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36 Classic and New Poems for Reading in...
A collection of poems for the fall season, including classics by William Shakespeare, William Blake, John Keats, Percy Bysshe Shelley, John Clare, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Robert Browning, Algernon Charles Swinburne, Walt Whitman, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Robert Lewis Stevenson, Trumbull Stickney, T.E. Hulme, Sara Teasdale, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Carl Sandburg, William Butler Yeats, Amy Lowell, Adelaide Crapsey and Robert Frost, plus new poems from contemporary poets around the world.
21 Classic Spooky Poems for All Hallows’...
A collection of classic Halloween poems, including a selection from Shakespeare's Macbeth, the traditional ballad “Tam Lin” and poems by John Donne, Lord Brooke Fulke Greville, Robert Herrick, Robert Burns, George Gordon Lord Byron, Edgar Allan Poe, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Christina Rossetti, Walt Whitman, Abram Joseph Ryan, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Edith Wharton, Adelaide Crapsey, Robert Frost, Winifred M. Letts, Carl Sandburg and Thomas Hardy.
A Collection of Classic Nursery Rhymes
A collection of classic English and American nursery rhymes—the lullabyes, counting games, riddles and rhymed fables.
To Autumn by John Keats
Autumn Poems: “To Autumn” by John Keats (1820)
The Witches' Spell from Macbeth by William...
Halloween Poems: The Witches’ Spell from Macbeth by William Shakespeare (1606)
The Autumn by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Autumn Poems: “The Autumn” by Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1833)
To Autumn by William Blake
Autumn Poems: “To Autumn” by William Blake (from Poetical Sketches, 1783)
October by Robert Frost
Autumn Poems: “October” by Robert Frost (from <i>A Boy’s Will</i>, 1915)
Autumn by John Clare
Autumn Poems: “Autumn” by John Clare (from <i>The Village Minstrel</i>, 1821)
Halloween by Robert Burns
Halloween Poems: “Halloween” by Robert Burns (1785)
19 Classic Poems for Lovers of the Sea and...
An anthology of classic poems inspired by mariners, the sailing life and the sea itself, by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and more.
A Collection of Classic Poems to Share with Mom...
A collection of classic poems about motherhood, by Anne Bradstreet, William Blake, Christina Rossetti, Edgar Allan Poe, Rudyard Kipling, Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, William Butler Yeats, Henry Van Dyke, Carl Sandburg, Langston Hughes and Claude McKay.
Sonnet 73 by William Shakespeare
Autumn Poems: Sonnet 73 – “That time of year thou mayst in me behold” by William Shakespeare (1609)
Classic Poems About War and the Remembrance of...
A collection of classic war poems, by Li Po, William Shakespeare, William Blake, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Herman Melville, Walt Whitman, Sophie Jewett, Stephen Crane, Thomas Hardy, Wilfrid Wilson Gibson, John McCrae, Rupert Brooke, Amy Lowell, Carl Sandburg, Wilfred Owen, Alan Seeger, Robert Frost, Siegfried Sassoon, William Butler Yeats, Robert Graves, Alice Dunbar-Nelson, Charlotte Mary Mew and Thomas McGrath.
Nothing Gold Can Stay by Robert Frost
Autumn Poems: “Nothing Gold Can Stay” by Robert Frost (1923)
41 Classic and New Poems to Keep You Warm in...
A collection of poems for winter, including classics by William Shakespeare, Thomas Campion, Robert Burns, William Blake, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and more.
Christmas Poems
A collection of classic Christmas poems, by William Shakespeare, Robert Herrick, Henry Vaughan, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Clement Clark Moore (or Major Henry Livingston, Jr.), Emily Dickinson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Christina Rossetti, G.K. Chesterton, Sara Teasdale, Walter de la Mare, Thomas Hardy, Robert Frost & William Butler Yeats.
How to Unblock! Write First Time, Every Time!
A list of suggestions to get you writing poems again when you’re blocked. About Poetry Guide Bob Holman has lots of ways to unblock, tap your poetic springs, get the poems flowing, write first time, every time.
