Classical Poems

Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
Evie Shockley poet A Background In Music by Evie Shockley
music city u.s.a. it was, nothing doing without a song,
and not just twangy tunes that rhyme southern drawls
7.00 0
Paul Laurence Dunbar poet A Back-Log Song by Paul Laurence Dunbar
De axes has been ringin' in de woods de blessid day,
An' de chips has been a-fallin' fa' an' thick;
5.29 0
Henry Lawson poet A Backward Glance by Henry Lawson
IT IS well when you’ve lived in clover,
To mourn for the days gone by—
5.67 0
William Thomas Goodge poet A Bad Break by William Thomas Goodge
The preacher quoted, and the cranks
Among his congregation smiled,
5.92 0
Ambrose Bierce poet A Bad Night by Ambrose Bierce
5.67 0
Dante Gabriel Rossetti poet A Bad Omen by Dante Gabriel Rossetti
On the first day the priest
Could find no heart in the beast,
5.56 0
Lesbia Harford poet A Bad Snap by Lesbia Harford
He: That isn't you.
She: It's me, in my blue skirt
4.62 0
Antonio de Castro Alves poet A Bainha Do Punhal by Antonio de Castro Alves
0.00 0
Geoffrey Chaucer poet A Balade Of Complaint by Geoffrey Chaucer
Compleyne ne koude, ne might myn herte never,
My peynes halve, ne what torment I have,
6.39 6
Matsuo Basho poet A Ball Of Snow by Matsuo Basho
you make the fire
and I’ll show you something wonderful:
6.00 3
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 1
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.
9.67 5
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;
6.18 12
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
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