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 The Invitation By Oriah Mountain Dreamer

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  5. 5 Annabel Lee By Edgar Allan Poe

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  7. 6 Phenomenal Woman By Maya Angelou

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  8. 7 Still I Rise By Maya Angelou

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  9. 8 Invictus By William Ernest Henley

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  10. 9 [i Carry Your Heart With Me(i Carry It In] By E.E. Cummings

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  11. 10 Solitude By Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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  12. 11 I Love You By Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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  13. 12 The Stick-Together Families By Edgar Guest

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  14. 13 Have You Earned Your Tomorrow By Edgar Guest

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  15. 14 Human Family By Maya Angelou

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  16. 15 Sick By Shel Silverstein

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  17. 16 The Road Not Taken By Robert Frost

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  18. 17 How Do I Love Thee? By Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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  19. 18 If You Forget Me By Pablo Neruda

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  20. 19 If I Can Stop One Heart From Breaking By Emily Dickinson

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  21. 20 Mother To Son By Langston Hughes

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  23. 21 Equipment By Edgar Guest

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  24. 22 Good Timber By Douglas Malloch

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  25. 23 See It Through By Edgar Guest

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  26. 24 I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud By William Wordsworth

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  27. 25 The Paradoxical Commandments By Kent M. Keith

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  28. 26 When I Die I Want Your Hands On My Eyes By Pablo Neruda

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  29. 27 A Psalm Of Life By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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  30. 28 It Couldn't Be Done By Edgar Guest

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  31. 29 Hug O' War By Shel Silverstein

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  32. 30 One Hundred Love Sonnets By Pablo Neruda

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  33. 31 Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening By Robert Frost

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  34. 32 Love's Language By Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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  35. 33 Caged Bird By Maya Angelou

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  36. 34 Don't Go Far Off, Not Even For A Day By Pablo Neruda

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  37. 35 Dreams By Langston Hughes

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  38. 36 Being Brave At Night By Edgar Guest

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  39. 37 But You Didn't By Merrill Glass

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  40. 38 A Child Of Mine By Edgar Guest

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  41. 39 Snowball By Shel Silverstein

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  42. 40 Wind On The Hill By A. A. Milne

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  43. 41 Now We Are Six By A. A. Milne

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  44. 42 Messy Room By Shel Silverstein

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  45. 43 Friends By Abbie Farwell Brown

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  46. 44 I Measure Every Grief I Meet By Emily Dickinson

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  47. 45 The Year By Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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  48. 46 Cinderella By Roald Dahl

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  49. 47 The Three Little Pigs By Roald Dahl

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  50. 48 The Pig By Roald Dahl

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  51. 49 Little Red Riding Hood And The Wolf By Roald Dahl

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  52. 50 Television By Roald Dahl

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  53. 51 'Twas The Night Before Christmas By Clement Clarke Moore

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  54. 52 Listen To The MUSTN'TS By Shel Silverstein

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  55. 53 The Spider And The Fly By Mary Howitt

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  56. 54 Waiting At The Window By A. A. Milne

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  57. 55 A Word To Husbands By Ogden Nash

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  58. 56 Sneezles By A. A. Milne

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  59. 57 The Rainbow By Christina Rossetti

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  60. 58 The Moon By Robert Louis Stevenson

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  61. 59 Halfway Down By A. A. Milne

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  62. 60 Fire And Ice By Robert Frost

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  63. 61 Dirty Face By Shel Silverstein

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  64. 62 A Time To Talk By Robert Frost

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  65. 63 The Swing By Robert Louis Stevenson

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  66. 64 My Shadow By Robert Louis Stevenson

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  67. 65 The Mountain And The Squirrel By Ralph Waldo Emerson

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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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