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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 Still I Rise Maya Angelou
2 Im nobody! Who are you? Emily Dickinson
3 A Red Red Rose Robert Burns
4 The Raven Edgar Allan Poe
5 When You are Old William Butler Yeats
6 Sonnet 29 William Shakespeare
7 Because I could not stop for Death Emily Dickinson
8 A Daughter of Eve Christina Rossetti
9 She Walks in Beauty George (Lord) Byron
10 The Road Not Taken Robert Frost
11 The Tables Turned William Wordsworth
12 If Rudyard Kipling
13 White Flock Anna Akhmatova
14 How Do I Love Thee? Elizabeth Barrett Browning
15 Annabel Lee Edgar Allan Poe
16 i carry your heart with me Edward Estlin (E E) Cummings
17 Dickinson Poems by Number Emily Dickinson
18 Sonnet 71 William Shakespeare
19 O Captain! My Captain! Walt Whitman
20 The City In the Sea Edgar Allan Poe
21 Mending Wall Robert Frost
22 Death Be Not Proud John Donne
23 Cradle Song William Blake
24 The Hourglass Ben Jonson
25 Tears Idle Tears Alfred Lord Tennyson
26 The Tyger William Blake
27 Who will cry for the little boy? Antwone Fisher
28 Sonnet 55 William Shakespeare
29 The Tide Rises the Tide Falls Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
30 I Write My Mother a Poem Fleda Brown
31 Jabberwocky Lewis Carroll
32 Crossing the Bar Alfred Lord Tennyson
33 To a Mouse Robert Burns
34 The Childrens Hour Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
35 The Last Leaf Oliver Wendell Holmes
36 A Nocturnal Reverie Anne Kingsmill Finch
37 Lines Composed a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey William Wordsworth
38 His Excuse for Loving Ben Jonson
39 Inaugural Poem Maya Angelou
40 A Vision upon the Fairy Queen Sir Walter Raleigh
41 Paul Reveres Ride Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
42 The Flea John Donne
43 When We Two Parted George (Lord) Byron
44 The Walrus and the Carpenter Lewis Carroll
45 for a rainy day D A Levy
46 Ode on Solitude Alexander Pope
47 THE ILIAD (excerpt)
48 AN A.B.C Geoffrey Chaucer
49 To Find God Robert Herrick
50 Man George Herbert


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