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Index to Poets (by author)     

Joseph Addison—Ode (The spacious firmament on high)
Anna Akhmatova—I Have Learned to Live Simply
A.R. Ammons—In View of the Fact (an external link at, the Web site of the American Academy of Poets)
Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen—Furies and other poems (external link)
Matthew Arnold—The Buried Life and Self-Dependence
W.H. Auden—September 1, 1939 (a link to, the Web site of the Academy of American Poets)
Mihály Babits—Question at Night
David Bates—Speak Gently
Charles Baudelaire—ElevationCalm and The Beacons
Hilaire Belloc—The Microbe
William Blake—The Poison Tree, The Price of Experience (an excerpt from "The Four Zoas"), and The Garden of Love
Alexander Blok—Oh, how desperately I want to live
Elizabeth Barrett Browning—How Do I Love Thee
Robert Browning—A Woman's Last Word and Love in Life
George Gordon, Lord ByronAll for Love
Bliss Carman—Earth Voices
Paul Celan—Night Ray
Stephen Crane—Three Short Poems
E.E. Cummings—i like my body when it is with your
Emily Dickinson—Success is counted sweetest, "Hope" is the thing with feathers, and I dwell in Possibility
John Donne—The Sun Rising and his Meditation XVII (No Man Is an Island)
Paul Laurence Dunbar—Sympathy, A Choice, and We Wear the Mask
Bulent Ecevit—Turkish-Greek Poem
T.S. Eliot—The Hippopotamus
Ralph Waldo Emerson—Each and All
Robert Frost—Fire and Ice, The Tuft of Flowers, and Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
Kahlil Gibran—A Tear and a Smile
Johann Wolfgang Goethe—Sacred Ground
Thomas Gray—Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard
Haiku (a selection from Japanese masters)
Thomas Hardy
The Darkling Thrush
William Ernest Henley
George Herbert
The World
Nazim Hikmet—On Living (external link). also has Hikmet's classic poem, Things I Didn' Know I Loved (a truly great great poem), with excellent translations by Mutlu Konuk and Randy Blasing for both poems.
Oliver Wendell Holmes—The Chambered Nautilus
A. E. HousmanLoveliest of trees, the cherry now. . .
James Weldon Johnson—Fifty Years and Lift Every Voice and Sing
Ben Jonson—It's Not Growing Like a Tree and To The Memory of My Beloved Master William Shakespeare, and What He Hath Left Us
James Joyce—Ecce Puer
John Keats—To Hope, Ode to a Nightingale, and Bright Star (submitted by Mary Henry)
Rudyard Kipling—If
Sidney Lanier—A Song of the Future
Emma Lazarus—The New Colossus

Vachel Lindsay—Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow—The Arrow and the Song, Endymion, A Psalm of Life, and The Rainy Day
Fedrico Garcia Lorca—Song of the Horseman
Amy Lowell—Free Fantasia on Japanese Themes
James Russell Lowell—Stanzas On Freedom
Osip Mandelstam—Leningrad (an external link at a Northwestern Univerity site)
Edgar Lee Masters—George Gray
Edna St. Vincent Millay—Renascence
David Mills—I Feel I'm Growing Old
Harriet Monroe—A Farewell and Blue Ridge
Sarojini Naidu—Past and Future
Pablo Neruda
Poetry Arrived
Eugene O'Neill—To Winter
Petrarch—You who hear within my scattered verse
Edgar Allan Poe—El Dorado, A Dream within a Dream and Annabel Lee
Alexander Pope—from An Essay on Man
Adrienne Rich—Delta (external link)
Rainer Maria Rilke—You Who Never Arrived
Christina Rossetti—De Profundis
Jelaluddin Rumi—Whoever Brought Me Here (external link) and I Am Not
Carl Sandburg—Under the Harvest Moon
Margaret Sangster—The Sin of Omission
Sappho—Will None Say of Sappho and You Ask How Love Can Keep the Mortal Soul
Sir Walter Scott—The Resolve and Breathes There a Man
Robert W. Service—The Song of the Wage-Slave and A Rolling Stone
William Shakespeare—All the World's a Stage
William Shakespeare—To Be, or Not To Be
William Shakespeare—When in Disgrace with Fortune and Men's Eyes,
When to the Sessions of Sweet Silent Thought, and Let Me Not to the Marriage of True Minds
Percy Bysshe Shelley—Ode to the West Wind
Eli Siegel— Twenty-One Distichs About Children and To Dylan Thomas
Wallace Stevens—Sunday Morning
Robert Louis Stevenson—A Selection from A Child's Garden of Verses and "Hail! Childish Slaves of Social Rules"
John Millington Synge—The Prelude
Rabindranath Tagore—Where The Mind is Without Fear, Playthings, and I Cast My Net Into the Sea
Sara Teasdale—Wisdom, Barter, and Spring Night
Lord Alfred Tennyson
--Break, Break, Break and Tears, Idle Tears
Marina Tsvetaeva—For My Poems and I Stare Into the Mirrored Glass—,
and in the article, The Brave Russian Poets, the superb "The Poet."
Walt Whitman—Crossing Brooklyn Ferry, Song of the Open Road, and Miracles
John Greenleaf Whittier—Disarmament and Maud Muller
Ella Wheeler Wilcox—The Birth of the Opal and The Undiscovered Country
Oscar Wilde—Tristitæ
William Carlos Williams—Winter Trees
William Wordsworth—I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud (Daffodils), The Character of the Happy Warrior, The World Is Too Much with Us, We Are Seven, and My Heart Leaps Up
Sir Thomas Wyatt—Tangled I Was in Love's Snare
William Butler Yeats—The Lake Isle of Innisfree, Among School Children, and The Municipal Gallery Revisited (with reference to a poem by John Millington Synge)
Alfonso Guillén Zelaya—Lord, I Ask a Garden



The editor's article, The Brave Russian Poets, tells the tale of the struggles of 3 great poets in an oppresive society. The article includes some superb poems from these poets.