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Classical Poems


Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
John Davidson poet A Ballad of Hell by John Davidson
'A letter from my love to-day!
Oh, unexpected, dear appeal!'
6.04 1
Sir Henry Newbolt poet A Ballad of John Nicholson by Sir Henry Newbolt
It fell in the year of Mutiny,
At darkest of the night,
5.89 0
John Masefield poet A Ballad of John Silver by John Masefield
We were schooner-rigged and rakish,
with a long and lissome hull,
6.83 8
Dora Sigerson Shorter poet A Ballad Of Marjorie by Dora Sigerson Shorter
'What ails you that you look so pale,
O fisher of the sea?'
0.00 2
Robert Graves poet A Ballad Of Nursery Rhyme by Robert Graves
Strawberries that in gardens grow
Are plump and juicy fine,
5.57 0
George Meredith poet A Ballad Of Past Meridian by George Meredith
I
Last night returning from my twilight walk
5.53 0
Ambrose Bierce poet A Ballad Of Pikeville by Ambrose Bierce
Down in Southern Arizona where the Gila monster thrives,
And the 'Mescalero,' gifted with a hundred thousand lives,
6.20 0
Robert Fuller Murray poet A Ballad Of Refreshment by Robert Fuller Murray
The lady stood at the station bar,
(Three currants in a bun)
5.49 0
Madison Julius Cawein poet A Ballad Of Sweethearts by Madison Julius Cawein
Summer may come, in sun-blonde splendor,
To reap the harvest that Springtime sows;
0.00 1
Oliver Wendell Holmes poet A Ballad Of The Boston Tea-Party by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Read at a meeting of the Massachusetts Historical Society.
No! never such a draught was poured
5.28 0
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow poet A Ballad Of The French Fleet. (Birds Of Passage. Flight Th.. by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
A fleet with flags arrayed
Sailed from the port of Brest,
5.03 1
Wilfrid Scawen Blunt poet A Ballad Of The Heather by Wilfrid Scawen Blunt
We spent a day together,
One day of all our lives,
5.53 0
Laura Elizabeth McCully poet A Ballad Of The Lakes by Laura Elizabeth McCully
My love she went a-sailing
Ere yet the day was done,
0.00 0
Sydney Wheeler Jephcott poet A Ballad of the Last King of Thule by Sydney Wheeler Jephcott
There was a King of Thule
Whom a Witch-wife stole at birth;
5.71 0
Ezra Pound poet A Ballad Of The Mulberry Road by Ezra Pound
The sun rises in south east corner of things
To look on the tall house of the Shin
5.39 2
John Skelton poet A Ballad of the Scottsysshe Kyne by John Skelton
Kynge Jamy, Jomy your joye is all go.
Ye summoned our kynge. Why dyde ye so?
5.50 0
Robert Fuller Murray poet A Ballad Of The Town Water by Robert Fuller Murray
It is the Police Commissioners,
All on a winter's day;
5.17 0
Sidney Lanier poet A Ballad Of The Trees And The Master by Sidney Lanier
Into the woods my Master went,
Clean forspent, forspent.
5.36 4
Sara Teasdale poet A Ballad of the Two Knights by Sara Teasdale
Two knights rode forth at early dawn
A-seeking maids to wed,
6.83 3
Dora Sigerson Shorter poet A Ballad Of The Wailing Ghost by Dora Sigerson Shorter
As I between the dusk and dark
Walked down by Hampton Towers,
6.00 0
Gilbert Keith Chesterton poet A Ballad of Theatricals by Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Though all the critics' canons grow-
5.50 0
Isaac Rosenberg poet A Ballad Of Whitechapel by Isaac Rosenberg
God's mercy shines ;
And our full hearts must make record of this,
0.00 0
Geoffrey Chaucer poet A Ballad Sent to King Richard by Geoffrey Chaucer
Sometime this world was so steadfast and stable,
That man's word was held obligation;
6.13 1
Zbigniew Herbert poet A ballad that we do not perish by Zbigniew Herbert
Those who sailed at dawn
but will never return
6.38 0
Robert Southey poet A Ballad, Shewing How An Old Woman Rode Double, And Who Ro.. by Robert Southey
The Raven croak'd as she sate at her meal,
And the Old Woman knew what he said,
5.19 1
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