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A Collection of Classic Nursery Rhymes
A collection of classic English and American nursery rhymes—the lullabyes, counting games, riddles and rhymed fables.
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.
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.
Among School Children by William Butler Yeats
“Among School Children” by William Butler Yeats (from <i>The Tower</i>, 1928)
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.
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.
Song of Myself by Walt Whitman
“Song of Myself” by Walt Whitman (from Leaves of Grass, first published in the 1855 edition)
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 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.
War Is Kind by Stephen Crane
Poems of War: “War Is Kind” by Stephen Crane (1899)
Autumn Poems
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, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Carl Sandburg, William Butler Yeats, Amy Lowell, Adelaide Crapsey and Robert Frost, plus new poems from contemporary poets around the world.
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.
Study Guide: William Butler Yeats’ 'The...
Notes on context, form and content, commentary and quotations on William Butler Yeats’ poem “The Second Coming” (1920).
St. Crispin's Day speech from Henry V by...
Poems of War: St. Crispin’s Day speech from Henry V by William Shakespeare (1599)
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.
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.
Jack and Jill
Classic Nursery Rhymes: “Jack and Jill” (1760s)
Hickory, Dickory Dock
Classic Nursery Rhymes: “Hickory, Dickory Dock” (1744)
Mother to Son by Langston Hughes
Poems for Mothers: “Mother to Son” by Langston Hughes (1922)
Baa Baa Black Sheep
Classic Nursery Rhymes: “Baa Baa Black Sheep” (1744)
The Witches' Spell from Macbeth by William...
Halloween Poems: The Witches’ Spell from Macbeth by William Shakespeare (1606)
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.
The Secret of the Sea by Henry Wadsworth...
Poems of Sailors and Seafarers: “The Secret of the Sea” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1850)
What Makes a Haiku a Haiku?
Haiku defined, in our glossary of poetic forms.
What Makes a Sonnet a Sonnet?
The sonnet defined, in our glossary of poetic forms, with links to examples of classic sonnets.
One, Two, Buckle My Shoe
Classic Nursery Rhymes: “One, Two, Buckle My Shoe” (1805)
To My Mother by Christina Rossetti
Poems for Mothers: “To My Mother” by Christina Rossetti (1842)
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)
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.
Poems for Peace
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.
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.
This Little Piggy
Classic Nursery Rhymes: “This Little Piggy” (1760)
Pat-a-cake, Pat-a-cake, Baker's Man
Classic Nursery Rhymes: “Pat-a-cake, Pat-a-cake, Baker’s Man” (1698)
Aftermath by Siegfried Sassoon
Poems of War: “Aftermath” by Siegfried Sassoon (1919)
Lord Randall, anonymous folk ballad
Ballads: “Lord Randall,” an anonymous folk ballad of the 18th century, published by Sir Walter Scott in 1803
Ladybug, Ladybug
Classic Nursery Rhymes: “Ladybug, Ladybug” (c. 1744)
This Old Man
Classic Nursery Rhymes: “This Old Man” (1906)
Hey Diddle Diddle
Classic Nursery Rhymes: “Hey Diddle Diddle” (1765)
Hush, Little Baby, or The Mockingbird Song
Classic Nursery Rhymes: “Hush, Little Baby,” also called “The Mockingbird Song,” traditional, probably 18th century
Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary
Classic Nursery Rhymes: “Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary” (c. 1744)
Humpty Dumpty
Classic Nursery Rhymes: “Humpty Dumpty” (1810)
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.
Simple Simon
Classic Nursery Rhymes: “Simple Simon” (1764)
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)
Sonnet 18 by William Shakespeare
Love Poems: Sonnet 18 by William Shakespeare (1609)
Star Light, Star Bright
Classic Nursery Rhymes: “Star Light, Star Bright” (1890s)
To My Mother by Edgar Allan Poe
Poems for Mothers: “To My Mother” by Edgar Allan Poe (1849)
My Mother by Claude McKay
Poems for Mothers: “My Mother” by Claude McKay (1922)
16 Poems That Will Inspire You to Seize the Day
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.
