Classical Poems

Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
Matsuo Basho poet A Ball Of Snow by Matsuo Basho
you make the fire
and I’ll show you something wonderful:
5.93 2
Lady Mary Wortley Montagu poet A Ballad by Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
To that dear nymph, whose pow'rful name
Does every throbbing nerve inflame
5.26 0
James Whitcomb Riley poet A Ballad by James Whitcomb Riley
With A Serious Conclusion
Crowd about me, little children--
5.57 2
John Gay poet A Ballad by John Gay
'Twas when the seas were roaring
5.56 1
Charles Lamb poet A Ballad by Charles Lamb
In a costly palace Youth goes clad in gold;
In a wretched workhouse Age's limbs are cold:
5.76 0
Charles Godfrey Leland poet A Ballad Apout De Rowdies by Charles Godfrey Leland
De moon shines ofer de cloudlens,
Und de cloudts plow ofer de sea,
5.18 0
Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis poet A Ballad For Elderly Kids by Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis
Now this is the ballad of Jeremy Jones,
And likewise of Bobadil Brown,
5.67 0
Padraic Colum poet A Ballad Maker by Padraic Colum
ONCE I loved a maiden fair,
Over the hills and jar away,
5.72 1
Gilbert Keith Chesterton poet A Ballad Of Abbreviations by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
The American's a hustler, for he says so,
And surely the American must know.
5.50 0
Franklin Pierce Adams poet A Ballad Of Baseball Burdens by Franklin Pierce Adams
The burden of hard hitting. Slug away
Like Honus Wagner or like Tyrus Cobb.
5.45 0
Christina Georgina Rossetti poet A Ballad Of Boding by Christina Georgina Rossetti
There are sleeping dreams and waking dreams;
What seems is not always as it seems.
0.00 1
Algernon Charles Swinburne poet A Ballad Of Burdens by Algernon Charles Swinburne
A Ballad of Burdens
The burden of fair women. Vain delight,
5.22 0
Rudyard Kipling poet A Ballad Of Burial by Rudyard Kipling
If down here I chance to die,
Solemnly I beg you take
5.71 2
Algernon Charles Swinburne poet A Ballad Of Death by Algernon Charles Swinburne
Kneel down, fair Love, and fill thyself with tears,
Girdle thyself with sighing for a girth
5.42 13
Algernon Charles Swinburne poet A Ballad Of Dreamland by Algernon Charles Swinburne
I hid my heart in a nest of roses,
Out of the sun's way, hidden apart;
6.21 11
Banjo Paterson poet A Ballad Of Ducks by Banjo Paterson
The railway rattled and roared and swung
With jolting and bumping trucks.
5.63 0
George Meredith poet A Ballad Of Fair Ladies In Revolt by George Meredith
See the sweet women, friend, that lean beneath
5.57 0
Amy Lowell poet A Ballad Of Footmen by Amy Lowell
Now what in the name of the sun and the stars
Is the meaning of this most unholy of wars?
5.49 0
Algernon Charles Swinburne poet A Ballad Of François Villon, Prince Of All Ballad-Makers by Algernon Charles Swinburne
Bird of the bitter bright grey golden morn
Scarce risen upon the dusk of dolorous years,
5.35 0
Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis poet A Ballad Of Freedom by Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis
Now Mr. Jeremiah Bane
He owned a warehouse in The Lane,
5.67 0
Geoffrey Chaucer poet A Ballad Of Gentleness by Geoffrey Chaucer
The firste stock-father of gentleness,
What man desireth gentle for to be,
6.40 9
Li He poet A Ballad Of Heaven by Li He
The River of Heaven wheels round at night
Drifting the circling stars,
0.00 0
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
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