Flowers Poems

The Wildflower’s Song

by William Blake

‘The Wildflower’s Song’ by William Blake is a three-stanza poem that paints a verbal portrait of “a Wild Flower”.

As I wander’d the forest,

The green leaves among,

I heard a wild flower

Singing a song.

The Yellowhammer’s Nest

by John Clare

‘The Yellowhammer’s Nest’ by John Clare describes the beautiful and brutal world in which a yellowhammer makes its nest and lays its eggs.

Just by the wooden brig a bird flew up,

Frit by the cowboy as he scrambled down

To reach the misty dewberry—let us stoop

And seek its nest—the brook we need not dread,

There is a Garden in Her Face

by Thomas Campion

‘There is a Garden in Her Face’ by Thomas Campion is a poem about a woman’s beauty. It also contains a warning to suitors that she won’t let anyone kiss her or come near her in any meaningful way. 

There is another sky

by Emily Dickinson

In the beautiful poem, ‘There is another sky,’ Dickinson addresses themes that are common to Shakespearean sonnets. These include writing as a way of preserving experience and beauty.

There is another sky,

Ever serene and fair,

And there is another sunshine,

To an Early Daffodil

by Amy Lowell

‘To an Early Daffodil’ by Amy Lowell contains a depiction of the beauty and strength of a single blooming daffodil. 

To One in Paradise

by Edgar Allan Poe

‘To One in Paradise’ describes one speaker’s deep depression, and now dull prospects, over the loss of his dearest friend and lover. 


by Jenny Joseph

‘Warning’ by Jenny Joseph describes what the future has in store as one ages and throws off societal restraints and expectations. 

What Is Pink?

by Christina Rossetti

‘What Is Pink?’ shows similarity and beauty that can be achieved when granting things deeper considerations than just surface appearances.

When green buds hang in the elm

by A. E. Housman

A. E. Housman’s poem ‘When green buds hang in the elm’ is about a speaker’s attachment to nature and how it reminds him of his own mortality. It appears in the poetry collection Last Poems (1922).

White Roses

by Gillian Clarke

‘White Roses’ by Gillian Clarke is a heart-wrenching poem and true story about a sick child who bravely contends with pain during his short life. 

Whose cheek is this?

by Emily Dickinson

‘Whose cheek is this?’ by Emily Dickinson is a complicated poem in which the poet describes finding a flower that metaphorically resembles a dead girl.

Whose cheek is this?

What rosy face

Has lost a blush today?

Work without Hope

by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

‘Work without Hope’ by Samuel Taylor Coleridge describes the ways in which Nature works and the importance of having goals, or hopes, to strive towards.

All Nature seems at work. Slugs leave their lair—

The bees are stirring—birds are on the wing—

And Winter slumbering in the open air,

Wears on his smiling face a dream of Spring!

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