St. Valentine’s Day is observed every year as a day of celebrating romantic love, friendship, and admiration.
These unforgettable poems about depression are all concerned with saddening experiences. They come from a wide range of poets with unique experiences.
Undoubtedly, Edgar Allan Poe is best known for his macabre short stories. But most lovers of poetry will certainly know at least a few of his better-known pieces of verse.
On this list, readers will find ten incredible poems inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement. Some celebrate Black history, identity, and love while others mourn the loss of countless men and women, like Michael Brown and Eric Garner.
This list includes powerful and memorable poems. They are dedicated to the inspiring strength of black women.
The 10 poems on this list represent some of the best love sonnets that Shakespeare wrote. They are in honor of the Fair Youth, an unknown, beautiful young man.
A great deal of classical and contemporary writing is a pleasure to indulge in. A few of the best examples are included in the list below.
On this list, readers will find ten of the best poems about basketball. They explore memories of youth, family, and friendships while at the same time celebrating the game.
Dr. Seuss is considered to be one of the most important writers of children’s literature of all time. His poems and stories are outrageous, surprising, and colorful.
On this list, readers will find 10 of the best Dylan Thomas poems. They are memorable, rich with imagery, and emotional.
On this list, readers will find ten of the best Emily Dickinson poems. They are moving, complex, and characteristic of the poet’s broader oeuvre.
No matter their time period or intended audience, all these pieces speak on themes of love, togetherness, and the power of familial relationships.
The incredible poems on this list represent some of the best examples of gothic poetry. They explore themes of death, the afterlife, emotional conflict, and loss.
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 ten of the best LGBTQ poems. They touch on topics like love, identity, and passion.
Nature is a key theme in a lot of poetry, from the past and present. Such poems discuss and celebrate the beauty and joy nature brings.
On this list, readers will find ten of the best Philip Larkin poems. They are defined by his characteristic style and relatable subject matter.
On this list, readers will find ten of the best poems about camping. These pieces touch on topics like campfires, sleeping under the night sky, and the mystical patterns the stars form overhead.
Whether you celebrate Easter religiously or enjoy the season for its spring-time weather and uplifting traditions, there is a poem on this list for you.
From Alfred Lord Tennyson to Katherine Philips, these poets describe in moving detail what it means to be moved and changed by friendship.
The beautiful poems on this list approach hope, and its related themes, optimism, light, and peace, in different ways and from a variety of backgrounds.
This list of the best poems about money explores how poets think about wealth and materialism from different perspectives. It features the works of Charles Bukowski, W.H. Davies, Philip Larkin, Simon Armitage, and many more.
The poems on this list take the reader through the ups and downs of motherhood, as well as the experiences children have with their loving, and sometimes troubled, mothers.
The poems on this list represent the best music-related writing in the English language. The poets explore its emotional impact and how it evokes memory.
On this list, readers will find a few of the best poems written about rainbows. Some are lighthearted and whimsical while others are far more thoughtful and deep.
The poems on this list use various images of the sky, heavenly bodies, relationships, and light. They depict everything from love, to faith, and fear.
On this list, readers will find ten of the best poems to read in celebration of father’s day. They explore themes of child/parent relationships, love, and generational wisdom.
On this list, readers will find ten of the best poems to read for Juneteenth. They’re written by poets like Maya Angelou, Danez Smith, and Lucille Clifton.
On this list, readers will find ten of the best Robert Frost poems. They touch on topics like life/death, transformation, grief, and nature.
Shel Silverstein’s poetry is some of the best and most creative writing for young readers. The poems on this list are ten of his most-loved works.
On this list, readers will find ten of the best W.H. Auden poems. They touch on a wide variety of themes and use different poetic techniques.
What does it take to write uplifting and joyous poetry? Few poets have risen to the task as successfully as the ten on this list.
On this list, readers will find a number of the best Mother’s day poems.
On this list, readers will find a few of the best poems to celebrate Earth Day by authors likes Emerson, Wordsworth, Dickinson, and Thoreau.
On this list, lovers of poetry and lovers of birds can find twelve of the best poems that represent both. These pieces celebrate the nature of various birds, from the nightingale to the raven, and the windhover.
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.
The poems on this list approach God and religion in twelve different, inspiring ways.
Change affects everyone, whether it comes with time, with shifts in relationships, jobs, or one’s emotional state.
On this list, readers will find 12 poems that explore various types of anxiety and other feelings that might be associated with it, like loneliness and alienation.
On this list, readers will find thirteen incredible poems written in blank verse or unrhymed iambic pentameter.
On this list, lovers of poetry will find thirteen very different poems about the experience of loving and not having that love returned.
Slavery has been a part of human history from the earliest times to the present day. At the same time, the voice against it is also recorded in history.
The river has an important role from the early period of literary history. Moreover, River images used in literature are enduring, aesthetically appealing, often used to symbolize birth, rebirth, and eternity.
The funny poems on this list are outrageous, surprising, and hard to forget! While most were written with a younger audience in mind, they aren’t just for children.
On this list of touching and memorable poems, readers can find elegies for lost loved ones, family members, dear pets, and colleagues.
No matter how one defines it, it’s impossible to ignore the important role that beauty has played throughout time and throughout the arts.
In a world that thrives off of our feelings of inadequacies and desire to change and transform ourselves, these poems provide an escape.
Funerals, loss, and mourning are unavoidable parts of human life. They’ve been experienced in different ways and from different perspectives throughout time.
On this list, lovers of poetry will find nine of the best love poems ever written, and they all stemmed from the hand of Chilean poet, Pablo Neruda.
On this list, readers will find nine poems in which poets have depicted the beauty, symbolically and physically, of various types of flowers.
When in love how does a woman feels and expresses it? Look through the list of poems that deals with various emotions of women in love.
The arrival of February every year reminds us of black people and their sufferings in the foreign land. Though the slavery system has come to an end, the scar still remains afresh with history.
Carpe Diem poems aim to instruct the readers or make them understand/celebrate the present than focusing on the past or future.
On this list readers will find ten of the best Adrienne Rich poems. These pieces demonstrate her incredible originality and why she’s considered one of the most important poets of the 20th century.
On this list, readers will find ten of the best Emily Dickinson love poems. These are just as complex as the rest of the poet’s work, reflecting her personal life and her perception of love.
Poems can be about anything. They can be about war, nature, but when you hear the word poem the majority of us think about that most massive of emotions. Love.
On this list, readers can find ten of the best Maya Angelou poems. They are beautiful, thoughtful and evoke her contemporary moment.
On this list, readers will find 10 of the best poems that Oscar Wilde wrote during his lifetime. They are thoughtful, complex, and evoke Wilde’s love for aestheticism.
Sylvia Plath is one of the most famous poets of the 20th century, and certainly one of the most tragic. Her poems are equal parts thoughtful and heartbreaking.
Over the course of American history, a tradition of inaugural poets writing poems to be read at presidential inaugurations has been born.