Tyrtaeus Τυρταῖος - A Greek lyric poet – Famous for political and military elegies - It is said that by exhorting Spartans to support the state authorities and to fight bravely against the Messenians, he enabled them to get the upper hand.

Tyrtaeus Τυρταῖος - Un poète lyrique grec - Célèbre pour ses élégies politiques et militaires - Il exhorta les Spartiates à lutter courageusement contre les Messéniens, leur permettant de prendre le dessus.



Sappho Ψάπφω (c. 630 – c. 570 BCE) – A Greek lyric poet from Lesbos. Sometimes considered as the "Tenth Muse" and "The Poetess".

Sappho Ψάπφω (v. 630 - v. 570 av.J.-C.) - Une poétesse lyrique grecque originaire de Lesbos. Parfois considérée comme la « dixième muse » ou « la poétesse ».

Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore রবীন্দ্রনাথ ঠাকুর (1861-1941) - A Bengali poet and musician.

Rabindranath Tagore রবীন্দ্রনাথ ঠাকুর (1861-1941) - Poète et musicien bengali.

Oscar Wilde

Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (1854 –1900) - An Irish poet and playwright. The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890) - The Importance of Being Earnest (1895) - The Ballad of Reading Gaol (1898) - Convicted and sentenced to two years' hard labour for homosexuality.

Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (1854 –1900) - Un poète et dramaturge irlandais. Le portrait de Dorian Gray (1890) - L'importance d'être constant (1895) - La Ballade de la geôle de Reading (1898) - Reconnu coupable et condamné à deux ans de travaux forcés pour homosexualité.


Odyssey - ( Ὀδύσσεια, Odýsseia) - A major ancient Greek epic poem attributed to Homer, partly a sequel to the Iliad, considered to have been composed by the end of the 8th century BC, narrating the journey back home of the Greek hero Odysseus, king of Ithaca, after the fall of Troy.

Matsuo Bashô

Matsuo Bashô

Matsuo Bashō 松尾 芭蕉
Greatest master of haiku 俳句
Or more precisely of hokku 発句, lit. "starting verse"
The name ‘haiku’ being given by another master
Masaoka Shiki 正岡 子規 (1867–1902)

Yosa Buson 与謝 蕪村and Kobayashi Issa 小林 一茶
Being the two others of four most famous ones

Matsuo Bashō (1644-1694)
Born 松尾 金作 in Ueno上野市, Iga Province伊賀国
Nowdays Mie Prefecture 三重

Masaoka Shiki

Masaoka Shiki

As he was litter. obsessed with baseball
Masaoka Shiki 正岡 子規 (1867 - 1902), greatest haiku poet
Brought it back to his hometown of Matsuyama

He even coined the term “yakyu” 野球 for Japanese baseball
Playing with his own given name (Masaoka) Noboru 升
The kanji ya 野 meaning “field” may be also spelled no
And bôru ボール being another way to designate a ball 球


(Ἰλιάς, Iliás, or Song of Ilion or Song of Ilium) - An ancient Greek epic poem traditionally attributed to Homer dated to around the 8th century BC, and which refers to a few weeks during the Trojan War, while mentioning many of the Greek legends about the siege as well as earlier events.

Dante Alighieri

Dante Alighieri (c. 1265 – 1321) - an Italian poet – Author of the Divine Comedy (written from 1308 to 1320) depicting Hell, Purgatory and Heaven, the most important poem of the Middle Ages and literary work in the Italian language.

Dante Alighieri (c. 1265 - 1321) - Un poète italien - Auteur de la Divine Comédie illustrant l'Enfer, le Purgatoire et le Paradis, le plus important des poèmes du Moyen Âge et des œuvres littéraires en langue italienne.

Biwa houshi

Biwa houshi

Biwa hôshi 琵琶法師
Lute priests in Japan
Caretakers of the Tale of the Heike 平家物語

Playing the biwa 琵琶
A short-necked fretted lute
Instrument of Benten 弁才天
Buddhist goddess of music, eloquence, poetry, and education

bài chòi

bài chòi

Bài chòi - Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2017 "... in Central Viet Nam is a diverse art combining music, poetry, acting, painting and literature."

bài chòi

Bài chòi - Patrimoine culturel immatériel de l'humanité 2017 "... un art diversifié mêlant musique, poésie, jeu d'acteur, peinture et littérature."

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Poetry - Patricia Grange

Monde merveilleux et sans limite qui m’a ouvert ses portes et ses bras à l’adolescence, qui m’a protégée des chaos du mal-être de cet âge bête et ingrat, qui m’a bercée et consolée, où j’ai trouvé des échos et des béquilles pour rester debout et avancer. Monde qui continue de me porter, haut et fort, chaque jour de ma vie, qui insuffle à ma verve le verbe de la création.

Patricia Grange
Telugu wr

Telugu wr

Name: తెలుగు లిపి Telugu lipi

Systeme: alphasyllabary

Code: Telu

Direction: left to right

Creation: c. 5th century (from the Brahmi and then the Kadamba script)

Complements: An ancient style prevailed until the middle of the 20th century, when it was replaced by modern writing / Developed especially in the 11th century in the service of literature and poetry

I write poetry.

: J’écris de la poésie.

: Escribo poesía.

: I write poetry.

: Scrivo poesie.

: Ich schreibe Poesie.

: 私は詩を書きます。

Watashi wa uta o kakimasu.

: 我写诗歌。

Wǒ xiě shīgē.

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Kanji: 詞. Radical: 言. Number of strokes: 12. Meaning: “ poetry”. Pronunciation: シshi.

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