Classical Poems

Title Poet
when serpents bargain
when serpents bargain for the right to squirm
and the sun strikes to gain a living wage -
Edward Estlin Cummings poet by Edward Estlin Cummings
on 1/1/2004
When shall my wretched life
When shall my wretched life give place to death?
That my sad cares may be enforc’d to leave me.
John Wilbye poet by John Wilbye
on 5/31/2012
When She Came
When she came,
her name
Sayeed Abubakar poet by Sayeed Abubakar
on 12/27/2011
When She Comes Home
When she comes home again! A thousand ways
I fashion, to myself, the tenderness
James Whitcomb Riley poet by James Whitcomb Riley
on 4/9/2010
When She Cries
No one knows my lady when she's lonely
No one sees the fantasies and fears my lady hides
Sheldon Allan Silverstein poet by Sheldon Allan Silverstein
on 4/7/2010
When She Says
When she says
Sayeed Abubakar poet by Sayeed Abubakar
on 11/13/2011
When Ships Put Out To Sea
It's 'Sweet, good-bye,' when pennants fly
And ships put out to sea;
Madison Julius Cawein poet by Madison Julius Cawein
on 10/5/2012
When Siddhanath Applied Lotion to My Eyes
When Siddhanath applied lotion to my eyes,
the cataracts that covered them dissolved.
Lalleshwari poet by Lalleshwari
on 7/13/2012
When Smoke Stood Up From Ludlow
When smoke stood up from Ludlow,
And mist blew off from Teme,
Alfred Edward Housman poet by Alfred Edward Housman
on 1/3/2003
When So Dispoged
Oh, foolish flapper, keen to be
Considered cute and up-to-date,
Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis poet by Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis
on 8/28/2012
When Soft Winds And Sunny Skies
When soft winds and sunny skies
With the green earth harmonize,
Percy Bysshe Shelley poet by Percy Bysshe Shelley
on 4/1/2010
When Some Day
Sweet comrade, when you come some day
To gaze upon my tomb,
Hovhannes Toumanian poet by Hovhannes Toumanian
on 9/6/2010
When Someone Says: "Alexandria"
When someone says: "Alexandria,"
I see the white walls of a house,
Mikhail Alekseevich Kuzmin poet by Mikhail Alekseevich Kuzmin
on 1/1/2004
When Sorrow Comes
When sorrow comes, as come it must,
In God a man must place his trust.
Edgar Albert Guest poet by Edgar Albert Guest
on 7/11/2014
When Spring Comes Down The Wildwood Way
When Spring comes down the wildwood way,
A crocus in her ear,
Madison Julius Cawein poet by Madison Julius Cawein
on 10/5/2012
When Spring Goes By
The winds that on the uplands softly lie,
Grow keener where the ice is lingering still
Duncan Campbell Scott poet by Duncan Campbell Scott
on 1/3/2003
When Stretch'd on One's Bed
When stretch'd on one's bed
With a fierce-throbbing head,
Jane Austen poet by Jane Austen
on 1/3/2003
When Sue Wears Red
When Susanna Jones wears red
her face is like an ancient cameo
Langston Hughes poet by Langston Hughes
on 3/27/2010
When Summer Comes
When summer comes, then you are near to me,
I feel your phantom presence on my heart,
Dora Sigerson Shorter poet by Dora Sigerson Shorter
on 9/29/2010
When Summer Comes In Her Glory
When summer comes in her glory and brave the whole earth blows,
when colours burn and perfumes impassion the gladden'd air
Christopher John Brennan poet by Christopher John Brennan
on 3/1/2010
When that I was and a little tiny boy
When that I was and a little tiny boy,
With hey, ho, the wind and the rain,
William Shakespeare poet by William Shakespeare
on 1/20/2003
When The `Army' Prays For Watty

When the kindly hours of darkness, save for light of moon and star,
Henry Lawson poet by Henry Lawson
on 12/31/2002
When the Assault Was Intended to the City
Captain, or colonel, or knight in arms,
Whose chance on these defenceless doors may seize,
John Milton poet by John Milton
on 1/3/2003
When the Astronomer stops seeking
When the Astronomer stops seeking
Emily Dickinson poet by Emily Dickinson
on 1/13/2003
When the Bear Comes Back Again
Oh, the scene is wide an’ dreary an’ the sun is settin’ red,
An’ the grey-black sky of winter’s comin’ closer overhead.
Henry Lawson poet by Henry Lawson
on 3/27/2010
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