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Adams, Franklin P. -
      A Ballad of Baseball Burdens
      Us Potes
Akhmatova, Anna -
      Crucifixion (from Requiem; trans. by J. Hemschemeyer) *
Allingham, William -
      O Spirit of the Summertime
      The Fairies
American Folk Song -
      The Great Titanic
Ammons, A.R. -
      Layabout *
Anacreon -
      The Thracian Filly (trans. by W. Headlam)
Anacreontea -
      The Wounded Cupid (trans. by R. Herrick)
Angelou, Maya -
      Caged Bird *
Anonymous -
      I Saw a Peacock with a Fiery Tail
Appleman, Philip -
      O Karma, Dharma, pudding and pie *
Arnold, Edwin, Sir -
      Woman's Voice
Arnold, Matthew -
      Dover Beach
Atwood, Margaret -
      Habitation *
Auden, W.H. -
      Preface (from The Sea and the Mirror) *
      That night when joy began  (from Five Songs) *
      The Unknown Citizen *
Baker, Karle Wilson -
      At the Picture-Show
      Let Me Grow Lovely *
Bazner, Amanda H. -
      Four Generations
Beattie, James -
Behn, Aphra -
      Love Arm'd (from Abdelazer, or the Moor's Revenge)
Benét, Rosemary and Stephen Vincent -
      Christopher Columbus *
      Miles Standish *
Bennett, William Cox -
      Invocation to Rain in Summer
Berlin, Irving -
      White Christmas *
Bible -
      Song of Songs 8:8-9
Blake, William -
      The Garden of Love
Blair, Ross -
      The Office
Bono -
      Pride (In the Name of Love)
Brasel, Stevan -
Brine, Mary Dow -
      Grandpa and His "Dear"
      Somebody's Mother
Brock, Edwin -
      Five Ways To Kill a Man *
Brontë, Emily -
      Love and Friendship
Brooks, Gwendolyn -
      A Penitent Considers Another Coming of Mary *
      In Honor of David Anderson Brooks, My Father *
      my dreams, my works, must wait till after hell *
Browning, Elizabeth Barrett -
      How do I love thee? (from Sonnets from the Portuguese)
      The Best Thing in the World
Browning, Robert -
      The year's at the spring (from Pippa Passes)
      Two in the Campagna
Bryant, William Cullen -
      To the Fringed Gentian
Burns, Robert -
      The Day Returns, My Bosom Burns
Byron, George Gordon, Lord -
      She Walks in Beauty
      When We Two Parted
Cameron, Kenneth M. -
      The Scythetree *
Campbell, Thomas -
      Song in Praise of Miss Isabella Johnston
      A Thought Suggested by the New Year
Campion, Thomas -
      Now Winter Nights Enlarge
      There is a Garden in Her Face
Canaday, John -
      Entrée *
Carew, Thomas -
      Ask Me No More
      Mediocrity in Love Rejected
Carman, William Bliss -
      Lord of the Far Horizons
Carroll, Lewis -
      Jabberwocky (from Through the Looking Glass)
Cartwright, William -
      No Platonic Love
Catullus -
      Lesbia Rails (trans. by J. Swift)
Chaucer, Geoffrey -
      from The Parliament of Fowls, "A garden saw I"
Chesterton, G. K. -
      The Strange Music
      The World State *
Child, Lydia Maria -
      Thanksgiving Day
Clewell, David -
      Vegetarian Physiscs *
Clough, Arthur Hugh -
      That Out of Sight Is Out of Mind
      The Latest Decalogue
Cohen, Leonard -
      Suzanne Takes You Down *
Collins, Billy -
      Litany *
Cook, Eliza -
Cook, Marc -
      The Weather in Verse
Cookson, Paul -
      The Day After The Day After Boxing Day *
Cope, Wendy -
      Being Boring *
      Flowers *
Corso, Gregory -
      I Met This Guy Who Died *
Cowley, Abraham -
      Beauty (after the Anacreontea)
      Drinking (after the Anacreontea)
Craik, Dinah Maria Mulock -
      Friendship (from A Life for a Life)
Crane, Nathalia -
      Our Lovers *
      The Reading Boy *
Croce, Jim -
      Which way are you goin'? *
Croft, Roy -
      Love *
Cullen, Countee -
      An Epitaph (For Amy Lowell) *
Cummings, E.E. -
      since feeling is first *
      You are tired, *
Dacre, Charlotte -
Daniel, Samuel -
      Love is a sickness (from Hymen's Triumph)
      Care-charmer sleep (from Delia)
Darley, George -
      The Joy of Childhood (from Harvest-Home)
Davenant, Sir William -
      Where does proud Ambition dwell? (from The Tempest, or The Enchanted Island)
Davies, Sir John -
      On a Pair of Garters
De La Mare, Walter -
Deppe, Theodore -
      The Russian Greatcoat *
Dickey, James -
      The Heaven of Animals *
Dickinson, Emily -
