The Best Poems of All Time – Chronological

To create this list, I have taken the “Best Poems of All Time” meta-list and organized it chronologically.  A couple of notes.  First, I was unable to find exact dates for some of the poems.  For purposes of chronology, I have assumed that the undated poems were written in the last year of the poet’s life or, for living poets, in the year 2014.  These dates are designated with a “c.” If you can direct me to a source with the date that the poem was written or first published, I would appreciate it.  For a ranked list of the best poems, with links to the actual text of each poem, go here.  For a list of the best poets (organized in order of birthdate) and their best poems, go here.

2000 BCE

  • The Epic of Gilgamesh (c. 2000 BCE) – Anonymous

1500 BCE

  • Rig Veda (c. 1500 BCE) – Anonymous

1000 BCE

900 BCE

800 BCE

  • The Iliad (c. 750 BCE) – Homer (attrib.)
  • The Odyssey (c. 750 BCE) – Homer (attrib.)

700 BCE

  • Theogony (c. 700 BCE) – Hesiod
  • Works and Days (c. 700 BCE) – Hesiod

600 BCE

  • Classic of Poetry (Book of Odes) (Shijing) (c. 600 BCE) – Anonymous
  • With His Venom (c. 570 BCE) – Sappho
  • Fragment 42 (c. 570 BCE) – Sappho
  • Fragment 155 (c. 570 BCE) – Sappho

500 BCE

  • Odes (c. 444 BCE) – Pindar

400 BCE

300 BCE

  • Argonautica (Jason and the Argonauts) (c. 220 BCE) – Apollonius of Rhodes

200 BCE

  • Idylls (c. 200 BCE) – Theocritus

100 BCE

  • Attis (c. 65-54 BCE) – Catullus
  • De Rerum Natura (On The Nature of Things) (50 BCE) – Lucretius
  • Eclogues(39-38 BCE) – Virgil
  • Satires (35-30 BCE) – Horace
  • Georgics (37-29 BCE) – Virgil
  • The Aeneid (29-19 BCE) – Virgil
  • Elegies (c. 15 BCE) – Sextus Propertius
  • Odes (esp. Book 1: 25 “The Young Men Come Here Less Often”) (8 BCE) – Horace

1 CE

  • The Art of Love (1 CE) – Ovid
  • Metamorphoses (2-8 CE) – Ovid
  • Pharsalia (On The Civil War) (61-65 CE) – Lucan

100 CE

  • Ramayana (c. 100 CE) – Valmiki (attrib.)
  • Satires (c. 138 CE) – Juvenal

200 CE

300 CE

  • Mahabharata (c. 300 CE) – Vyasa (attrib.)

400 CE

  • The Cloud Messenger (Meghaduta) (c. 400 CE) – Kālidāsa
  • Returning to Live in the Country (c. 427 CE) – Tao Yuanming (Tao Qian)
  • Reading the Classic of Hills and Seas (c. 427 CE) – Tao Yuanming (Tao Qian)
  • Twenty Poems After Drinking Wine (esp. #5) (c. 427 CE) – Tao Yuanming (Tao Qian)
  • The Return (c. 427 CE) – Tao Yuanming (Tao Qian)
  • Begging for Food (c. 427 CE) – Tao Yuanming (Tao Qian)
  • On Moving House (c. 427 CE) – Tao Yuanming (Tao Qian)
  • In The Sixth Month of 408, Fire (c. 427 CE) – Tao Yuanming (Tao Qian)

