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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.
To Autumn by William Blake
Autumn Poems: “To Autumn” by William Blake (from <i>Poetical Sketches</i>, 1783)
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 Autumn by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Autumn Poems: “The Autumn” by Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1833)
Handed Down Through the Generations: Classic...
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)
October by Robert Frost
Autumn Poems: “October” by Robert Frost (from <i>A Boy’s Will</i>, 1915)
The Witches' Spell from Macbeth by William...
Halloween Poems: The Witches’ Spell from Macbeth by William Shakespeare (1606)
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.
Autumn by John Clare
Autumn Poems: “Autumn” by John Clare (from <i>The Village Minstrel</i>, 1821)
Sonnet 73 by William Shakespeare
Autumn Poems: Sonnet 73 – “That time of year thou mayst in me behold” by William Shakespeare (1609)
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.
Ode to the West Wind by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Autumn Poems: “Ode to the West Wind” by Percy Bysshe Shelley (1820)
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..
St. Crispin's Day speech from Henry V by...
Poems of War: St. Crispin’s Day speech from Henry V by William Shakespeare (1599)
Nothing Gold Can Stay by Robert Frost
Autumn Poems: “Nothing Gold Can Stay” by Robert Frost (1923)
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.
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”)
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.
Among the Rocks by Robert Browning
Autumn Poems ’Among the Rocks’ by Robert Browning (1864)
Two Poems Entitled Autumn by Amy Lowell
Autumn Poems: Two poems entitled “Autumn” by Amy Lowell (1919)
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.
Autumn Movement by Carl Sandburg
Autumn Poems: “Autumn Movement” by Carl Sandburg (1918)
Autumn by T.E. Hulme
Autumn Poems ’Autumn’ by T.E. Hulme (1909)
Study Guide: William Butler Yeats’ 'The...
Notes on context, form and content, commentary and quotations on William Butler Yeats’ poem “The Second Coming” (1920).
Halloween by Robert Burns
Halloween Poems: “Halloween” by Robert Burns (1785)
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.
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 by Mary Hamrick - Read the Poem Autumn...
Poems for Fall: “Autumn” by Mary Hamrick
Sonnets from Shakespeare to Yeats - Poets pour...
The sonnet is a fixed poetic form, confined to 14 lines, but it has paradoxically proven to be a most flexible container for all kinds of poetic ideas. Here’s a collection of classic sonnets, arranged chronologically to reveal the evolution of the sonnet form in English.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
September Midnight by Sara Teasdale
Autumn Poems: “September Midnight” by Sara Teasdale (1914)
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.
Sweater Weather by Lisa Shields
Autumn Poems: “Sweater Weather” by Lisa Shields
The Schoolboy by William Blake
Summer Poems: “The Schoolboy” by William Blake (from Songs of Experience, 1794)
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.
October's Opal by Robert Savino - Read the...
Autumn Poems: “October’s Opal” by Robert Savino
How To Read a Poem: Use your eyes and ears,...
Just because it carries the name “poetry,” just because it’s supposed to be denser and more difficult than “ordinary” prose, just because it’s constructed with special poetic “tricks,” a poem can seem intimidating to the reader who approaches it. Here are a few approaches and attitudes to keep in mind when you come to read a new poem.
Ghost House by Robert Frost
Halloween Poems: “Ghost House” by Robert Frost (1915)
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.
Spirits of the Dead by Edgar Allan Poe
Halloween Poems: “Spirits of the Dead” by Edgar Allan Poe (from <i>Tamerlane and Other Poems</i>, 1827)
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.
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.
Autumn Poems: 'Autumn Offering' by Judith A....
'Autumn Offering' by Judith A. Lawrence
War Is Kind by Stephen Crane
Poems of War: “War Is Kind” by Stephen Crane (1899)
The Secret of the Sea by Henry Wadsworth...
Poems of Sailors and Seafarers: “The Secret of the Sea” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1850)
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>)
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.
My November Guest by Robert Frost
Autumn Poems: “My November Guest” by Robert Frost (from <i>A Boy’s Will</i>, 1915)
Haunted Houses by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Halloween Poems: “Haunted Houses” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1858)
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.
