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