      A little Madness in the Spring
      "Faith" is a fine invention
      Wild Nights - Wild Nights
      Tell all the Truth but tell it slant *
Donne, John -
      Death be not proud (from Holy Sonnets)
      The Baite
Dove, Rita -
      Demeter's Prayer to Hades *
Doyle, Arthur Conan, Sir -
      Sexagenarius Loquitur
Drayton, Michael -
      Since there's no help, come let us kiss and part (from Idea)
Duffy, Carol Ann -
      Mrs. Darwin *
Dunbar, Paul Laurence -
      Lager Beer
      Merry Autumn
      My Little March Girl
      The Haunted Oak
      The Rising of the Storm
      The Rivals
      We Wear the Mask
Durrell, Lawrence -
      A Ballad of the Good Lord Nelson
Dybek, Stuart -
      Current *
Eady, Cornelius -
      Radio *
Ellis, George -
      The Twelve Months
Elizabeth I, Queen -
      On Monsieur's Departure
Emerson, Ralph Waldo -
      Ode, Sung in the Town Hall, Concord, July 4, 1857
      The Concord Hymn
      The Snow-Storm
English Folk Verse -
      The Fifth of November
Ephelia -
      To One That Asked Me Why I Loved J.G.
      To Madam Bhen
Ewart, Gavin -
      Office Friendships
Fanthorpe, U.A. -
      BC:AD *
      Nativities *
      The Wicked Fairy at the Manger *
Farrar, John Chipman -
Felch, Donald E. -
      Fall in the Northland
Fenton, James -
      God, A Poem *
Flatman, Thomas -
      Advice to an old man of sixty three about to marry
      The Batchelors Song.
Fogelberg, Dan -
      Same Old Lang Syne
Follen, Eliza Lee -
      On the Death of a Beautiful Girl
Forché, Carolyn -
      The Visitor
Fried, Erich -
      What It Is * (trans. by S. Hood)
Frost, Robert -
      A Line-Storm Song
      Acquainted With the Night *
      The Road Not Taken
      The Silken Tent *
      Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening *
      To the Thawing Wind
Gaiman, Neil -
      Post-Mortem On Our Love
Garanis, Myrna -
      the war is on the kitchen table
Garrison, Theodosia Pickering -
      Memorial Day
Gay, John -
      To a Lady on Her Passion for Old China
Gibson, Wilfrid Wilson -
      Flannan Isle
Gillman, Richard -
      All in the Path of a Power Mower
Gilmore, James -
      Three Days
Gilmour, David and Moore, Anthony -
      On the Turning Away
Gilpin, Laura -
      The Two-Headed Calf
Ginsberg, Allen -
      A Supermarket in California
Gioia, Dana -
      Cleared Away *
      Prayer *
      Veterans' Cemetery *
Giovanni, Nikki -
      And I Have You *
Glück, Louise -
      Midnight *
Goldbarth, Albert -
      Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening *
Grahame, Kenneth -
      Carol of the Field-Mice (from The Wind in the Willows)
Graves, Robert -
      The Naked and the Nude *
Gray, Agnes Kendrick -
      The Shepherd to the Poet
Gray, Thomas -
      Ode on the Death of a Favourite Cat
Guest, Edgar A. -
      Father To Son *
      She Powders Her Nose
      The Kick Under the Table
Gwynn, R. S. -
      Shakespearean Sonnet *
Habing, Geeia Lynn Brodsky -
      Three Words
Harrison, George -
      Heading for the Light *
Hecht, Anthony -
      The Dover Bitch *
Herrick, Robert -
      A Ring Presented to Julia
      Delight in Disorder
      The Hag
Hoffenstein, Samuel -
      I shall sing a song to you * (from Poems of Passion Carefully Restrained so as to Offend Nobody)
Holmes, Meredith -
      In Praise of My Bed *
Holmes, Oliver Wendell -
      To a Blank Sheet of Paper
Hood, Thomas -
Hopkins, Gerard Manley -
      Pied Beauty
      Spring and Fall
Housman, A.E. -
      To an Athlete Dying Young
      When I Was One-and-Twenty
Howe, Julia Ward -
      Battle Hymn of the Republic
Hughes, Langston -
      Evil *
      Harlem *
      Refugee in America *
Hughes, Ted -
      Perfect Light *
Hunt, Leigh -
      Jenny Kissed Me
Irwin, Mark -
      My Father's Hats *
Jackson, Helen Hunt -
      October's Bright Blue Weather
Jeffers, Robinson -
      The Bloody Sire
Jiménez, Juan Ramón -
      "O painter who painted me" *
Johnson, Lionel -
      Celtic Speech
Jones, Richard -
      White Towels *
Jonson, Ben -
      The faiery beame upon you (from The Masque of the Gypsies)
      Still to Be Neat
Justice, Donald -
      Counting the Mad
Keats, John -
      Give me women, wine, and snuff
      O love me truly!
