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About suffering they were never wrong ("Musée Des Beaux Arts"): W.H. Auden
Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight: Vachel Lindsay
An act of recovery, they say in curatorial tones, ("Conceptual Art"): Holly Iglesias
Advice: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
aesop revised by archy: Don Marquis
An affable Irregular ("The Road at My Door"): W.B. Yeats
After great pain, a formal feeling comes: Emily Dickinson
Afterlife: Letter to Sam Hamill: Hayden Carruth
After Rain: P.K. Page
After the Winter: Claude McKay
Afterwards: Thomas Hardy
An agitation of the air ("End of Summer"): Stanley Kunitz
Ah, what can ail thee, wretched wight ("La Belle Dame Sans Merci"): John Keats
Ain't I a Woman: Sojourner Truth
Akimbo in a wheelbarrow in Copacabana ("Fernando's Wheelbarrows, Copacabana"): Paul Durcan
Alabama Centennial: Naomi Long Madgett
Albeit nurtured in democracy ("Libertatis Sacra Fames"): Oscar Wilde
All day they loitered by the resting ships ("The Wanderer"): John Masefield
All Greece hates the still eyes in the white face ("Helen"): "H.D." (Hilda Doolittle)
All her hours were yellow sands ("Epitaph for a Darling Lady"): Dorothy Parker
The Allies: Amy Lowell
All summer I heard them ("The Snakes of September"): Stanley Kunitz
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All those times I was bored ("Bored"): Margaret Atwood
Alone: Edgar Allan Poe
Already I am no longer looked at with lechery or love ("A Sunset Of The City"): Gwendolyn Brooks
Although it is a cold evening ("At the Fishhouses"): Elizabeth Bishop
Although she feeds me bread of bitterness ("America"): Claude McKay
Always the setting forth was the same ("Odysseus"): W.S. Merwin
Amaryllis: Thomas Campion
America: Claude McKay
The American Zen Master: Dick Allen
Among twenty snowy mountains ("Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird"): Wallace Stevens
And God stepped out on space ("The Creation"): James Weldon Johnson
And I behold once more ("The River"): Ralph Waldo Emerson
And now our government ("Bird With Two Right Wings"): Lawrence Ferlinghetti
And thus declared the Arab lady ("Solomon and the Witch"): W.B.Yeats
And wilt thou, Oscar, from us flee ("Lines to our New Censor"): William Watson
And Yet the Books: Czeslaw Milosz
Animula: T.S. Eliot
The annals say: when the monks of Clonmacnoise ("Lightenings"; No.VIII): Seamus Heaney
Anthem for Doomed Youth: Wilfred Owen
An Apology for the Bottle Volcanic: Vachel Lindsay
Applauding youths laughed with young prostitutes ("The Harlem Dancer"): Claude McKay
archy interviews a pharaoh: Don Marquis
The Armada: Brian Patten
Ars Poetica?: Czeslaw Milosz
As a child, they could not keep me from wells ("Personal Helicon"): Seamus Heaney
As a friend to the children commend me the Yak ("The Bad Child's Book of Beasts"): Hilaire Belloc
Ashes of Life: Edna St.Vincent Millay
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As I lie in bed ("A Prayer"): Claude McKay
As imperceptibly as Grief: Emily Dickinson
As I went by the church to-day ("The Church of Unbent Knees"): Christopher Morley
As o'er the hill we roam'd at will ("Wanderers"): Charles Stuart Calverley
As virtuous men pass mildly away ("A Valediction: Forbidden Mourning"): John Donne
Atavism: Elinor Wylie
At Evening: Vikram Seth
At low tide like this how sheer the water is ("The Bight"): Elizabeth Bishop
At 75: Rereading an Old Book: Hayden Carruth
At The Closed Gate of Justice: James Corrothers
At the Fishhouses: Elizabeth Bishop
At the Smithville Methodist Church: Stephen Dunn
At the Tavern: Paul Laurence Dunbar
At the Theatre: To the Lady Behind Me: A.P. Herbert
At this time of day ("Late Afternoon: The Onslaught of Love"): Anthony Hecht
Aubade: Philip Larkin
August 1914: John Masefield
August 1968: W.H. Auden
Autumn (+Winter): Walter de la Mare
Autumn: Georgia Douglas Johnson
Autumnal Sonnet: William Allingham
Ave Imperatrix: Oscar Wilde
Avoid the reeking herd ("The Eagle and the Mole"): Elinor Wylie
Away Above a Harborful: Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Away with silks, away with lawn ("Clothes Do But Cheat and Cozen Us"): Robert Herrick
Ay, tear her tattered ensign down ("Old Ironsides"): Oliver Wendell Holmes
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The Baboon ("The Bad Child's Book of Beasts"): Hilaire Belloc
Back: Wilfrid W. Gibson
Back and forth, back and forth ("Fall 1961"): Robert Lowell
Back From Vacation: John Updike
From: The Bad Child's Book of Beasts: Hilaire Belloc
Ballade of the Heresiarchs: Hilaire Belloc
A Ballad of Anthologists: Phyllis McGinley
The Ballad of Camden Town: James Elroy Flecker
Ballad of the Goodly Fere: Ezra Pound
The Ballad of Rudolph Reed: Gwendolyn Brooks
The Ball Poem: John Berryman
Bankers are Just Like Anybody Else, Except Richer: Ogden Nash
Barmaid: William Ernest Henley
The Barrel-Organ: Alfred Noyes
The Barrier: Paul Laurence Dunbar
Be kind and tender to the Frog ("The Bad Child's Book of Beasts"): Hilaire Belloc
Batter My Heart, three-personed God: John Donne
Beach Glass: Amy Clampitt
Beat! Beat! Drums!: Walt Whitman
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The Beautiful Lie: Sheenagh Pugh
Because God put His adamantine fate ("Failure"): Rupert Brooke
Because I could not stop for Death: Emily Dickinson
because the moon comes ("Whatever Became of Me"): Richard Shelton
Because with alarming accuracy ("Connubial"): Stephen Dunn
Because You Asked about the Line between Prose and Poetry: Howard Nemerov
Before I knew, the Dawn was on the road ("The Road to Dieppe"): John Finley
Before me lies a mass of shapeless days ("A Blockhead"): Amy Lowell
Before you can learn the trees, you have to learn ("Learning the Trees"): Howard Nemerov
Begging Another: Ben Jonson
Behold the hippopotamus ("The Hippopotamus"): Ogden Nash
La Belle Dame Sans Merci: John Keats
The Belly Dancer in the Nursing Home: Ronald Wallace
Beloved, In what other lives or lands ("Refusal"): Maya Angelou
Bent double, like old beggars under sacks ("Dulce et Decorum est"): Wilfred Owen
Beowulf (excerpts): Seamus Heaney (transl.)
Beside the gravel pile ("Of His Life"): Wayne Dodd
Be slowly lifted up, thou long black arm ("On Seeing a Heavy Piece of Artillery Brought into Action"): Wilfred Owen
Between Two Hills: Carl Sandburg
Biftek aux Champignons: Henry A. Beers
The Big Baboon is found upon The plains of Cariboo ("The Bad Child's Book of Beasts"): Hilaire Belloc
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The Bight: Elizabeth Bishop
Birches: Robert Frost
A Bird came down the Walk: Emily Dickinson
Bird With Two Right Wings: Lawrence Ferlinghetti
The Bistro Styx: Rita Dove
The Black Mammy: James Weldon Johnson
Black Woman: Emily Georgia Douglas Johnson
The blast from Freedom's Northern hills ("Massachusetts to Virginia"): John Greenleaf Whittier
A Blade of Grass: Brian Patten
Bleezer's Ice Cream: Jack Prelutsky
Blessings (happen): Ronald Wallace
The Blind Men and the Elephant: John G. Saxe
A Blockhead: Amy Lowell
A bloody and a sudden end ("John Kinsella's Lament for Mrs. Mary Moore"): W.B. Yeats
Blue: Paul Laurence Dunbar
Bluebeard: Newman Levy
A Boat,Beneath a Sunny Sky: Lewis Carroll
The Body Reclining: Grace Nichols
Bogland: Seamus Healey
Booth led boldly with his big bass drum ("General William Booth Enters into Heaven"): Vachel Lindsay
Bored: Margaret Atwood
boss i went and interviewed the mummy ("Archy Interviews a Pharaoh"): Don Marquis
The Brandy Glass: Louis MacNeice
Brass Spittoons: Langston Hughes
Bright Star: John Keats
Bringers: Carl Sandburg
The bronze General Grant riding a bronze horse in Lincoln Park ("Bronzes"): Carl Sandburg
Bronzes: Carl Sandburg
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Broom out the floor now, lay the fender by ("June"): Francis Ledgwick
Brothers: James Weldon Johnson
The Buck in the Snow: Edna St.Vincent Millay
Buckwheat's Lament: Cornelius Eady
Buildings above the leafless trees ("Central Park at Dusk"): Sara Teasdale
Burial: Alice Walker
Busy old fool, unruly Sun ("The Sun Rising"): John Donne
By heaven and hell, and all the fools between them ("The Last Man"): Thomas L. Beddoes
By the road to the contagious hospital ("Spring and All"): Walter Carlos Williams
By the time you swear you're his ("Unfortunate Coincidence"): Dorothy Parker

The Camp: Mary Robinson
Candle grease congealed, dark-streaked with wick-soot ("Electric Light"): Seamus Heaney
The Canonization: John Donne
Canst thou love me, lady ("Love"): Charles Stuart Calverley
The Canterbury Tales – Prologue: Geoffrey Chaucer
Canyon de Chelly: Simon Ortiz
Cards, and swords, and a lady's love ("When George Was King"): Emily Pauline Johnson
A card table in the library stands ready ("Lost in Translation"): James Merrill
Casualty: Seamus Heaney
The Caterpillar: Anna L. Barbauld
Cats: A.S.J. Tessimond
Caught in the Undertow: Christopher Morley
A Celebration of Charis: His Excuse for Loving: Ben Jonson
A Cemetery: Emily Dickinson
Central Park at Dusk: Sara Teasdale
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A Certain Lady: Dorothy Parker
Champagne, 1914-15: Alan Seeger
Changed: Charles Stuart Calverley
The Changing Light: Lawrence Ferlinghetti
A Channel Passage: Rupert Brooke
Charge of the Light Brigade: Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Charlotte Brontë in Leeds Point: Stephen Dunn
The Charm: Thomas Campion
Chaucer: Ted Hughes
Chicago: Carl Sandburg
Child: Sylvia Plath
Children, if you dare to think ("Warning to Children"): Robert Graves
Children picking up our bones ("A Postcard from the Volcano"): Wallace Stevens
A child said What is the grass ("Song of Myself – No.6"): Walt Whitman
Choose something like a Star: Robert Frost
Choosing to Think of It: Stephen Dunn
Christmas: 1915: Percy MacKaye
Christmas in the Trenches: John McCutcheon
Church Going: Philip Larkin
The Church of Unbent Knees: Christopher Morley
Cinquevalli: Edwin Morgan
Clancy of the Overflow: A.B."Banjo" Paterson
Clean the spittoons, boy ("Brass Spittoons"): Langston Hughes
Clearances (No.3 & 5): Seamus Heaney
Clerical Affectation: William Cowper
Clothes Do But Cheat and Cozen Us: Robert Herrick
Clouded With Snow ("Winter"): Walter de la Mare
A Coat ("Three-Piece"): Seamus Heaney
A cold coming we had of it ("Journey of the Magi"): T.S. Eliot
Colin, worshipping some frail ("Caught in the Undertow"): Christopher Morley
Cologne: Samuel Taylor Coleridge
The Colossus: Sylvia Plath
The Colour of His Hair: A.E.Housman
Come Death, I'd have a word with thee ("The Fool Rings his Bells"): Walter de la Mare
Come, let us pity those who are better off than we are ("The Garret"): Ezra Pound
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Come live with me and be my Love ("The Passionate Shepherd to His Love"): Christopher Marlowe
Come, My Celia: Ben Jonson
Come, Sleep! O Sleep, the certain knot of peace: Philip Sidney
Come with me, under my coat ("The Coolin"): James Stephens
Coming up England by a different line ("I Remember, I Remember"): Philip Larkin
Comment: Dorothy Parker
The Common Cormorant: Christopher Isherwood
Complacencies of the peignoir ("Sunday Morning"): Wallace Stevens
A complete environment of raw furniture ("Interior Designers in the Forest"): Matthew Francis
Composed Upon Westminster Bridge: William Wordsworth
Conceptual Art: Holly Iglesias
The Conquerors: Phyllis McGinley
Connubial: Stephen Dunn
Consolation: Billy Collins
The Consent: Howard Nemerov
A Considerable Speck: Robert Frost
Constantly Risking Absurdity: Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Contraband: Denise Levertov
Conversation With Jeanne: Czeslaw Milosz
The Coolin: James Stephens
The cool that came off the sheets just off the line ("Clearances"; No.5): Seamus Heaney
Corners on the Curving Sky: Gwendolyn Brooks
Cover me over in dusk and dust and dreams ("Bringers"): Carl Sandburg
The crazy ladies are singing again ("The Belly Dancer in the Nursing Home"): Ronald Wallace
The Creation: James Weldon Johnson
Credo: Philip Appleman
A Creed: John Masefield
Cremation: Robinson Jeffers
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The crooked paths go every way ("The Goat Paths"): James Stephens
Crossing the Bar: Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Crow realized God loved him ("Crow's Theology"): Ted Hughes
Crow's Theology: Ted Hughes
The curfew tolls the knell of parting day ("Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard"): Thomas Gray
The Curse: John Millington Synge
The cymbals crash ("The Victory Dance"): Alfred Noyes

