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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.
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.
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.
Handed Down Through the Generations: Classic...
A collection of classic English and American nursery rhymes—the lullabyes, counting games, riddles and rhymed fables.
Our Favorite 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.
Christmas Trees by Robert Frost
Christmas Poems: “Christmas Trees” by Robert Frost (1920)
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.
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.
The True Christmas by Henry Vaughan
Christmas Poems: “The True Christmas” by Henry Vaughan (1678)
To Winter by William Blake
Winter Poems: “To Winter” by William Blake (from Poetical Sketches, 1783)
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.
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.
Among School Children by William Butler Yeats
“Among School Children” by William Butler Yeats (from <i>The Tower</i>, 1928)
A Christmas Carol by George Wither
Christmas Poems: “A Christmas Carol” by George Wither (1622)
To Autumn by John Keats
Autumn Poems: “To Autumn” by John Keats (1820)
War Is Kind by Stephen Crane
Poems of War: “War Is Kind” by Stephen Crane (1899)
Thanksgiving Time by Langston Hughes
Poems for Thanksgiving Day: “Thanksgiving Time” by Langston Hughes (1921)
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)
Study Guide: William Butler Yeats’ 'The...
Notes on context, form and content, commentary and quotations on William Butler Yeats’ poem “The Second Coming” (1920).
A Christmas Carol by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Christmas Poems: “A Christmas Carol” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1799)
Thanksgiving by Kate Seymour Maclean
Poems for Thanksgiving Day: “Thanksgiving” by Kate Seymour Maclean (1880)
Song of Myself by Walt Whitman
“Song of Myself” by Walt Whitman (from Leaves of Grass, first published in the 1855 edition)
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.
The Witches' Spell from Macbeth by William...
Halloween Poems: The Witches’ Spell from Macbeth by William Shakespeare (1606)
Christmas in the Olden Time by Sir Walter Scott
Christmas Poems: “Christmas in the Olden Time” from <i>Marmion</i> by Sir Walter Scott (1808)
The Autumn by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Autumn Poems: “The Autumn” by Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1833)
Winter-Time by Robert Louis Stevenson
Winter Poems: “Winter-Time” by Robert Louis Stevenson (1885)
Frost at Midnight by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Winter Poems: “Frost at Midnight” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1798)
Thanksgiving by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Poems for Thanksgiving Day: “Thanksgiving” by Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1896)
The Twelve Days of Christmas, anonymous English...
Christmas Poems: “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” an anonymous English Christmas carol first published in the children's book Mirth Without Mischief in 1780
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)
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.
Winter Stores by Charlotte Bronte
Winter Poems: “Winter Stores” by Charlotte Brontë (1846)
Christmas Bells by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Christmas Poems: “Christmas Bells” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1864)
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.
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.
To Autumn by William Blake
Autumn Poems: “To Autumn” by William Blake (from Poetical Sketches, 1783)
Ceremonies for Christmas by Robert Herrick
Christmas Poems: “Ceremonies for Christmas” by Robert Herrick (1648)
Autumn by John Clare
Autumn Poems: “Autumn” by John Clare (from <i>The Village Minstrel</i>, 1821)
The Pumpkin by John Greenleaf Whittier
Poems for Thanksgiving Day: “The Pumpkin” by John Greenleaf Whittier (1850)
A Christmas Carol by G.K. Chesterton
Christmas Poems: “A Christmas Carol” by G.K. Chesterton (1900)
Lines spoken after the ghost's exit from Hamlet...
Christmas Poems: Lines spoken after the ghost’s exit, from Act I, Scene 1 of Hamlet by William Shakespeare (1603)
St. Crispin's Day speech from Henry V by...
Poems of War: St. Crispin’s Day speech from Henry V by William Shakespeare (1599)
Over the River and Through the Wood by Lydia...
Poems for Thanksgiving Day: “Over the River and Through the Wood” by Lydia Maria Child (1844)
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.
The Magi by William Butler Yeats
Christmas Poems: “The Magi” by William Butler Yeats (from <i>Responsibilities and Other Poems</i>, 1916)
Dust of Snow and Stopping by Woods on a Snowy...
Winter Poems: “Dust of Snow” and “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” by Robert Frost (1923)
One Day is there of the Series by Emily Dickinson
Poems for Thanksgiving Day: “One Day is there of the Series” (#814) by Emily Dickinson
The Snowman by Wallace Stevens
Winter Poems: “The Snowman” by Wallace Stevens (1921)
A Thanksgiving Poem by Paul Laurence Dunbar
Poems for Thanksgiving Day: “A Thanksgiving Poem” by Paul Laurence Dunbar (from <i>Lyrics of Sunshine and Shadow</i>, 1905)
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 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.
What Makes a Haiku a Haiku?