Hendecasyllabics by Algernon Charles Swinburne
Autumn Poems: “Hendecasyllabics” by Algernon Charles Swinburne (from <i>Poems and Ballads</i>, 1866)
Spring and Fall by Gerard Manley Hopkins
Autumn Poems: “Spring and Fall” by Gerard Manley Hopkins (1918)
The Wild Swans at Coole by William Butler Yeats
Autumn Poems: “The Wild Swans at Coole” by William Butler Yeats (1919)
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)
The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe
Bird Poems and Halloween Poems: “The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe (1845)
The Apparition by John Donne
Halloween Poems: “The Apparition” from Songs and Sonnets by John Donne (1633)
Baa Baa Black Sheep
Classic Nursery Rhymes: “Baa Baa Black Sheep” (1744)
13 Favorite Baseball Poems to Read Between the...
Our favorite baseball poems, selected for reading while you’re watching a game.
Tam Lin
Halloween Poems: “Tam Lin” (traditional ballad recorded by James Child in 1729)
What Makes a Sonnet a Sonnet?
The sonnet defined, in our glossary of poetic forms, with links to examples of classic sonnets.
Autumn Colors in the Far North by Ruth Hill
Autumn Poems: “Autumn Colors in the Far North” by Ruth Hill
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.
Lord Randall, anonymous folk ballad
Ballads: “Lord Randall,” an anonymous folk ballad of the 18th century, published by Sir Walter Scott in 1803
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 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.
Iamb defined, in our glossary of poetic terms.
Dreaming of Xanadu: Coleridge’s...
Notes on the content of Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s poem “Kubla Khan” (1798). Page 3.
The Sailor Boy by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Poems of Sailors and Seafarers: “The Sailor Boy” by Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1861)
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)
The Oven Bird by Robert Frost
Bird Poems, and Autumn Poems: “The Oven Bird” by Robert Frost (from <i>Mountain Interval</i>, 1920)
The Hag by Robert Herrick
Halloween Poems: “The Hag” by Robert Herrick (1648)
Darkness by George Gordon, Lord Byron
Halloween Poems: “Darkness” by George Gordon, Lord Byron (1816)
A light exists in spring by Emily Dickinson
Poems for Spring: “A light exists in spring” (#812) by Emily Dickinson
Hickory, Dickory Dock
Classic Nursery Rhymes: “Hickory, Dickory Dock” (1744)
What Is an Acrostic Poem?
Acrostic poem defined, in our glossary of poetic forms, with links to examples of classic acrostic poems.
Christmas Trees by Robert Frost
Christmas Poems: “Christmas Trees” by Robert Frost (1920)
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.
November Night by Adelaide Crapsey
Autumn Poems ’November Night’ by Adelaide Crapsey (1922)
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.
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 Makes a Haiku a Haiku? Turning Through the...
Haiku defined, in our glossary of poetic forms.
Prose Poems
Notes on the history of the prose poem, brought into English by the influence of Charles Baudelaire on the early 20th century Modernists, and a collection of classic prose poems by Oscar Wilde, Gertrude Stein, T.S. Eliot, Amy Lowell, Carl Sandburg and William Carlos Williams.
Pat-a-cake, Pat-a-cake, Baker's Man
Classic Nursery Rhymes: “Pat-a-cake, Pat-a-cake, Baker’s Man” (1698)
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)
Jack and Jill
Classic Nursery Rhymes: “Jack and Jill” (1760s)
Mnemosyne by Trumbull Stickney
Autumn Poems: “Mnemosyne” by Trumbull Stickney (1905)
Guide Picks – Poem Collections for Children
Selected anthologies of poems especially for reading aloud with your children.
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.
Aftermath by Siegfried Sassoon
Poems of War: “Aftermath” by Siegfried Sassoon (1919)
All Souls by Edith Wharton
Halloween Poems: “All Souls” by Edith Wharton (1909)
Requiem by Robert Louis Stevenson
Poems of Sailors and Seafarers: “Requiem” by Robert Louis Stevenson (1887)
“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.
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.
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)
To My Mother by Christina Rossetti
Poems for Mothers: “To My Mother” by Christina Rossetti (1842)
Fibonacci Poems
All you need to know about Fibonacci poems, a new math-based poetic form that is proliferating on the Internet, by Georgia Luna Smith Faust.