Daffodils: William Wordsworth
The damned ship lurched and slithered ("A Channel Crossing"): Rupert Brooke
Daniel at Breakfast: Phyllis McGinley
The Dance: William Carlos Williams
Dance on Pushback: James Still
Danse Russe: William Carlos Williams
Darest thou now, O Soul ("Toward the Unknown Region"): Walt Whitman
The Darkling Thrush: Thomas Hardy
Darkness: George Gordon, Lord Byron
Daughters of Time, the hypocritic Days ("Days"): Ralph Waldo Emerson
Daybreak in Alabama: Langston Hughes
The Day Kerry Became Dublin: Paul Durcan
The Day Lady Died: Frank O'Hara
Day of Satan's painful duty ("Day of Wrath"): Ambrose Bierce
The Day of Wrath / Dies Irae: Ambrose Bierce
Days: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Days: Philip Larkin
Days of Pie and Coffee: James Tate
The Deacon's Masterpiece: Oliver Wendell Holmes
Dear Friends: Edwin Arlington Robinson
Dear Madam, you have seen this play ("At the Theatre: To the Lady Behind Me"): A.P. Herbert
Death Be Not Proud: John Donne
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Decalogue / The New Decalogue: Ambrose Bierce
Deep Sorriness Atonement Song: Glyn Maxwell
Delight in Disorder: Robert Herrick
Democracy: Langston Hughes
Democracy will not come ("Democracy"): Langston Hughes
The Dependencies: Howard Nemerov
A Description of the Morning: Jonathan Swift
Desert: Richard Shelton
Development: Robert Browning
The Devil's Bag: James Stephens
Did anyone tell you that in each subway train ("The Subway Piranhas"): Edwin Morgan
The Dinner Party: Amy Lowell
Directions: William Matthews
Dirge Without Music: Edna St.Vincent Millay
Do not go gentle into that good night: Dylan Thomas
Don't be polite ("How to eat a Poem"): Eve Merriam
don't come round but if you do...: Charles Bukowski
Dover Beach: Matthew Arnold
The Dover Bitch: A Criticism of Life: Anthony Hecht
Down, Wanton, Down!: Robert Graves
Do you remember an Inn, Miranda? ("Tarantela"): Hilaire Belloc
A Dream: Stephen Phillips
Dreams: Edgar Allan Poe
Drink to me only with thine eyes ("Song to Celia"): Ben Jonson
The Dromedary ("The Bad Child's Book of Beasts"): Hilaire Belloc
The Dromedary is a cheerful bird ("The Bad Child's Book of Beasts"): Hilaire Belloc
Dublin: Louis MacNeice
Dulce et Decorum est: Wilfred Owen
Dumb, bloodied, the severed head ("A Grafted Tongue"): John Montague
A dying firelight slides along the quirt ("The End of the Weekend"): Anthony Hecht
The Dying Pantheist to the Priest: Henry A. Beers
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The Eagle: Alfred, Lord Tennyson
The Eagle and the Mole: Elinor Wylie
Earth has not anything to show more fair ("Composed Upon Westminster Bridge"): William Wordsworth
Easter 1916: W.B. Yeats
Electric Light: Seamus Heaney
Elegy: Jorge Luis Borges
Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard: Thomas Gray
Elk River Falls: Billy Collins
Embarking, they mouth soft words to the ladies ("Swan Boat Gondolier"): Holly Iglesias
The Embarrassing Episode of Little Miss Muffet: Guy Wetmore Carryl
Encased in talent like a uniform ("The Novelist"): W.H. Auden
End of Summer: Stanley Kunitz
The End of the Weekend: Anthony Hecht
The End of the World: Archibald MacLeish
(Sonnet:) England in 1819: Percy Bysshe Shelley
England, what have you done to make the speech ("The Old Language"): R.S. Thomas
The English Are So Nice: D.H. Lawrence
Epilogue: Robert Lowell
An Epistle From Corinth: William Alexander Percy
Epitaph for a Darling Lady: Dorothy Parker
Epitaph for Lord Castlereagh: George Gordon, Lord Byron
Especially When the October Wind: Dylan Thomas
Eternities before the first-born day ("Mother Night"): James Weldon Johnson
Every Man has got a Hobby: George Reginald Margetson
Everywoman Her Own Theology: Alicia Ostriker
Every waiting moment is a fold of sorrow ("Low Tide"): Lynette Roberts
Every year without knowing it I have passed the day ("For the Anniversary of My Death"): W.S. Merwin
Exodus: Roy Basler
Expect Nothing: Alice Walker
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Fable: Ralph Waldo Emerson
The Facts of Life: Ronald Wallace
Failure: Rupert Brooke
Fall 1961: Robert Lowell
Farm: James Still
Father, Father Abraham: James Weldon Johnson
Father William: Lewis Carroll
Fears and Scruples: Robert Browning
February Morning: Hayden Carruth
Feelings: Spike Milligan
Feel the blood of my ancestors pumping through my veins ("The Indian Problem"): Greta Hogan (Moon Child)
Fellow Citizens : Carl Sandburg
Fernando's Wheelbarrows, Copacabana: Paul Durcan
Fern Hill: Dylan Thomas
Fetchin' Bones: Cornelius Eady
The fields were bleak and sodden ("The Optimist"): Ella Wheeler Wilcox
La Figlia Che Piange: T.S. Eliot
Fireflies: Rabindranath Tagore
The firmament breaks up ("A Word for the Hour"): John Greenleaf Whittier
The First Day's Night Had Come: Emily Dickinson
First Dentistry Was Painless: Arthur Guiterman
First, her tippet made of tulle ("Taking off Emily Dickinson's Clothes"): Billy Collins
The First Time: Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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The flame-red moon, the harvest moon ("The Harvest Moon"): Ted Hughes
The Flea: John Donne
Flounder: Natasha Trethewey
Flyleaves from Arnold's Latin Prose Composition: Henry A. Beers
Fog: Amy Clampitt
Fog: Carl Sandburg
The fog comes on little cat feet ("Fog"): Carl Sandburg
Follow thy fair sun: Thomas Campion
For a Lady I Know: Countee Cullen
For All Who Mourn: Arthur Guiterman
For a saving grace, we didn't see our dead ("The War in the Air"): Howard Nemerov
The Forest Greeting: Paul Laurence Dunbar
Forever: Charles Stuart Calverley
Forgetfulness: Billy Collins
Forgiveness: John Greenleaf Whittier
For God's sake hold your tongue and let me love ("The Canonization"): John Donne
For Jane: Charles Bukowski
For love's sake, kiss me once again ("Begging Another"): Ben Jonson
For Nanao: Simon Ortiz
For no other reason than I love him wholly ("Her Song"): Brian Patten
For the Anniversary of My Death: W.S. Merwin
For this your mother sweated in the cold ("To Jesus On His Birthday"): Edna St.Vincent Millay
The fountains mingle with the river ("Love's Philosophy"): Percy Bysshe Shelley
Four Seasons fill the measure of the year ("The Human Seasons"): John Keats
Fragment: James Weldon Johnson
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Frederick Douglass: Robert Hayden
A free bird leaps on the back ("I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings"): Maya Angelou
Freedom: Ambrose Bierce
A free voice, filling mountains and valleys ("The Poor Poet"): Czeslaw Milosz
The Frog ("The Bad Child's Book of Beasts"): Hilaire Belloc
From Brooklyn, over the Brooklyn Bridge ("Invitation to Miss Marianne Moore"): Elizabeth Bishop
From childhood's hour I have not been as others were ("Alone"): Edgar Allan Poe
From her window marshland stretched for miles ("Charlotte Brontë in Leeds Point"): Stephen Dunn
From the Dark Tower: Countee Cullen
The Future: Matthew Arnold

The Garret: Ezra Pound
Gather ye rosebuds while ye may ("To Virgins, To Make Much of Time"): Robert Herrick
General William Booth Enters into Heaven: Vachel Lindsay
Germaine, an unsightly child ("The Meek in Death Shall Bleed"): Holly Iglesias
Gift: Leonard Cohen
Gift from the cold and silent Past ("The Norsemen"): John Greenleaf Whittier
Give me hunger ("At a Window"): Carl Sandburg
GIVE POETRY A BAD NAME ("the most unforgettable character i've ever met gives advice"): Roger McGough
The Goat Paths: James Stephens
A God in Wrath: Stephen Crane
God is older than the sun and moon ("Maximus"): D.H. Lawrence
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God's World: Edna St.Vincent Millay
Going Home to Mayo, Winter, 1949: Paul Durcan
Golden Oldie: Rita Dove
Go, Lovely Rose: Edmund Waller
Good: R.S. Thomas
Good hunting! – aye, good hunting ("The Forest Greeting"): Paul Laurence Dunbar
The Goose Fish: Howard Nemerov
Grants, Okie town ("Grants to Gallup, New Mexico"): Simon Ortiz
Grants to Gallup, New Mexico: Simon Ortiz
Green Madrigal [I]: Lynette Roberts
Grinder, who serenely grindest ("Lines on Hearing the Organ"): Charles Stuart Calverley
Gr-r-r — there go, my heart's abhorrence ("Soliloquy of the Spanish Cloister"): Robert Browning
A guardian of long-distance conduits in the desert (Study of Loneliness): Czeslaw Milosz
Gulp down your wine, old friends of mine ("Haunted"): Robert Graves
Gus - The Theatre Cat: T.S. Eliot