      To Autumn
Kennedy, X.J. -
      Nude Descending a Staircase *
Key, Francis Scott -
      The Star-Spangled Banner
      When the Warrior Returns
King, Stephen -
      Brooklyn August (for Jim Bishop)
Kingsley, Charles -
      Easter Week
      Young and Old (from The Water Babies)
Kinnell, Galway -
      After Making Love We Hear Footsteps *
Kipling, Rudyard -
      The Choice
      The Female of the Species
Koch, Kenneth -
      Schoolyard in April *
Koertge, Ronald -
      Sidekicks *
Krajenka, Christopher -
      October is Speaking
Kumin, Maxine -
Kunitz, Stanley -
      Death in Moonlight *
      Sotto Voce *
      The Bottom of the Glass *
Langworthy, Christian Nguyen -
      Sons Without Fathers
Lathrap, Mary T. -
      A Woman's Answer to a Man's Question
Lawrence, D.H. -
      Bavarian Gentians *
      Conundrums *
Lazarus, Emma -
      The New Colossus
Levertov, Denise -
      Eye Mask *
      Hymn to Eros *
      The Thread *
Lewis, C. Day -
      Song *
Lightfood, Gordon -
      The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald *
Lincoln, Abraham -
      from My Childhood-Home I See Again
      You Are Young
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth -
      A Psalm of Life
      Christmas Bells
      It Is Not Always May
      Paul Revere's Ride
Lovelace, Richard -
      To Lucasta, Going to the Wars
Lowell, Amy -
      A Grave Song
      To a Friend
      Venus Transiens
Magee, John Gillespie Jr. -
      High Flight
Margaret, Duchess of Newcastle -
      Love and Poetry
Marlowe, Christopher -
      The Passionate Shepherd to His Love
      Who Ever Loved, That Loved Not at First Sight? (from Hero and Leander)
Marquis, Don -
      The Genius of the Vague
Martial -
      The Danger of Procrastination (trans. by A. Cowley)
Marvell, Andrew -
      To his Coy Mistress
Masters, Edgar Lee -
      Griffy the Cooper
      Hod Putt
Mathews, Esther -
McKay, Claude
      If We Must Die
McCluskey, Katharine Wisner
McCrae, John -
      In Flanders Fields
McGinley, Phyllis -
      V-Day *
Mead, Margaret -
Meredith, William -
      The Illiterate
Merwin, W.S. -
      Losing a Language
Meuttman, Margaret Moore -
Meynell, Alice -
      November Blue
Mickiewicz, Adam -
      Good Evening * (trans. by M. J. Mikos)
Millay, Edna St. Vincent -
      Love Is Not All *
Miller, E. Ethelbert -
      Lovers More Than Sisters *
Milosz, Czeslaw-
      Meaning *
Moore, Clement Clarke -
      A Visit from St. Nicholas
Moore, Thomas -
      'Tis the Last Rose of Summer
Morey, Larry -
      Little April Shower
Morgan, Edwin -
Morley, Christopher -
      Hymn to the Dairymaids on Beacon Street
      Inscription for a Grammar *
      Scuttle, scuttle, little roach (from Nursery Rhymes for the Tender-Hearted)
      To You, Remembering the Past
Moult, Thomas -
      In Their Glad Playing-Time *
Mueller, Lisel -
      All Night *
      Romantics *
Muir, Edwin -
      The Transmutation *
Nash, Ogden -
      Portrait of the Artist as a Prematurely Old Man *
Nelson, Steve and Rollins, Jack -
      Frosty the Snowman
Nemerov, Howard -
      Because You Asked About the Line Between Prose and Poetry *
Neruda, Pablo -
      Love Sonnet 52 * (trans. by S. Tapscott)
      Love Sonnet 81 * (trans. by S. Tapscott)
Newling, Bruce, E. -
      Jenny Merely Kissed Me *
Newton, Byron Rufus -
      Owed to New York
Norworth, Jack -
      Take Me Out to the Ball Game
Noyes, Alfred -
      Daddy Fell into the Pond *
      The Bee in Church
      The Highwayman
O'Gorman, Ned -
      The Kiss
Olcott, Chauncey and Graff, George, Jr. -
      When Irish Eyes Are Smiling
Otomo no Yakamochi -
      From outside my house * (trans. by S. Hamill)
      Late evening finally * (trans. by S. Hamill)
Owen, Wilfred -
      Dulce et Decorum Est
Paine, Robert Treat -
      Adams and Liberty
Parker, Dorothy -
      Indian Summer *
