
    Sep 25, 2013 @ 12:57:27

    Hi, thanks so much for the follow! I’m quite new to this site but it seems like we’re trying to do a similar thing πŸ™‚ Just to let you know that I’ll happily take requests for poetry/lit analyses if you’re interested. Best, CC


  12. jameswhoddinott
    Sep 29, 2013 @ 15:24:33

    Thank-you for visitng my site. As an educator and someone who appreciates creative use of words in poetry, books and blogs I really appreciate the effort you put into reflecting on each poem. A great way to bring literature to others and sharing your passion for poetry.


  13. Natalie
    Sep 29, 2013 @ 19:46:12

    Thanks for stopping by my blog yesterday! I don’t read as much poetry as I’d like to read, so I’m glad to have found your wonderful site. I’ve enjoyed browsing through your blog and reading your commentary on the poems.


  14. Electric Puppet
    Sep 30, 2013 @ 21:16:01

    Hi! I would like to nominate this blog for the Liebster Award- It’s a reciprocal award for smaller blogs (under 200 followers at present), as well as a form of networking for bloggers and a great way to get your word out to a wider audience. I will post on my blog what you need to do soon, so please check it out- and thank you for following me!


  15. K.W.Villa
    Oct 02, 2013 @ 14:26:42


    Thank you for the follow. I liked your poems–
    Keep on writing them!

    K.W. Villa


  16. Christina Kaylor
    Oct 02, 2013 @ 17:57:10

    Hi, Emily,
    Thanks for following our blog Readers Unbound. I added you to our blog roll and signed up to follow you some time ago, but I think WP had a glitch, and I haven’t been receiving your posts lately. Anyway, I’ll try again with a different email address. Meanwhile, our contributor Brenda, who wrote the Ivy Hall post, appreciated your Like.



  17. bolachinhacomovo
    Oct 02, 2013 @ 18:49:22

    thanks for liking my post πŸ™‚


  18. petitepaumee
    Oct 05, 2013 @ 01:57:46

    Thanks for liking my post! I’m happy to have discovered your blog as well – I studied English literature in college but was always a more prose type of girl and I haven’t really got back into poetry since then. Your blog will certainly inspire me to dig deeper, I liked your observations!


  19. Jessica Slavin
    Oct 07, 2013 @ 22:44:01

    Emily, I just love your blog. I have been surprised and disappointed to find relatively few blogs like yours, or like my “poem club” effort–i.e., that are reading and commenting on well-known poetry. Lots of people sharing their own poetry, or offering feedback on others’ just-written poetry, in a sort of “social poetry” way, which I do love (my own little niche in that world is mostly haiku writing and reading via Carpe Diem). But few that I’d put in the “poetry club” (in the sense of “book club”) category. I wish I knew of more, and if you have found others, could you share them? in a post or blogroll, or just by email to me!


    • emilyardagh
      Oct 08, 2013 @ 14:56:40

      Hi Jessica,
      Thank you – I’m so glad that you do enjoy my posts! I agree with you there there is a real lack of blogs of the “poetry club” sort that you mention… A couple of poetry blogs that I do enjoy, though, are ‘Let’s talk about Lit’ and ‘An English Major’s Opinion’. Sorry not to have more to tell you! If I find more I will do a blogroll… Best wishes πŸ™‚


  20. Kevin Brennan
    Oct 08, 2013 @ 20:33:45

    I just wanted to pop in and thank you for following What The Hell. Spending a little time here has shown me how much I’ve been missing by neglecting the poetry side of literature. *my bad* πŸ˜‰


  21. Catherine Hamrick
    Oct 16, 2013 @ 14:07:18

    Emily, thank you for visiting my new blog: randomstoryteller.com. Nice boost. I love writing poetry–when I can pull it off. I certainly am not this prolific. Will look forward to reading more.


  22. 1sparrow
    Oct 22, 2013 @ 03:59:59

    Emily, thanks so much for visiting my site (though I am curious how you ended up here at Schizophrenia.Christianity.Hope.). It’s been years since I’ve taken the time to read poetry and following your site will allow me the pleasure to at least read a poem a day. Have you thought of listing the poets you’ve selected so far? If you have done any poems by Gerard Manley Hopkins or Geoge Herbert, let me know. Thanks!


    • emilyardagh
      Oct 23, 2013 @ 21:25:20

      Hi – I hope you’ll find the blog interesting! Yes, I have done “When kingfishers catch fire” by Gerard Manley Hopkins (you can find it easily by typing the poet’s name in the search bar). I think I need to find a system of making it easier to see what poems I have done… I’ll work on it! Thank you πŸ™‚


  23. Mary
    Nov 03, 2013 @ 21:22:55

    Hi Emily. Thanks for having a nosey at my blog. I have now had a nosey at yours – what a fabulous idea of a site. Looking forward to following you. Ps I think “a poem as often as I can” has a certain ring to it!


  24. Jessica Slavin
    Jan 15, 2014 @ 06:03:01

    Emily, I miss your poetry posts. I hope you have time again soon!


  25. wordzmith12
    Feb 23, 2014 @ 03:36:08

    I sure hope to some day be your… Poem of the Day!!!!


  26. Keats fan
    Mar 24, 2014 @ 01:10:20

    More Hart Crane.


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  28. Marco Milone
    Aug 09, 2014 @ 15:34:32

    I have just published a poem book with lulu. I would like to send you the pdf to know what you think about my poems! πŸ˜‰


  29. Ophelinha
    Aug 15, 2014 @ 21:54:06

    love your blog Emily. Amazing job you’re doing, spreading your love for poetry around.


  30. Kinjal Vora
    Aug 26, 2014 @ 06:22:39

    Hey…thanks so much..for the blog….
    I have since the beginning of the year…started posting poems on facebook but I like that you do not just post those poems but personalise them in your way…
    enjoy reading what you write in here about the poem….

    please feel free to join or connect and maybe we can discuss poems and learn about them better.

    I have come across some good ones because of your poems here…

    Have a great day!


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  32. Anonymous
    Jan 05, 2015 @ 05:06:01

    You should check out Dominic Riccitello’s poetry. Seems you would like it. http://words.bydominic.com


  33. Katya Podkovyroff
    Mar 04, 2015 @ 21:46:43

    I really enjoy your blog and I even put a link to it in my mine!
    I’m currently doing a project about Anne Sexton for English class and I very much appreciated your blog posts about them!
    I think you might be my new favourite blog! πŸ™‚


  34. Amanda
    Mar 18, 2015 @ 15:07:12

    Hello. My name is Amanda and I saw a couple days ago you posted a poem a day about Their Lonely Betters by W.H. Auden. I am doing an analysis on it, and wanted to see your view of the analysis of the poem, to put it more into perspective. If you could maybe email me what you wrote in the post, that would be wonderful! Thank you! Have a wonderful day.


  35. civilizedgraeme
    Aug 05, 2015 @ 00:22:37

    Speaking of war poetry, recently we recorded a choral album, titled Sacrifice and Solace, based on stories from the WWI front.


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