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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.
Handed Down Through the Generations: Classic...
A collection of classic English and American nursery rhymes—the lullabyes, counting games, riddles and rhymed fables.
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.
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, John Keats, Charlotte Brontë, Walt Whitman, Robert Louis Stevenson, George Meredith, Emily Dickinson, Robert Bridges, Thomas Hardy, William Butler Yeats, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Robert Frost and Wallace Stevens—plus a selection of contemporary poems submitted by poets around the world..
The Witches' Spell from Macbeth by William...
Halloween Poems: The Witches’ Spell from Macbeth by William Shakespeare (1606)
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.
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.
To Autumn by William Blake
Autumn Poems: “To Autumn” by William Blake (from <i>Poetical Sketches</i>, 1783)
Song of Myself by Walt Whitman
“Song of Myself” by Walt Whitman (from Leaves of Grass, first published in the 1855 edition)
To Autumn by John Keats
Autumn Poems: “To Autumn” by John Keats (1820)
The Autumn by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Autumn Poems: “The Autumn” by Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1833)
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sonnet 73 by William Shakespeare
Autumn Poems: Sonnet 73 – “That time of year thou mayst in me behold” by William Shakespeare (1609)
St. Crispin's Day speech from Henry V by...
Poems of War: St. Crispin’s Day speech from Henry V by William Shakespeare (1599)
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.
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.
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.
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.
Autumn by John Clare
Autumn Poems: “Autumn” by John Clare (from <i>The Village Minstrel</i>, 1821)
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.
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.
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.
Among School Children by William Butler Yeats
“Among School Children” by William Butler Yeats (from <i>The Tower</i>, 1928)
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.
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)
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.
Nothing Gold Can Stay by Robert Frost
Autumn Poems: “Nothing Gold Can Stay” by Robert Frost (1923)
Ode to the West Wind by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Autumn Poems: “Ode to the West Wind” by Percy Bysshe Shelley (1820)
Study Guide: William Butler Yeats’ 'The...
Notes on context, form and content, commentary and quotations on William Butler Yeats’ poem “The Second Coming” (1920).
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.
What Makes a Haiku a Haiku? Turning Through the...
Haiku defined, in our glossary of poetic forms.
The Schoolboy by William Blake
Summer Poems: “The Schoolboy” by William Blake (from Songs of Experience, 1794)
September Midnight by Sara Teasdale
Autumn Poems: “September Midnight” by Sara Teasdale (1914)
The Sailor Boy by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Poems of Sailors and Seafarers: “The Sailor Boy” by Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1861)
October by Robert Frost
Autumn Poems: “October” by Robert Frost (from <i>A Boy’s Will</i>, 1915)
Among the Rocks by Robert Browning
Autumn Poems ’Among the Rocks’ by Robert Browning (1864)
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.
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)
Autumn Song by Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Autumn Poems: “Autumn Song” by Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1883)
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)
The Secret of the Sea by Henry Wadsworth...
Poems of Sailors and Seafarers: “The Secret of the Sea” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1850)
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”)
13 Favorite Baseball Poems to Read Between the...
Our favorite baseball poems, selected for reading while you’re watching a game.
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.
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.
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
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).
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)
Aftermath by Siegfried Sassoon
Poems of War: “Aftermath” by Siegfried Sassoon (1919)
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 <i>Leaves of Grass</i>)
Autumn Movement by Carl Sandburg
Autumn Poems: “Autumn Movement” by Carl Sandburg (1918)
To My Mother by Christina Rossetti
Poems for Mothers: “To My Mother” by Christina Rossetti (1842)
Two Tramps in Mud Time by Robert Frost
Poems for Spring: “Two Tramps in Mud Time” by Robert Frost (1934)
To My Mother by Edgar Allan Poe
Poems for Mothers: “To My Mother” by Edgar Allan Poe (1849)
Autumn by T.E. Hulme
Autumn Poems ’Autumn’ by T.E. Hulme (1909)
Dreaming of Xanadu: Coleridge’s...
Notes on the content of Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s poem “Kubla Khan” (1798). Page 3.
Baa Baa Black Sheep
Classic Nursery Rhymes: “Baa Baa Black Sheep” (1744)
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.
Pat-a-cake, Pat-a-cake, Baker's Man
Classic Nursery Rhymes: “Pat-a-cake, Pat-a-cake, Baker’s Man” (1698)
How Is a Villanelle Made? Refrains Ringing Down...
About the villanelle, a 19-line form of repeating refrain lines drawn from the Renaissance troubadours, with examples of its 19th and 20th century flowering in English.