      One Perfect Rose *
      The Leal *
Peele, Geoorge -
      Hot sunne, coole fire,
Pfeiffer, Emily -
      Any Husband to Many a Wife
Pigott, Mostyn T. -
      The Hundred Best Books
Pinsky, Robert -
Plath, Sylvia -
      Full Fathom Five *
      Mirror *
Po Chü-i -
      Lazy Man's Song (trans. by A. Waley)
Poe, Edgar Allan -
      The Conqueror Worm
      The Raven
Pomeroy, Marnie -
      January 1 *
Pope, Alexander -
      'T is hard to say (from An Essay on Criticism)
      Universal Prayer
Powell, Craig -
      Boy and Girl *
Quasimodo, Salvatore -
Quynh, Xuan -
      Summer * (trans. by C. Forché and N.B.Chung)
Ralegh, Sir Walter -
      The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan -
      All Boy *
      Always Hungry *
Rice, Grantland -
      The Vanished Country
Riesco, Rod -
      Announcement *
Riley, James Whitcomb -
      A Boy's Mother
      Dead Leaves
      Ike Walton's Prayer
      Little Orphant Annie
      The Bat
Rilke, Rainer Maria -
      God Speaks to Each of Us * (from The Book of a Monastic Life - trans. by A. Barrows and J. Macy)
      She Who Reconciles * (from The Book of a Monastic Life - trans. by A. Barrows and J. Macy)
Ritchie, Elisavietta -
      Elegy for the Other Woman *
      Sorting Laundry *
Robinson, Edwin Arlington -
Robinson, Corinne Roosevelt -
      Comedy and Tragedy
      The Path That Leads Nowhere
Robinson, Mary -
      January, 1795
Roethke, Theodore -
      "Long Live the Weeds"
Rose, Billy -
      The Unknown Soldier *
Rossetti, Christina -
      They Lie at Rest
Rossetti, Dante Gabriel -
      Sudden Light
Rukeyser, Muriel -
      Myth *
      Waiting for Icarus *
Russell, Sydney King -
      Midsummer *
Sandburg, Carl -
Sant' Angelo, Bartolomeo di -
      Sonnet: He Jests Concerning His Poverty
Sappho -
      Ode out of Longinus (trans. by W. Bowles)
Sassoon, Siegfried -
      The Dragon and the Undying
Scafidi, Steve -
      Prayer for a Marriage *
Scott, Frederick George -
      The Unnamed Lake
Scott, Tommy -
      Female of the Species
Service, Robert -
      My Madonna
      The Cremation of Sam McGee
Seuss, Dr. -
      My Uncle Terwilliger Waltzes with Bears *
Sexton, Anne -
      The Farmer's Wife
Shakespeare, William -
      Ariel's Song (from The Tempest)
      Double, Double Toil and Trouble (from Macbeth)
      My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun
      Spring (from Love's Labour's Lost)
Sheehan, Julie -
      Hate Poem *
Shelley, Percy Bysshe -
Sherman, Richard M. and Robert B. -
      A Spoonful of Sugar
Sidney, Sir Philip -
      Loving in Truth
Silverstein, Shel -
      The Unicorn Song
      Where the Sidewalk Ends
Simms, William Gilmore -
      The Swamp Fox
Slessor, Kenneth -
      Cannibal Street *
Smith, Horace -
Snodgrass, W.D. -
      Hall of Mirrors *
      Song *
      The Capture of Mr. Sun *
Sorrells, Helen -
      From a Correct Address in a Suburb of a Major City
Sousa, John Philip -
      The Stars and Stripes Forever
Stafford, William -
      Our Story *
      With Kit, Age 7, at the Beach *
Starkey, Mike -
      Somewhere in Suburbia
Sterling, George -
      The Black Vulture
Stevens, Wallace -
      The World as Meditation *
Strand, Mark -
      The Prediction
Sullivan, Alan -
      Divide and Conquer
Sun Yün-Fêng -
      Starting at Dawn * (trans. by K. Rexroth and L. Chung)
Swartzwelder, John -
      We Do (The Stonecutter's Song)
Swift, Jonathan -
      The Lady's Dressing Room
Swinburne, Algernon Charles -
      A Match
Szymborska, Wislawa -
      Going Home * (trans. by S. Baranczak and C. Cavanagh)
      In Praise of Self-Depreciation * (trans. by M. J. Krynski and R. A. Maguire)
Tate, Nahum -
      While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks by Night
Taylor, Bayard -
      Bedouin Song
Taylor, James Pete -
      "wreath of misty breathy words of..."