Had I the heavens' embroidered cloths ("He Wishes For the Cloths of Heaven"): W.B. Yeats
Had we but world enough, and time ("To His Coy Mistress"): Andrew Marvell
Half a league, half a league ("Charge of the Light Brigade"): Alfred, Lord Tennyson
The hand of Fate cannot be stayed ("Fragment"): Alfred, Lord Tennyson
The Hangman at Home: Carl Sandburg
Hap: Thomas Hardy
Happiness: Carl Sandburg
Hard to Take: Luci Tapahonso
Harlem - A Dream Deferred: Langston Hughes
The Harlem Dancer: Claude McKay
Harlem Shadows: Claude McKay
The Harlot's House: Oscar Wilde
The Harvest Moon: Ted Hughes
Hate: James Stephens
Hate: William Watson
Hatteras Calling: Conrad Aiken
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Haunted: Robert Graves
The Haunted Oak: Paul Dunbar
Have but one God: thy knees were sore ("The New Decalogue"): Ambrose Bierce
Have you heard of the wonderful one-hoss shay ("The Deacon's Masterpiece"): Oliver Wendell Holmes
Have You Seen But a Bright Lily Grow: Ben Jonson
Ha' we lost the goodliest fere o' all ("Ballad of the Goodly Fere"): Ezra Pound
He alone could get me out of this: Lynette Roberts
He came and took me by the hand ("The Mystery"): Ralph Hodgson
He clasps the crag with crooked hands ("The Eagle"): Alfred, Lord Tennyson
He comes riding on the wind ("Male rain, Female rain, Awakening"): Agnes Tso
He could not forget that he was a Sidney ("The Knight in Disguise"): Vachel Lindsay
He disappeared in the dead of winter ("In Memory Of W.B. Yeats"): W.H. Auden
He'd slip a rubber band around a glass of rye ("Uncle Millet"): Rita Dove
He fractured white light into seven colours, ("The Movement of Bodies"): Sheenah Pugh
The Height of the Ridiculous: Oliver Wendell Holmes
Hélas: Oscar Wilde
Helen: "H.D." (Hilda Doolittle)
Here, she said, put this on your head. ("Flounder"): Natasha Trethewey
Here's my case. Of old I used to love him ("Fears and Scruples"): Robert Browning
Heretics all, whoever you may be ("Ballade of the Heresiarchs"): Hilaire Belloc
Here we go round the ivy-bush ("La Ronde du Diable"): Amy Lowell
Heritage: Countee Cullen
Heritage: James Still
Her Song: Brian Patten
Hesitation Blues: Cornelius Eady
He wakes, who never thought to wake again ("The Life Beyond"): Rupert Brooke
He was about four, I think ("The Beautiful Lie"): Sheenagh Pugh
He was found by the Bureau of Statistics ("The Unknown Citizen"): W.H. Auden
He Wishes For the Cloths of Heaven: W.B. Yeats
He would drink by himself ("Casualty"): Seamus Heaney
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High Flight: John Gillespie Magee, Jr.
A Hill: Anthony Hecht
The Hippopotamus ("The Bad Child's Book of Beasts"): Hilaire Belloc
The Hippopotamus: Ogden Nash
his paper propped against the electric toaster ("Daniel at Breakfast"): Phyllis McGinley
His spirit in smoke ascended to high heaven ("The Lynching"): Claude McKay
History of the Night: Jose Luis Borges
Hog Butcher for the World ("Chicago"): Carl Sandburg
The Holy Office: James Joyce
Hoop Dance: Paula Gunn Allen
Home: William Alexander Percy
The Hound of Heaven: Francis Thompson
How a Cat Was Annoyed and a Poet Was Booted: Guy Wetmore Carryl
How agreeable it is not to be touring Italy this summer ("Consolation"): Billy Collins
How blest the land that counts among her sons so many good and wise ("The Statesmen"): Ambrose Bierce
How Do I Love Thee?: Elizabeth Barrett Browning
How Doth the Little Crocodile: Lewis Carroll
How happy he, who free from care ("Ode to Solitude"): Alexander Pope
How it was in that place, how light hung in a bright pool ("Wolfpen Creek"): James Still
How Jack Made the Giants Uncommonly Sore: Guy Wetmore Carryl
How many years I must have yearned ("The Kiss"): Stephen Dunn
How shall I be a poet ("Poeta Fit, Non Nascitur"): Lewis Carroll
How she sat there ("Rosa"): Rita Dove
How simple the pleasures of those childhood days ("Lot's Wife"): Anthony Hecht
How soon hath Time the subtle thief of youth ("On Arriving at the Age of Twenty-Three"): John Milton
How still this quiet cornfield is to-night ("August, 1914"): John Masefield
How strange it seems! These Hebrews in their graves ("The Jewish Cemetery at Newport"): Henry W.Longfellow
How to eat a Poem: Eve Merriam
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How Weary is Our Heart: William Watson
How wise I am to have instructed the butler ("I do, I will, I have"): Ogden Nash
How would you have us, as we are? ("To America"): James W. Johnson
The Human Seasons: John Keats
The Hush: Stephen Phillips

I am Ebenezer Bleezer ("Bleezer's Ice Cream"): Jack Prelutsky
I am five or six years old, and my mother is on her knees ("Hesitation Blues"): Cornelius Eady
I am here myself; as though this heave of effort ("Rose of All the World"): D.H. Lawrence
I am modern. And educated. And reasonable ("Credo"): Philip Appleman
I am nailing them up to the cathedral door ("Everywoman Her Own Theology"): Alicia Ostriker
I am no priest of crooks nor creeds ("Religion"): Paul Laurence Dunbar
I am not a tree with my root in the soil ("I am Vertical"): Sylvia Plath
I am not lyric any more ("psalm"): Alicia Ostriker
I am not resigned to the shutting away ("Dirge Without Music"): Edna St.Vincent Millay
I am not yet born; O hear me ("Prayer Before Birth"): Louis MacNeice
I am the poet of the Body and I am the poet of the Soul ("Song of Myself" – No.21): Walt Whitman
I am Vertical: Sylvia Plath
I asked the professors who teach the meaning of life ("Happiness"): Carl Sandburg
I cannot love the Brothers Wright ("Reactionary Essay on Applied Science"): Phyllis McGinley
I cannot now remember the first word ("Storyville Diary"): Natasha Trethewey
I cannot quite remember.... There were five ("The Messages"): Wilfrid W. Gibson
I care not for these ladies ("Amaryllis"): Thomas Campion
I could take the Harlem night ("Juke Box Love Song"): Langston Hughes
I Do, I Will, I Have: Ogden Nash
I doubt not God is good, well-meaning, kind ("Yet Do I Marvel"): Countee Cullen
I drank musty ale at the Illinois Athletic Club ("Fellow Citizens"): Carl Sandburg
I dreamed kind Jesus fouled the big-gun gears ("Soldier's Dream"): Wilfred Owen
 If : Rudyard Kipling
If all the world and love were young ("The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd"): Walter Raleigh
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If any God should say ("Rebirth: 1914-18"): Rudyard Kipling
If but some vengeful god would call to me ("Hap"): Thomas Hardy
I feel the spring far off, far off ("Spring in War-Time"): Sara Teasdale
I felt a Funeral, in my Brain: Emily Dickinson
If everything happens that can't be done: E.E.Cummings
If I should die, think only this of me ("The Soldier"): Rupert Brooke
If I were called in To construct a religion ("Water"): Philip Larkin
If I when my wife is sleeping ("Danse Russe"): William Carlos Williams
I fled Him, down the nights and down the days ("The Hound of Heaven"): Francis Thompson
If thou didst feed on western plains of yore ("To a Goose"): Robert Southey
If Thou Must Love Me: Elizabeth Barrett Browning
If We Must Die: Claude McKay
If you can keep your head when all about you ("If"): Rudyard Kipling
If you come my way that is ... ("Poem from Llanybri"): Lynette Roberts
If you wake at midnight, and hear a horse’s feet ("The Smugglers Song"): Rudyard Kipling
If You Were Coming in the Fall: Emily Dickinson
i go back to the day i was driving ("Spirit in Me"): Esther Belin
I Go Back to the House for a Book: Billy Collins
i got acquainted with a parrot ("pete the parrot and shakespeare"): Don Marquis
I had a dream, which was not all a dream ("Darkness"): George Gordon, Lord Byron
I had a little Sorrow ("The Penitent"): Edna St.Vincent Millay
I had written him a letter ("Clancy of the Overflow"): A.B."Banjo" Paterson
I hardly remember my mother's face now ("Phillis"): Naomi Long Madgett
I have a need of silence and of stars ("Home"): William Alexander Percy
I have always aspired to a more spacious form ("Ars Poetica?"): Czeslaw Milosz
I have a rendezvous with Death ("Rendezvous"): Alan Seeger
I have been wondering ("A Letter"): Anthony Hecht
I have eaten the plums that were in the icebox ("This is Just to Say"): William Carlos Williams
I have done it again ("Lady Lazarus"): Sylvia Plath
I have had enough. I gasp for breath. ("Sheltered Garden"): "H.D." (Hilda Doolittle)
I have love and a child ("Losses"): Carl Sandburg
I have met them at close of day ("Easter 1916"): W.B. Yeats
I heard a bird at break of day ("Overtones"): William Alexander Percy
I hear the halting footsteps of a lass ("Harlem Shadows"): Claude McKay
I hold that when a person dies ("A Creed"): John Masefield
I imagine this midnight moment's forest ("The Thought-Fox"): Ted Hughes
I? I walk alone ("Soliloquy of the Solipsist"): Sylvia Plath
I know I have the best of time and space ("Song of Myself" – No.46): Walt Whitman
I know not why my soul is rack'd ("Changed"): Charles Stuart Calverley
I know that I shall meet my fate ("An Irish Airman Foresees His Death"): W.B. Yeats
I know what's happening, see what's coming ("Thursday afternoon: Life is Sweet"): Holly Iglesias
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings: Maya Angelou
I leant upon a coppice gate ("The Darkling Thrush"): Thomas Hardy
"I'll make you one," he said, "and balance it ("Three-Piece" – A Suit): Seamus Heaney
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I'll tell thee everything I can; there's little to relate ("The White Knight's Song"): Lewis Carroll
I love the tongue of Cicero ("Fly-leaves From Arnold's Latin Prose Composition"): Henry A. Beers
I love the wet-lipped wind that stirs the hedge ("To My Best Friend"): Francis Ledwidge
I made it home early ("Golden Oldie"): Rita Dove
I'm a Fool to Love You: Cornelius Eady
Imagine Larkin going among the dead ("Larkin"): Howard Nemerov
I met a traveller from an antique land ("Ozymandias of Egypt"): Percy Bysshe Shelley
I'm thinking about you ("Postcards"): Margaret Atwood
I must confess that I, too, like it ("The McPoem"): Ronald Wallace
I must do as you do? ("Advice"): Ella Wheeler Wilcox
I must down to the seas again ("Sea-fever"): John Masefield
I'm writing just after an encounter ("Whatever You Say, Say Nothing"): Seamus Heaney
In 1864: Luci Tapahonso
In Breughel's great picture, The Kermess ("The Dance"): William Carlos Williams
The Indian Problem: Greta Hogan (Moon Child)
Inessential Things: Brian Patten
An ingenuity too astonishing ("The Sun Underfoot Among the Sundews"): Amy Clampitt
In Italy, where this sort of thing can occur ("A Hill"): Anthony Hecht
In Köln, a town of monks and bones ("Cologne"): Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Inland: Edna St.Vincent Millay
In Lyonesse was beauty enough ("Lyonesse"): Alan Seeger
In Madurai, city of temples and poets ("A River"): A.K. Ramanujan
In man or woman, but far most in man ("Clerical Affectation"): William Cowper
In Memory of W. B. Yeats: W.H. Auden
In Mind: Denise Levertov
In my craft or sullen art: Dylan Thomas
In No Strange Land: Francis Thompson
In Railway Halls, on Pavements Near the Traffic: Stephen Spender
Interior Designers in the Forest: Matthew Francis
In the deep moist hollows, on the burnt acres ("Farm"): James Still
In the glad revels, in the happy fêtes ("Champagne, 1914-15"): Alan Seeger
In the Matter of Two Men: James Corrothers
In the Night: William Watson
In The Secular Night: Margaret Atwood
In the Waiting Room: Elizabeth Bishop
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In this, the City of my Discontent ("Springfield Magical"): Vachel Lindsay
In those days the oatfields ("Stacking the Straw"): Amy Clampitt
Into the brazen, burnished sky, the cry hurls itself ("The Allies"): Amy Lowell
An Inventory of the Furniture in Dr.Priestley's Study: Anna L. Barbauld
Invictus: William Ernest Henley
Invitation to Miss Marianne Moore: Elizabeth Bishop
In Warsaw: Czeslaw Milosz
In Worcester, Massachusetts ("In the Waiting Room"): Elizabeth Bishop
I prithee send me back my heart: John Suckling
I Remember, I Remember: Philip Larkin
An Irish Airman Foresees His Death: W.B. Yeats
An Irish child weeps at school ("A Grafted Tongue"): John Montague
Irish History: William Allingham
I rose from dreamless hours: James Elroy Flecker
I Said to Poetry: Alice Walker
I Sang: Carl Sandburg
'Is anybody there?' said the Traveller ("The Listeners"): Walter de la Mare
I Saw a Man Pursuing the Horizon: Stephen Crane
I saw her in a Broadway car ("The Old Maid"): Sara Teasdale
I saw him once before ("The Last Leaf"): Oliver Wendell Holmes
I Saw in Louisiana a Live-Oak Growing: Walt Whitman
I saw the Devil walking down the lane ("The Devil's Bag"): James Stephens
I saw the sky descending, black and white ("Where the Rainbow Ends"): Robert Lowell
I Shall Forget You: Edna St.Vincent Millay
I shall never get you put together entirely ("The Colossus"): Sylvia Plath
I shall not leave these prisoning hills ("Heritage"): James Still
I shoot the Hippopotamus ("The Bad Child's Book of Beasts"): Hilaire Belloc
I sing the body reclining ("The Body Reclining"): Grace Nichols
I sit in one of the dives On Fifty-second Street ("September 1, 1939"): W.H. Auden
I sit on the tracks: James Tate
Island of bitter memories, thickly sown ("Irish History"): William Allingham
Issues from the hand of God, the simple soul ("Animula"): T.S. Eliot
I Stood Musing in a Black World: Stephen Crane
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I talked to old Lem ("Old Lem"): Sterling Brown
I taste a liquor never brewed: Emily Dickinson
I think continually of those who were truly great: Stephen Spender
It is a Beauteous Evening: William Wordsworth
It is common knowledge to every schoolboy ("Portrait of the Artist as a Prematurely Old Man"): Ogden Nash
It is not that I love you less ("The Self Banished"): Edmund Waller
It is portentous, and a thing of state ("Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight"): Vachel Lindsay
It is time to be old ("Terminus"): Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is 12:20 in New York a Friday ("The Day Lady Died"): Frank O'Hara
It little profits that an idle king ("Ulysses"): Alfred, Lord Tennyson
It nearly cancels my fear of death, my dearest said ("Cremation"): Robinson Jeffers
I, too, dislike it ("Poetry"): Marianne Moore
I, too: Langston Hughes
I, too, sing America ("I, too"): Langston Hughes
I touch God in my song ("Fireflies"): Rabindranath Tagore
It's dark on purpose so just listen ("Visiting the Oracle"): Lawrence Raab
It seems vainglorious and proud ("The Conquerors"): Phyllis McGinley
It's hard to enter ("Hoop Dance"): Paula Gunn Allen
I turn around on the gravel ("I Go Back to the House for a Book"): Billy Collins
It was not Death, for I stood up: Emily Dickinson
It was six men of Indostan ("The Blind Men and the Elephant"): John G. Saxe
It was supposed to be Arts & Crafts for a week ("At the Smithville Methodist Church"): Stephen Dunn
'It was Wrong to do this,' said the Angel: Stephen Crane
It was like this once ("Memo to the 21st Century"): Philip Appleman
I've been list'nin' to them lawyers ("The Lawyers' Ways"): Paul Laurence Dunbar
I walk down the garden paths ("Patterns"): Amy Lowell
I walked with Maisie long years back ("The Ballad of Camden Town"): James Elroy Flecker
I wander'd lonely as a cloud ("Daffodils"): William Wordsworth
I want to stroll with Karl Schlechter ("Stalemate"): Sheenagh Pugh
I want to write a new poem ("The Nearest Forty-two"): Roger McGough
I was always afraid of Somes's Pond ("Atavism"): Elinor Wylie
I was reading gas meters in Rialto ("The Day Kerry Became Dublin"): Paul Durcan
I was standing there at the end of a reading ("The Oral Tradition"): Eavan Boland
I went out to the hazel wood ("The Song of the Wandering Aengus"): W.B.Yeats
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I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree ("The Lake Isle of Innisfree"): W.B. Yeats
I will put chaos into fourteen lines: Edna St.Vincent Millay
I will teach you my townspeople ("Tract"): William Carlos Williams
I Wonder, By My Troth: John Donne
I won't go back to it("Mise Éire"): Eavan Boland
I work all day, and get half-drunk at night ("Aubade"): Philip Larkin
I would like to watch you sleeping (Variations on the word "Sleep"): Margaret Atwood
I wrote some lines once on a time ("The Height of the Ridiculous"): Oliver Wendell Holmes