Autumn Fires by Robert Louis Stevenson
Autumn Poems: &#$8220;Autumn Fires” by Robert Louis Stevenson (1885)
Among School Children by William Butler Yeats
“Among School Children” by William Butler Yeats (from <i>The Tower</i>, 1928)
A Carol of Harvest for 1867 by Walt Whitman
Autumn Poems: “A Carol of Harvest for 1867” by Walt Whitman (first published in <i>The Galaxy</i>, 1867, then in the 1872 edition of <i>Leaves of Grass</i> as “The Return of the Heroes”)
Ode to the West Wind by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Autumn Poems: “Ode to the West Wind” by Percy Bysshe Shelley (1820)
Autumn Song by Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Autumn Poems: “Autumn Song” by Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1883)
When I Heard at the Close of the Day by Walt...
Autumn Poems: “When I Heard at the Close of the Day” by Walt Whitman (first published in 1867 edition of Leaves of Grass)
Haunted Houses by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Halloween Poems: “Haunted Houses” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1858)
Song of Myself by Walt Whitman
“Song of Myself” by Walt Whitman (from Leaves of Grass, first published in the 1855 edition)
Autumn Movement by Carl Sandburg
Autumn Poems: “Autumn Movement” by Carl Sandburg (1918)
The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe
Bird Poems and Halloween Poems: “The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe (1845)
What Makes a Sonnet a Sonnet?
The sonnet defined, in our glossary of poetic forms, with links to examples of classic sonnets.
Carpe Diem - 16 Poems That Will Inspire You to...
A collection of classic poems on the passage of time and the human impulse to “Seize the Day,” from the original “carpe diem” poem among the odes of Horace, to expressions of the theme in English poems by William Shakespeare, Samuel Daniel, Thomas Jordan, Robert Herrick, Andrew Marvell, John Gay, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Charles Baudelaire, Ella Wheeler Wilcox, William Ernest Henley, Ernest Dowson, A.E. Housman, Sara Teasdale, Edna St. Vincent Millay and Robert Frost.
Study Guide: William Butler Yeats’ 'The...
Notes on context, form and content, commentary and quotations on William Butler Yeats’ poem “The Second Coming” (1920).
Two Poems Entitled Autumn by Amy Lowell
Autumn Poems: Two poems entitled “Autumn” by Amy Lowell (1919)
War Is Kind by Stephen Crane
Poems of War: “War Is Kind” by Stephen Crane (1899)
Ghost House by Robert Frost
Halloween Poems: “Ghost House” by Robert Frost (1915)
The Apparition by John Donne
Halloween Poems: “The Apparition” from Songs and Sonnets by John Donne (1633)
Singing the Old Songs: Classic Ballads
A collection of ballads, both traditional folk ballads and the often anonymous song-poems sung and resung for centuries before they were written down.
Among the Rocks by Robert Browning
Autumn Poems ’Among the Rocks’ by Robert Browning (1864)
Tempestuous Lines and Stormy Stanzas: 8 Classic...
A collection of classic poems inspired by stormy weather—tempests, tornadoes, hurricanes and all manner of storms, by William Shakespeare, William Cullen Bryant, Walt Whitman, Algernon Charles Swinburne, Amy Lowell, Robert Frost, Siegfried Sassoon and Jean Toomer.
Autumn by T.E. Hulme
Autumn Poems ’Autumn’ by T.E. Hulme (1909)
St. Crispin's Day speech from Henry V by...
Poems of War: St. Crispin’s Day speech from Henry V by William Shakespeare (1599)
Darkness by George Gordon, Lord Byron
Halloween Poems: “Darkness” by George Gordon, Lord Byron (1816)
My November Guest by Robert Frost
Autumn Poems: “My November Guest” by Robert Frost (from <i>A Boy’s Will</i>, 1915)
Dream-Land by Edgar Allan Poe
Halloween Poems: “Dream-Land” by Edgar Allan Poe (1844)
Autumn by Mary Hamrick - Read the Poem Autumn...
Poems for Fall: “Autumn” by Mary Hamrick
How To Locate the Text of a Poem
A simple step-by-step outline of how to find the text of a poem on the Net when you can only remember one line.
