Explore the Greatest Poetry

Explore the greatest poetry from the past and present. Here you’ll find the best poems of different poets, topics, categories and more to explore, learn about and read.

10 Heartfelt Poems about Depression 

These unforgettable poems about depression are all concerned with saddening experiences. They come from a wide range of poets with unique experiences.

10 Incredible Edgar Allan Poe Poems

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.

10 Incredible Poems of the Black Lives Matter Movement

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.

10 of Shakespeare’s Best Love Sonnets

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.

10 of the Best Basketball Poems

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.

10 of the Best Dr. Seuss Poems

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.

10 of the Best Emily Dickinson Poems

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.

10 of the Best Gothic Poems 

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.

10 of the Best I Miss You Poems

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.

10 of the Best LGBTQ Poems

On this list, readers will find ten of the best LGBTQ poems. They touch on topics like love, identity, and passion.

10 of the Best Nature Poems 

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.

10 of the Best Philip Larkin Poems

On this list, readers will find ten of the best Philip Larkin poems. They are defined by his characteristic style and relatable subject matter.

10 of the Best Poems About Camping

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.

10 of the Best Poems about Easter

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.

10 of the Best Poems about Hope

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.

10 of the Best Poems about Money

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.

10 of the Best Poems About Motherhood 

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.

10 of the Best Poems About Music

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.

10 of the Best Poems about Rainbows 

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.

10 of the Best Poems for Father’s Day

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.

10 of the Best Robert Frost Poems

On this list, readers will find ten of the best Robert Frost poems. They touch on topics like life/death, transformation, grief, and nature.

10 of the Best W.H. Auden Poems 

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.

10 Poems That Will Make You Smile

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.

12 Best Earth 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.

12 of the Best Poems About Birds

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.

12 of the Best Poems About Dreams

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.

12 Poems about Change

Change affects everyone, whether it comes with time, with shifts in relationships, jobs, or one’s emotional state.

12 Raw Poems About Anxiety

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.

13 Blank Verse Poems 

On this list, readers will find thirteen incredible poems written in blank verse or unrhymed iambic pentameter.

15 Moving Poems about Slavery

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.

15 of the Best Poems about Rivers and Streams

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.

15 Short Funny Poems 

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.

8 of the Best Poems About Beauty 

No matter how one defines it, it’s impossible to ignore the important role that beauty has played throughout time and throughout the arts.

8 of the Best Self-Love Poems

In a world that thrives off of our feelings of inadequacies and desire to change and transform ourselves, these poems provide an escape.

9 of the Best Pablo Neruda Love Poems

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.

Black History Poems

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

Carpe Diem poems aim to instruct the readers or make them understand/celebrate the present than focusing on the past or future.

Top 10 Adrienne Rich Poems

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.

Top 10 Emily Dickinson Love Poems

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.

Top 10 Greatest Love Poems

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.

Top 10 Maya Angelou Poems

On this list, readers can find ten of the best Maya Angelou poems. They are beautiful, thoughtful and evoke her contemporary moment.

Top 10 Oscar Wilde Poems

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.

Top 16 of the Best Sylvia Plath Poems

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.

US Presidential Inaugural Poems

Over the course of American history, a tradition of inaugural poets writing poems to be read at presidential inaugurations has been born.

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