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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.
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.
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.
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.
I Hear America Singing by Walt Whitman
Independence Day Poems: “I Hear America Singing” by Walt Whitman (from Leaves of Grass, first published in the 1867 edition)
A Nation's Strength by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Independence Day Poems: “A Nation’s Strength” by Ralph Waldo Emerson (1904)
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.
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..
America, A Prophecy (Preludium) by William Blake
Independence Day Poems: “America, A Prophecy” (Preludium) by William Blake (1793)
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.
The Witches' Spell from Macbeth by William...
Halloween Poems: The Witches’ Spell from Macbeth by William Shakespeare (1606)
St. Crispin's Day speech from Henry V by...
Poems of War: St. Crispin’s Day speech from Henry V by William Shakespeare (1599)
The Schoolboy by William Blake
Summer Poems: “The Schoolboy” by William Blake (from Songs of Experience, 1794)
Song of Myself by Walt Whitman
“Song of Myself” by Walt Whitman (from Leaves of Grass, first published in the 1855 edition)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
America by Claude McKay
Independence Day Poems: “America” by Claude McKay (1921)
Paul Revere's Ride by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Independence Day Poems: “Paul Revere’s Ride” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1863)
Concord Hymn by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Independence Day Poems: “Concord Hymn” by Ralph Waldo Emerson (1837)
Among School Children by William Butler Yeats
“Among School Children” by William Butler Yeats (from <i>The Tower</i>, 1928)
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.
Guide Picks – Poem Collections for Children
Selected anthologies of poems especially for reading aloud with your children.
To My Mother by Christina Rossetti
Poems for Mothers: “To My Mother” by Christina Rossetti (1842)
O Ship of State by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Independence Day Poems: “O Ship of State” (“The Republic” from “The Building of the Ship”) by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1850)
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.
Good Night by Carl Sandburg
Independence Day Poems: “Good Night” by Carl Sandburg (1920)
American Names by Stephen Vincent Benet
Independence Day Poems: “American Names” by Stephen Vincent Benèt (1927)
Sonnet 18 by William Shakespeare
Love Poems: Sonnet 18 by William Shakespeare (1609)
The Sailor Boy by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Poems of Sailors and Seafarers: “The Sailor Boy” by Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1861)
The Secret of the Sea by Henry Wadsworth...
Poems of Sailors and Seafarers: “The Secret of the Sea” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1850)
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.
To My Mother by Edgar Allan Poe
Poems for Mothers: “To My Mother” by Edgar Allan Poe (1849)
Study Guide: William Butler Yeats’ 'The...
Notes on context, form and content, commentary and quotations on William Butler Yeats’ poem “The Second Coming” (1920).
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).
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.
Baa Baa Black Sheep
Classic Nursery Rhymes: “Baa Baa Black Sheep” (1744)
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 Haiku a Haiku? Turning Through the...
Haiku defined, in our glossary of poetic forms.
Summer Sun by Robert Louis Stevenson
Summer Poems: “Summer Sun” from A Child’s Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson (1885)
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)
Lord Randall, anonymous folk ballad
Ballads: “Lord Randall,” an anonymous folk ballad of the 18th century, published by Sir Walter Scott in 1803
Sonnet 116 by William Shakespeare
Poems for Weddings, Love Poems: Sonnet 116 by William Shakespeare (1609)
To Summer by William Blake
Summer Poems: “To Summer” by William Blake (from Poetical Sketches, 1783)
America, A Prophecy (A Prophecy) by William Blake
Independence Day Poems: “America, A Prophecy” (A Prophecy) by William Blake (1793)
Pat-a-cake, Pat-a-cake, Baker's Man
Classic Nursery Rhymes: “Pat-a-cake, Pat-a-cake, Baker’s Man” (1698)
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 something in a summer's Day by Emily Dickinson
Summer Poems: “A something in a summer’s day” (#122) by Emily Dickinson
Hickory, Dickory Dock
Classic Nursery Rhymes: “Hickory, Dickory Dock” (1744)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mother to Son by Langston Hughes
Poems for Mothers: “Mother to Son” by Langston Hughes (1922)
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
Summer from The Second Pastoral by Alexander Pope
Summer Poems: “Summer” from The Second Pastoral, by Alexander Pope (1709)
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)
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)
13 Favorite Baseball Poems to Read Between the...
Our favorite baseball poems, selected for reading while you’re watching a game.
