Poetry, I do suppose,

Is feeling molded into prose.
A metaphor or simile
And there you have it: poetry.

March 15, 2011

Top 10 Poems

While I realize that many will no doubt disagree with this list, these are the poems that have become my favorites for one reason or another. They are all traditional poems written by great poets and no doubt the reader will be familiar with many of them. They are the true classics of Western poetry.

Click on each title to view the poem on PoemHunter.com

I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud - William Wordsworth
Beautiful imagery and metaphors. Wonderful meter and rhyme.

The Raven - Edgar Allan Poe
Probably the best known (and best crafted) poem in existence

Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening - Robert Frost
A peaceful poem with an overgrowth of imagery

Nothing Gold Can Stay - Robert Frost
A simple but deep poem

Fire And Ice - Robert Frost
A chilling poem speculating on the nature of desire and hate

The Road Not Taken - Robert Frost
An extremely well known poem

Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night - Dylan Thomas
The best known villanelle

Sonnet 60 - William Shakespeare
A classical look at the passing of time

Annabel Lee - Edgar Allan Poe
A sad poem by the master of poetry

Dream Differed - Langston Hughes
An interesting poem by an interesting person

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