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Famous Heartbroken Poems by Famous Poets

These are examples of famous Heartbroken poems written by some of the greatest and most-well-known modern and classical poets. PoetrySoup is a great educational poetry resource of famous heartbroken poems. These examples illustrate what a famous heartbroken poem looks like and its form, scheme, or style (where appropriate).

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by Davies, William Henry
 A dear old couple my grandparents were, 
And kind to all dumb things; they saw in Heaven 
The lamb that Jesus petted when a child; 
Their faith was never...Read More



by Zaran, Lisa
 love is believable 
in every moment of exhaustion 
in every heartbroken home 
in every dark spirit, 
the meaning unfolds... 

...in every night that sings 
of tomorrow. in every suicide...Read More

by Levy, Amy
 The lion remembers the forest,
The lion in chains;
To the bird that is captive a vision
Of woodland remains.

One strains with his strength at the fetter,
In impotent rage;
One flutters in flights...Read More

by Benet, Stephen Vincent
 Gods, what a black, fierce day! The clouds were iron, 
Wrenched to strange, rugged shapes; the red sun winked 
Over the rough crest of the hairy wood 
In angry...Read More

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