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.
Jack Sprat
Classic Nursery Rhymes: “Jack Sprat” (1639)
Two Tramps in Mud Time by Robert Frost
Poems for Spring: “Two Tramps in Mud Time” by Robert Frost (1934)
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.
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)
One, Two, Buckle My Shoe
Classic Nursery Rhymes: “One, Two, Buckle My Shoe” (1805)
Jack and Jill
Classic Nursery Rhymes: “Jack and Jill” (1760s)
Mother o' Mine by Rudyard Kipling
Poems for Mothers: “Mother o’ Mine” by Rudyard Kipling (1891)
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.
Under Ben Bulben by William Butler Yeats
“Under Ben Bulben” by William Butler Yeats (1939)
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.
Requiem by Robert Louis Stevenson
Poems of Sailors and Seafarers: “Requiem” by Robert Louis Stevenson (1887)
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.
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)
Dreaming of Xanadu: Coleridge’s...
Notes on the content of Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s poem “Kubla Khan” (1798). Page 3.
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star by Jane Taylor
Classic Nursery Rhymes: “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” by Jane Taylor (1806)
Going for Water by Robert Frost
“Going for Water” by Robert Frost (1915)
What Makes a Sonnet a Sonnet?
The sonnet defined, in our glossary of poetic forms, with links to examples of classic sonnets.
The New Colossus by Emma Lazarus
Independence Day Poems: “The New Colossus” by Emma Lazarus (1883)
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
Aftermath by Siegfried Sassoon
Poems of War: “Aftermath” by Siegfried Sassoon (1919)
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)
To Winter by William Blake
Winter Poems: “To Winter” by William Blake (from Poetical Sketches, 1783)
Iamb
Iamb defined, in our glossary of poetic terms.
This Little Piggy
Classic Nursery Rhymes: “This Little Piggy” (1760)
Summer by John Clare
Summer Poems: “Summer” by John Clare (1865)
The Little Boy Found by William Blake
Poems for Mothers: “The Little Boy Found” by William Blake (from Songs of Innocence, 1791)
Crossing the Bar by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Poems of Sailors and Seafarers: “Crossing the Bar” by Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1889)
A Girl's Garden by Robert Frost
Garden Poems: “A Girl’s Garden” by Robert Frost (from <i>Mountain Interval</i>, 1920)
Hush, Little Baby, or The Mockingbird Song
Classic Nursery Rhymes: “Hush, Little Baby,” also called “The Mockingbird Song,” traditional, probably 18th century
Summer Images by John Clare
Summer Poems: “Summer Images” by John Clare (from <i>The Rural Muse</i>, 1835)
Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary
Classic Nursery Rhymes: “Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary” (c. 1744)
The Ballad of East and West by Rudyard Kipling
Ballads: “The Ballad of East and West” by Rudyard Kipling (1889)
Nefarious War by Li Po
Poems of War: “Nefarious War,” by Li Po (c. 750)
If by Rudyard Kipling
Poems for Fathers: “If” by Rudyard Kipling (1910)
My Father Was a Farmer by Robert Burns
Poems for Fathers: “My Father Was a Farmer” by Robert Burns (1782)
The Mystic Blue by D.H. Lawrence
Poems of Sailors and Seafarers: “The Mystic Blue” by D.H. Lawrence (1916)
Summer by Amy Lowell
Summer Poems: “Summer” by Amy Lowell (1912)
The Seafarer by Ezra Pound
Poems of Sailors and Seafarers: “The Seafarer” by Ezra Pound (1912)
Ladybug, Ladybug
Classic Nursery Rhymes: “Ladybug, Ladybug” (c. 1744)
Hey Diddle Diddle
Classic Nursery Rhymes: “Hey Diddle Diddle” (1765)
The gardener's speech from Richard II by...
