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.

69 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(i Carry It In] 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 The Road Not Taken By Robert Frost

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  15. 14 If You Forget Me By Pablo Neruda

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  16. 15 I Love You By Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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  17. 16 Mother To Son By Langston Hughes

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  18. 17 Equipment By Edgar Guest

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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 A Psalm Of Life By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

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  24. 22 One Hundred Love Sonnets By Pablo Neruda

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  25. 23 It Couldn't Be Done By Edgar Guest

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  26. 24 Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening By Robert Frost

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  27. 25 Don't Go Far Off, Not Even For A Day By Pablo Neruda

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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 Sick By Shel Silverstein

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  32. 30 If I Can Stop One Heart From Breaking By Emily Dickinson

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  33. 31 Snowball By Shel Silverstein

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  34. 32 Now We Are Six By A. A. Milne

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  35. 33 Wind On The Hill By A. A. Milne

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  36. 34 Messy Room By Shel Silverstein

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  37. 35 Friends By Abbie Farwell Brown

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  38. 36 A Friend's Greeting By Edgar Guest

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

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  40. 38 A Child Of Mine 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 Little Red Riding Hood And The Wolf By Roald Dahl

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  47. 45 'Twas The Night Before Christmas By Clement Clarke Moore

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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 Dreams By Langston Hughes

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  51. 49 Caged Bird By Maya Angelou

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  52. 50 The Spider And The Fly By Mary Howitt

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

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

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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 Halfway Down By A. A. Milne

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  58. 56 Being Brave At Night By Edgar Guest

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  59. 57 The Moon By Robert Louis Stevenson

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  60. 58 The Rainbow By Christina Rossetti

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  61. 59 Dirty Face By Shel Silverstein

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  62. 60 Fire And Ice By Robert Frost

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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 When You Are Old By William Butler Yeats

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  68. 66 On Aging By Maya Angelou

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  69. 67 Alone By Edgar Allan Poe

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  70. 68 Sea Fever By John Masefield

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  71. 69 If I Were King By A. A. Milne

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