Famous Poems

Heartfelt Classic Poems by Famous 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.

68 Most Popular Famous Poems

  1. 1 Death Is Nothing At All By Henry Scott-Holland

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  2. 2 Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep By Mary Elizabeth Frye

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  3. 3 If By Rudyard Kipling

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  4. 4 Phenomenal Woman By Maya Angelou

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  5. 5 The Invitation By Oriah Mountain Dreamer

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  7. 6 Still I Rise By Maya Angelou

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  8. 7 Invictus By William Ernest Henley

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  9. 8 I Carry Your Heart With Me By e. e. cummings

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  10. 9 Solitude By Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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  11. 10 The Stick-Together Families By Edgar Guest

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  12. 11 Have You Earned Your Tomorrow By Edgar Guest

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  13. 12 Human Family By Maya Angelou

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  14. 13 If You Forget Me By Pablo Neruda

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  15. 14 The Road Not Taken By Robert Frost

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  16. 15 I Love You By Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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  17. 16 Equipment By Edgar Guest

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  18. 17 A Psalm Of Life By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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  19. 18 See It Through By Edgar Guest

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  20. 19 The Paradoxical Commandments By Kent M. Keith

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  21. 20 How Do I Love Thee? By Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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  23. 21 One Hundred Love Sonnets By Pablo Neruda

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  24. 22 It Couldn't Be Done By Edgar Guest

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  25. 23 Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening By Robert Frost

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  26. 24 Don't Go Far Off, Not Even For A Day By Pablo Neruda

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  27. 25 Mother To Son By Langston Hughes

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  28. 26 Annabel Lee By Edgar Allan Poe

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  29. 27 But You Didn't By Merrill Glass

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  30. 28 Good Timber By Douglas Malloch

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  31. 29 A Child Of Mine By Edgar Guest

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  32. 30 Sick By Shel Silverstein

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  33. 31 If I Can Stop One Heart From Breaking By Emily Dickinson

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  34. 32 Snowball By Shel Silverstein

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  35. 33 Now We Are Six By A. A. Milne

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  36. 34 Wind On The Hill By A. A. Milne

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  37. 35 Messy Room By Shel Silverstein

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  38. 36 Friends By Abbie Farwell Brown

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  39. 37 Tonight I Can Write The Saddest Lines By Pablo Neruda

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  40. 38 A Friend's Greeting By Edgar Guest

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  41. 39 Cinderella By Roald Dahl

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  42. 40 The Three Little Pigs By Roald Dahl

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  43. 41 Hug O' War By Shel Silverstein

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  44. 42 The Pig By Roald Dahl

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  45. 43 Television By Roald Dahl

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  46. 44 'Twas The Night Before Christmas By Clement Clarke Moore

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  47. 45 Little Red Riding Hood And The Wolf By Roald Dahl

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  48. 46 Christmas Bells By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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  49. 47 Love's Language By Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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  50. 48 Caged Bird By Maya Angelou

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  51. 49 Dreams By Langston Hughes

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  52. 50 Listen To The MUSTN'TS By Shel Silverstein

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  53. 51 Waiting At The Window By A. A. Milne

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  54. 52 The Spider And The Fly By Mary Howitt

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  55. 53 A Word To Husbands By Ogden Nash

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  56. 54 Sneezles By A. A. Milne

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  57. 55 Being Brave At Night By Edgar Guest

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  58. 56 Halfway Down By A. A. Milne

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  59. 57 Fire And Ice By Robert Frost

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  60. 58 The Moon By Robert Louis Stevenson

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  61. 59 Dirty Face By Shel Silverstein

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  62. 60 The Rainbow By Christina Rossetti

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  63. 61 The Swing By Robert Louis Stevenson

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  64. 62 A Time To Talk By Robert Frost

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  65. 63 My Shadow By Robert Louis Stevenson

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  66. 64 The Mountain And The Squirrel By Ralph Waldo Emerson

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  67. 65 I Measure Every Grief I Meet By Emily Dickinson

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  68. 66 Alone By Edgar Allan Poe

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  69. 67 Sea Fever By John Masefield

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  70. 68 If I Were King By A. A. Milne

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