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Find examples of poems and search all forms and types of poetry like; love, haiku, nature, and sonnet. Read poems online and search by keyword, length, form, and category. Using our powerful poem search engine will allow you to find the perfect poem by theme or word written by PoetrySoup's talented writers. You can access famous poems from this page as well. Search, read, share, and enjoy these poems. Submit your poems and get feedback.

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The search engine below searches the works of PoetrySoup's talented international poet members, as well as, poems by famous poets. Search for a word or phrase that the poem contains. Select whether you want to search member of famous poems.


Searching Tips

To find a poem, select a form (Haiku, Sonnet, Ballad, etc.) and/or category (love, life, winter, etc.) Enter a word or words to search for (e.g. "roses anniversary"). When you search for more than one word, the arrangement of the words is important. Writing “Allan Poe” versus “Poe Allan” will change results. To control or refine your search use the Search Word(s) dropdown control and select either "Exact Phrase", "All Words", or "Any words".

More Poem Searching Tips

  • Our poem search is NOT case insensitive. Writing “Maya Angelou” or “MAYA ANGELOU” will not change the results; you will see the same records.
  • 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.

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