Jabberwocky: Lewis Carroll
January 1795: Mary Robinson
Japan: Billy Collins
The Jewish Cemetery at Newport: Henry W.Longfellow
John Kinsella's Lament for Mrs. Mary Moore: W.B.Yeats
Journey of the Magi: T.S. Eliot
Joy: Carl Sandburg
Joy Sonnet in a Random Universe: Helen Chasin
Juke Box Love Song: Langston Hughes
June: Francis Ledwidge
Just now the lilac is in bloom ("The Old Vicarage, Grantchester"): Rupert Brooke
Justice: Langston Hughes

Karma: Vachel Lindsay
Kindling: Holly Iglesias
The Kiss: Stephen Dunn
The Knight in Disguise: Vachel Lindsay
Know then thyself, presume not God to scan ("Riddle of the World"): Alexander Pope

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Lachrymae Musarum: William Watson
Lady Lazarus: Sylvia Plath
La Figlia Che Piange: T.S. Eliot
The Lake Isle of Innisfree: W.B. Yeats
Lamentation: Lynette Roberts
Landscape with Figures: Howard Nemerov
The lanky hank of a she in the inn over there ("Righteous Anger"): James Stephens
Larkin: Howard Nemerov
The Last Leaf: Oliver Wendell Holmes
The Last Man: Thomas L. Beddoes
Late Afternoon: The Onslaught of Love: Anthony Hecht
Late in November, on a single night ("The Consent"): Howard Nemerov
The Latest Decalogue: Arthur Hugh Clough
La Vie c'est la Vie: Jessie Redmon Fauset
The Lawyers' Ways: Paul Laurence Dunbar
Lay Your Sleeping Head, My Love: W.H. Auden
Learning by Doing: Howard Nemerov
Learning the Trees: Howard Nemerov
Leaving behind us the alien, foreign city of Dublin ("Going Home to Mayo, Winter, 1949"): Paul Durcan
The legislature passed a law ("What's in a Name?"): Henry A. Beers
The legs of the elk punctured the snow's crust ("To Christ Our Lord"): Galway Kinnell
Let a joy keep you ("Joy")" Carl Sandburg
Let America be America again: Langston Hughes
Let it not your wonder move ("Charis: His Excuse for Loving"): Ben Jonson
Let me be monosyllabic to-day, O Lord ("Monosyllabic"): Carl Sandburg
Let me not to the marriage of true minds: William Shakespeare
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Let’s straighten this out, my little man ("To a Small Boy Standing On My Shoes"): Ogden Nash
A Letter: Anthony Hecht
Let us go then, you and I ("The Love Song of J.Arthur Prufrock"): T.S. Eliot
Let us not talk philosophy, drop it, Jeanne ("Conversation With Jeanne"): Czeslaw Milosz
Let us quarrel for these reasons ("Quarrel"): Elinor Wylie
Let us walk in the white snow ("Velvet Shoes"): Elinor Wylie
Libertatis Sacra Fames: Oscar Wilde
Lie on your back on stone ("Canyon de Chelly"): Simon Ortiz
The Life Beyond: Rupert Brooke
Life! I know not what thou art: Anna Lætitia Barbauld
Life is real, life is earnest ("Parody on 'A Psalm of Life'"): Oliver Wendell Holmes
the life of Borodin: Charles Bukowski
Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing: James Weldon Johnson
Lightenings (No's.1 & 8): Seamus Heaney
Light splashed this morning ("The Round"): Stanley Kunitz
A lilt and a swing, And a ditty to sing ("At the Tavern"): Paul Laurence Dunbar
Limits: Jorge Luis Borges
Lines on Hearing the Organ: Charles Stuart Calverley
Lines to our New Censor: William Watson
The Listeners: Walter de la Mare
Listen, now, verse should be as natural ("Poetry for Supper"): R.S. Thomas
Litany: Billy Collins
Little Miss Muffet discovered a tuffet ("The Embarrassing Episode of Little Miss Muffet"): Guy W. Carryl
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The Loch Ness Monster's Song: Edwin Morgan
Lolotte, who attires my hair ("Noblesse Oblige"): Jessie Redmon Fauset
London, 1802: William Wordsworth
London's Summer Morning: Mary Robinson
Long gone the smoke-and-pepper childhood smell ("Sarabande on Attaining the Age of 77"): Anthony Hecht
Long, long ago ("The Armada"): Brian Patten
Look, how those steep woods on the mountain's face ("October"): Hilaire Belloc
Look out how you use proud words ("Primer Lesson"): Carl Sandburg
Lord, confound this surly sister ("The Curse"): John Millington Synge
Losses: Carl Sandburg
Lost in Translation: James Merrill
Lot's Wife: Anthony Hecht
Love: Charles Stuart Calverley
Love and Black Magic: Robert Graves
Love Come and Gone: Georgia Douglas Johnson
Love has gone and left me ("Ashes of Life"): Edna St.Vincent Millay
Love is an Outlaw: Lynette Roberts
Love is not All: Edna St.Vincent Millay
Love Letter: Sylvia Plath
The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock: T.S. Eliot
Love's Philosophy: Percy Bysshe Shelley
Loving in truth, and fain in verse my love to show: Philip Sidney
Low, like another's, lies the laurelled head ("Lachrymae Musarum"): William Watson
Low Tide: Lynette Roberts
Lump of Coal: William Matthews
The lump of coal my parents teased ("Lump of Coal"): William Matthews
The Lynching: Claude McKay
Lyonesse: Alan Seeger
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A maiden from the Bosporus ("Bluebeard"): Newman Levy
Maiden Name: Philip Larkin
The Makers: Howard Nemerov
Male rain, Female rain, Awakening: Agnes Tso
A man git his feet set in a sticky mudbank ("Riverbank Blues"): Sterling Brown
A man saw a ball of gold in the sky: Steven Crane
A man who keeps a diary ("Writing"): William Allingham
The man who sold Manhattan for a halfway decent bangle ("Deep Sorriness Atonement Song"): Glyn Maxwell
Many things I might have said today ("Aprons of Silence"): Carl Sandburg
A map of every country known ("An Inventory of the Furniture in Dr.Priestley's Study"): Anna Lætitia Barbauld
Marginalia: Billy Collins
The Marmozet ("The Bad Child's Book of Beasts"): Hilaire Belloc
Marriages are Made: Eunice deSouza
Marrying left your maiden name disused ("Maiden Name"): Philip Larkin
Massachusetts to Virginia: John Greenleaf Whittier
The master-songs are ended ("Walt Whitman"): Edwin Arlington Robinson
Maximus: D.H. Lawrence
May your poems run away from home ("the most unforgettable character i've ever met gives advice"): Roger McGough
The McPoem: Ronald Wallace
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Meaning: Czeslaw Milosz
Meditatio: Ezra Pound
The Meek in Death Shall Bleed: Holly Iglesias
Meeting poets: Eunice deSouza
Memo to the Twenty-first Century: Maya Angelou
Men: Maya Angelou
Mending Wall: Robert Frost
Men Made Out Of Words: Wallace Stevens
Merry-Go-Round: Langston Hughes
The Messages: Wilfrid W. Gibson
Middle-aged life is merry, and I love to lead it ("Peekabo, I almost see you"): Ogden Nash
The Midnight wooed the Morning Star ("The Barrier"): Paul Laurence Dunbar
I've come this far to freedom and I won't turn back ("Midway"): Naomi Long Madgett
The mighty forces of mysterious space ("Uncontrolled"): Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Milton! thou shouldst be living at this hour ("London, 1802"): William Wordsworth
Mimi, do you remember ("Biftek aux Champignons"): Henry A. Beers
The Minister for Exams: Brian Patten
Miniver Cheevy: Edwin Arlington Robinson
Mise Éire: Eavan Boland
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Miss J. Hunter Dunn, Miss J. Hunter Dunn ("A Subaltern's Love Song"): John Betjeman
A modern hour from London ("The The Tavern of Last Times"): Ella Wheeler Wilcox
A moment the wild swallows like a flight ("A Thunderstorm"): Archibald Lampman
Momus, God of Laughter: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Monet's Waterlilies: Robert Hayden
Money: Howard Nemerov
Monosyllabic: Carl Sandburg
The Moon and the Night and the Men: John Berryman
The Moon and the Yew Tree: Sylvia Plath
The moon? It is a griffin's egg ("Yet Gentle Will the Griffin be"): Vachel Lindsay
More or less sound of mind and memory ("Will"): Philip Appleman
Morning: Charles Stuart Calverley
The morning after the night ("Raymond of the Rooftops"): Paul Durcan
The morning of the equinox ("Poem of Summer's End"): James Merrill
the most unforgettable character i've ever met gives advice to the young poet: Roger McGough
Mother Night: James Weldon Johnson
Mother says, ‘Be in no hurry ("To Marry or Not to Marry"): Ella Wheeler Wilcox
A motorist once said to me ("Days of Pie and Coffee"): James Tate
Mots d'Heures: Gousses, Rames: Luis d'Antin van Rooten
The mountain and the squirrel ("Fable"): Ralph Waldo Emerson
The Movement of Bodies: Sheenagh Pugh
Mr. Flood's Party: Edwin Arlington Robinson
Much Madness is Divinest Sense: Emily Dickinson