25 Classic Love Poems to Share on Valentine's Day
A collection of classic love poems by Christopher Marlowe, William Shakespeare, Ben Jonson, John Donne, Robert Herrick, Anne Bradstreet, and much more.
God's World by Edna St. Vincent Millay
Autumn Poems: “God’s World” by Edna St. Vincent Millay (from <i>Renascence and Other Poems</i>, 1917)
Classic Bird Poems
An anthology of classic poems about, addressed to or inspired by birds, by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, John Keats, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Edgar Allan Poe, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, William Blake, Christina Rossetti, Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Wallace Stevens, Thomas Hardy, Robert Frost, William Carlos Williams, D.H. Lawrence and William Butler Yeats.
How does Frost’s “Nothing Gold Can...
Notes on reading Robert Frost’s poem “Nothing Gold Can Stay,” an extremely compressed lyric on the evanescence of value and the inevitability of a fall, from his 1923 collection, New Hampshire.
How to Make Your Poems into a Book
A simple step-by-step outline to help you gather your poems in manuscript form for submission to publishers or publication contests, transforming your sheaf of assorted poems into a book manuscript.
Villanelle
The villanelle defined, in our glossary of poetic forms.
Christmas Trees by Robert Frost
Christmas Poems: “Christmas Trees” by Robert Frost (1920)
Dreaming of Xanadu: Coleridge’s...
Notes on the content of Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s poem “Kubla Khan” (1798). Page 3.
13 Favorite Baseball Poems to Read Between the...
Our favorite baseball poems, selected for reading while you’re watching a game.
The Hag by Robert Herrick
Halloween Poems: “The Hag” by Robert Herrick (1648)
How To Memorize a Poem
You memorize because you have to, the poem was written for you and you must make it your own, step-by-step you learn it by heart.
Autumn Poems: 'Autumn Offering' by Judith A....
'Autumn Offering' by Judith A. Lawrence: autumn poems november snow autumn offering stained face helvetica font
A Collection of Poems to Share with Dad on...
A collection of classic poems about fatherhood, including classics by Su Tung-p’o, Robert Greene, Ben Jonson, Anne Bradstreet, Robert Burns, William Blake, William Wordsworth, Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, Edgar A. Guest, Rudyard Kipling, Gerard Manley Hopkins and William Butler Yeats, plus father poems contributed by contemporary poets.
All Souls by Edith Wharton
Halloween Poems: “All Souls” by Edith Wharton (1909)
Tam Lin
Halloween Poems: “Tam Lin” (traditional ballad recorded by James Child in 1729)
Sweater Weather by Lisa Shields
Autumn Poems: “Sweater Weather” by Lisa Shields
The Oven Bird by Robert Frost
Bird Poems, and Autumn Poems: “The Oven Bird” by Robert Frost (from <i>Mountain Interval</i>, 1920)
Under Ben Bulben by William Butler Yeats
“Under Ben Bulben” by William Butler Yeats (1939)
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel...
Ballads and Poems of Sailors and Seafarers: “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1798)
October's Opal by Robert Savino - Read the...
Autumn Poems: “October’s Opal” by Robert Savino
Jack and Jill
Classic Nursery Rhymes: “Jack and Jill” (1760s)
54 Famous and Ought-to-be Famous Poems for...
A collection of poems for spring, including classics by Tu Fu, William Shakespeare, Thomas Nashe, John Webster, Thomas Carew, Robert Herrick, Matsuo Basho, Kobayashi Issa, William Blake, William Wordsworth, Christina Rossetti, Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, D.H. Lawrence, Robert Louis Stevenson, Gerard Manley Hopkins, John Clare, Carl Sandburg, e.e. cummings, Edna St. Vincent Millay and A.E. Housman, plus new poems from contemporary poets around the world.
Making poems in the face of calamity - Our...
An collection of poems written during the “War on Terrorism” after the September 11, 2001 attack on America, from poets around the Net and in the About Poetry Forum.
