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Poetry

Poetry is writing that formulates a concentrated imaginative awareness of experience in language chosen and arranged to create a specific emotional response through meaning, sound, and rhythm.

ALS International and its affiliates has for many years supported and devoted resources to poetry as it represents one of the most difficult forms of translation as well as one of the most interesting uses of language.

Below is a short list of poems in the English language that we hope you will find both historically interesting and pleasing to read. In the future, we would like to expand this page to include other foreign language poems as well. Enjoy!

A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning, by: John Donne (1573-1631)

A Valentine to My Wife, by: Eugene Field (1850-1895)

Address of Ruth to Naomi, by: Ruth

All the World's a Stage, by: William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

Amoretti LXVII: Like as a Huntsman, by: Edmund Spenser (1552-1599)

An Essay on Criticisim, by: Alexander Pope (1688-1744)

An Essay on Man, by: Alexander Pope (1688-1744)

An Incident of the French Camp, by: Robert Browning (1812-1899)

Annabel Lee, by: Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849)

Beautiful Dreamer, by: Stephen Foster (1826-1864)

Burning Drift Wood, by: John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892)

Daughter of Eve, by: Christina Rossetti (1830-1894)

Death, by: John Donne (1572-1631)

Decalogue, by: Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914?)

Dover Beach, by: Matthew Arnold (1822-1888)

Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard, by: Thomas Gray (1716-1771)

Eve to Adam, by: John Milton (1608-1674)

Farewell, by: George Gordon, Lord Byron (1788-1824)

From Mont Blanc: Lines Written in the Vale of Cham, by: Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822)

From Paradise Lost, Book I, by: John Milton (1608-1674)

From Sonnets From the Portuguese, by: Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861)

From Sonnets From the Portuguese XXXV., by: Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861)

He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven, by: W. B. Yeats (1865-1939)

I Like Americans, by: Ernest Miller Hemingway (1899-1961)

I Like Canadians, by: Ernest Miller Hemingway (1899-1961)

I Wake and Feel the Fell of Dark, by: Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-1889)

In Time of "The Breaking of Nations", by: Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)

Kubla Khan, by: Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834)

Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey, by: William Wordsworth (1770-1850)

Love, by: Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834)

Mandalay, by: Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936)

My Last Duchess, by: Robert Browning (1812-1889)

My True Love - Hath My Heart, by: Sir John Philip Sidney (1554-1584)

Ode on a Grecian Urn, by: John Keats (1795-1821)

On His Blindness, by: John Milton (1608-1674)

On the Balcony, by: D.H. Lawrence (1885-1930)

On the Idle Hill of Summer, by: A.E. Housman (1859-1936)

On This Day I Complete My Thirty-Sixth Year, by: Lord Byron, George Gordon (1788-1824)

Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking, by: Walt Whitman (1819-1892)

Perfect Woman, by: William Wordsworth (1770-1850)

Pied Beauty, by: Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-1889)

Prospice, by: Robert Browning (1812-1889)

She Walks in Beauty, by: Lord Byron, George Gordon (1788-1824)

Solitude, by: Alexander Pope (1688-1744)

Song, by: John Donne (1573-1631)

Song of Myself, by: Walt Whitman (1819-1892)

Songs of Innocence, by: William Blake (1757-1827)

Sonnet CXVI: Let Me Not to the Marriage of True Minds, by: William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

Sonnet XVIII: Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day?, by: William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

Sonnet XXIII, Love's Baubles, by: Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882)

Sonnet XXXIII, by: William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

Sonnets From the Portuguese, by: Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861)

The Blessed Damozel, by: Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882)

The Chariot, by: Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)

The Chimney Sweeper: A Little Black Thing Among the Snow, by: William Blake (1757-1827)

The Daffodils, by: William Wordsworth (1770-1850)

The Darkling Thrush, by: Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)

The Highwayman, by: Alfred Noyes (1880-1958)

The House by the Side of the Road, by: Sam Walter Foss (1858-1911)

The Lamb, by: William Blake (1757-1827)

The Last Leaf, by: Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894)

The Living Juliet, by: William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

The Lotos-Eaters, by: Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809-1892)

The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, by: Thomas Stearrn Eliot (1888-1965)

The Lover's Resolution, by: George Wither (1588-1667)

The New Decalogue, by: Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914?)

The Passionate Shepherd to His Love, by: Christopher Marlowe (1564-1593)

The Prophet, by: Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931)

The Ragged Wood, by: W. B. Yeats (1865-1939)

The Rain and the Wind, by: William Ernest Henley (1849-1903)

The Rainbow, by: William Wordsworth (1770-1850)

The Raven, by: Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849)

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, by: Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834)

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner Part II, by: Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834)

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner Part III, by: Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834)

The Tide Rises, The Tide Falls, by: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882)

The Tyger, by: William Blake (1757-1827)

The Walrus and the Carpenter, by: Lewis Carroll (1832-1898)

The World Is Too Much With Us, by: William Wordsworth (1770-1850)

To a Mouse, by: Robert Burns (1759-1796)

To a Young Lady, by: William Cowper (1731-1800)

To Anthea, by: Robert Herrick (1591-1674)

To Anthea From Prison, by: Richard Lovelace (1618-1657)

To Be or Not To Be, by: William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

To Celia, by: Ben Johnson (1572-1637)

To Lucasta, On Going to the Wars, by: Richard Lovelace (1618-1658)

To Night, by: Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822)

To the Bartholdi Statue, by: Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914?)

To the Evening Star, by: William Blake (1757-1827)

To the Virgins, by: Robert Herrick (1591-1674)

We'll Go No More A - Roving, by: George Gordon, Lord Byron (1788-1824)

When We Two Parted, by: George Gordon, Lord Byron (1788-1824)

When You Are Old, by: W. B. Yeats (1865-1939)

When, In Disgrace With Fortune and Men's Eyes, by: William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

Who Is Silvia, by: William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

Why So Pale And Wan, by: Sir John Suckling (1609-1642)

William Wilberforce, by: William Cowper (1731-1800)

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