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.

59 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 Have You Earned Your Tomorrow By Edgar Guest

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  5. 5 Still I Rise By Maya Angelou

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  7. 6 Phenomenal Woman By Maya Angelou

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  8. 7 The Invitation By Oriah Mountain Dreamer

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

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  10. 9 The Stick-Together Families By Edgar Guest

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  11. 10 See It Through By Edgar Guest

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  12. 11 Human Family By Maya Angelou

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  13. 12 If You Forget Me By Pablo Neruda

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  14. 13 Invictus By William Ernest Henley

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  15. 14 The Road Not Taken By Robert Frost

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  16. 15 Solitude By Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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  17. 16 I Love You By Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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  18. 17 The Paradoxical Commandments By Kent M. Keith

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  19. 18 A Psalm Of Life By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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  20. 19 Equipment By Edgar Guest

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  21. 20 It Couldn't Be Done By Edgar Guest

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  23. 21 How Do I Love Thee? By Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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  24. 22 Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening By Robert Frost

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  25. 23 Annabel Lee By Edgar Allan Poe

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  26. 24 But You Didn't By Merrill Glass

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  27. 25 Sick By Shel Silverstein

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  28. 26 If I Can Stop One Heart From Breaking By Emily Dickinson

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  29. 27 Mother To Son By Langston Hughes

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  30. 28 Now We Are Six By A. A. Milne

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  31. 29 Wind On The Hill By A. A. Milne

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  32. 30 Messy Room By Shel Silverstein

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  33. 31 Friends By Abbie Farwell Brown

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  34. 32 Tonight I Can Write The Saddest Lines By Pablo Neruda

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  35. 33 I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud By William Wordsworth

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  36. 34 The Ballad Of The Harp Weaver By Edna St. Vincent Millay

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  37. 35 Only A Dad By Edgar Guest

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  38. 36 Home By Edgar Guest

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  39. 37 Good Timber By Douglas Malloch

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  40. 38 A Child Of Mine By Edgar Guest

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  41. 39 The Three Little Pigs By Roald Dahl

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  42. 40 Television By Roald Dahl

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  43. 41 Little Red Riding Hood And The Wolf By Roald Dahl

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  44. 42 Cinderella By Roald Dahl

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  45. 43 Love's Language By Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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  46. 44 Hug O' War By Shel Silverstein

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  47. 45 Snowball By Shel Silverstein

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  48. 46 The Pig By Roald Dahl

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  49. 47 Caged Bird By Maya Angelou

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  50. 48 Being Brave At Night By Edgar Guest

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  51. 49 Waiting At The Window By A. A. Milne

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  52. 50 The Rainbow By Christina Rossetti

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  53. 51 Sneezles By A. A. Milne

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  54. 52 The Moon By Robert Louis Stevenson

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  55. 53 Dirty Face By Shel Silverstein

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  56. 54 Fire And Ice By Robert Frost

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  57. 55 The Swing By Robert Louis Stevenson

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  58. 56 A Time To Talk By Robert Frost

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  59. 57 My Shadow By Robert Louis Stevenson

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  60. 58 The Mountain And The Squirrel By Ralph Waldo Emerson

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  61. 59 If I Were King By A. A. Milne

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