Little Miss Muffet
Classic Nursery Rhymes: “Little Miss Muffet” (1805)
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star by Jane Taylor
Classic Nursery Rhymes: “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” by Jane Taylor (1806)
If by Rudyard Kipling
Poems for Fathers: “If” by Rudyard Kipling (1910)
How To Get Started Submitting Your Poems for...
A simple step-by-step outline to help you manage the process of submitting your poems for publication in print.
I Had a Little Nut Tree
Classic Nursery Rhymes: “I Had a Little Nut Tree” (1797)
Jack Sprat
Classic Nursery Rhymes: “Jack Sprat” (1639)
The Itsy, Bitsy Spider
Classic Nursery Rhymes: “The Itsy, Bitsy Spider” (1910)
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)
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.
This Is the House That Jack Built
Classic Nursery Rhymes: “This Is the House That Jack Built” (1755)
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.
Rock-a-bye Baby
Classic Nursery Rhymes: “Rock-a-bye Baby” (1805)
Dreaming of Xanadu: Coleridge’s...
Notes on the content of Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s poem “Kubla Khan” (1798). Page 3.
Little Jack Horner
Classic Nursery Rhymes: “Little Jack Horner” (1764)
Poems After the Attack
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.
Song for All Seas, All Ships by Walt Whitman
Poems of Sailors and Seafarers: “Song for All Seas, All Ships” from Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman (first published in 1882 edition)
The Sailor Boy by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Poems of Sailors and Seafarers: “The Sailor Boy” by Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1861)
Monday's Child
Classic Nursery Rhymes: “Monday’s Child” (1838)
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
Mary Had a Little Lamb by Sarah Josepha Hale
Classic Nursery Rhymes: “Mary Had a Little Lamb” by Sarah Josepha Hale (1830)
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.
Poetry In Times Like These
An essay by Victor Infante on the place of poetry in time of crisis: '...while many Americans hied themselves to church to find solace, I found myself... at a poetry reading.'
Ring Around the Rosie
Classic Nursery Rhymes: “Ring Around the Rosie” (1881)
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).
To Summer by William Blake
Summer Poems: “To Summer” by William Blake (from Poetical Sketches, 1783)
Under Ben Bulben by William Butler Yeats
“Under Ben Bulben” by William Butler Yeats (1939)
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.
Little Bo Peep
Classic Nursery Rhymes: “Little Bo Peep” (1810)
Mother o' Mine by Rudyard Kipling
Poems for Mothers: “Mother o’ Mine” by Rudyard Kipling (1891)
Requiem by Robert Louis Stevenson
Poems of Sailors and Seafarers: “Requiem” by Robert Louis Stevenson (1887)
A Sailor's Song by Paul Laurence Dunbar
Poems of Sailors and Seafarers: “A Sailor’s Song” by Paul Laurence Dunbar (from <i>Lyrics of the Hearthside</i>, 1899)
What 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.
13 Favorite Baseball Poems to Read Between the...
Our favorite baseball poems, selected for reading while you’re watching a game.
The Summer Rain by Henry David Thoreau
Summer Poems: “The Summer Rain” by Henry David Thoreau (1842)
Poems of Protest and Revolution
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.
A something in a summer's Day by Emily Dickinson
Summer Poems: “A something in a summer’s day” (#122) by Emily Dickinson
Summer Sun by Robert Louis Stevenson
Summer Poems: “Summer Sun” from A Child’s Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson (1885)
Classic Poems Everyone Should Know
A list of essential poems everyone should know, selected by Poetry Guide Margery Snyder—these are classics of the English language, old poems that linger in the memory of English speakers and shape our thoughts.
Sonnet 116 by William Shakespeare
Poems for Weddings, Love Poems: Sonnet 116 by William Shakespeare (1609)
Wee Willie Winkie
Classic Nursery Rhymes: “Wee Willie Winkie” by William Miller (1841)
Halloween Poems
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.
