Famous Poems

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.

90 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 Clare Harner

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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 A Child Of Mine By Edgar A. Guest

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  7. 6 [i Carry Your Heart With Me(i Carry It In] By E.E. Cummings

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  8. 7 But You Didn't By Merrill Glass

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  9. 8 Keep Going By Edgar A. Guest

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  10. 9 Still I Rise By Maya Angelou

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  11. 10 Have You Earned Your Tomorrow By Edgar A. Guest

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  12. 11 Phenomenal Woman By Maya Angelou

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  13. 12 Solitude By Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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  15. 13 Invictus By William Ernest Henley

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  16. 14 Sick By Shel Silverstein

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  17. 15 Alone By Maya Angelou

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  18. 16 If You Forget Me By Pablo Neruda

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  19. 17 How Do I Love Thee? By Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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  20. 18 I Love You By Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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  21. 19 If I Can Stop One Heart From Breaking By Emily Dickinson

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  22. 20 Now We Are Six By A. A. Milne

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  23. 21 When Tomorrow Starts Without Me By David Romano

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  24. 22 Good Timber By Douglas Malloch

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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 Human Family By Maya Angelou

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  28. 26 See It Through By Edgar A. Guest

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  29. 27 The Road Not Taken By Robert Frost

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  30. 28 The Three Little Pigs By Roald Dahl

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  31. 29 Dreams By Langston Hughes

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  32. 30 Cinderella By Roald Dahl

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  33. 31 Snowball By Shel Silverstein

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  34. 32 Nothing Gold Can Stay By Robert Frost

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  35. 33 Mother To Son By Langston Hughes

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  36. 34 Wind On The Hill By A. A. Milne

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  37. 35 The Mountain And The Squirrel By Ralph Waldo Emerson

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  38. 36 Waiting At The Window By A. A. Milne

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  39. 37 Being Brave At Night By Edgar A. Guest

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  40. 38 Messy Room By Shel Silverstein

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  41. 39 The Rainbow By Christina Rossetti

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  42. 40 Friends By Abbie Farwell Brown

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  43. 41 Clinching The Bolt By Edgar A. Guest

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  44. 42 Thanksgiving By Edgar A. Guest

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  45. 43 Tulips By Sylvia Plath

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  46. 44 When April Comes By Virna Sheard

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  47. 45 It's September By Edgar A. Guest

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  48. 46 On Marriage By Kahlil Gibran

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  49. 47 Touched By An Angel By Maya Angelou

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  50. 48 The Power Of The Dog By Rudyard Kipling

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  51. 49 The Children's Hour By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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  52. 50 The Old Mill By J. R. Eastwood

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  53. 51 Winter Stars By Sara Teasdale

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  54. 52 The Little Boy And The Old Man By Shel Silverstein

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  55. 53 The Rain By W. H. Davies

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  56. 54 Start Where You Stand By Berton Braley

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  57. 55 When I Die I Want Your Hands On My Eyes By Pablo Neruda

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  58. 56 Equipment By Edgar A. Guest

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  59. 57 Tonight I Can Write The Saddest Lines By Pablo Neruda

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  60. 58 Annabel Lee By Edgar Allan Poe

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  61. 59 A Friend's Greeting By Edgar A. Guest

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  62. 60 Life's Scars By Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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  63. 61 One Hundred Love Sonnets By Pablo Neruda

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  64. 62 The Stick-Together Families By Edgar A. Guest

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  65. 63 It Couldn't Be Done By Edgar A. Guest

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  66. 64 Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening By Robert Frost

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  67. 65 A Psalm Of Life By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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  68. 66 The Paradoxical Commandments By Kent M. Keith

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  69. 67 'Twas The Night Before Christmas By Clement Clarke Moore

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  70. 68 Alone By Edgar Allan Poe

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  71. 69 Be The Best Of Whatever You Are By Douglas Malloch

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  72. 70 Love's Language By Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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  73. 71 Little Red Riding Hood And The Wolf By Roald Dahl

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  74. 72 The Pig By Roald Dahl

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  75. 73 Hug O' War By Shel Silverstein

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  76. 74 Television By Roald Dahl

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  77. 75 Sea Fever By John Masefield

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  78. 76 Don't Go Far Off, Not Even For A Day By Pablo Neruda

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  79. 77 Caged Bird By Maya Angelou

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  80. 78 Life Doesn't Frighten Me By Maya Angelou

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  81. 79 Winter Morning Poem By Ogden Nash

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  82. 80 A Word To Husbands By Ogden Nash

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  83. 81 The People Upstairs By Ogden Nash

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  84. 82 The Moon By Robert Louis Stevenson

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  85. 83 Halfway Down By A. A. Milne

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  86. 84 Sneezles By A. A. Milne

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  87. 85 The Spider And The Fly By Mary Howitt

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  88. 86 The Swing By Robert Louis Stevenson

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  89. 87 Listen To The MUSTN'TS By Shel Silverstein

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  90. 88 Dirty Face By Shel Silverstein

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  91. 89 My Shadow By Robert Louis Stevenson

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  92. 90 If I Were King By A. A. Milne

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