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Poems in every poetic form, examples of poems, and a list of poem topics can be found here. Search poems by keyword, length, form, and category. Using our powerful poem search engine will allow you to find the perfect poem written by PoetrySoup's talented writers; however, you can access famous poems from this page as well. Search, read, share, and enjoy these poetic works. Submit your poems and get feedback.

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Search for Poems

The search engine below searches the works of PoetrySoup's talented international poet members. For famous poems, please use the search engine at the top of the page or go to the famous poems page.

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Searching Tips

Enter a word to search for (e.g. "horses").

Select a form (Haiku, Ode, Couplet), and/or category (love, mother, hair) and enter a word to search for (e.g. "god").

Locating the perfect poem is often more difficult than you might imagine. General web searches may turn up a reference to a poet, or an unrelated search category. In addition, category or poem topic indexes do not typically provide the nuances you want. That said, a comprehensive poem search resource such as PoetrySoup's search engine is the best way to locate a poems.

More Poem Searching Tips

  • To control or refine your search use Search Word(s) dropdown control and select "Exact Phrase", "All Words", or "Any words".
  • The search is NOT case insensitive. Writing “Maya Angelou” or “MAYA ANGELOU” will not change the results; you will see the same records.
  • When you search for more than one word, the arrangement of the words is important. Writing “Allan Poe” or “Poe Allan” will change results.
  • Do not use conjunctions such as OR, AND in your searches.
  • Do not use apostrophes or quotation marks in your searches.
  • Avoid words such as “a”, “an”, “the” in the your searches.

List of Poem Topics

These are poems on or about various popular poem topics and categories. Poems are the property of their respective owners. The poems within these topics are the works of PoetrySoup's talented international poet members. For famous poems, please use the search engine at the top of the page or go to the famous poems page.