Iamb
Iamb defined, in our glossary of poetic terms.
Old Mother Hubbard
Classic Nursery Rhymes: “Old Mother Hubbard” (attributed to Sarah Catherine Martin, 1805)
The Schoolboy by William Blake
Summer Poems: “The Schoolboy” by William Blake (from Songs of Experience, 1794)
Sea Fever by John Masefield
Poems of Sailors and Seafarers: “Sea Fever” by John Masefield (1902)
William Butler Yeats, Poet & Playwright of...
A biographical profile of mystical/historical Irish poet and dramatist William Butler Yeats (1865 - 1939), a towering figure in 20th century literature in English, master of traditional verse forms and at the same time idol of the modernist poets who followed him.
The Seafarer by Ezra Pound
Poems of Sailors and Seafarers: “The Seafarer” by Ezra Pound (1912)
Summer from The Second Pastoral by Alexander Pope
Summer Poems: “Summer” from The Second Pastoral, by Alexander Pope (1709)
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.
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)
The “Tricky” Poem: A Guide to...
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A Nation's Strength by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Independence Day Poems: “A Nation’s Strength” by Ralph Waldo Emerson (1904)
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).
Sonnet 43 by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Love Poems: Sonnet 43 (“How do I love thee?”) from Sonnets from the Portuguese by Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1850)
The Nightingale by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Bird Poems: “The Nightingale” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1798)
Robert Frost
A reference page on Robert Frost, celebrated American poet whose work is rooted in New England farm life, combining a modernist sensibility and sense of language in traditional verse forms.
Song of Myself by Walt Whitman (page 2)
“Song of Myself” by Walt Whitman (from Leaves of Grass, first published in the 1855 edition), page 2
Villanelle
The villanelle defined, in our glossary of poetic forms.
Waka Waka Bang Splat! The World's First...
A poem created entirely of special characters -- it can only be properly appreciated by reading it out loud.
A Prayer for My Son by William Butler Yeats
Poems for Fathers: “A Prayer for My Son” by William Butler Yeats (from <i>The Tower</i>, 1928)
Ring Out, Wild Bells by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Poems for the New Year: “Ring Out, Wild Bells” from In Memoriam A.H.H. by Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1849)
Only a Dad by Edgar A. Guest
Poems for Fathers: “Only a Dad” by Edgar A. Guest (1916)
A Summer Invocation by Walt Whitman
Summer Poems: “A Summer Invocation” by Walt Whitman (first published in The American, 1881)
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.
Crossing the Bar by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Poems of Sailors and Seafarers: “Crossing the Bar” by Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1889)
A Ballad of Boding by Christina Rossetti
Ballads: “A Ballad of Boding” by Christina Rossetti (from <i>A Pageant and Other Poems</i>, 1881)
What Is an Acrostic Poem?
Acrostic poem defined, in our glossary of poetic forms, with links to examples of classic acrostic poems.
Summer by John Clare
Summer Poems: “Summer” by John Clare (1865)
11 Poems Everyone Should Know
A list of 11 essential poems everyone should know, selected by Poetry Guide Bob Holman—these are talisman poems, crucial revelations in his journey of exploration in the world of poetry.
Not to Keep by Robert Frost
Poems of War: “Not to Keep” by Robert Frost (1917)
Summer Images by John Clare
Summer Poems: “Summer Images” by John Clare (from <i>The Rural Muse</i>, 1835)
To Autumn by William Blake
Autumn Poems: “To Autumn” by William Blake (from Poetical Sketches, 1783)
Imagism
A brief history of the Imagist movement in modernist poetry, summarizing its principles as outlined by Ezra Pound and Amy Lowell.
The Little Boy Found by William Blake
Poems for Mothers: “The Little Boy Found” by William Blake (from Songs of Innocence, 1791)
William Wordsworth
A reference page on British Romantic poet William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850), whose theory of poetry began the Romantic movement in English poetry at the end of the 18th century, and whose poems immortalize the sublime landscapes of his beloved Lake District.
