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