Poems about Adventure

Adventure poems take the reader to different times, places, and into surprising situations. A reader might find themselves exploring an unknown region or learning about an incredible, romantic quest. These poems might be entirely realistic or include supernatural or surrealistic elements.

Monuments by Kamala Wijeratne

‘Monuments’ by Kamala Wijeratne describes the depressed state of a Sri Lankan community in the midst of the Civil War which lasted from 1983 to 2009.  

Travel by Edna St. Vincent Millay

‘Travel’ by Edna St. Vincent Millay speaks of one narrator’s unquenchable longing for the opportunity to escape from her everyday life. 

Ulysses by Alfred Lord Tennyson

The dramatic monologue ‘Ulysses’ by Alfred Lord Tennyson presents the indomitable courage and adventurous zeal of old Ulysses: a man of adventure.

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