Teasdale, Sara -
      Ebb Tide
      On a March Day *
      The Look
Tennyson, Alfred, Lord -
      Bugle Song (from The Princess)
      I envy not in any moods (from In Memoriam A.H.H.)
      I sometimes hold it half a sin (from In Memoriam A.H.H.)
      Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky (from In Memoriam A.H.H.)
Thayer, Ernest Lawrence -
      Casey at the Bat
Thomas, R.S. -
      The Moor *
Thomson, James -
      Torrents Pour (from Summer)
Tipping, Richard -
      When You're Feeling Kind of Bonkers
Tolkien, J.R.R. -
      I sit beside the fire and think * (from The Fellowship of the Ring)
Tomlinson, Ralph -
      The Anacreontic Song
Toomer, Jean -
      Evening Song *
Towne, Charles Hanson -
      At Nightfall
Trãn Thái-Tông, King -
      To the monk Dúc Son at Thanh-phong Monastery * (trans. by Huynh Sanh Thông)
Twain, Mark -
      Battle Hymn of the Republic (Brought Down to Date) *
Untermeyer, Louis -
      Walter De La Mare Tells His Listeners About Jack and Jill
Van Duyn, Mona -
      A Quiet Afternoon at Home *
      Views *
Van Dyke, Henry -
      America for Me
      Righteous Wrath
      from The Fall of the Leaves
      The Foolish Fir-Tree
Violi, Paul -
      Appeal to the Grammarians *
Von Schoultz, Solveig -
      The Lover
Voznesensky, Andrei -
      Fire in the Architectural Institute
Wakoski, Diane -
      Aging *
      Smoke *
Walcott, Derek -
      Midsummer, Tobago *
Wallace, William Ross -
      The Hand that Rocks the Cradle is the Hand that Rules the World
Walsh, Chad -
      Variations on Ecclesiastes *
Walton, Eda Lou -
      I Should Like to Live in a Ballad World
Warren, Robert Penn -
      Autumnal Equinox on Mediterranean Beach *
      The Limited *
Wayman, Tom -
      Did I Miss Anything? *
Whitman, Walt -
      I Hear America Singing
      O Captain! My Captain!
      Still Lies the Midnight (from Song of Myself)
      The Best of Time and Space (from Song of Myself)
      When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer
Whittier, John Greenleaf -
      The Pumpkin
Wilcox, Ella Wheeler -
      Friendship After Love
Williams, Miller -
      The Shrinking Lonesome Sestina *
Williams, William Carlos -
      Raleigh Was Right *
Wilson, Jesse H., Jr. -
      The Last Party
Witt, Harold -
      Genesis *
Wolfe, Humbert -
      The Waters of Life
Wordsworth, William -
      Composed Upon Westminster Bridge, Sept. 3, 1802
      The world is too much with us
Wright, Richard -
      Haiku 302, 303, and 304 *
Wu-ti -
      Autumn Wind (trans. by A. Waley)
Wylie, Elinor -
      Nonsense Rhyme *
      Witches *
Yeats, William Butler -
      Leda and the Swan *
      The Second Coming
      When You Are Old
Yosano Akiko -
      Following his bath * (trans. by S. Hamill)
Zimmer, Paul -
      The Day Zimmer Lost Religion *