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All-Time Best Famous Poems - Top 50

The top 50 all-time best poems as chosen by PoetrySoupers - in order.


RankFamous PoemPoet
1 A Red Red Rose Robert Burns
2 The Raven Edgar Allan Poe
3 A Daughter of Eve Christina Rossetti
4 Im nobody! Who are you? Emily Dickinson
5 When You are Old William Butler Yeats
6 Because I could not stop for Death Emily Dickinson
7 If Rudyard Kipling
8 Still I Rise Maya Angelou
9 The Road Not Taken Robert Frost
10 i carry your heart with me Edward Estlin (E E) Cummings
11 Annabel Lee Edgar Allan Poe
12 She Walks in Beauty George (Lord) Byron
13 How Do I Love Thee? Elizabeth Barrett Browning
14 Sonnet 29 William Shakespeare
15 When We Two Parted George (Lord) Byron
16 Death Be Not Proud John Donne
17 The City In the Sea Edgar Allan Poe
18 I Write My Mother a Poem Fleda Brown
19 His Excuse for Loving Ben Jonson
20 Cradle Song William Blake
21 A Nocturnal Reverie Anne Kingsmill Finch
22 The Hourglass Ben Jonson
23 Mending Wall Robert Frost
24 Tears Idle Tears Alfred Lord Tennyson
25 The Tables Turned William Wordsworth
26 To a Mouse Robert Burns
27 O Captain! My Captain! Walt Whitman
28 The Last Leaf Oliver Wendell Holmes
29 A Vision upon the Fairy Queen Sir Walter Raleigh
30 To Find God Robert Herrick
31 I dreaded that first Robin Emily Dickinson
32 Jabberwocky Lewis Carroll
33 Man George Herbert
34 The Tide Rises the Tide Falls Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
35 Crossing the Bar Alfred Lord Tennyson
36 Sonnet 71 William Shakespeare
37 The Childrens Hour Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
38 The Flea John Donne
39 The Walrus and the Carpenter Lewis Carroll
40 Sonnet 55 William Shakespeare
41 The Tyger William Blake
42 A Satirical Elegy on the Death of a Late Famous General Jonathan Swift
43 I Hear America Singing Walt Whitman
44 Dover Beach Matthew Arnold
45 Casey At The Bat Ernest Lawrence Thayer
46 Burning Drift-Wood John Greenleaf Whittier
47 The Owl and the Pussy-Cat Edward Lear
48 Ode on Solitude Alexander Pope
49 Gods Grandeur Gerard Manley Hopkins
50 Paul Reveres Ride Henry Wadsworth Longfellow