Autumn Colors in the Far North by Ruth Hill
Autumn Poems: “Autumn Colors in the Far North” by Ruth Hill
The Shadow on the Stone by Thomas Hardy
Halloween Poems: “The Shadow on the Stone” by Thomas Hardy (from <i>Moments of Vision</i>, 1917)
To My Mother by Christina Rossetti
Poems for Mothers: “To My Mother” by Christina Rossetti (1842)
Baa Baa Black Sheep
Classic Nursery Rhymes: “Baa Baa Black Sheep” (1744)
What Makes a Haiku a Haiku?
Haiku defined, in our glossary of poetic forms.
14 Classic Poems Inspired by the Garden
A collection of classic poems inspired by the spirit, the work and the experience of gardening and the special environment of an enclosed garden, from the Garden of Eden to the actual and metaphorical gardens cultivated in poems by William Shakespeare, Andrew Marvell, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Matthew Arnold, Walt Whitman, Robert Louis Stevenson, Amy Lowell, Edna St. Vincent Millay, E.E. Cummings and Robert Frost.
Goblin Market by Christina Rossetti
Halloween Poems: “Goblin Market” by Christina Rossetti (1862)
Hickory, Dickory Dock
Classic Nursery Rhymes: “Hickory, Dickory Dock” (1744)
Pat-a-cake, Pat-a-cake, Baker's Man
Classic Nursery Rhymes: “Pat-a-cake, Pat-a-cake, Baker’s Man” (1698)
Spring and Fall by Gerard Manley Hopkins
Autumn Poems: “Spring and Fall” by Gerard Manley Hopkins (1918)
Poets Protesting Way Back When - Historical...
A collection of historical poems of social protest, by Percy Bysshe Shelley, William Wordsworth, Walt Whitman, Edwin Markham, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Ella Wheeler Wilcox and Carl Sandburg.
September Midnight by Sara Teasdale
Autumn Poems: “September Midnight” by Sara Teasdale (1914)
Come Up from the Fields Father by Walt Whitman
Autumn Poems: “Come Up from the Fields Father” by Walt Whitman (first published in 1867 edition of Leaves of Grass)
Nursery Rhymes All Kinds
Nursery rhymes come in many different shapes, sizes and types. Here’s an annotated list of some of the varieties of nursery rhymes, with linked examples.
Lord Randall, anonymous folk ballad
Ballads: “Lord Randall,” an anonymous folk ballad of the 18th century, published by Sir Walter Scott in 1803
To My Mother by Edgar Allan Poe
Poems for Mothers: “To My Mother” by Edgar Allan Poe (1849)
November Night by Adelaide Crapsey
Autumn Poems ’November Night’ by Adelaide Crapsey (1922)
The Haunted Oak by Paul Laurence Dunbar
Poems of Protest and Revolution, Halloween Poems: “The Haunted Oak” by Paul Laurence Dunbar (1903)
To Winter by William Blake
Winter Poems: “To Winter” by William Blake (from Poetical Sketches, 1783)
What Is an Acrostic Poem?
Acrostic poem defined, in our glossary of poetic forms, with links to examples of classic acrostic poems.
The Wild Swans at Coole by William Butler Yeats
Autumn Poems: “The Wild Swans at Coole” by William Butler Yeats (1919)
Memory and Nature: A Guide to William...
Notes on context, form and content, commentary and quotations on William Wordsworth’s poem “Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey” (1798).
Tonight I Can Write the Saddest Lines by Pablo...
“Tonight I Can Write the Saddest Lines” by Pablo Neruda (1924, English translation by W.S. Merwin)
The Secret of the Sea by Henry Wadsworth...
Poems of Sailors and Seafarers: “The Secret of the Sea” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1850)
We Must Do What We Can - Classic and Contempora...
We began gathering new poems for peace from contemporary poets around the world during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, as the necessary successor to our Poems After the Attack collection of 9.11.01 poems, and have since added poems on the theme of peace by the great poets of history.
