Great Poems by Great Poets: Sir Walter Scott, Longfellow, Poe, Victor Hugo, Marcie Hans, Christina Rossetti, Edwin Arlington Robinson, Robert Burns, W.B. Yeats, Robert Louis Stevenson, Keats, Kipling, and Many More with Many Audio Readings

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The Deacon's Masterpiece by Oliver Wendell Holmes - Have you heard of the wonderful one-hoss shay ...
Sonnet 18 by William Shakespeare - Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
The Cremation Of Sam McGee by Robert William Service - a strange time indeed in the Yukon
Sympathy by Paul Laurence Dunbar - if this poem does not move you, you have never felt trapped
Another Reason Why I Don't Keep A Gun In The House by Billy Collins - listen to 2 different audios and vote on which one you like best
The Bells by Edgar Allan Poe - listen to Poe's onomatopoeiac masterpiece
The Owl and The Pussycat by Edward Lear - whimsical tale of the Owl's courtship and marriage to the Pussycat in this poem that has charmed millions.
Casey at the Bat by Ernest L. Thayer - 1888 poem as popularized by actor DeWolf Hopper in many vaudeville performances.
When I Have Fears That I May Cease To Be by John Keats - the poet expresses his fear that death may rob him of his ability to fulfill his poetic destiny in a Shakespearean sonnet.
The Boy Who Laughed at Santa Claus by Ogden Nash - you might think twice about Santa's existence after you hear this poem.
Antonio by Laura E. Richards - a whimsical look at a would be suitor. Learn many interesting things about the author.

Welcome to our poetry pages where you will find an interesting collection of poems to read, vote on how much you like it, leave a message and learn something about the poem's author. Some poems were our childhood favorites, so we decided to keep a place online to share them with others. But we like all poetry, so if you have a favorite poem that you would like to see on this site, feel free to send it along.

Pick a poem on the left hand column to get started, then you can use one of the indexes that appear on the poem pages and narrow down your search for poems by:

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Featured Short Story:  The Last Class by Alphonse Daudet - I was very late for school that morning, and I was terribly afraid of being scolded, especially as Monsieur Hamel had told us that he should examine us on participles, and I did not know the first thing about them. For a moment I thought of staying away from school and wandering about the fields. It was such a warm, lovely day. I could hear the blackbirds whistling on the edge of the wood, and in the Rippert field, behind the sawmill, the Prussians going through their drill. All that was much more tempting to me than the rules concerning participles; but I had the strength to resist, and I ran as fast as I could to school. continued


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Ode to My Socks by Pablo Neruda - The very catchy title often attracts readers to this wonderful poem, paying homage to ordinary everyday things we sometimes take for granted.
Ma Vie by Henri Michaux is a French poem translated into English. Sometimes it's hard to exactly capture the meaning of a poem in another language.  We thought this translation caught the poem's essence.
A Bird Came Down by Emily Dickinson is a little poem that says a lot about a bird and its behavior.
Fueled by Marcie Hans reminds us that we sometimes forget that nature's miracles are more awesome than man's accomplishments.
The Prophet by Aleksandr Pushkin - an intense encounter with God and not too subtle transformation.

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