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Classical Poems

The authors listed on this page include some of the greatest poets of all time. Their names have a very special place in the history of the world - and within our hearts. They have taught us Beauty. They have taught us Truth. And their lessons, for each generation, begin anew.

To the best of our knowledge, no one holds a copyright on any of the poems included in this massive database.  To the best of our knowledge, each of these Truths belong to World. To the People.

Why Are You Here?

Our Classical Poetry section is designed for both pure enjoyment and for research. If you just want to enjoy some marvelous poetry, click on the "Poems" links for your favorite writer and start browsing. You won't be disappointed.

However, if you're here to learn more about a poet or poem, you'll also find plenty of detailed help available for your research. Resources include articles and papers housed at netpoets.com, as well as links to other useful web sites. We have resources for each poet, available below or on their individual pages, as well as for specific poems, which will be listed with the poem. Everything is extensively cross-referenced, making it easy to find those hard-to-find details.

Classical Poet Poems Biography
Matthew Arnold Poems (16) Biography
William Barnes Poems (5) Biography
William Blake Poems (53) Biography
William Lisle Bowles Poems (5) Biography
Charlotte Bronte Poems (21) Biography
Emily Jane Bronte Poems (26) Biography
Rupert Brooke Poems (12) Biography
Elizabeth Barrett Browning Poems (14) Biography
Robert Browning Poems (35) Biography
Robert Burns Poems (22) Biography
Lord George Gordon Byron Poems (24) Biography
Thomas Carew Poems (7) Biography
Lewis Carroll Poems (38) Biography
John Clare Poems (6) Biography
Arthur Hugh Clough Poems (4) Biography
Samuel Taylor Coleridge Poems (21) Biography
William Collins Poems (4) Biography
Abraham Cowley Poems (1) Biography
William Cowper Poems (8) Biography
Richard Crashaw Poems (1) Biography
Emily Dickinson Poems (20) Biography
John Donne Poems (57) Biography
Ernest Christopher Dowson Poems (6) Biography
Michael Drayton Poems (4) Biography
William Drummond Poems (6) Biography
John Dryden Poems (7) Biography
Ralph Waldo Emerson Poems (6) Biography
Edward Fitzgerald Poems (3) Biography
John Fletcher Poems (2) Biography
Robert Frost Poems (151) Biography
Oliver Goldsmith Poems (4) Biography
Thomas Gray Poems (9) Biography
George Herbert Poems (15) Biography
Robert Herrick Poems (13) Biography
Gerard Manley Hopkins Poems (16) Biography
James Henry Leigh Hunt Poems (2) Biography
Benjamin Jonson Poems (7) Biography
John Keats Poems (45) Biography
Walter Savage Landor Poems (5) Biography
Edward Lear Poems (119) Biography
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Poems (54) Biography
Richard Lovelace Poems (7) Biography
Christopher Marlowe Poems (1) Biography
Andrew Marvell Poems (9) Biography
Herman Melville Poems (15) Biography
John Milton Poems (39) Biography
William Morris Poems (11) Biography
Thomas Nashe Poems (2) Biography
Wilfred Owen Poems (15) Biography
Edgar Allan Poe Poems (57) Biography
Matthew Prior Poems (2) Biography
Sir Walter Raleigh Poems (7) Biography
Christina Georgina Rossetti Poems (21) Biography
Dante Gabriel Rossetti Poems (17) Biography
Sir Walter Scott Poems (6) Biography
Alan Seeger Poems (2) Biography
William Shakespeare Poems (6) Biography
Percy Bysshe Shelley Poems (31) Biography
Sir Philip Sidney Poems (10) Biography
Robert Southey Poems (3) Biography
Edmund Spenser Poems (6) Biography
Sir John Suckling Poems (8) Biography
Jonathan Swift Poems (11) Biography
Algernon Charles Swinburne Poems (5) Biography
Lord Alfred Tennyson Poems (105) Biography
Edward Thomas Poems (10) Biography
Henry David Thoreau Poems (3) Biography
Henry Vaughan Poems (2) Biography
Edmund Waller Poems (3) Biography
John Webster Poems (1) Biography
Walt Whitman Poems (17) Biography
Oscar Wilde Poems (11) Biography
John Wilmot Poems (7) Biography
William Wordsworth Poems (46) Biography
Sir Henry Wotton Poems (2) Biography
Sir Thomas Wyatt Poems (7) Biography

Can't find your favorite classical poet? We've got a lot, but we don't have them all. At least, not yet. If you'd like to add a NEW classical poet to the database, you'll find your efforts appreciated by over a million visitors a month. And, of course, you'll get full credit for your contribution, too.

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