500 CE

  • The Three Centuries (Satakatraya) (c. 500 CE) – Bhartrihari

600 CE

  • The Hanging Poems (Mu’allaqat) (c. 550-630 CE) – Anonymous

700 CE

  • Deer Park (c. 759 CE) – Wang Wei
  • Farewell (c. 759 CE) – Wang Wei
  • Replying To Subprefect Zhang (c. 759 CE) – Wang Wei
  • A Green Stream (c. 759 CE) – Wang Wei
  • The Bamboo Grove (c. 759 CE) – Wang Wei
  • Autumn Evening in a Mountain Retreat (c. 759 CE) – Wang Wei
  • Passing Hidden Fragrance Temple (c. 759 CE) – Wang Wei
  • Birds Calling in the Ravine (c. 759 CE) – Wang Wei
  • Drifting on the Lake (c. 759 CE) – Wang Wei
  • Mourning Yin Yao (c. 759 CE) – Wang Wei
  • A Song of an Autumn Night (c. 759 CE) – Wang Wei
  • A Song of Peach Blossom River (c. 759 CE) – Wang Wei
  • Huazi Ridge (c. 759 CE) – Wang Wei
  • Temple Tree Path (c. 759 CE) – Wang Wei
  • At the Lake Pavilion (c. 759 CE) – Wang Wei
  • A Message from My Lodge at Wangchuan to Pei Di (c. 759 CE) – Wang Wei
  • At Parting (c. 759 CE) – Wang Wei
  • Lament for Mêng Hao-Jan (c. 759 CE) – Wang Wei
  • One-Hearted (c. 759 CE) – Wang Wei
  • Man’yōshū (c. 760 CE) – Anonymous
  • Jade Stairs Lament (c. 762 CE) – Li Bai (Li Po)
  • The River-Merchant’s Wife: A Letter (A Poem of Changgan) (c. 762 CE) – Li Bai (Li Po)
  • A Quiet Night Thought (c. 762 CE) – Li Bai (Li Po)
  • Long Yearning (c. 762 CE) – Li Bai (Li Po)
  • Farewell to Meng Hao-Jan (c. 762 CE) – Li Bai (Li Po)
  • Drinking Alone in the Moonlight (c. 762 CE) – Li Bai (Li Po)
  • The Moon at the Fortified Pass (c. 762 CE) – Li Bai (Li Po)
  • Chuang Tzu and the Butterfly (c. 762 CE) – Li Bai (Li Po)
  • The Exile’s Letter (c. 762 CE) – Li Bai (Li Po)
  • Drinking with Someone in the Mountains (c. 762 CE) – Li Bai (Li Po)
  • Taking Leave of a Friend   (c. 762 CE) – Li Bai (Li Po)
  • On Climbing in Nan-King to the Terrace of Phoenixes (c. 762 CE) – Li Bai (Li Po)
  • Alone, Looking at the Mountain (c. 762 CE) – Li Bai (Li Po)
  • Amidst the Flowers a Jug of Wine (c. 762 CE) – Li Bai (Li Po)
  • Autumn River Song (c. 762 CE) – Li Bai (Li Po)
  • About Du Fu (c. 762 CE) – Li Bai (Li Po)
  • To Du Fu from Shantung (c. 762 CE) – Li Bai (Li Po)
  • Climbing West of Lotus Flower Peak (c. 762 CE) – Li Bai (Li Po)
  • Confessional (c. 762 CE) – Li Bai (Li Po)
  • Looking for a Monk and Not Finding Him (c. 762 CE) – Li Bai (Li Po)
  • Visiting a Taoist Priest on Tiatien Mountain (c. 762 CE) – Li Bai (Li Po)
  • To Wang Lun (c. 762 CE) – Li Bai (Li Po)
  • For Meng Hao-Jan (c. 762 CE) – Li Bai (Li Po)
  • Waking From Drunkenness on a Spring Day (c. 762 CE) – Li Bai (Li Po)
  • Song of an Old Cypress (c. 770 CE) – Du Fu (Tu Fu)
  • To My Retired Friend Wei (c. 770 CE) – Du Fu (Tu Fu)
  • Thinking of Li Bai at the End of the Sky (c. 770 CE) – Du Fu (Tu Fu)
  • Spring Night in the Left Office (c. 770 CE) – Du Fu (Tu Fu)
  • Moonlit Night (c. 770 CE) – Du Fu (Tu Fu)
  • Ballad of the Army Carts (c. 770 CE) – Du Fu (Tu Fu)
  • Alone, Looking for Blossoms Along the River (c. 770 CE) – Du Fu (Tu Fu)
  • A Spring View (c. 770 CE) – Du Fu (Tu Fu)
  • Thinking of My Brothers on a Moonlit Night (c. 770 CE) – Du Fu (Tu Fu)
  • Four Rhymes to See Off General Yan at Fenji Station (c. 770 CE) – Du Fu (Tu Fu)
  • On Meeting Li Guinian Again, South of the River (c. 770 CE) – Du Fu (Tu Fu)
  • Reply to a Friend’s Advice (c. 770 CE) – Du Fu (Tu Fu)