Musée Des Beaux Arts: W.H. Auden
Mushrooms: Sylvia Plath
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A Musical Instrument: Elizabeth Barrett Browning
My Cherrystones! I prize them ("Precious Stones"): Charles Stuart Calverley
My cousin Elena is to be married ("Marriages Are Made"): Eunice deSouza
My dead love came to me, and said ("A Dream"): Stephen Phillips
My enemy came nigh ("Hate"): James Stephens
My father's a sealed tin of dust ("Fetchin' Bones"): Cornelius Eady
My family tells me this white gang I run with ("Buckwheat's Lament"): Cornelius Eady
My father used to say ("Silence"): Marianne Moore
My Father was a scholar and knew Greek ("Development"): Robert Browning
My grandmother, my Nali ("Onion and Fried Potatoes"): Nia Francisco
My hands, my fists, my small bells ("Oh Yes"): William Matthews
My heart was heavy ("Forgiveness"): John Greenleaf Whittier
My Last Duchess: Robert Browning
My locks are shorn for sorrow ("Ophelia"): Elinor Wylie
My Mother Enters the Work Force: Rita Dove
My name is Francis Tolliver ("Christmas in the Trenches"): John McCutcheon
My prayers have been answered ("At 75: Rereading an Old Book"): Hayden Carruth
Myself unto myself will give this name, Katharsis-Purgative ("The Holy Office"): James Joyce
My Song: Rabindranath Tagore
The Mystery: Ralph Hodgson
My sweet old etcetera: E.E. Cummings

The name of the author is the first to go ("Forgetfulness"): Billy Collins
Naming of Parts: Henry Reed
Navajo Inn: Nia Francisco
Nay, Lord, not thus! white lilies in the spring ("Hearing the Dies Irae Sung in the Sistine Chapel"): Oscar Wilde
The Nearest Forty-two: Roger McGough
The New Colossus: Emma Lazarus
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The New Decalogue / Decalogue: Ambrose Bierce
The new road runs into the old road ("Directions"): William Matthews
A newspaper is a collection of half-injustices ("War is Kind"): Stephen Crane
the next time you listen to Borodin ("the life of Borodin"): Charles Bukowski
Night, Death, Mississippi: Robert Hayden
The night is black and the forest has no end ("On the nature of love"): Rabindranath Tagore
Night Poem: Margaret Atwood
Noblesse Oblige: Jessie Redmon Fauset
No, helpless thing, I cannot harm thee now ("The Caterpillar"): Anna Lætitia Barbauld
A Noiseless Patient Spider: Walt Whitman
No Platonique Love: William Cartwright
The Norsemen: John Greenleaf Whittier
No Second Troy: W.B. Yeats
Not easy to state the change you made ("Love Letter"): Sylvia Plath
Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame ("The New Colossus"): Emma Lazarus
Not of the princes and prelates ("Salt-Water Ballads"): John Masefield
The Novelist: W.H. Auden
Now as I was young and easy under the apple boughs ("Fern Hill"): Dylan Thomas
Now Autumn's fire burns slowly along the woods ("Autumnal Sonnet"): William Allingham
Now hardly here and there an hackney coach ("A Description of the Morning"): Jonathan Swift
Now Has Day Come: James Still
Now is the midnight of the nations ("Christmas: 1915"): Percy MacKaye
Now that the winter's gone ("The Spring"): Thomas Carew
Now Winter Nights Enlarge: Thomas Campion
Number 20: Lawrence Ferlinghetti
The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd: Walter Raleigh

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Oak and Olive: James Elroy Flecker
O, brothers mine, take care! Take care! ("The White Witch"): James Weldon Johnson
"O come, O come," the mother pray'd ("Waiting"): Charles Stuart Calverley
October: Hilaire Belloc
Ode on a Grecian Urn: John Keats
Ode To Solitude: Alexander Pope
Ode To The Amoeba: Arthur Guiterman
Odysseus: W.S. Merwin
Of all the ill-fated Boys ever created ("How Jack Made the Giants Uncommonly Sore"): Guy Wetmore Carryl
Of all the streets that blur into the sunset ("Limits"): Jorge Luis Borges
Of His Life: Wayne Dodd
O generation of the thoroughly smug ("Salutation"): Ezra Pound
The Ogre does what ogres can ("August 1968"): W.H. Auden
Oh destiny of Borges ("Elegy"): Jorge Luis Borges
Oh, I can smile for you, and tilt my head ("A Certain Lady"): Dorothy Parker
Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth ("High Flight"): John Gillespie Magee, Jr.
Oh, I should like to ride the seas ("Song of Perfect Propriety"): Dorothy Parker
Oh, life is a glorious cycle of song ("Comment"): Dorothy Parker
Oh mother, mother, where is happiness ("The Sonnet  –  Ballad"): Gwendolyn Brooks
Oh! That my young life were a lasting dream ("Dreams"): Edgar Allan Poe
Oh who is that young sinner... ("The Colour of His Hair"): A.E.Housman
Oh Yes: William Matthews
O Karma: Philip Appleman
Old Black Men: Georgia Douglas Johnson
Old Eben Flood, climbing alone one night ("Mr. Flood's Party"): Edwin Arlington Robinson
Old Ironsides: Oliver Wendell Holmes
Old lame Bridget doesn't hear ("The Shadow People"): Francis Ledwidge
The Old Language: R.S. Thomas
Old Lem: Sterling Brown
An old, mad, blind, despised, and dying king ("Sonnet: England in 1819"): Percy Bysshe Shelley
The Old Maid: Sara Teasdale
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The old man comes out on the hill ("Good"): R.S. Thomas
The old man takes a nap ("February Morning"): Hayden Carruth
The Old Men Used to Sing: Alice Walker
An Old Pain: Francis Ledwidge
The old rude church, with bare, bald tower, is here ("Wordsworth's Grave"): William Watson
Old Susan: Walter de la Mare
The Old Vicarage, Grantchester: Rupert Brooke
The old woman across the way ("The Whipping"): Robert Hayden
O Lord, Our Father ("The War Prayer"): Mark Twain
On Arriving at the Age of Twenty-Three: John Milton
On a Volume of Scholastic Philosophy: George Santayana
On Being Asked to Write a Poem Against the War in Vietnam: Hayden Carruth
Once I am sure there's nothing going on ("Church Going"): Philip Larkin
Once I dipt into the future far as human eye could see ("Weather"): Ambrose Bierce
One does such work as one will not ("In the Matter of Two Men"): James Corrothers
On Educating the Natives: P.K. Page
164 East 72nd Street: James Merrill
One night a poem came up to a poet ("The Right Mask"): Brian Patten
One Perfect Rose: Dorothy Parker
One road leads to London ("Roadways"): John Masefield
One time in Alexandria ("Thaïs"): Newman Levy
On Hearing a Symphony of Beethoven: Edna St.Vincent Millay
On His Blindness: John Milton
Onion and Fried Potatoes: Nia Francisco
On Julia's Clothes: Robert Herrick
Only let it form within his hands once more ("The Brandy Glass"): Louis MacNeice
On my way home from school ("The Testing-Tree"): Stanley Kunitz
On seeing a Heavy Piece of Artillery brought into Action: Wilfred Owen
On Shakespeare: John Milton
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On summer afternoons I sit ("La Vie c'est la Vie"): Jessie Redmon Fauset
On the day the world ends ("Song on the End of the World"): Czeslaw Milosz
On the Death of a Favourite Cat, Drowned in a Tub of Gold Fishes: Thomas Gray
On the long shore, lit by the moon ("The Goose Fish"): Howard Nemerov
On the nature of love: Rabindranath Tagore
On the night of the Belgian surrender ("The Moon and the Night and the Men"): John Berryman
On the Porch at the Frost Place: William Matthews
On the Pulse of Morning: Maya Angelou
On the Vanity of Earthly Greatness: Arthur Guiterman
O, once, by Cuckmere Haven ("The Sussex Sailor"): Alfred Noyes
Ophelia: Elinor Wylie
The Optimist: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
The Oral Tradition: Eavan Boland
Ordinance On Arrival: Naomi Lazard
Oread: "H.D." (Hilda Doolittle)
O Star (the fairest one in sight) ("Choose Something Like a Star"): Robert Frost
The Other Tiger: Jose Luis Borges
O to break loose, like the chinook ("Waking Early Sunday Morning"): Robert Lowell
Our earth is round ("Corners on the Curving Sky"): Gwendolyn Brooks
Out of the Night that covers me ("Invictus"): William Ernest Henley
Overnight, very whitely, discreetly ("Mushrooms"): Sylvia Plath
Overtones: William Alexander Percy
O whitened head entwined in turban gay ("The Black Mammy"): James Weldon Johnson
O world, I cannot hold thee close enough ("God's World"): Edna St.Vincent Millay
O world invisible, we view thee ("In No Strange Land"): Francis Thompson
Ozymandias of Egypt: Percy Bysshe Shelley

