St. Valentine’s Day is observed every year as a day of celebrating romantic love, friendship, and admiration.
On this list, readers can explore ten of the best poems ever written about dark, scary, and sorrowful themes from authors as different as Louise Glück and Edward Thomas.
On this list, readers can explore ten of the best poems to maintain your motivation when times get tough from writers like Edgar Albert Guest and Rita Dove.
From classical poets, Homer and Virgil to contemporary poets like U. A. Fanthorpe and Anne Carson turned on the ekphrastic mode and composed some of the most excellent poems that you’ve ever read!
On this list you will find ten of the best-loved, and most famous, love poems ever written. When You Are Old by William Butler Yeats This twelve-line poem is another on this list that uses natural imagery as a way to speak about beauty.
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.
On this list, readers can find descriptions of ten of the best collections of poetry ever published with young readers in mind.
Below, readers can explore ten of the best poems written by Claude McKay. He is known today for his work written during the 1920s that expressed a unique perspective—that of a Black man in America, during that time.
On this list, readers can find 10 of the best poems that D.H. Lawrence wrote throughout his career. These explore diverse themes, utilize various poetic techniques, and are sure to appeal to a wide audience.
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.
Throughout her life, Edna St. Vincent Millay wrote a wide variety of beautiful and memorable poems. Many of those are included on this list are ten of those.
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.
The haiku is a historically important and incredibly popular poetic form that’s still utilized today. On this list are ten of the best haiku ever written, some in Japanese and others in English. Each is representative of trends in haiku-writing.
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.