800 CE

900 CE

  • Wulf and Eadwacer (c. 960-990 CE) – Anonymous

1000

  • Beowulf (c. 1000 CE) – Anonymous
  • Shahnameh (The Book of Kings) (1010) – Ferdowsi

1100

  • The Song of Roland (c. 1100) – Anonymous
  • Dreaming of my Deceased Wife on the Night of the 20th Day of the First Month (c. 1101) – Su Shi (Su Dongpo)
  • Impromptu Verse (“My frosty hair blows loosely in the wind”) (c. 1101) – Su Shi (Su Dongpo)
  • Mid-Autumn Moon (c. 1101) – Su Shi (Su Dongpo)
  • New Year’s Watch (c. 1101) – Su Shi (Su Dongpo)
  • Visiting The Temple of Auspicious Fortune Alone on Winter Solstice (c. 1101) – Su Shi (Su Dongpo)
  • Visiting the Temple of the God of Mercy on a Rainy Day (c. 1101) – Su Shi (Su Dongpo)
  • Written While Drunk in Lake-View Pavilion on the 27th Day of the Sixth Month (c. 1101) – Su Shi (Su Dongpo)
  • Remembrance (c. 1101) – Su Shi (Su Dongpo)
  • The Immortal by the River (c. 1101) – Su Shi (Su Dongpo)
  • The Assemblies of Al-Hariri (Maqamat Al-Hariri) (c. 1100-1122) – Al-Hariri of Basra
  • The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam (c. 1131) – Omar Khayyam
  • To the Tune of ‘Fisherman’s Pride’ (c. 1151) – Li Qingzhao
  • To the Tune of ‘Intoxicated Under the Shadow of Flowers’ (c. 1151) – Li Qingzhao
  • To the Tune of ‘Like a Dream’ (c. 1151) – Li Qingzhao
  • Confession (c. 1165) – Archpoet (pseud.)
  • The Conference of the Birds (1177) – Attar of Nishapur (Farid Al-Din Attar)
  • Perceval, The Story of the Grail (1181-1190) – Chrétien de Troyes
  • Lais of Marie de France (c. 1180-1199) – Marie de France

1200

  • Nibelungenlied (c. 1200) – Anonymous
  • The Poem of the Cid (1195-1207) – Anonymous
  • Parzifal (1200-1220) – Wolfram von Eschenbach
  • Romance of the Rose, Part One (1230) – Guillaume de Lorris
  • Bani Adam (All Human Beings Are In Truth Akin) (1258) – Saadi Shirazi (Sa’di)
  • Bustan (Bostan) (The Orchard) (1257) – Saadi Shirazi (Sa’di)
  • Gulistan (Golestan) (The Rose Garden) (1258) – Saadi Shirazi (Sa’di)
  • Birdsong (c. 1273) – Jalalu’l-din Rumi
  • A Stone I Died (c. 1273) – Jalalu’l-din Rumi
  • Come, Come, Whoever You Are (c. 1273) – Jalalu’l-din Rumi
  • At the Twilight (c. 1273) – Jalalu’l-din Rumi
  • Romance of the Rose, Part Two (1275) – Jean de Meun
  • The New Life (1295) – Dante Alighieri