The Vampire by Conrad Aiken
Halloween Poems: “The Vampire” by Conrad Aiken (from <i>Earth Triumphant, And Other Tales in Verse</i>, 1914)
Hush, Little Baby, or The Mockingbird Song
Classic Nursery Rhymes: “Hush, Little Baby,” also called “The Mockingbird Song,” traditional, probably 18th century
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....”
Goblin Market by Christina Rossetti
Halloween Poems: “Goblin Market” by Christina Rossetti (1862)
Ladybug, Ladybug
Classic Nursery Rhymes: “Ladybug, Ladybug” (c. 1744)
Dream-Land by Edgar Allan Poe
Halloween Poems: “Dream-Land” by Edgar Allan Poe (1844)
To Winter by William Blake
Winter Poems: “To Winter” by William Blake (from Poetical Sketches, 1783)
This Little Piggy
Classic Nursery Rhymes: “This Little Piggy” (1760)
Hallow-e'en 1915 by Winifred M. Letts
Halloween Poems: “Hallow-e’en 1915” by Winifred M. Letts (1916)
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)
Winter-Time by Robert Louis Stevenson
Winter Poems: “Winter-Time” by Robert Louis Stevenson (1885)
The Seafarer by Ezra Pound
Poems of Sailors and Seafarers: “The Seafarer” by Ezra Pound (1912)
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)
To My Mother by Edgar Allan Poe
Poems for Mothers: “To My Mother” by Edgar Allan Poe (1849)
One, Two, Buckle My Shoe
Classic Nursery Rhymes: “One, Two, Buckle My Shoe” (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.
Star Light, Star Bright
Classic Nursery Rhymes: “Star Light, Star Bright” (1890s)
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)
Sonnet 116 by William Shakespeare
Poems for Weddings, Love Poems: Sonnet 116 by William Shakespeare (1609)
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)
In the Bleak Midwinter by Christina Rossetti
Christmas Poems: “In the Bleak Midwinter” by Christina Rossetti (written 1872, published posthumously in 1904)
Rock-a-bye Baby
Classic Nursery Rhymes: “Rock-a-bye Baby” (1805)
Humpty Dumpty
Classic Nursery Rhymes: “Humpty Dumpty” (1810)
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.
Heather Ale by Robert Louis Stevenson
Ballads: “Heather Ale” by Robert Louis Stevenson (1890)
The Itsy, Bitsy Spider
Classic Nursery Rhymes: “The Itsy, Bitsy Spider” (1910)
Crossing the Bar by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Poems of Sailors and Seafarers: “Crossing the Bar” by Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1889)
The Ballad of East and West by Rudyard Kipling
Ballads: “The Ballad of East and West” by Rudyard Kipling (1889)
Hey Diddle Diddle
Classic Nursery Rhymes: “Hey Diddle Diddle” (1765)
This Old Man
Classic Nursery Rhymes: “This Old Man” (1906)
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.
American Names by Stephen Vincent Benet
Independence Day Poems: “American Names” by Stephen Vincent Benèt (1927)
The Mystic Blue by D.H. Lawrence
Poems of Sailors and Seafarers: “The Mystic Blue” by D.H. Lawrence (1916)
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.
Sonnet 100 by Lord Brooke Fulke Greville
Halloween Poems: Sonnet 100 by Lord Brooke Fulke Greville (1633)
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>)
Maud Gonne: Irish Patriot Who Inspired Yeats to...
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Li Po
A reference page on the classical Chinese poet Li Po (aka Li Bai or Li T’ai Po), who was both a rebel wanderer and a courtier in the T’ang Dynasty, revered together with his contemporary Tu Fu as one of the two greatest of Chinese poets.
The Haunted Oak by Paul Laurence Dunbar
Poems of Protest and Revolution, Halloween Poems: “The Haunted Oak” by Paul Laurence Dunbar (1903)
Classic poems on themes of sports, athletics...
Classic poems on themes of sports, athletics and competition.
A Girl's Garden by Robert Frost
Garden Poems: “A Girl’s Garden” by Robert Frost (from <i>Mountain Interval</i>, 1920)
Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary
Classic Nursery Rhymes: “Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary” (c. 1744)
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star by Jane Taylor
Classic Nursery Rhymes: “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” by Jane Taylor (1806)
Annabel Lee by Edgar Allan Poe
Ballads: “Annabel Lee” by Edgar Allan Poe (1849)
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

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