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 I Measure Every Grief I Meet By Emily Dickinson

    • Stories 0
    • Shares 36
    • Favorited 0
    • Votes 8
    • Rating
  2. Famous Narrative Poems The Ballad Of The Harp Weaver By Edna St. Vincent Millay

    • Stories 2
    • Shares 775
    • Favorited 12
    • Votes 211
    • Rating
  3. Famous Family Poems The Stick-Together Families By Edgar Guest

    • Stories 1
    • Shares 1995
    • Favorited 17
    • Votes 127
    • Rating
  4. Famous Love Poems Don't Go Far Off, Not Even For A Day By Pablo Neruda

    • Stories 0
    • Shares 408
    • Favorited 2
    • Votes 29
    • Rating
  5. Famous Family Poems Only A Dad By Edgar Guest

    • Stories 0
    • Shares 362
    • Favorited 4
    • Votes 56
    • Rating
  6. Famous Life Poems My Lost Youth By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

    • Stories 0
    • Shares 23
    • Favorited 0
    • Votes 10
    • Rating
  7. Famous Death Poems Death Is Nothing At All By Henry Scott-Holland

    • Stories 52
    • Shares 34456
    • Favorited 111
    • Votes 5329
    • Rating
  8. Famous Death Poems Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep By Mary Elizabeth Frye

    • Stories 36
    • Shares 23938
    • Favorited 126
    • Votes 5641
    • Rating
  9. Famous Love Poems When I Die I Want Your Hands On My Eyes By Pablo Neruda

    • Stories 0
    • Shares 576
    • Favorited 3
    • Votes 64
    • Rating
  10. Famous Inspirational Poems Have You Earned Your Tomorrow By Edgar Guest

    • Stories 2
    • Shares 4624
    • Favorited 31
    • Votes 370
    • Rating

Advertisement

Advertisement


Featured Subcategories

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 Spell Of The Yukon

    The Spell Of The Yukon By Robert William Service

    • Stories 0
    • Shares 268
    • Favorited 3
    • Votes 22
    • Rating
  2. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening

    Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening By Robert Frost

    • Stories 2
    • Shares 1784
    • Favorited 9
    • Votes 184
    • Rating
  3. Peace

    Peace By Bessie Rayner Parkes

    • Stories 3
    • Shares 1328
    • Favorited 6
    • Votes 306
    • Rating
  4. The Seed-Shop

    The Seed-Shop By Muriel Stuart

    • Stories 0
    • Shares 233
    • Favorited 0
    • Votes 17
    • Rating
  5. The Glory Of The Garden

    The Glory Of The Garden By Rudyard Kipling

    • Stories 0
    • Shares 627
    • Favorited 4
    • Votes 110
    • Rating

View All Famous Nature Poems

Advertisement

Advertisement

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

    • Stories 0
    • Shares 108
    • Favorited 4
    • Votes 40
    • Rating
  2. Christmas Bells

    Christmas Bells By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

    • Stories 1
    • Shares 1385
    • Favorited 3
    • Votes 194
    • Rating
  3. 'Twas The Night Before Christmas

    'Twas The Night Before Christmas By Clement Clarke Moore

    • Stories 2
    • Shares 1354
    • Favorited 6
    • Votes 357
    • Rating
  4. A Nation's Strength

    Independence Day Poem By Ralph Waldo Emerson

    • Stories 0
    • Shares 392
    • Favorited 4
    • Votes 220
    • Rating
  5. Thanksgiving

    Thanksgiving By Ella Wheeler Wilcox

    • Stories 0
    • Shares 268
    • Favorited 2
    • Votes 69
    • Rating

View All Famous Holiday Poems

Advertisement

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

    • Stories 10
    • Shares 19188
    • Favorited 26
    • Votes 2456
    • Rating
  2. The Good Little Boy

    The Good Little Boy By Edgar Guest

    • Stories 0
    • Shares 98
    • Favorited 0
    • Votes 14
    • Rating
  3. Snowball

    Snowball By Shel Silverstein

    • Stories 2
    • Shares 8190
    • Favorited 6
    • Votes 722
    • Rating
  4. Being Brave At Night

    Being Brave At Night By Edgar Albert Guest

    • Stories 1
    • Shares 2298
    • Favorited 6
    • Votes 233
    • Rating
  5. Wind On The Hill

    Wind On The Hill By A.A. Milne

    • Stories 2
    • Shares 11129
    • Favorited 27
    • Votes 1897
    • Rating

View All Famous Children Poems

Back to Top