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The Parable of the Old Man and the Young: Wilfred Owen
Parody on 'A Psalm of Life'(Longfellow): Oliver Wendell Holmes
Parsley: Rita Dove
The Passionate Shepherd to His Love: Christopher Marlowe
The past and present wilt ("Song of Myself" – No.51): Walt Whitman
The Path to ABC Business School ("My Mother Enters the Work Force"): Rita Dove
Patterns: Amy Lowell
Paul of Tarsus, I have enquired of Jesus ("An Epistle From Corinth"): William Alexander Percy
Pavement slippery, people sneezing ("January 1795"): Mary Robinson
Pay Up or Else: Luci Tapahonso
Peace, my stranger is a tree ("Green Madrigal [I]"): Lynette Roberts
Peekabo, I Almost See You: Ogden Nash
The Pelagian Drinking Song: Hilaire Belloc
Pelagius lived at Kardanoel ("The Pelagian Drinking Song"): Hilaire Belloc
The Penitent: Edna St.Vincent Millay
The pennycandystore beyond the El ("Number 20"): Lawrence Ferlinghetti
People that build their houses inland ("Inland"): Edna St.Vincent Millay
Personal Helicon: Seamus Heaney
pete the parrot and shakespeare: Don Marquis
Phillis: Naomi Long Madgett
Piano: D.H. Lawrence
Piping Down the Valleys Wild: William Blake
Poem of Summer's End: James Merrill
A Poem for the End of the Century: Czeslaw Milosz
Poem from Llanybri: Lynette Roberts
Poeta Fit, Non Nascitur: Lewis Carroll
A poet had a cat ("How a Cat Was Annoyed and a Poet Was Booted"): Guy Wetmore Carryl
Poetry: Marianne Moore
Poetry for Supper: R.S. Thomas
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The Polar DEW has just warned ("Your Attention Please"): Peter Porter
The Poor Poet: Czeslaw Milosz
Poppy Fields: William Alexander Percy
Portrait of the Artist as a Prematurely Old Man: Ogden Nash
A Postcard from the Volcano: Wallace Stevens
Postcards: Margaret Atwood
Posterity will ne'er survey ("Epitaph for Lord Castlereagh"): George Gordon, Lord Byron
Power Cut: Matthew Francis
A Prayer: Claude McKay
Prayer Before Birth: Louis MacNeice
Pray why are you so bare, so bare ("The Haunted Oak"): Paul Dunbar
Precious Stones: Charles Stuart Calverley
Preludes: T.S. Eliot
Primer Lesson: Carl Sandburg
The Prisoners: Robert Hayden
The Proclamation: John Greenleaf Whittier
Prologue: Dylan Thomas
psalm: Alicia Ostriker
The Psalms: King David (et al.)
Pursuit: "H.D" (Hilda Doolittle)

The Quarrel: Stanley Kunitz
Quarrel: Elinor Wylie
A quavering cry. Screech-owl? ("Night, Death, Mississippi"): Robert Hayden
Quite unexpectedly as Vasserot ("The End of the World"): Archibald MacLeish

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Rain: Ofelia Zepeda
Rain on the Cumberlands: James Still
A raven sat upon a tree ("The Sycophantic Fox and the Gullible Raven"): Guy Wetmore Carryl
Raymond of the Rooftops: Paul Durcan
Razors pain you (Resumé): Dorothy Parker
Reactionary Essay on Applied Science: Phyllis McGinley
Rebirth: 1914-18: Rudyard Kipling
Recall from Time's abysmal chasm ("Ode to the Amoeba"): Arthur Guiterman
Refusal: Maya Angelou
Rein your sorry nags boys, buckle the polished saddle ("Dance on Pushback"): James Still
Religion: Paul Laurence Dunbar
Rendezvous: Alan Seeger
Reply to the Question: "How Can You Become a Poet?": Eve Merriam
A reporter said ("This is a Poem About Indians"): Anita Endrezze
Requiem for Sonora: Richard Shelton
The Rest: Margaret Atwood
Resumé: Dorothy Parker
Retort: Paul Laurence Dunbar
Rhapsody on a Windy Night: T.S. Eliot
Richard Cory: Edwin Arlington Robinson
The Riddle of the World: Alexander Pope
riding by a bar called " nn" ("Navajo Inn"): Nia Francisco
Righteous Anger: James Stephens
The Right Mask: Brian Patten
A River: A.K. Ramanujan
The River: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Riverbank Blues: Sterling Brown
The Road at My Door: W.B. Yeats
The Road not taken: Robert Frost
The Road to Dieppe: John Finley
Roadways: John Masefield
A Rock, A River, A Tree ("On the Pulse of Morning"): Maya Angelou
The Rock Cries Out to Us Today: Maya Angelou
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La Ronde du Diable: Amy Lowell
Rosa: Rita Dove
Rose of All the World: D.H. Lawrence
The Round: Stanley Kunitz
Rudolph Reed was oaken ("The Ballad of Rudolph Reed"): Gwendolyn Brooks
Rumpelstiltskin: Glyn Maxwell

Sailing to Byzantium: W.B. Yeats
The sailor dreamt of loss ("The Snowmass Cycle"): Stephen Dunn
Saint Patrick, slave to Milcho of the herds ("The Proclamation"): John Greenleaf Whittier
Salt-Water Ballads: John Masefield
Salutation: Ezra Pound
Samuel Sewall: Anthony Hecht
Sarabande on Attaining the Age of Seventy-seven: Anthony Hecht
Scrambled Eggs and Whiskey: Hayden Carruth
Sea-fever: John Masefield
The sea is calm tonight ("Dover Beach"): Matthew Arnold
The Second Coming: W.B. Yeats
See! There he stands; not brave, but with an air ("Brothers"): James Weldon Johnson
The Self Banished: Edmund Waller
The Send-off: Wilfred Owen
The Sentry: Wilfred Owen
September 1, 1939: W.H. Auden
September 1913: William Butler Yeats
Sermonette: Holly Iglesias
Set in this stormy Northern sea ("Ave Imperatrix"): Oscar Wilde
The Shadow People: Francis Ledwidge
The Shadow Remains: Lynette Roberts
Shadow River: Emily Pauline Johnson
Shall I compare thee to a summer's day: William Shakespeare
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She came home, my Lord, and smashed in the telly ("Wife Who Smashed TV Gets Jail"): Paul Durcan
She even thinks that up in heaven ("For a Lady I Know"): Countee Cullen
Shelley dreamed it. Now the dream decays. ("Song of the Year's Turning"): R.S.Thomas
Sheltered Garden: "H.D." (Hilda Doolittle)
She made me one of hard silk thread ("Three-Piece" – A Tie): Seamus Heaney
She Walks in Beauty: George Gordon, Lord Byron
She wants to hear wine pouring ("Sunday Greens"): Rita Dove
She was thinner, with a mannered gauntness ("The Bistro Styx"): Rita Dove
She wonders how people get babies ("The Facts of Life"): Ronald Wallace
Shifting brilliancies. Then winter light ("Lightenings" No.I): Seamus Heaney
Silence: Marianne Moore
Silence: Edgar Allan Poe
Since There's no Help, Come Let Us Kiss and Part: Michael Drayton
A single flow'r he sent me, since we met ("One Perfect Rose"): Dorothy Parker
Sirs, if the truth must needs be told ("Hate"): William Watson
Sit, drink your coffee here; your work can wait awhile ("Sit"): Vikram Seth
Sixpence For a Kiss: Henry A. Beers
The skies they were ashen and sober ("Ulalume"): Edgar Allan Poe
A slant of sun on dull brown walls ("War is Kind"): Stephen Crane
Slim Greer in Hell: Sterling Brown
Slim Greer went to heaven ("Slim Greer in Hell"): Sterling Brown
a small child of a wind ("Requiem for Sonoma"): Richard Shelton
The Smugglers Song: Rudyard Kipling
The snails have made a garden of green lace ("After Rain"): P.K. Page
Snake: D.H. Lawrence
A snake came to my water-trough ("Snake"): D.H. Lawrence
The Snakes of September: Stanley Kunitz
The Snowmass Cycle: Stephen Dunn
So Abram rose, and clave the wood, and went ("The Parable of the Old Man and the Young"): Wilfred Owen
Soap Suds: Louis MacNeice
Softly, in the dusk, a woman is singing to me ("Piano"): D.H. Lawrence
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So here the great man stood ("On the Porch at the Frost Place"): William Matthews
The Soldier: Rupert Brooke
Soldier's Dream: Wilfred Owen
Soliloquy of the Solipsist: Sylvia Plath
Soliloquy of the Spanish Cloister: Robert Browning
Solomon and the Witch: W.B.Yeats
Some day, when trees have shed their leaves ("After the Winter"): Claude McKay
Some folks will tell you the blues is a woman ("I'm a Fool to Love You"): Cornelius Eady
Something there is that doesn't love a wall ("Mending Wall"): Robert Frost
Sometime During Eternity: Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Sometimes I dip my pen and find the bottle full of fire ("An Apology for the Bottle Volcanic"): Vachel Lindsay
Sometimes I'm happy: la la la la la la la ("Joy Sonnet in a Random Universe"): Helen Chasin
Sometimes the notes are ferocious ("Marginalis"): Billy Collins
Sometimes the sun is still trying ("Desert"): Richard Shelton
Sometimes this middle of the road business ("Hard To Take"): Luci Tapahonso
Song at the Year's Turning: R.S.Thomas
Song-Maker: Anita Endrezze
Song of Mehitabel: Don Marquis
From "Song of Myself": No.6No.14No.21No.46No.51: Walt Whitman
Song of Perfect Propriety: Dorothy Parker
The Song of the Pilgrims: Rupert Brooke
The Song of Shadows: Walter de la Mare
The Song of Wandering Aengus: W.B.Yeats
Song on the End of the World: Czeslaw Milosz
Song to Celia: Ben Jonson
The Sonnet  –  Ballad: Gwendolyn Brooks
Sonnet: England in 1819: Percy Bysshe Shelley
Sonnet on Being Rich (Sonnet 34): Hilaire Belloc
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Sonnet on Hearing the Dies Irae Sung in the Sistine Chapel: Oscar Wilde
Sonnet On the Sale by Auction of Keats’ Love Letters: Oscar Wilde
So That's Who I Remind Me Of: Ogden Nash
So there stood Matthew Arnold and this girl ("The Dover Bitch: A Criticism of Life"): Anthony Hecht
So . . . they said ("The Dinner Party"): Amy Lowell
The Soul has Bandaged moments: Emily Dickinson
The Soul Selects Her Own Society: Emily Dickinson
Southeast, and storm, and every weathervane ("Hatteras Calling"): Conrad Aiken
So we'll go no more a-roving: George Gordon, Lord Byron
Sparrows were feeding in a freezing drizzle ("Because You Asked about the Line"): Howard Nemerov
The species Man and Marmozet Are intimately linked ("The Bad Child's Book of Beasts"): Hilaire Belloc
A speck that would have been beneath my sight ("A Considerable Speck"): Robert Frost
Spenser's Ireland: Marianne Moore
Spirit in Me: Esther Belin
Spleen: T.S. Eliot
Spoon River Anthology: Edgar Lee Masters
The Spring: Thomas Carew
Spring and All: William Carlos Williams
Springfield Magical: Vachel Lindsay
Spring in War-Time: Sara Teasdale
Sssnnnwhuffffll? ("The Loch Ness Monster's Song"): Edwin Morgan
Stacking the Straw: Amy Clampitt
Stalemate: Sheenagh Pugh
Standin' at de winder, Feelin' kind o' glum ("Blue"): Paul Laurence Dunbar
Stand on the highest pavement of the stair ("La Figlia Che Piange"): T.S. Eliot
Starting at the Bottom: Simon Ortiz
The Statesmen: Ambrose Bierce
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Steel doors – guillotine gates – ("The Prisoners"): Robert Hayden
Still I Rise: Maya Angelou
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening: Robert Frost
A Story: Jane Hirshfield
Storyville Diary: Natasha Trethewey
Stranger maiden, when you waken ("Sixpence For a Kiss"): Henry A. Beers
A stream of tender gladness ("Shadow River"): Emily Pauline Johnson
Strict Care, Strict Joy: James Stephens
Study Of Loneliness: Czeslaw Milosz
A Subaltern's Love Song: John Betjeman
The Subway Piranhas: Edwin Morgan
Success Comes to Cow Creek: James Tate
The successful man has thrust himself ("War is Kind"): Stephen Crane
Sudden Appearance of a Monster at a Window: Lawrence Raab
A Suit ("Three-Piece"): Seamus Heaney
Summer is late, my heart ("Touch Me"): Stanley Kunitz
Sunday Greens: Rita Dove
Sunday Morning: Wallace Stevens
Sundays too my father got up early ("Those Winter Sundays"): Robert Hayden
Sunday: this satisfied procession ("Spleen"): T.S. Eliot
The sun has moved down that way a bit ("Rain"): Ofelia Zepeda
The sun has moved over that way a bit ("We Are Papago"): Ofelia Zepeda
The Sunlight on the Garden: Louis MacNeice
The Sun Rising: John Donne
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Sunset and evening star ("Crossing the Bar"): Alfred, Lord Tennyson
A Sunset Of The City: Gwendolyn Brooks
The Sun Underfoot Among the Sundews: Amy Clampitt
The sun was shining on the sea ("The Walrus and the Carpenter"): Lewis Carroll
The Sussex Sailor: Alfred Noyes
The swallow of summer, she toils all the summer ("Work and Play"): Ted Hughes
Swan Boat Gondolier: Holly Iglesias
Sweep thy faint strings, Musician ("The Song of Shadows"): Walter de la Mare
A sweet disorder in the dress ("Delight in Disorder"): Robert Herrick
Sweet sounds, oh, beautiful music, do not cease ("On Hearing a Symphony of Beethoven"): Edna St.Vincent Millay
The Sycophantic Fox and the Gullible Raven: Guy Wetmore Carryl