Haiku defined, in our glossary of poetic forms.
Christmas Carol by Sara Teasdale
Christmas Poems: “Christmas Carol” by Sara Teasdale (1911)
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.
Sonnet 73 by William Shakespeare
Autumn Poems: Sonnet 73 – “That time of year thou mayst in me behold” by William Shakespeare (1609)
To My Mother by Christina Rossetti
Poems for Mothers: “To My Mother” by Christina Rossetti (1842)
A Thanksgiving to God, for his House by Robert...
Poems for Thanksgiving Day: “A Thanksgiving to God, for his House” by Robert Herrick (1648)
In drear-nighted December by John Keats
Winter Poems: “In drear-nighted December” by John Keats (1829)
Now Winter Nights Enlarge by Thomas Campion
'Winter Poems: “Now Winter Nights Enlarge” by Thomas Campion (1617)
My November Guest by Robert Frost
Autumn Poems: “My November Guest” by Robert Frost (from <i>A Boy’s Will</i>, 1915)
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.
An Old Man's Winter Night by Robert Frost
Winter Poems: “An Old Man’s Winter Night” by Robert Frost (1920)
Lord Randall, anonymous folk ballad
Ballads: “Lord Randall,” an anonymous folk ballad of the 18th century, published by Sir Walter Scott in 1803
13 Favorite Baseball Poems to Read Between the...
Our favorite baseball poems, selected for reading while you’re watching a game.
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.
There's a certain Slant of light by Emily...
Winter Poems: “There’s a certain Slant of light” (#258) by Emily Dickinson
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)
Guide Picks – Poem Collections for Children
Selected anthologies of poems especially for reading aloud with your children.
Christmas at Sea by Robert Louis Stevenson
Christmas Poems: “Christmas at Sea” by Robert Louis Stevenson (1888)
Dreaming of Xanadu: Coleridge’s...
Notes on the content of Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s poem “Kubla Khan” (1798). Page 3.
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.
What Makes a Sonnet a Sonnet?
The sonnet defined, in our glossary of poetic forms, with links to examples of classic sonnets.
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.
Winter: A Dirge by Robert Burns
Winter Poems: “Winter: A Dirge” by Robert Burns (1781)
Nothing Gold Can Stay by Robert Frost
Autumn Poems: “Nothing Gold Can Stay” by Robert Frost (1923)
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.
Twas just this time last year I died (#445) by...
Christmas Poems: “Twas just this time last year I died” (#445) by Emily Dickinson
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.
The Oxen by Thomas Hardy
Christmas Poems: “The Oxen” by Thomas Hardy (1915)
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.
What Is an Acrostic Poem?
Acrostic poem defined, in our glossary of poetic forms, with links to examples of classic acrostic poems.
The Cold Heaven by William Butler Yeats
Winter Poems: “The Cold Heaven” by William Butler Yeats (from <i>Responsibilities and Other Poems</i>, 1916)
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).
To My Mother by Edgar Allan Poe
Poems for Mothers: “To My Mother” by Edgar Allan Poe (1849)
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)
Winter Heavens by George Meredith
Winter Poems: “Winter Heavens” by George Meredith (1846)
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.
Baa Baa Black Sheep
Classic Nursery Rhymes: “Baa Baa Black Sheep” (1744)
Ode to the West Wind by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Autumn Poems: “Ode to the West Wind” by Percy Bysshe Shelley (1820)
Sonnet 116 by William Shakespeare
Poems for Weddings, Love Poems: Sonnet 116 by William Shakespeare (1609)
To a Locomotive in Winter by Walt Whitman
Winter Poems: “To a Locomotive in Winter” from Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman (first published in 1881-82 edition)
Pat-a-cake, Pat-a-cake, Baker's Man
Classic Nursery Rhymes: “Pat-a-cake, Pat-a-cake, Baker’s Man” (1698)
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.
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.
The Schoolboy by William Blake
Summer Poems: “The Schoolboy” by William Blake (from Songs of Experience, 1794)
The Secret of the Sea by Henry Wadsworth...
Poems of Sailors and Seafarers: “The Secret of the Sea” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1850)
Aftermath by Siegfried Sassoon
Poems of War: “Aftermath” by Siegfried Sassoon (1919)
Jack and Jill
Classic Nursery Rhymes: “Jack and Jill” (1760s)
Poems for the New Year
A collection of classic poems to mark the turning of a new year, by Robert Burns, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Emily Dickinson, Christina Rossetti, Helen Hunt Jackson, Thomas Hardy and John Clare.
Villanelle
The villanelle defined, in our glossary of poetic forms.
Sonnet 97 by William Shakespeare
Winter Poems: Sonnet 97 – “How like a winter hath my absence been” by William Shakespeare (1609)
A Visit from St. Nicholas attributed to Clement...
