Famous Poems

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.

10 Best Famous Poems

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

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  2. Famous Narrative Poems The Ballad Of The Harp Weaver By Edna St. Vincent Millay

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  3. Famous Family Poems Only A Dad By Edgar Guest

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  4. Famous Inspirational Poems Have You Earned Your Tomorrow By Edgar Guest

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  5. Famous Family Poems The Stick-Together Families By Edgar Guest

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  6. Famous Death Poems Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep By Mary Elizabeth Frye

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  7. Famous Death Poems A Child Of Mine By Edgar Guest

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  8. Famous Narrative Poems Annabel Lee By Edgar Allan Poe

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  9. Famous Inspirational Poems If By Rudyard Kipling

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  10. Famous Family Poems Home By Edgar Guest

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The power, ingenuity, and sheer beauty found in nature has always fascinated mankind. When we look at powerful ocean waves rolling in, we cannot help but feel small and powerless in comparison. Mighty trees in a vast forest inspire feelings of insignificance and awe. Animal mothers taking care of their young make us question the cruelty with which we sometimes treat one another. The truth is, nature can teach us many valuable lessons. It can also lead us to wonder, did this beautiful earth with all of its natural treasures come about by chance or was it created?
  1. The Seed-Shop

    The Seed-Shop By Muriel Stuart

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  2. Nothing Gold Can Stay

    Nothing Gold Can Stay By Robert Frost

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  3. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening

    Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening By Robert Frost

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  4. Peace

    Peace By Bessie Rayner Parkes

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  5. The Glory Of The Garden

    The Glory Of The Garden By Rudyard Kipling

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Holidays are many things to many people. For some, the primary function of a holiday is its religious significance. It is a time when specific spiritual opportunities are available to experience. For others holidays are primarily about family getting together. Most people do not work and so there is an opportunity to renew family bonds. Relatives that you haven't seen in awhile join together with you to celebrate the family that you belong too. People that do not have large families or may not want to join together with them may celebrate with friends.
  1. Chanukah Lights

    Hanukkah Poem

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  2. Christmas Bells

    Christmas Bells By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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  3. 'Twas The Night Before Christmas

    'Twas The Night Before Christmas By Clement Clarke Moore

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  4. A Nation's Strength

    Independence Day Poem By Ralph Waldo Emerson

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  5. Thanksgiving

    Thanksgiving By Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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Poetry offers up a wealth of benefits for children. It fosters a love for language, thereby building literacy. It helps children understand themselves and others, allowing them to cultivate valuable qualities like compassion and empathy. It is also a healthy way for children to express their emotions and deal with emotionally challenging situations. Fortunately, there are many famous poems for children. Poets like A. A. Milne and William Blake wrote many poems for children that can inspire them to find their voice and representation through poetry, even from an early age.
  1. Sick

    Sick By Shel Silverstein

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  2. Snowball

    Snowball By Shel Silverstein

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  3. Being Brave At Night

    Being Brave At Night By Edgar Albert Guest

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  4. Wind On The Hill

    Wind On The Hill By A.A. Milne

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  5. Now We Are Six

    Now We Are Six By A.A. Milne

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