Famous Poems

Famous Poems by Well Known Poets

Poetry turns words into art. Poetry speaks to the soul in a way everyday conversation cannot. Poetry can hurt and it can heal. Poetry can express emotions even in the most intensely joyous or grievous times. Many famous poems are famous for just that reason. Who could forget the sometimes passionate and sometimes melancholy words of poets like Edgar Allen Poe, Maya Angelou, and Emily Dickinson? They open our eyes and our hearts to times past, while reminding us that human nature remains essentially the same no matter when or where one lives.

10 Best Famous Poems

  1. Television By Roald Dahl

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  2. The Three Little Pigs By Roald Dahl

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  3. Death Is Nothing At All By Henry Scott-Holland

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  4. The Ballad Of The Harp Weaver By Edna St. Vincent Millay

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  5. Cinderella By Roald Dahl

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  6. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep By Mary Elizabeth Frye

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  7. Annabel Lee By Edgar Allan Poe

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  8. If By Rudyard Kipling

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  9. Human Family By Maya Angelou

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  10. Still I Rise By Maya Angelou

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The power, ingenuity, and sheer beauty found in nature has always fascinated mankind. When we look at powerful ocean waves rolling in, we cannot help but feel small and powerless in comparison. Mighty trees in a vast forest inspire feelings of insignificance and awe. Animal mothers taking care of their young make us question the cruelty with which we sometimes treat one another. The truth is, nature can teach us many valuable lessons. It can also lead us to wonder, did this beautiful earth with all of its natural treasures come about by chance or was it created?
  1. Peace By Bessie Rayner Parkes

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  2. Sea Fever By John Masefield

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  3. The Way Through The Woods By Rudyard Kipling

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  4. To Autumn By John Keats

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  5. A Minor Bird By Robert Frost

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Holidays are many things to many people. For some, the primary function of a holiday is its religious significance. It is a time when specific spiritual opportunities are available to experience. For others holidays are primarily about family getting together. Most people do not work and so there is an opportunity to renew family bonds. Relatives that you haven't seen in awhile join together with you to celebrate the family that you belong too. People that do not have large families or may not want to join together with them may celebrate with friends.
  1. 'Twas The Night Before Christmas By Clement Clarke Moore

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  2. The Feast Of Freedom By Philip Max Raskin

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  3. Hanukkah Poem, Chanukah Lights By Philip Max Raskin

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  4. A Nation's Strength, Independence Day Poem By Ralph Waldo Emerson

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  5. Before the Ice By Emily Dickinson

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Poetry offers up a wealth of benefits for children. It fosters a love for language, thereby building literacy. It helps children understand themselves and others, allowing them to cultivate valuable qualities like compassion and empathy. It is also a healthy way for children to express their emotions and deal with emotionally challenging situations. Fortunately, there are many famous poems for children. Poets like A. A. Milne and William Blake wrote many poems for children that can inspire them to find their voice and representation through poetry, even from an early age.
  1. Now We Are Six By A.A. Milne

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  2. Sick By Shel Silverstein

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  3. The Mountain And The Squirrel By Ralph Waldo Emerson

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  4. Paul Bunyan By Shel Silverstein

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  5. Sneezles By A.A. Milne

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