take the leaf of a tree ("Reply to the Question: How Can You Become a Poet?"): Eve Merriam
Take your ivory Christ away ("The Dying Pantheist to the Priest"): Henry A. Beers
Taking Off Emily Dickinson's Clothes: Billy Collins
Tarantela: Hilaire Belloc
The Tavern of Last Times: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Teaching the Ape to Write Poems: James Tate
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Tell me no more of Minds embracing Minds ("No Platonique Love"): William Cartwright
The Temple Road: Lynette Roberts
Tents, marquees, and baggage-waggons ("The Camp"): Mary Robinson
Terminus: Ralph Waldo Emerson
The Testing-Tree: Stanley Kunitz
Thaïs: Newman Levy
That he was near to you so many a year ("For All Who Mourn"): Arthur Guiterman
That is no country for old men ("Sailing to Byzantium"): W.B. Yeats
That justice is a blind goddess ("Justice"): Langston Hughes
That's my last Duchess painted on the wall ("My Last Duchess"): Robert Browning
That time you came back ("For Nanao"): Simon Ortiz
There are some qualities — some incorporate things ("Silence"): Edgar Allan Poe
There Came a Wind like a Bugle: Emily Dickinson
There is a drunk on Main Avenue ("Song-Maker"): Anita Endrezze
There is a hush before the thunder-jar ("The Hush"): Stephen Phillips
There is a parrot imitating spring ("Parsley"): Rita Dove
There is nothing to be afraid of ("Night Poem"): Margaret Atwood
There is wind where the rose was ("Autumn"): Walter de la Mare
There must be a wound ("Feelings"): Spike Milligan
There's a barrel-organ carolling across a golden street ("The Barrel-Organ"): Alfred Noyes
There's a certain slant of Light: Emily Dickinson
There's in my mind a woman ("In Mind"): Denise Levertov
There was a carpenter at my door ("The Temple Road"): Lynette Roberts
These are the desolate, dark weeks ("These"): William Carlos Williams
These are the letters which Endymion wrote ("Sonnet On the Sale ... of Keats' Love Letters"): Oscar Wilde
These city apartment windows ("164 East 72nd Street"): James Merrill
These Long Drives: Luci Tapahonso
They ask me where I've been ("Back"): Wilfrid W. Gibson
They didn't have much trouble ("Teaching the Ape to Write Poems"): James Tate
They have fenced in the dirt road ("Burial"): Alice Walker
They're taking down a tree at the front door ("Learning by Doing"): Howard Nemerov
They said, "Wait." Well, I waited. ("Alabama Centennial"): Naomi Long Madgett
They who can from palm leaves and from grasses ("On Educating the Natives"): P.K. Page
'Think as I think,' said a Man: Stephen Crane
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Think of it: E.E. Cummings
Think you I am not fiend and savage too? ("To the White Fiends"): Claude McKay
Third Avenue in Sunlight: Anthony Hecht
Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird: Wallace Stevens
the thirty eighth year: Lucille Clifton
This brand of soap has the same smell ("Soap Suds"): Louis MacNeice
This day winding down now ("Prologue"): Dylan Thomas
This house has been far out at sea all night ("Wind"): Ted Hughes
This is a Poem About Indians: Anita Endrezze
This is a song to celebrate banks ("Bankers are Just Like Anybody Else, Except Richer"): Ogden Nash
This is Just to Say: William Carlos Williams
This is the light of the mind, cold and planetary ("The Moon and the Yew Tree"): Sylvia Plath
this is the song of mehitabel ("song of mehitabel"): Don Marquis
This morning, between two branches of a tree ("The Dependencies"): Howard Nemerov
This morning I take as my text ("Sermonette"): Holly Iglesias
This morning we shall spend a few minutes ("Money"): Howard Nemerov
This quiet Dust was Gentlemen and Ladies ("A Cemetery"): Emily Dickinson
This song of mine will wind its music around you ("My Song"): Rabindranath Tagore
Those blessèd structures, plot and rhyme ("Epilogue"): Robert Lowell
Those Winter Sundays: Robert Hayden
"Thou art a fool," said my head to my heart ("Retort"): Paul Laurence Dunbar
Thou Blind Man's Mark: Philip Sidney
Though, if you ask her name, she says Elise ("Barmaid"): William Ernest Henley
The Thought-Fox: Ted Hughes
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Though with gods the world is cumbered ("Momus, God Of Laughter"): Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Thou shalt have one God only ("The Latest Decalogue"): Arthur Hugh Clough
Thou shalt no God but me adore ("Decalogue"): Ambrose Bierce
Thou still unravish'd bride of quietness ("Ode on a Grecian Urn"): John Keats
Three hours ago he blundered up the trench ("The Working Party"): Siegfried Sassoon
Three-Piece: Seamus Heaney
Thrice toss these oaken ashes in the air ("The Charm"): Thomas Campion
Throughout the course of the generations ("History of the Night"): Jose Luis Borges
Through the stricken air ("Rain on the Cumberlands"): James Still
A Thunderstorm: Archibald Lampman
Thursday Afternoon: Life is Sweet: Holly Iglesias
A Tie ("Three-Piece"): Seamus Heaney
A tiger comes to mind ("The Other Tiger"): Jose Luis Borges
'Tis the hour when white-horsed Day ("Morning"): Charles Stuart Calverley
To a Goose: Robert Southey
To America: James W. Johnson
To a Small Boy Standing On My Shoes While I am Wearing Them: Ogden Nash
Toast: Sheenagh Pugh
To a Very Young Lady: Edmund Waller
To be a Negro in a day like this ("At the Closed Gate of Justice"): James Corrothers
To Christ Our Lord: Galway Kinnell
Today I felt as poor O’Brien did ("Strict Care, Strict Joy"): James Stephens
Today as the news from Selma and Saigon ("Monet's Waterlilies"): Robert Hayden
Today I pass the time reading ("Japan"): Billy Collins
Today, ten thousand people will die ("Choosing to Think of It"): Stephen Dunn
Today we have naming of parts ("Naming of Parts"): Henry Reed
To draw no envy, Shakespeare, on thy name ("To the Memory of ... Shakespeare"): Ben Jonson
To drift with every passion ("Hélas"): Oscar Wilde
To Failure: Philip Larkin
To His Coy Mistress: Andrew Marvell
To Jesus On His Birthday: Edna St.Vincent Millay
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To Marguerite: Matthew Arnold
To Marry or Not to Marry: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
To My Best Friend: Francis Ledwidge
To speak of everyday things with ease ("The Shadow Remains"): Lynette Roberts
To The Immortal Memory of the Halibut...: William Cowper
To the Ladies: Mary, Lady Chudleigh
To the Memory of ... Shakespeare: Ben Jonson
To the village of lace and stone ("Lamentation"): Lynette Roberts
To the White Fiends: Claude McKay
To the woods, to the woods is the wizard gone ("Love and Black Magic"): Robert Graves
Touched by an Angel: Maya Angelou
Touch Me: Stanley Kunitz
To Virgins, To Make Much of Time: Robert Herrick
Toward the Unknown Region: Walt Whitman
Tract: William Carlos Williams
The tree of knowledge was the tree of reason ("Contraband"): Denise Levertov
The trees in the garden rained flowers ("War is Kind"): Stephen Crane
Troths: Carl Sandburg
The truth is, most of us didn't know ("Starting at the Bottom"): Simon Ortiz
Turning and turning in the widening gyre ("The Second Coming"): W.B. Yeats
The tusks which clashed in mighty brawls ("On the Vanity of Earthly Greatness"): Arthur Guiterman
'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves did gyre and gimble in the wabe ("Jabberwocky"): Lewis Carroll
'Twas on a lofty vase's side ("On the Death of a Favourite Cat, Drowned in a Tub of Gold Fishes"): Thomas Gray
Twelve o'clock ("Rhapsody on a Windy Night"): T.S. Eliot
225 days under grass ("For Jane"): Charles Bukowski
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood ("The Road Not Taken"): Robert Frost
Two universes mosey down the street ("Walking the Dog"): Howard Nemerov
The Tyger: William Blake
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Ulalume — A Ballad: Edgar Allan Poe
Ulysses: Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Uncle Ambrose: James Still
Uncle Millet: Rita Dove
Uncontrolled: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Unfortunate Coincidence: Dorothy Parker
The Unknown Citizen: W.H. Auden
The Unspoken: Edwin Morgan
Up at his Attic Sill: Alan Seeger
Upon the Late Storm: Edmund Waller
Uranium cumulus mushroom bursting sores ("Exodus"): Roy Basler
An urchin at his father's knee ("A Ballad of Anthologists"): Phyllis McGinley