Garden Poems: The gardener’s speech from <i>Richard II</i> by William Shakespeare (1597)
Sea Fever by John Masefield
Poems of Sailors and Seafarers: “Sea Fever” by John Masefield (1902)
What Is an Acrostic Poem?
Acrostic poem defined, in our glossary of poetic forms, with links to examples of classic acrostic poems.
Star Light, Star Bright
Classic Nursery Rhymes: “Star Light, Star Bright” (1890s)
My Mother by Claude McKay
Poems for Mothers: “My Mother” by Claude McKay (1922)
Young Sea by Carl Sandburg
Poems of Sailors and Seafarers: “Young Sea” by Carl Sandburg (1916)
I Had a Little Nut Tree
Classic Nursery Rhymes: “I Had a Little Nut Tree” (1797)
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.
The Summer Rain by Henry David Thoreau
Summer Poems: “The Summer Rain” by Henry David Thoreau (1842)
Excerpt from The Congressional Library by Amy...
Independence Day Poems: Excerpt from “The Congressional Library” by Amy Lowell (1922)
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.
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....”
Poems for Peace: 'No Flowers For Terrorists, A...
Linda Lerner's contributions to the About Poetry anthology of peace poems
Heather Ale by Robert Louis Stevenson
Ballads: “Heather Ale” by Robert Louis Stevenson (1890)
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)
31 Poems for All Seasons by America’s...
Our library of poem texts – selected poems by Robert Frost, in chronological order.
A Summer Invocation by Walt Whitman
Summer Poems: “A Summer Invocation” by Walt Whitman (first published in The American, 1881)
Prologue Intended for a Dramatic Piece of King...
Poems of War: “Prologue Intended for a Dramatic Piece of King Edward the Fourth” by William Blake (from <i>Poetical Sketches</i>, 1783)
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)
The Gardener by Robert Louis Stevenson
Garden Poems: “The Gardener” by Robert Louis Stevenson (from <i>A Child’s Garden of Verses</i>, 1885)
Rock-a-bye Baby
Classic Nursery Rhymes: “Rock-a-bye Baby” (1805)
The Autumn by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Autumn Poems: “The Autumn” by Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1833)
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 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)
To Autumn by John Keats
Autumn Poems: “To Autumn” by John Keats (1820)
This Old Man
Classic Nursery Rhymes: “This Old Man” (1906)
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 <i>Leaves of Grass</i>)
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)
To Autumn by William Blake
Autumn Poems: “To Autumn” by William Blake (from <i>Poetical Sketches</i>, 1783)
The Two Voices by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Terza Rima: “The Two Voices” by Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1842)
Nothing Gold Can Stay by Robert Frost
Autumn Poems: “Nothing Gold Can Stay” by Robert Frost (1923)
The Passionate Shepherd to His Love by...
Love Poems: “The Passionate Shepherd to His Love” by Christopher Marlowe (1598)
The Nightingale by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Bird Poems: “The Nightingale” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1798)
Summer - we all have seen by Emily Dickinson
Summer Poems: “Summer — we all have seen —” (#1386) by Emily Dickinson
Halloween by Robert Burns
Halloween Poems: “Halloween” by Robert Burns (1785)
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
This Is the House That Jack Built
Classic Nursery Rhymes: “This Is the House That Jack Built” (1755)
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.
A Word To the Wise
Our friend Kurt Heintz has some sage advice for the poet who asked this question: 'What is the reliability of the hundreds of poetry contests being run on the Net? Is it prudent to submit manuscripts to them?'
'Amethyst Rocks' by Saul Williams
'Amethyst Rocks' by Saul Williams: candy yams saul williams mother earths purple rain freebasing
Simple Simon
Classic Nursery Rhymes: “Simple Simon” (1764)
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 Boy and His Dad by Edgar A. Guest
Summer Poems, Poems for Fathers: “A Boy and His Dad” by Edgar A. Guest (from <i>When Day Is Done</i>, 1921)

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