The Power of Poetry

The Power of Poetry — Die Macht der Dichtung

My name is Christina Egan; I live in London, England. I write poetry, lyrics, plays, and more in English and German. 

I have written several thousand poems. This site is a project to make 500 of the best ones available by 2020; you can read over 400 here now. I post tweets on them at @EganPoet.

Literature is a language surpassing language; poetry has the power to change the world. To hear more, click above, on POETRY, PLAYS, and PHILOSOPHY.

To find poems, you can search or browse in the following ways at the right-hand side of each page:

  • type words into the search-box;
  • click on Recent Posts  
  • click on Themes to get a certain topic or type of verse;
  • click on Tags  for topics not found in Themes;
  • click on a month in Archives  to get a motley mixture, including texts relating to the season.

Use and share my poems freely, as long as you credit me with my name and do not make a commercial gain. Above all, poetry is for reading, reading aloud — and enjoying!

If you are interested in publishing my poems, performing my songs, or producing my plays, we can get together; have  a look at AIMS. Perhaps my texts could enhance your calendars or greeting cards very soon?

Münsterschwarzacher Bildkalender 2017. Münsterschwarzacher Bildkalender 2019. Rhönkalender 2018.

Liebe deutschsprachige Leser und Leserinnen, sicher können Sie gut Englisch! Für Auskünfte auf deutsch stehe ich gerne zur Verfügung. Ich heiße Christina Egan, lebe in London und bin englisch- und deutschsprachige Dichterin.

Meine deutschen Gedichte (in alter deutscher Rechtschreibung) finden Sie unter „German poems” und potentielle Liedtexte unter „Lyrics” (Menü rechts unten). Hinweise zu meinen deutschen Theaterstücken stehen bei „Plays” (Menü ganz oben).

Layer of orange clouds on blue skyBitte beachten Sie, daß englisch bezeichnete Lyrikseiten („Posts”) oder Lyrikthemen („Themes” und „Tags”) oft deutsche Verse oder Übersetzungen einschließen.

Viel Freude beim Lesen! Lesen Sie auch laut — es lohnt sich!

Photograph: Christina Egan © 2014


Acknowledgments

Many thanks to Miss Annie Lahellec and Miss Freddie Linares for their expert linguistic advice on my French poems.

Copyright

Creative Commons Licence
Christina Egan by Christina Egan is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

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