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Most Popular Poems

1. Do not go gentle into that good night
by Dylan Thomas
Do not go gentle into that good night...

2. Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? (Sonnet 18)
by William Shakespeare
Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?...

3. Nothing Gold Can Stay
by Robert Frost
Nature's first green is gold...

4. Lady Lazarus
by Sylvia Plath
I have done it again...

5. How Do I Love Thee? (Sonnet 43)
by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways...

6. The Negro Speaks of Rivers
by Langston Hughes
I've known rivers...

7. I, Too, Sing America
by Langston Hughes
I, too, sing America...

8. anyone lived in a pretty how town
by E. E. Cummings
anyone lived in a pretty how town...

Favorite Love Poems

1. How Do I Love Thee? (Sonnet 43)
by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways...

2. My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun
(Sonnet 130)

by William Shakespeare
My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun...

3. When You are Old
by W. B. Yeats
When you are old and grey and full of sleep...

4. Love
by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
We cannot live| except thus mutually...

5. The Definition of Love
by Andrew Marvell
My Love is of a birth as rare...

Classic American Love Poems

1. somewhere i have never travelled,gladly beyond
by E. E. Cummings
somewhere i have never travelled|gladly beyond...

2. I Love You
by Sara Teasdale
When April bends above me...

3. True Love
by Robert Penn Warren
In silence the heart raves. It utters words...

4. Lullaby
by W. H. Auden
Lay your sleeping head| my love...

5. It's all I have to bring today (26)
by Emily Dickinson
It's all I have to bring today...

Contemporary Love Poems

1. To Dorothy
by Marvin Bell
You are not beautiful, exactly...

2. When a Woman Loves a Man
by David Lehman
When she says margarita she means daiquiri...

3. Credo
by Matthew Rohrer
I believe there is something else...

4. The Kiss
by Stephen Dunn
How many years I must have yearned...

5. It Was Raining In Delft
by Peter Gizzi
A cornerstone. Marble pilings. Curbstones and brick...

Most Popular Poets

Contemporary Poets

1. Natasha Trethewey

2. Maya Angelou

3. Billy Collins

4. Naomi Shihab Nye

5. Gary Soto

6. Nikki Giovanni

7. Mary Oliver

8. Rita Dove

9. Charles Simic

10. Jack Prelutsky

Historical Poets

1. Robert Frost

2. Emily Dickinson

3. Langston Hughes

4. Walt Whitman

5. E. E. Cummings

6. Sylvia Plath

7. Edgar Allan Poe

8. William Shakespeare

9. William Blake

10. William Carlos Williams

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The Shield of Achilles
by W. H. Auden
She looked over his shoulder / For vines and olive trees...
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Faults by Sara Teasdale
They came to tell your faults to me...
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maggie and milly and molly and may
by E. E. Cummings
maggie and milly and molly and may / went down to the beach(to play one day)...
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Lady Lazarus by Sylvia Plath
my father moved through dooms of love...
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Most Popular Audio

1. Do not go gentle into that good night Hear it!
by Dylan Thomas
Do not go gentle into that good night...

2. The Road Not Taken Hear it!
by Robert Frost
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood...

3. We Real Cool Hear it!
by Gwendolyn Brooks
We real cool. We / Left school...

4. The Negro Speaks of Rivers Hear it!
by Langston Hughes
I've known rivers: / I've known rivers ancient as the world...

5. "What Do Women Want?" Hear it!
by Kim Addonizio
I want a red dress. / I want it flimsy and cheap...

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Poems by Popular Theme


1. Love

3. Lust

10. Winter

11. Breakups

12. Dreams

13. War

14. Farewell

15. Weddings

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Top Notebooks


1. Poems for High School Students

2. Poems about Anonymity and Loneliness

3. Poems about Music

4. Poems with Horses

5. Poems about Fruit

6. 7th Grade Poetry Online

7. Ashley Hogan ENG 200 Poetry Anthology

8. Lit 337 Post-War Poetry

9. Vegetable Poems

10. Bread and Hyacinths

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