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)
18 Classic Poems of the Christmas Season
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.
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
Requiem by Robert Louis Stevenson
Poems of Sailors and Seafarers: “Requiem” by Robert Louis Stevenson (1887)
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.
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.
Hickory, Dickory Dock
Classic Nursery Rhymes: “Hickory, Dickory Dock” (1744)
Two Poems Entitled Autumn by Amy Lowell
Autumn Poems: Two poems entitled “Autumn” by Amy Lowell (1919)
The Mystic Blue by D.H. Lawrence
Poems of Sailors and Seafarers: “The Mystic Blue” by D.H. Lawrence (1916)
War Is Kind by Stephen Crane
Poems of War: “War Is Kind” by Stephen Crane (1899)
What Makes a Sonnet a Sonnet?
The sonnet defined, in our glossary of poetic forms, with links to examples of classic sonnets.
Mother to Son by Langston Hughes
Poems for Mothers: “Mother to Son” by Langston Hughes (1922)
Sonnet 18 by William Shakespeare
Love Poems: Sonnet 18 by William Shakespeare (1609)
America, A Prophecy (A Prophecy) by William Blake
Independence Day Poems: “America, A Prophecy” (A Prophecy) by William Blake (1793)
Lord Randall, anonymous folk ballad
Ballads: “Lord Randall,” an anonymous folk ballad of the 18th century, published by Sir Walter Scott in 1803
Iamb
Iamb defined, in our glossary of poetic terms.
Going for Water by Robert Frost
“Going for Water” by Robert Frost (1915)
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.
Jack Sprat
Classic Nursery Rhymes: “Jack Sprat” (1639)
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.
What Is an Acrostic Poem?
Acrostic poem defined, in our glossary of poetic forms, with links to examples of classic acrostic poems.
Glossary of Poetic Forms
Traditional poetic forms briefly defined.
A light exists in spring by Emily Dickinson
Poems for Spring: “A light exists in spring” (#812) by Emily Dickinson
Simple Simon
Classic Nursery Rhymes: “Simple Simon” (1764)
To Winter by William Blake
Winter Poems: “To Winter” by William Blake (from Poetical Sketches, 1783)
The Beat Variation on Haiku - Allen Ginsberg's...
An introduction to Allen Ginsberg’s variation on haiku, The American Sentences: “One sentence, 17 syllables, end of story. It makes for a rush of a poem....”
Ode 11 from the First Book of the Odes of...
Carpe Diem Poems: Ode 11 from the First Book of the Odes of Horace – Three translations into English, by Sir Thomas Hawkins (1625), Christopher Smart (1756) and John Conington (1863)
Spring Song from Love's Labors Lost by William...
Poems for Spring: “Spring” (song from Love’s Labors Lost) by William Shakespeare (1598)
Crossing the Bar by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Poems of Sailors and Seafarers: “Crossing the Bar” by Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1889)
Ladybug, Ladybug
Classic Nursery Rhymes: “Ladybug, Ladybug” (c. 1744)
Autumn by Mary Hamrick - Read the Poem Autumn...
Poems for Fall: “Autumn” by Mary Hamrick
Jack and Jill
Classic Nursery Rhymes: “Jack and Jill” (1760s)
Heather Ale by Robert Louis Stevenson
Ballads: “Heather Ale” by Robert Louis Stevenson (1890)
The Seafarer by Ezra Pound
Poems of Sailors and Seafarers: “The Seafarer” by Ezra Pound (1912)
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.
The Ballad of East and West by Rudyard Kipling
Ballads: “The Ballad of East and West” by Rudyard Kipling (1889)
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)
Hey Diddle Diddle
Classic Nursery Rhymes: “Hey Diddle Diddle” (1765)
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)
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star by Jane Taylor
Classic Nursery Rhymes: “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” by Jane Taylor (1806)
Sea Fever by John Masefield
Poems of Sailors and Seafarers: “Sea Fever” by John Masefield (1902)
A Ballad of Boding by Christina Rossetti
Ballads: “A Ballad of Boding” by Christina Rossetti (from <i>A Pageant and Other Poems</i>, 1881)
Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary
Classic Nursery Rhymes: “Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary” (c. 1744)
One, Two, Buckle My Shoe
Classic Nursery Rhymes: “One, Two, Buckle My Shoe” (1805)
Sonnet 116 by William Shakespeare
Poems for Weddings, Love Poems: Sonnet 116 by William Shakespeare (1609)
Hush, Little Baby, or The Mockingbird Song
Classic Nursery Rhymes: “Hush, Little Baby,” also called “The Mockingbird Song,” traditional, probably 18th century
Halloween by Robert Burns
Halloween Poems: “Halloween” by Robert Burns (1785)
This Little Piggy
Classic Nursery Rhymes: “This Little Piggy” (1760)
American Names by Stephen Vincent Benet
Independence Day Poems: “American Names” by Stephen Vincent Benèt (1927)
Wordsworth - First Among English Romantics,...