1300

  • Song of Govinda (Gita Govinda) (c. 1300) – Jayadeva
  • The Divine Comedy (1265-1321) – Dante Alighieri
  • Meditation on the Past at Tong Pass (c. 1329) – Zhang Yanghao
  • Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (c. 1350) – Anonymous
  • Sonnets To Laura In Life 109 (“Alas, When Love Makes His Assaults on Me”) (c. 1374) – Petrarch
  • Sonnets To Laura In Life 156 (“I Saw Angelic Virtue on Earth”) (c. 1374) – Petrarch
  • O Beautiful Wine Bearer, Bring Forth the Cup (Ghazal 1) (c. 1385) – Hafez
  • That Beautiful Shirazi Turk, Took Control and My Heart Stole (Ghazal 5) (c. 1385) – Hafez
  • Where Is My Ruined Life? (Ghazal 12) (c. 1385) – Hafez
  • Last Night, As Half Asleep I Dreaming Lay (Ghazal 44) (c. 1385) – Hafez
  • Wild Deer (c. 1385) – Hafez
  • Rubaiyat 1 (“Nothing Comes in our Eyes except Your Face”) (c. 1385) – Hafez
  • Troilus and Criseyde (c. 1385) – Geoffrey Chaucer
  • Piers Plowman (c. 1386) – William Langland

1400

  • The Canterbury Tales (c. 1387-1400) – Geoffrey Chaucer
  • Adam Lay I-Bowndyn (Adam Lay Ybounden) (c. 1400) – Anonymous
  • I Syng of A Mayden (As Dew In April) (c. 1400) – Anonymous
  • The Unquiet Grave (Child Ballad No. 78) (c. 1400) – Anonymous
  • Orlando Innamorato (c. 1494) – Matteo Maria Boiardo

1500

  • To Mistress Margaret Hussey (1523) – John Skelton
  • Western Wind (Westron Wynde) (c. 1530) – Anonymous
  • Orlando Furioso (1532) – Ludovico Ariosto
  • Whoso List To Hunt (c. 1542) – Sir Thomas Wyatt
  • They Flee From Me (c. 1542) – Sir Thomas Wyatt
  • The Lover Showeth How He Is Forsaken (c. 1542) – Sir Thomas Wyatt
  • Epic of Layla and Majnun (Dâstân-I Leylî Vü Mecnun) (c. 1556) – Fużūlī
  • Tichborne’s Elegy (1586) – Chidiock Tichborne
  • Astrophel and Stella (1591) – Philip Sidney
  • The Nymph’s Reply to the Shepherd (1592) – Walter Raleigh
  • The Lie (1592) – Walter Raleigh
  • The Passionate Shepherd To His Love (c. 1593) – Christopher Marlowe
  • The Burning Babe (1595) – Robert Southwell
  • The Faerie Queen (1590, 1596) – Edmund Spenser
  • A Fairy Song (From A Midsummer Night’s Dream) (1596) – William Shakespeare
  • My Love Is Like To Ice, and I To Fire (c. 1599) – Edmund Spenser
  • All The World’s A Stage (The Seven Ages of Man) (From As You Like It) (1599) – William Shakespeare
  • Sonnet 138 (“When My Love Swears She Is Made of Truth”) (1599) – William Shakespeare