Christmas Poems: “A Visit from St. Nicholas” attributed to Clement Clark Moore (1823) , but probably written by Major Henry Livingston, Jr. (1808)
Winter Conversation by Joyce Wakefield
Winter Poems: “Winter Conversation” by Joyce Wakefield
October by Robert Frost
Autumn Poems: “October” by Robert Frost (from <i>A Boy’s Will</i>, 1915)
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)
Autumn Song by Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Autumn Poems: “Autumn Song” by Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1883)
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”)
Sonnet 18 by William Shakespeare
Love Poems: Sonnet 18 by William Shakespeare (1609)
Fire Dreams from Cornhuskers by Carl Sandburg
Poems for Thanksgiving Day: “Fire Dreams” from Cornhuskers by Carl Sandburg (1918)
Autumn Fires by Robert Louis Stevenson
Autumn Poems: &#$8220;Autumn Fires” by Robert Louis Stevenson (1885)
A Nation's Strength by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Independence Day Poems: “A Nation’s Strength” by Ralph Waldo Emerson (1904)
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)
The Thanksgivings translated from a traditional...
Poems for Thanksgiving Day: “The Thanksgivings” translated from a traditional Iroquois song by Harriet Maxwell Converse (1908)
London Snow by Robert Bridges
Winter Poems: “London Snow” by Robert Bridges (1890)
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)
Under Ben Bulben by William Butler Yeats
“Under Ben Bulben” by William Butler Yeats (1939)
Signs of the Times by Paul Laurence Dunbar
Poems for Thanksgiving Day: “Signs of the Times” from Lyrics of Lowly Life by Paul Laurence Dunbar (1896)
My Mother by Claude McKay
Poems for Mothers: “My Mother” by Claude McKay (1922)
Mother o' Mine by Rudyard Kipling
Poems for Mothers: “Mother o’ Mine” by Rudyard Kipling (1891)
Iamb
Iamb defined, in our glossary of poetic terms.
The Selkirk Grace by Robert Burns
Poems for Thanksgiving Day: “The Selkirk Grace” by Robert Burns (1794)
Among the Rocks by Robert Browning
Autumn Poems ’Among the Rocks’ by Robert Browning (1864)
November Night by Adelaide Crapsey
Autumn Poems ’November Night’ by Adelaide Crapsey (1922)
Burning Questions: A Guide to William...
Notes on the content of William Blake’s poem “The Tyger” from Songs of Experience (1794). Page 3.
This Winter by Charles Mariano
Winter Poems: “This Winter” by Charles Mariano
One, Two, Buckle My Shoe
Classic Nursery Rhymes: “One, Two, Buckle My Shoe” (1805)
Tricky, Tricky: Was Frost writing about...
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Autumn Movement by Carl Sandburg
Autumn Poems: “Autumn Movement” by Carl Sandburg (1918)
The pure contralto sings in the organ loft from...
Poems for Thanksgiving Day: “The pure contralto sings in the organ loft” from Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman (first published in the 1855 edition)
This Old Man
Classic Nursery Rhymes: “This Old Man” (1906)
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.
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)
On Robert Frost’s Poem “Acquainted...
Notes on reading Robert Frost’s poem “Acquainted with the Night,” an American sonnet which is also an example of terza rima used in English.
'An Acrostic' by Edgar Allan Poe
'An Acrostic' by Edgar Allan Poe (1829): edgar allan poe poems by edgar allan poe pride and passion acrostic poetic forms
Jack Sprat
Classic Nursery Rhymes: “Jack Sprat” (1639)
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)
Guide Picks – Collections of Love Poems
Anthologies and single poet collections of love poetry, classic and contemporary, from ancient and modern cultures all over the world, selected by your guide.
Ladybug, Ladybug
Classic Nursery Rhymes: “Ladybug, Ladybug” (c. 1744)
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.
Hey Diddle Diddle
Classic Nursery Rhymes: “Hey Diddle Diddle” (1765)
Robert Frost - Icon of New England Americana,...
A biographical profile of 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.
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.
Two Poems Entitled Autumn by Amy Lowell
Autumn Poems: Two poems entitled “Autumn” by Amy Lowell (1919)
Hush, Little Baby, or The Mockingbird Song
Classic Nursery Rhymes: “Hush, Little Baby,” also called “The Mockingbird Song,” traditional, probably 18th century
Thanksgiving Song from Happy Jack by Thornton...
Poems for Thanksgiving Day: “Thanksgiving Song” from Happy Jack by Thornton W. Burgess (1918)
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.
The Soldier by Rupert Brooke
Poems of War: Sonnet V., “The Soldier” from the sonnet sequence <i>1914</i> by Rupert Brooke (1915)
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