Whether you’re missing a family member, a lover, or someone else who was close to you and influenced in your life, the poets on this list have experienced something similar.
On this list, readers will find twelve of the best poems about dreams and dreaming. These present dreams as something positive— a form of escape and pleasure, and something negative— a space where unpleasant memories return.
‘Nick and the Candlestick’ by Sylvia Plath is a poem about new motherhood. The speaker talks about the child she’s caring for and what the experience means to her.