1600

  • Summer’s Last Will And Testament: Spring (1600) – Thomas Nashe
  • Tom O’ Bedlam (Tom O’ Bedlam’s Song) (c. 1600) – Anonymous
  • Sir Patrick Spens (Child Ballad No. 58) (c. 1600) – Anonymous
  • The Passionate Man’s Pilgrimage (1603) – Walter Raleigh
  • Sonnet 1 (“From Fairest Creatures We Desire Increase”) (1609) – William Shakespeare
  • Sonnet 12 (“When I Do Count The Clock That Tells The Time”) (1609) – William Shakespeare
  • Sonnet 18 (“Shall I Compare Thee To A Summer’s Day”) (1609) – William Shakespeare
  • Sonnet 20 (“A Woman’s Face With Nature’s Own Hand Painted”) (1609) – William Shakespeare
  • Sonnet 29 (“When In Disgrace With Fortune And Men’s Eyes”) (1609) – William Shakespeare
  • Sonnet 30 (“When To The Sessions of Sweet Silent Thought”) (1609) – William Shakespeare
  • Sonnet 55 (“Not Marble, Nor The Gilded Monuments”) (1609) – William Shakespeare
  • Sonnet 65 (“Since Neither Brass Nor Stone”) (1609) – William Shakespeare
  • Sonnet 71 (“No Longer Mourn For Me When I Am Dead”) (1609) – William Shakespeare
  • Sonnet 73 (“That Time of Year Thou Mayst In Me Behold”) (1609) – William Shakespeare
  • Sonnet 76 (“Why Is My Verse So Barren of New Pride”) (1609) – William Shakespeare
  • Sonnet 94 (“They That Have Power To Hurt And Will Do None”) (1609) – William Shakespeare
  • Sonnet 106 (“When In The Chronicle of Wasted Time”) (1609) – William Shakespeare
  • Sonnet 107 (“Not Mine Own Fears, Nor The Prophetic Soul”) (1609) – William Shakespeare
  • Sonnet 116 (“Let Me Not To The Marriage of True Minds”) (1609) – William Shakespeare
  • Sonnet 127 (“In The Old Age Black Was Counted Fair”) (1609) – William Shakespeare
  • Sonnet 129 (“The Expense of Spirit In A Waste of Shame”) (1609) – William Shakespeare
  • Sonnet 130 (“My Mistress’ Eyes Are Nothing Like The Sun”) (1609) – William Shakespeare
  • Sonnet 146 (“Pour Soul, The Centre of My Sinful Earth”) (1609) – William Shakespeare
  • Sonnet 147 (“My Love Is A Fever, Longing Still”) (1609) – William Shakespeare
  • Holy Sonnets No. 7  (“At The Round Earth’s Imagined Corners”) (1609) – John Donne
  • Holy Sonnets No. 10 (“Death Be Not Proud”) (1609) – John Donne
  • Holy Sonnets No. 14 (“Batter My Heart, Three-Personed God”) (1609) – John Donne

1610

  • Holy Sonnets No. 1 (“Thou Has Made Me, And Shall Thy Work Decay”) (1609-1611) – John Donne
  • The Three Ravens (Child Ballad No. 26) (c. 1611) – Anonymous
  • Good Friday, 1613. Riding Westward (1613) – John Donne
  • Song To Celia (“Drink to Me only with Thine Eyes”) (1616) – Ben Jonson
  • On My First Son (1616) – Ben Jonson
  • To Penshurst (1616) – Ben Jonson

1620

  • Rose-Cheeked Laura (c. 1620) – Thomas Campion
  • Lord Randall (c. 1629) – Anonymous
  • On The Morning of Christ’s Nativity (1629) – John Milton

1630

  • Holy Sonnets No. 5 (“I Am A Little World Made Cunningly”) (c. 1631) – John Donne
  • Song (“Go and Catch a Falling Star”) (c. 1631) – John Donne
  • The Good-Morrow (c. 1631) – John Donne
  • The Anniversary (c. 1631) – John Donne
  • The Canonization (c. 1631) – John Donne
  • The Ecstasy (c. 1631) – John Donne
  • The Flea (c. 1631) – John Donne
  • The Funeral (c. 1631) – John Donne
  • The Sun Rising (c. 1631) – John Donne
  • A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning (c. 1631) – John Donne
  • Woman’s Constancy (c. 1631) – John Donne
  • L’Allegro (1631) – John Milton
  • Il Penseroso (1631) – John Milton
  • The Collar (1633) – George Herbert
  • The Pulley (1633) – George Herbert
  • Easter Wings (1633) – George Herbert
  • Jordan (1633) – George Herbert
  • Redemption (1633) – George Herbert
  • Virtue (1633) – George Herbert
  • Bitter-Sweet (1633) – George Herbert
  • Lycidas (1637) – John Milton
  • To John Donne (c. 1637) – Ben Jonson
  • Orsames’ Song (“Why So Pale and Wan, Fond Lover?”) (from Aglaura) (1638) – Sir John Suckling

