Famous Short Poems

Examples Of Short Poems By Famous Poets

A collection of short classic poems by famous poets who've lived within the past couple hundred years.

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  1. Famous Poems Famous Friendship Poems Hug O' War By Shel Silverstein

    Shel Silverstein (1930-1999) wove lessons into his poems for children. In Hug O' War, he shares...

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  2. Famous Poems Famous Sad Love Poems Ebb By Edna St. Vincent Millay

    In this poem, Edna St. Vincent Millay powerfully portrays the heartbreak of losing a lover. She...

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  3. Famous Poems Famous Children Poems Snowball By Shel Silverstein

    Shel Silverstein's (1930-1999) comedic genius is demonstrated in this short, funny poem that is...

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  4. Famous Poems Famous Life Poems What Are Heavy? By Christina Rossetti

    Christina Rossetti reflects on things that are heavy, brief, frail, and deep. She shares both...

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  5. Famous Poems Famous Sad Love Poems May By Sara Teasdale

    Sara Teasdale was an American poet who lived from 1884-1933. "May", is about a woman who has not...

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  6. Famous Poems Famous Children Poems Now We Are Six By A. A. Milne

    A.A. Milne was an English author who lived from 1882-1956. He is best known for his stories...

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  7. Famous Poems Famous Sad Love Poems The Kiss By Sara Teasdale

    Sara Teasdale (1884-1933) was an famous American poet. In 1913 she courted two men before...

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  8. Famous Poems Famous Funny Poems A Word To Husbands By Ogden Nash

    This poem was written by Ogden Nash (1902-1971). Nash was know as a writers of humorous poetry....

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  9. Famous Poems Famous Children Poems Listen To The MUSTN'TS By Shel Silverstein

    Although Shel Silverstein (1930-1999) wrote poetry for young children, adults can glean many...

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  10. Famous Poems Famous Children Poems The Rainbow By Christina Rossetti

    There are many pretty sights in this world, some of which are manmade, but nothing compares to...

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  11. Famous Poems Famous Sad Love Poems The Sick Rose By William Blake

    William Blake was an English poet who lived from 1757-1827. Blake spoke of having visions as a...

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  12. Famous Poems Famous Life Poems Fire And Ice By Robert Frost

    A poem about the end of days, when the world will end by either fire or ice. "Fire and Ice" is...

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  13. Famous Poems Famous Children Poems I'd Love To Be A Fairy's Child By Robert Graves

    Robert Graves was an English poet who lived from 1895-1985. He became known as a war poet, and...

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  14. Famous Poems Famous Children Poems Underface By Shel Silverstein

    Children, teenagers, and adults as well, can all identify with the message of this poem for...

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  15. Famous Poems Famous Children Poems Morning Prayer By Ogden Nash

    Ogden Nash was an American poet who lived from 1902-1971 and was known for his light verse. This...

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  16. Famous Poems Famous Sad Poems Harlem By Langston Hughes

    We all dream of what we want to experience in life, but what happens when those dreams are put...

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  17. Famous Poems Famous Children Poems A Riddle By Christina Rossetti

    Children enjoy the playful nature of words. They like to figure out riddles and laugh at jokes....

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  18. Famous Poems Famous Children Poems Won't You? By Shel Silverstein

    A Funny Valentine's day Poem for Kids By Shel Silverstein. Have you ever wished for a girl but...

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