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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 Because I could not stop for Death Emily Dickinson
7 Sonnet 29 William Shakespeare
8 A Daughter of Eve Christina Rossetti
9 The Tables Turned William Wordsworth
10 The Road Not Taken Robert Frost
11 She Walks in Beauty George (Lord) Byron
12 If Rudyard Kipling
13 White Flock Anna Akhmatova
14 How Do I Love Thee? Elizabeth Barrett Browning
15 i carry your heart with me Edward Estlin (E E) Cummings
16 Annabel Lee Edgar Allan Poe
17 Dickinson Poems by Number Emily Dickinson
18 O Captain! My Captain! Walt Whitman
19 Sonnet 71 William Shakespeare
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 Tears Idle Tears Alfred Lord Tennyson
25 The Hourglass Ben Jonson
26 Sonnet 55 William Shakespeare
27 The Tide Rises the Tide Falls Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
28 The Tyger William Blake
29 I Write My Mother a Poem Fleda Brown
30 To a Mouse Robert Burns
31 His Excuse for Loving Ben Jonson
32 Crossing the Bar Alfred Lord Tennyson
33 A Nocturnal Reverie Anne Kingsmill Finch
34 The Last Leaf Oliver Wendell Holmes
35 When We Two Parted George (Lord) Byron
36 The Childrens Hour Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
37 Lines Composed a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey William Wordsworth
38 Jabberwocky Lewis Carroll
39 Who will cry for the little boy? Antwone Fisher
40 I dreaded that first Robin Emily Dickinson
41 A Vision upon the Fairy Queen Sir Walter Raleigh
42 To Find God Robert Herrick
43 Ode on Solitude Alexander Pope
44 Paul Reveres Ride Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
45 The Flea John Donne
46 Man George Herbert
47 The Walrus and the Carpenter Lewis Carroll
48 THE ILIAD (excerpt)
49 The Owl and the Pussy-Cat Edward Lear
50 Inaugural Poem Maya Angelou


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