To Autumn by John Keats
Autumn Poems: “To Autumn” by John Keats (1820)
America, A Prophecy (A Prophecy) by William Blake
Independence Day Poems: “America, A Prophecy” (A Prophecy) by William Blake (1793)
There was a Child went Forth by Walt Whitman
Poems for Mothers: “There was a Child went Forth” by Walt Whitman (first published in 1855 edition of Leaves of Grass)
The Birds by William Blake
Bird Poems: “The Birds” by William Blake (from the later poems in the Rossetti manuscript, written ca. 1800 - 1810, published by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, 1863)
The gardener's speech from Richard II by...
Garden Poems: The gardener’s speech from <i>Richard II</i> by William Shakespeare (1597)
Glossary of Poetic Forms
Traditional poetic forms briefly defined.
The Mystic Blue by D.H. Lawrence
Poems of Sailors and Seafarers: “The Mystic Blue” by D.H. Lawrence (1916)
Poems Celebrating Marriage Across the Centuries
An anthology of classic poems celebrating marriage, or meant to be part of a wedding ceremony, by Sappho, Theocritus, King Solomon, Sir Philip Sidney, Edmund Spenser, Christopher Marlowe, William Shakespeare, Robert Herrick, Anne Bradstreet, John Gardiner Calkins Brainard, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Sidney Lanier and Gerard Manley Hopkins.
Before the Birth of One of Her Children by Anne...
Poems for Mothers: “Before the Birth of One of Her Children” by Anne Bradstreet (1678)
In the Mountains on a Summer Day by Li Po...
Summer Poems: “In the Mountains on a Summer Day” by Li Po (c. 750, trans. Arthur Waley 1919)
A Spring View by Tu Fu
Poems for Spring: “A Spring View” (c. 750), translated by Witter Bynner
High from the earth I heard a bird by Emily...
Bird Poems and Poems for Fathers: “High from the earth I heard a bird;” (#1723) by Emily Dickinson
The Soldier by Rupert Brooke
Poems of War: Sonnet V., “The Soldier” from the sonnet sequence <i>1914</i> by Rupert Brooke (1915)
Presidential Inauguration Poems
Robert Frost in 1961, Maya Angelou in 1993, Miller Williams in 1997, Elizabeth Alexander in 2008 and Richard Blanco in 2013.
Unfolded out of the Folds by Walt Whitman
Poems for Mothers: “Unfolded out of the Folds” by Walt Whitman (first published in 1860 edition of Leaves of Grass)
Nothing Gold Can Stay by Robert Frost
Autumn Poems: “Nothing Gold Can Stay” by Robert Frost (1923)
Nature — the Gentlest Mother is, by Emily...
Poems for Mothers: “Nature — the Gentlest Mother is,” (#790) by Emily Dickinson
Poets’ Work, Poets’ Jobs
Here’s a journey into the dailiness of the lives of the poets—how do we make a living? Adapted from a piece by Robert Phillips first published in The Associated Writing Programs’ Chronicle of December 1997, who granted permission.
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)
The Autumn by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Autumn Poems: “The Autumn” by Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1833)
Spring Rain, Spring Air and Four Haiku by...
Poems for Spring: “Spring Rain,” “Spring Air” and Four Haiku by Matsuo Basho (c. 1680)
Autumn by John Clare
Autumn Poems: “Autumn” by John Clare (from <i>The Village Minstrel</i>, 1821)
Burning Questions: A Guide to William...
Notes on the content of William Blake’s poem “The Tyger” from Songs of Experience (1794). Page 3.
Hope is the thing with feathers (#254) by Emily...
Bird Poems: “’Hope’ is the thing with feathers —” (#254) by Emily Dickinson
Sonnets are full of love by Christina Rossetti
Poems for Mothers: “Sonnets are full of love” by Christina Rossetti (from <i>A Pageant and Other Poems</i>, 1881)
The Gardener by Robert Louis Stevenson
Garden Poems: “The Gardener” by Robert Louis Stevenson (from <i>A Child’s Garden of Verses</i>, 1885)
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