POPULAR POEMS

For My Poems, Written So Early
For my poems, written so early
That I didn't even know I was a poet,
Hurled like drops from a fountain,
Like sparks from rockets,
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Marina Ivanovna Tsvetaeva

The Popular Heart is a Cannon first—
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The Popular Heart is a Cannon first-
Subsequent a Drum-
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Emily Dickinson

To The Whore Who Took My Poems
some say we should keep personal remorse from the
poem,
stay abstract, and there is some reason in this,
but jezus;
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Charles Bukowski

As The Poems Go
As the poems go into the thousands you
realize that you've created very
little.
it comes down to the rain, the sunlight,
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Charles Bukowski

Poems
See the fur coats go by!
The morning is like the inside of a snow-apple.
I will curl myself cushion-shape
On the window-seat;
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Hilda Conkling

Hope Macniven
Mr. Hope Macniven, of Ingersoll, had the pleasure in his
younger days, during the first quarter of the present
century, of seeing and hearing many of the most eminent
men in Britain. He heard Doctor Chalmers and Edward Irving preach, before Irving went to London, where he became so famous ;
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James McIntyre

An Answer To The Rebus, By The Author Of These Poems
The poet asks, and Phillis can't refuse
To show th' obedience of the Infant muse.
She knows the Quail of most inviting taste
Fed Israel's army in the dreary waste;
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Phillis Wheatley

Modern Poetry
How I hate those modern Poems
Vaguer, looser than a dream!
Pointless things that look like poems
Only, to some held-back theme!
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Charles Harpur

Judson Stoddard
On a mountain top above the clouds
That streamed like a sea below me
I said that peak is the thought of Buddha,
And that one is the prayer of Jesus,
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Edgar Lee Masters

The Planet On The Table
Ariel was glad he had written his poems.
They were of a remembered time
Or of something seen that he liked.

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Wallace Stevens

The Spring
(After Rilke)

Spring has returned! Everything has returned!
The earth, just like a schoolgirl, memorizes
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Delmore Schwartz

The Indications
THE indications, and tally of time;
Perfect sanity shows the master among philosophs;
Time, always without flaw, indicates itself in parts;
What always indicates the poet, is the crowd of the pleasant company
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Walt Whitman

Revolt In The Ranks
I have just spent one-hour-and-a-half
handicapping tomorrow's
card.
when am I going to get at the poems?
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Charles Bukowski

Tempora
Io! Io! Tamuz!
The Dryad staiids in my court-yard
With plaintive, querulous crying.
(Tamuz. Io! Tamuz!)
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Ezra Pound

Her—”last Poems”
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Her-”last Poems”-
Poets-ended-
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Emily Dickinson

Poems
Poems are holy things. Eternal Truth,
Borrowing the robes of song and lovely grown,
In them her glory unto man proclaims
And fills his longing soul. They softly speak
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Freeman E. Miller

The Cover of the Book
The cover of the book
is astral violet,
& within it
are poems,
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Erica Jong

Her&Mdash;"Last Poems"
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Her—"last Poems"—
Poets—ended—Silver—perished—with her Tongue—
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Emily Dickinson

But Outer Space
But outer Space,
At least this far,
For all the fuss
Of the populace
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Robert Frost

Open Stage Poetry Reading
After the one that sings, and after the one
that can make up poems of a kind right on the spot;
after a girl who didn't . . . walk very well,
took five minutes to get from her seat to the stage
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Eric Torgersen

Poems About

alone, america, angel, anger, baby, beach, beautiful, beauty, believe, brother, butterfly, car, change, chicago, childhood, cinderella, courage, crazy, dance, daughter, death, depression, dream, family, fire, freedom, friend, future, girl, god, graduation, greed, haiku, happiness, happy, heaven, hero, home, hope, identity, joy, june, kiss, laughter, life, lonely, loss, lost, love, marriage, memory, mirror, money, mother, murder, music, nature, night, paris, passion, peace, poverty, power, racism, rain, remember, respect, river, rose, school, sick, sister, sleep, soldier, song, sonnet, spring, star, success, summer, sun, swimming, sympathy, time, together, travel, trust, truth, war, work,

Popular Poets

Elizabeth H. Nearing (6 poems)
Elizabeth Daryush (3 poems)
Freeman E. Miller (72 poems)
Johann Ludwig Uhland (3 poems)
John Boyle O'Reilly (1 poems)
Konstantin Nikolaevich Batiushkov (2 poems)
Mark Van Doren (3 poems)
Christopher Morley (3 poems)
Charles Gavan Duffy (1 poems)
James Kenneth Stephen (3 poems)

Popular Poems

A Propos De Dona Rosa, by Victor Marie Hugo
Learn To Smile, by Edgar Albert Guest
Book Borrower, by Robert Service
Wait For The Morning, by James Whitcomb Riley
Thoughts In A Far Country, by Franklin Pierce Adams
Once A Sea-Nymph Loved A Boy, by Augusta Davies Webster
Desmond's Song, by Thomas Moore
Of The Shop, by Constantine P. Cavafy
He That Is Down Need Fear No Fall, by Louisa May Alcott
To Lorenzo, by Amelia Opie