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.
9 American poems on the occasion of Election Day
A selection of classic American poems for Election Day, by Walt Whitman, John Greenleaf Whittier, Vachel Lindsay & William Carlos Williams, and a contemporary post-election blues by Jim Finnegan.
Poems After the Attack: 'If Only'
A poem written after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on America by Adam.
To My Dear and Loving Husband by Anne Bradstreet
Poems for Weddings, Love Poems: “To My Dear and Loving Husband” by Anne Bradstreet (1678)
Tam Lin
Halloween Poems: “Tam Lin” (traditional ballad recorded by James Child in 1729)
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)
Under Ben Bulben by William Butler Yeats
“Under Ben Bulben” by William Butler Yeats (1939)
The Nightingale by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Bird Poems: “The Nightingale” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1798)
Rock-a-bye Baby
Classic Nursery Rhymes: “Rock-a-bye Baby” (1805)
Robert Frost Invites Us In - Colloquial speech...
Notes on reading Robert Frost’s poem “The Pasture,” originally published as the preface to his first American book, North of Boston, and often chosen by Frost as the introductory poem when he gave a reading.
To Summer by William Blake
Summer Poems: “To Summer” by William Blake (from Poetical Sketches, 1783)
Concrete Poems: 'The Bird' and 'The Quill' by...
'The Bird' and 'The Quill' by Ernesto Santiago: limitless sky concrete poems airborne ranger helvetica font body background
Spring and Fall by Gerard Manley Hopkins
Autumn Poems: “Spring and Fall” by Gerard Manley Hopkins (1918)
Mother o' Mine by Rudyard Kipling
Poems for Mothers: “Mother o’ Mine” by Rudyard Kipling (1891)
The Oven Bird by Robert Frost
Bird Poems, and Autumn Poems: “The Oven Bird” by Robert Frost (from <i>Mountain Interval</i>, 1920)
My November Guest by Robert Frost
Autumn Poems: “My November Guest” by Robert Frost (from <i>A Boy’s Will</i>, 1915)
Spring, the Sweet Spring from Summer's Last...
Poems for Spring: “Spring, the Sweet Spring,” from Summer’s Last Will and Testament by Thomas Nashe (1600)
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)
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.
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 <i>Leaves of Grass</i>)
Guide Picks – Poem Collections for Children
Selected anthologies of poems especially for reading aloud with your children.
What is a Cento? A Patchwork Poem Stitched...
Cento defined, in our glossary of poetic forms, with links to examples of poems written in cento form.
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.
Christmas at Sea by Robert Louis Stevenson
Christmas Poems: “Christmas at Sea” by Robert Louis Stevenson (1888)
Poems After the Attack, One Year Later: 'Upon...
A poem written by Matthew Abuelo during the year since the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on America.
Ghost House by Robert Frost
Halloween Poems: “Ghost House” by Robert Frost (1915)
A Spring View by Tu Fu
Poems for Spring: “A Spring View” (c. 750), translated by Witter Bynner
Euclid alone has looked on Beauty bare by Edna...
“Euclid alone has looked on Beauty bare,” Sonnet from <i>The Harp-Weaver and Other Poems</i> by Edna St. Vincent Millay (1923)
Spring Rain, Spring Air and Four Haiku by...
Poems for Spring: “Spring Rain,” “Spring Air” and Four Haiku by Matsuo Basho (c. 1680)
31 Poems for All Seasons by America’s...
Our library of poem texts – selected poems by Robert Frost, in chronological order.
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.
Summer from The Second Pastoral by Alexander Pope
Summer Poems: “Summer” from The Second Pastoral, by Alexander Pope (1709)
A something in a summer's Day by Emily Dickinson
Summer Poems: “A something in a summer’s day” (#122) by Emily Dickinson
Star Light, Star Bright
Classic Nursery Rhymes: “Star Light, Star Bright” (1890s)
Dream-Land by Edgar Allan Poe
Halloween Poems: “Dream-Land” by Edgar Allan Poe (1844)
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.

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