A vagueness comes over everything ("Fog"): Amy Clampitt
A Valediction: Forbidden Mourning: John Donne
Variations on the word "Sleep": Margaret Atwood
Velvet Shoes: Elinor Wylie
The Victory Dance: Alfred Noyes
Vincent Watchman was shot ("Pay Up or Else"): Luci Tapahonso
Visiting the Oracle: Lawrence Raab
Vixi duellis nuper idoneus ("Naming of Parts"): Henry Reed
Voices of Earth: Archibald Lampman

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Waiting: Charles Stuart Calverley
Waking Early Sunday Morning: Robert Lowell
Walking the Dog: Howard Nemerov
The Walrus and the Carpenter: Lewis Carroll
Walt Whitman: Edwin Arlington Robinson
The "Wanderer": John Masefield
A wanderer is man from his birth ("The Future"): Matthew Arnold
Wanderers: Charles Stuart Calverley
The War in the Air: Howard Nemerov
Warning: Jenny Joseph
Warning to Children: Robert Graves
The War Prayer: Mark Twain
Water: Philip Larkin
Water in the millrace, through a sluice of stone ("Winter Landscape, With Rocks"): Sylvia Plath
We Alone Can Devalue Gold: Alice Walker
We Are Papago: Ofelia Zepeda
Weather: Ambrose Bierce
We caught the tread of dancing feet ("The Harlot's House"): Oscar Wilde
We Came This Way: Anita Endrezze
The Wedding of the Rose and the Lotos: Vachel Lindsay
We have no prairies ("Bogland"): Seamus Heaney
We have not heard the music of the spheres ("Voices of Earth"): Archibald Lampman
Welcome to you who have managed to get here ("Ordinance On Arrival"): Naomi Lazard
We must resign! ("Upon the Last Storm"): Edmund Waller
Well I have ("On Being Asked to Write a Poem Against the War in Vietnam"): Hayden Carruth
"We're not a mile off it," I heard him say ("Three-piece" – A Coat): Seamus Heaney
We shall not always plant while others reap ("From The Dark Tower"): Countee Cullen
We, unaccustomed to courage ("Touched By an Angel"): Maya Angelou
We Wear The Mask: Paul Laurence Dunbar
The Whale ("The Bad Child's Book of Beasts"): Hilaire Belloc
The Whale that wanders round the Pole ("The Bad Child's Book of Beasts"): Hilaire Belloc
'Whan that Aprille...' ("Chaucer"): Ted Hughes
Whan that Aprille, with his shoures soote ("The Canterbury Tales"): Geoffrey Chaucer
What a dream of a landscape ("Landscape with Figures"): Howard Nemerov
What are days for? ("Days"): Philip Larkin
What are you doing here, poet ("In Warsaw"): Czeslaw Milosz
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What chilly cloister or what lattice dim("On a Volume of Scholastic Philosophy"): George Santayana
What do cats remember of days ("Inessential Things"): Brian Patten
What do I care that the stream is trampled ("Pursuit"): "H.D." (Hilda Doolittle)
What does a hangman think about ("The Hangman at Home"): Carl Sandburg
Whatever Became of Me: Richard Shelton
Whatever You Say, Say Nothing: Seamus Heaney
What happens to a dream deferred? ("Harlem - A Dream Deferred"): Langston Hughes
What if a much of a which of a wind: E.E. Cummings
What is Africa to me ("Heritage"): Countee Cullen
What is the boy now, who has lost his ball ("The Ball Poem"): John Berryman
What light of unremembered skies ("The Song of the Pilgrims"): Rupert Brooke
What Lips My Lips Have Kissed: Edna St.Vincent Millay
What need you, being come to sense ("September 1913"): William Butler Yeats
What old, old pain is this that bleeds anew ("An Old Pain"): Francis Ledwidge
What One Approves, Another Scorns: Arthur Guiterman
What passing-bells for these who die as cattle ("Anthem For Doomed Youth"): Wilfred Owen
What should we be without the sexual myth ("Men Made Out Of Words"): Wallace Stevens
What's In a Name?: Henry A. Beers
What was he doing, the great god Pan ("A Musical Instrument"): Elizabeth Barrett Browning
When all the others were away at Mass ("Clearances"; No.3): Seamus Heaney
When April with his showers sweet ("The Canterbury Tales – Prologue"): Geoffrey Chaucer
When as in silks my Julia goes ("On Julia's Clothes"): Robert Herrick
Whenever Richard Cory went down town ("Richard Cory"): Edwin Arlington Robinson
When everything was fine ("A Poem for the End of the Century"): Czeslaw Milosz
When George Was King: Emily Pauline Johnson
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When I am an old woman I shall wear purple ("Warning"): Jenny Joseph
When I carefully consider the curious habits of dogs ("Meditatio"): Ezra Pound
When I consider everything that grows: William Shakespeare
When I consider how my light is spent ("On His Blindness"): John Milton
When I consider men of golden talents ("So That's Who I Remind Me Of"): Ogden Nash
When I die, I Will see the lining of the world ("Meaning"): Czeslaw Milosz
When I get to be a composer ("Daybreak in Alabama"): Langston Hughes
When I go down the Gloucester lanes ("Oak and Olive"): James Elroy Flecker
When I have seen by Time's fell hand defaced: William Shakespeare
When I heard the learn'd astronomer: Walt Whitman
When I'm old, I'll say the summer ("Toast"): Sheenagh Pugh
When in disgrace with Fortune and men's eyes: William Shakespeare
When in the chronicle of wasted time: William Shakespeare
When I see birches bend to left and right ("Birches"): Robert Frost
When it is finally ours, this freedom, this liberty ("Frederick Douglass"): Robert Hayden
When I was a child I sat an exam ("The Minister for Exams"): Brian Patten
When I Was One-and-Twenty: A.E. Housman
When I was young, I used to ("Men"): Maya Angelou
When I Wrote a Little: Hayden Carruth
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When Susan's work was done she'd sit ("Old Susan"): Walter de la Mare
When the end came, the surprise was ("Kindling"): Holly Iglesias
When the Present has latched its postern behind my tremulous stay ("Afterwards"): Thomas Hardy
When the troopship was pitching round the Cape ("The Unspoken"): Edwin Morgan
When the world turns completely upside down ("Wild Peaches"): Elinor Wylie
When to the sessions of sweet silent thought: William Shakespeare
When You Are Old: W.B. Yeats
Where are Elmer, Herman, Bert, Tom and Charley ("Spoon River Anthology [The Hill]"): Edgar Lee Masters
Where did the time go? The clocks went out ("Power Cut"): Matthew Francis
Where forlorn sunsets flare and fade: William Ernest Henley
Where hast thou floated, in what seas ("To the Immortal Memory of the Halibut..."): William Cowper
Where is the Jim Crow section ("Merry-Go-Round"): Langston Hughes
Where the mind is without fear: Rabindranath Tagore
Where the Rainbow Ends: Robert Lowell
While the younger daughter slept ("In 1864"): Luci Tapahonso
While you walk the water's edge ("Fog"): Amy Clampitt
The Whipping: Robert Hayden
Whirl up, sea ("Oread"): "H.D." (Hilda Doolittle)
The White House: Claude McKay
The White Knight's Song: Lewis Carroll
White Shoulders: Carl Sandburg
White sky, over the hemlocks bowed with snow ("The Buck in the Snow"): Edna St.Vincent Millay
The White Witch: James Weldon Johnson
Who can remember back to the first poets ("The Makers"): Howard Nemerov
Who has not waked to list the busy sounds ("London 1795): Mary Robinson
Whose woods these are I think I know ("Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening"): Robert Frost
Why, Asks a Friend, Attempt Tetrameter?: Vikram Seth
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Why came I so untimely forth ("To a Very Young Lady"): Edmund Waller
Why should I blame her that she filled my days ("No Second Troy"): W.B. Yeats
Why Should You Be Astonished: Alan Seeger
Why so Pale and Wan, Fond Lover?: John Suckling
The wide Pacific waters ("The Wedding of the Rose and the Lotos"): Vachel Lindsay
Wife and servant are the same ("To the Ladies"): Mary, Lady Chudleigh
Wife Who Smashed Television Gets Jail: Paul Durcan
The wild gander leads his flock through the cool night ("Song of Myself" – No.14): Walt Whitman
Wild Peaches: Elinor Wylie
Will: Philip Appleman
Wind: Ted Hughes
Winter (+Autumn): Walter de la Mare
Winter for a Moment Takes the Mind: Conrad Aiken
Winter Landscape, With Rocks: Sylvia Plath
The winter's evening settles down ("Preludes"): T.S. Eliot
Wolfpen Creek: James Still
A woman tells me the story of a small wild bird ("A Story"): Jane Hirshfield
A Word for the Hour: John Greenleaf Whittier
The word I spoke in anger ("The Quarrel"): Stanley Kunitz
Wordsworth's Grave: William Watson
Work and Play: Ted Hughes
The Working Party: Siegfried Sassoon
Would that I had 300,000 (Pounds) ("Sonnet on Being Rich" - Sonnet 34): Hilaire Belloc
Writing: William Allingham

The Yak: ("The Bad Child's Book of Beasts"): Hilaire Belloc
Yellow dust on a bumble bee's wing ("Troths"): Carl Sandburg
Yes, his face really is so terrible ("Sudden Appearance of a Monster at a Window"): Lawrence Raab
Yes! in the sea of life enisled ("To Marguerite"): Matthew Arnold
Yet Do I Marvel: Countee Cullen
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Yet Gentle Will the Griffin be: Vachel Lindsay
Yonder see the morning blink: A.E.Housman
You are old, Father William ("Father William"): Lewis Carroll
You are the bread and the knife ("Litany"): Billy Collins
You ask for a poem ("A Blade of Grass"): Brian Patten
You do not come dramatically, with dragons ("To Failure"): Philip Larkin
You may think it strange, Sam ("The Afterlife: Letter to Sam Hamill"): Hayden Carruth
You may write me down in history ("Still I Rise"): Maya Angelou
Your Attention Please: Peter Porter
Your clear eye is the one absolutely beautiful thing ("Child"): Sylvia Plath
Your door is shut against my tightened face ("White Houses"): Claude McKay
Your hair is growing long, Uncle Ambrose ("Uncle Ambrose"): James Still
"Your name is Rumpelstiltskin!" cried the Queen ("Rumpelstiltskin"): Glyn Maxwell
You say this poppy blooms so red ("Poppy Fields"): William Alexander Percy
You tell me that silence ("Gift"): Leonard Cohen
Your white shoulders I remember ("White Shoulders"): Carl Sandburg
Zen also is to be found, he tried to instruct us ("The American Zen Master"): Dick Allen