The Itsy, Bitsy Spider
Classic Nursery Rhymes: “The Itsy, Bitsy Spider” (1910)
The True Christmas by Henry Vaughan
Christmas Poems: “The True Christmas” by Henry Vaughan (1678)
Mother to Son by Langston Hughes
Poems for Mothers: “Mother to Son” by Langston Hughes (1922)
Ulalume by Edgar Allan Poe
Halloween Poems: “Ulalume” by Edgar Allan Poe (1847)
Hallow-e'en 1915 by Winifred M. Letts
Halloween Poems: “Hallow-e’en 1915” by Winifred M. Letts (1916)
13 Poems About America for the 4th of July
A selection of classic poems about America for Independence Day, by William Blake, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Emma Lazarus, Walt Whitman, Carl Sandburg, Stephen Vincent Benét and Claude McKay.
Iamb
Iamb defined, in our glossary of poetic terms.
42 Classic and New Poems for the Summer Season
A collection of poems for summer, including an anonymous medieval lyric and classics by Li Po, Thomas Nashe, William Shakespeare, Alexander Pope, William Blake, Henry David Thoreau, William Wordsworth, Emily Dickinson, John Greenleaf Whittier, John Clare, Walt Whitman, Robert Louis Stevenson, Paul Laurence Dunbar, James Russell Lowell, Amy Lowell, Carl Sandburg, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Edgar A. Guest and Edna St. Vincent Millay, plus new poems from contemporary poets around the world.
To Everything There Is a Season - Read the Poem...
Text of the poem “To Everything There Is a Season,” Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 verses attributed to King Solomon, from the King James Version of the Bible (1611).
Hendecasyllabics by Algernon Charles Swinburne
Autumn Poems: “Hendecasyllabics” by Algernon Charles Swinburne (from <i>Poems and Ballads</i>, 1866)
Sonnet 100 by Lord Brooke Fulke Greville
Halloween Poems: Sonnet 100 by Lord Brooke Fulke Greville (1633)
A Christmas Carol by George Wither
Christmas Poems: “A Christmas Carol” by George Wither (1622)
Aftermath by Siegfried Sassoon
Poems of War: “Aftermath” by Siegfried Sassoon (1919)
One, Two, Buckle My Shoe
Classic Nursery Rhymes: “One, Two, Buckle My Shoe” (1805)
Humpty Dumpty
Classic Nursery Rhymes: “Humpty Dumpty” (1810)
Poems for Thanksgiving Day
A selection of mostly American poems for Thanksgiving Day, including a translation of a traditional Iroquois song by Harriet Maxwell Converse and classic poems by Robert Herrick, Lydia Maria Child, John Greenleaf Whittier, Algernon Charles Swinburne, Kate Seymour Maclean, Ella Wheeler Wilcox, Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Thornton W. Burgess and Carl Sandburg.
Ladybug, Ladybug
Classic Nursery Rhymes: “Ladybug, Ladybug” (c. 1744)
To the Dead in the Graveyard Underneath My...
Halloween Poems: “To the Dead in the Graveyard Underneath My Window” by Adelaide Crapsey (1915)
Lost Poems Come into the Light: Rediscovered in...
Lost poems rediscovered: the precious new poems by Sappho found on a tattered papyrus mummy casing... Shelley's anonymously published pamphlet that surfaced after 200 years only to be sold into oblivion... a new addition to the Shakespeare canon... a war poem by Robert Frost handwritten and hidden away...
This Old Man
Classic Nursery Rhymes: “This Old Man” (1906)
Simple Simon
Classic Nursery Rhymes: “Simple Simon” (1764)
Terza Rima - the Three-Part Shape of Dante's...
Terza rima defined, in our glossary of poetic forms, with links to examples of the form in English.
This Little Piggy
Classic Nursery Rhymes: “This Little Piggy” (1760)
Hush, Little Baby, or The Mockingbird Song
Classic Nursery Rhymes: “Hush, Little Baby,” also called “The Mockingbird Song,” traditional, probably 18th century
The Mystic Trumpeter by Walt Whitman
Halloween Poems: “The Mystic Trumpeter” by Walt Whitman (first published <i>Kansas Magazine</i>, 1872, this text from the 1891-92 edition of <i>Leaves of Grass</i>)
Hey Diddle Diddle
Classic Nursery Rhymes: “Hey Diddle Diddle” (1765)
In the Bleak Midwinter by Christina Rossetti
Christmas Poems: “In the Bleak Midwinter” by Christina Rossetti (written 1872, published posthumously in 1904)
Mistletoe by Walter de la Mare
Christmas Poems: “Mistletoe” by Walter de la Mare (1913)
Not to Keep by Robert Frost
Poems of War: “Not to Keep” by Robert Frost (1917)
Burning Questions: A Guide to William...
