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.

72 Most Popular Famous Poems

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  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 Phenomenal Woman By Maya Angelou

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  7. 6 Annabel Lee By Edgar Allan Poe

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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 Good Timber By Douglas Malloch

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  15. 13 Equipment By Edgar Guest

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  16. 14 Have You Earned Your Tomorrow By Edgar Guest

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  17. 15 Human Family By Maya Angelou

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  18. 16 If You Forget Me By Pablo Neruda

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  19. 17 Sick By Shel Silverstein

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  20. 18 The Road Not Taken By Robert Frost

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  21. 19 How Do I Love Thee? By Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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  22. 20 If I Can Stop One Heart From Breaking By Emily Dickinson

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  23. 21 Mother To Son By Langston Hughes

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  24. 22 The Stick-Together Families By Edgar Guest

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  25. 23 When Great Trees Fall By Maya Angelou

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

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  27. 25 See It Through By Edgar Guest

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  28. 26 One Hundred Love Sonnets By Pablo Neruda

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  29. 27 When I Die I Want Your Hands On My Eyes By Pablo Neruda

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  30. 28 The Paradoxical Commandments By Kent M. Keith

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  31. 29 A Psalm Of Life By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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  32. 30 It Couldn't Be Done By Edgar Guest

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  33. 31 Hug O' War By Shel Silverstein

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  34. 32 Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening By Robert Frost

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  35. 33 Love's Language By Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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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 Caged Bird By Maya Angelou

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  39. 37 Being Brave At Night By Edgar Guest

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  40. 38 But You Didn't By Merrill Glass

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  41. 39 The Three Little Pigs By Roald Dahl

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  42. 40 Snowball By Shel Silverstein

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

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  44. 42 Wind On The Hill By A. A. Milne

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  45. 43 Waiting At The Window By A. A. Milne

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  46. 44 Messy Room By Shel Silverstein

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  47. 45 Friends By Abbie Farwell Brown

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  48. 46 Equality By Maya Angelou

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  49. 47 It's Fine Today By Douglas Malloch

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  50. 48 A Friend's Greeting By Edgar Guest

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  51. 49 A Child Of Mine By Edgar Guest

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  52. 50 Cinderella By Roald Dahl

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  53. 51 Television By Roald Dahl

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  54. 52 The Pig By Roald Dahl

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  55. 53 Little Red Riding Hood And The Wolf By Roald Dahl

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  56. 54 'Twas The Night Before Christmas By Clement Clarke Moore

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  57. 55 Peace By Bessie Rayner Parkes

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  58. 56 A Word To Husbands By Ogden Nash

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  59. 57 Listen To The MUSTN'TS By Shel Silverstein

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  60. 58 The Moon By Robert Louis Stevenson

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  61. 59 Sneezles By A. A. Milne

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  62. 60 The Spider And The Fly By Mary Howitt

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  63. 61 The Rainbow By Christina Rossetti

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  64. 62 Halfway Down By A. A. Milne

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  65. 63 Dirty Face By Shel Silverstein

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  66. 64 A Time To Talk By Robert Frost

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  67. 65 The Swing By Robert Louis Stevenson

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  68. 66 My Shadow By Robert Louis Stevenson

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  69. 67 The Mountain And The Squirrel By Ralph Waldo Emerson

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  70. 68 Winter Stars By Sara Teasdale

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  71. 69 Tulips By Sylvia Plath

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  72. 70 Alone By Edgar Allan Poe

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  73. 71 Sea Fever By John Masefield

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  74. 72 If I Were King By A. A. Milne

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