Classical Poems


Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
Rupert Brooke poet 1914 Iv: The Dead by Rupert Brooke
These hearts were woven of human joys and cares,
Washed marvellously with sorrow, swift to mirth.
6.66 11
Rupert Brooke poet 1914 V: The Soldier by Rupert Brooke
If I should die, think only this of me:
That there's some corner of a foreign field
6.99 58
Robert Graves poet 1915 by Robert Graves
I’ve watched the Seasons passing slow, so slow,
In the fields between La Bassée and Bethune;
5.75 1
Edmund Blunden poet 1916 Seen From 1921 by Edmund Blunden
Tired with dull grief, grown old before my day,
I sit in solitude and only hear
5.84 0
Boris Pasternak poet 1918 by Boris Pasternak
Stars were racing; waves were washing headlands.
Salt went blind, and tears were slowly drying.
5.20 1
Anonymous Americas poet 1919 by Anonymous Americas
Before the threat
And dismal cold gray
5.58 0
Weldon Kees poet 1926 by Weldon Kees
The porchlight coming on again,
Early November, the dead leaves
5.51 1
Stephen Vincent Benet poet 1936 by Stephen Vincent Benet
All night they marched, the infantrymen under pack,
But the hands gripping the rifles were naked bone
5.73 0
Ruth Stone poet 1941 by Ruth Stone
I wore a large brim hat
like the women in the ads.
10.00 1
Abul Hussain poet 1942 by Abul Hussain
0.00 0
Katherine Gallagher poet 1942 by Katherine Gallagher
They'd hoped he'd be back for Christmas -
the lights shining down on him, the tree
0.00 0
Frank O'Hara poet 1951 by Frank O'Hara
Alone at night
in the wet city
5.68 1
Sharon Olds poet 1954 by Sharon Olds
Then dirt scared me, because of the dirt
he had put on her face. And her training bra
7.34 8
Gregory Corso poet 1959 by Gregory Corso
Uncomprising year—I see no meaning to life.
Though this abled self is here nonetheless,
5.69 0
Kate Lilley poet 1972 by Kate Lilley
After the dance we cross the oval in pairs
to the steep bank behind the softball field.
10.00 0
Brooks Haxton poet 1985 by Brooks Haxton
The righteous shall rejoice when he seeth
the vengeance; he shall wash his feet in
7.00 0
Victor Hugo poet 1er Janvier by Victor Hugo
0.00 0
Victor Marie Hugo poet 1er Janvier by Victor Marie Hugo
Enfant, on vous dira plus tard que le grand-père
Vous adorait; qu'il fit de son mieux sur la terre,
5.29 0
Jack Kerouac poet 1st Chorus Mexico City Blues by Jack Kerouac
Butte Magic of Ignorance
Butte Magic
6.00 0
Christian Winther poet 2 by Christian Winther
0.00 0
Richard Brautigan poet -2 by Richard Brautigan
Everybody wants to go to bed
with everybody else, they're
6.00 0
Charles Bukowski poet 2 Flies by Charles Bukowski
The flies are angry bits of life;
why are they so angry?
5.31 11
Bill Knott poet 2 Futilists by Bill Knott
Even if the mountain I climbed
Proved to be merely a duncecap It
5.67 0
Ali Eckermann poet 2 Pelicans by Ali Eckermann
My friend was at the A & E, he wasn’t feeling good
I was at the barbecue, just like he said I should.
5.50 1
Robert Kirkland Kernighan poet 20 The Khan's Canticles by Robert Kirkland Kernighan
I'll dress it in white like the angels
That wait for my darling above.
7.75 0
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