Notes on the content of William Blake’s poem “The Tyger” from Songs of Experience (1794). Page 3.
A light exists in spring by Emily Dickinson
Poems for Spring: “A light exists in spring” (#812) by Emily Dickinson
What is a Sestina? A 6-word knitting pattern
The sestina defined, in our glossary of poetic forms, with links to examples of classic sestinas.
Mother o' Mine by Rudyard Kipling
Poems for Mothers: “Mother o’ Mine” by Rudyard Kipling (1891)
My Mother by Claude McKay
Poems for Mothers: “My Mother” by Claude McKay (1922)
O Captain! My Captain! by Walt Whitman
Elegies, Poems of Sailors and Seafarers and Poems for President Lincoln: “O Captain! My Captain!” from Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman (from <i>Leaves of Grass</i>, first published in 1867 edition)
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star by Jane Taylor
Classic Nursery Rhymes: “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” by Jane Taylor (1806)
Sonnet 116 by William Shakespeare
Poems for Weddings, Love Poems: Sonnet 116 by William Shakespeare (1609)
A Nation's Strength by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Independence Day Poems: “A Nation’s Strength” by Ralph Waldo Emerson (1904)
Theme in Yellow by Carl Sandburg
Halloween Poems: “Theme in Yellow” by Carl Sandburg (from Chicago Poems, 1916)
Blow, blow thou winter wind from As You Like It...
Winter Poems: “Blow, blow thou winter wind” from As You Like It by William Shakespeare (1600)
Song of Myself by Walt Whitman (page 3)
“Song of Myself” by Walt Whitman (from Leaves of Grass, first published in the 1855 edition), page 3
Jack Sprat
Classic Nursery Rhymes: “Jack Sprat” (1639)
Frost at Midnight by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Winter Poems: “Frost at Midnight” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1798)
Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary
Classic Nursery Rhymes: “Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary” (c. 1744)
The Soldier by Rupert Brooke
Poems of War: Sonnet V., “The Soldier” from the sonnet sequence <i>1914</i> by Rupert Brooke (1915)
“No Idea But in Things” - The Three...
A brief history of the Imagist movement in modernist poetry, summarizing its principles as outlined by Ezra Pound and Amy Lowell.
Annabel Lee by Edgar Allan Poe
Ballads: “Annabel Lee” by Edgar Allan Poe (1849)
The Hurricane by William Cullen Bryant
Storm Poems: “The Hurricane” by William Cullen Bryant (1854)
A Prayer for My Daughter by William Butler Yeats
Poems for Fathers: “A Prayer for My Daughter” by William Butler Yeats (from <i>Michael Robartes and the Dancer</i>, 1921)
Little Miss Muffet
Classic Nursery Rhymes: “Little Miss Muffet” (1805)
To His Excellency George Washington by Phillis...
Poems for President Washington: “To His Excellency George Washington” by Phillis Wheatley (1775)
The Schoolboy by William Blake
Summer Poems: “The Schoolboy” by William Blake (from Songs of Experience, 1794)
Star Light, Star Bright
Classic Nursery Rhymes: “Star Light, Star Bright” (1890s)
A Christmas Carol by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Christmas Poems: “A Christmas Carol” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1799)
This Is the House That Jack Built
Classic Nursery Rhymes: “This Is the House That Jack Built” (1755)
Poetry Writing Apps
Apps designed to help you write poems on your smart phone or iPad — these new-fangled tools bring the ancient art into our 21st century devices.
Carpe Diem by Robert Frost
Carpe Diem Poems: “Carpe Diem” by Robert Frost (1923)
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