1640

  • To My Inconstant Mistress (c. 1640) – Thomas Carew
  • To Althea, From Prison (1642) – Richard Lovelace
  • The Argument of His Book (1648) – Robert Herrick
  • Upon Julia’s Clothes (1648) – Robert Herrick
  • Delight in Disorder (1648) – Robert Herrick
  • To The Virgins, To Make Much of Time (1648) – Robert Herrick
  • Corinna’s Going A-Maying (1648) – Robert Herrick
  • To Lucasta, Going To The Wars (1649) – Richard Lovelace

1650

  • The Retreat (1650) – Henry Vaughan
  • They Are All Gone into the World of Light (1655) – Henry Vaughan
  • Sonnet XVIII. On The Late Massacre in Piedmont (1655) – John Milton
  • Sonnet XIX. On His Blindness (1655) – John Milton
  • Sonnet XXIII. On His Deceased Wife (1656) – John Milton

1660

  • Paradise Lost (1667) – John Milton
  • An Exequy To His Matchless, Never-To-Be-Forgotten Friend (c. 1669) – Henry King
  • Exequy on his Wife (c. 1669) – Henry King

1670

  • Paradise Regained (1671) – John Milton
  • To My Dear and Loving Husband (c. 1672) – Anne Bradstreet
  • To Daffodils (c. 1674) – Robert Herrick
  • To His Coy Mistress (c. 1678) – Andrew Marvell
  • Bermudas (c. 1678) – Andrew Marvell
  • The Definition of Love (c. 1678) – Andrew Marvell
  • The Garden (c. 1678) – Andrew Marvell
  • Mac Flecknoe (c. 1678) – John Dryden

1680

  • To The Memory of Mr. Oldham (1684) – John Dryden
  • A Song For St. Cecilia’s Day (1687) – John Dryden
  • Song (“Go, Lovely Rose”) (c. 1687) – Edmund Waller

1690

  • An Old Pond (c. 1694) – Matsuo Bashō
  • First Day of Spring (c. 1694) – Matsuo Bashō
  • Four Haiku (c. 1694) – Matsuo Bashō
  • A Bee (c. 1694) – Matsuo Bashō
  • The Dragonfly (c. 1694) – Matsuo Bashō
  • Fleas, Lice (c. 1694) – Matsuo Bashō
  • A Caterpillar (c. 1694) – Matsuo Bashō
  • A Cicada Shell (c. 1694) – Matsuo Bashō
  • What Fish Feel (c. 1694) – Matsuo Bashō
  • A Wild Sea (c. 1694) – Matsuo Bashō
  • Spring Rain (c. 1694) – Matsuo Bashō
  • Autumn Moonlight (c. 1694) – Matsuo Bashō
  • First Snow (c. 1694) – Matsuo Bashō
  • Winter Solitude (c. 1694) – Matsuo Bashō
  • Winter Garden (c. 1694) – Matsuo Bashō
  • Stillness (c. 1694) – Matsuo Bashō
  • The Oak Tree (c. 1694) – Matsuo Bashō
  • A Field of Cotton (c. 1694) – Matsuo Bashō
  • Awake at Night (c. 1694) – Matsuo Bashō
  • Moonlight Slanting (c. 1694) – Matsuo Bashō
  • The Clouds Come and Go (c. 1694) – Matsuo Bashō
  • How Admirable (c. 1694) – Matsuo Bashō
  • Won’t You Come and See (c. 1694) – Matsuo Bashō
  • None Is Travelling (c. 1694) – Matsuo Bashō
  • Don’t Imitate Me (c. 1694) – Matsuo Bashō
  • Bashō’s Death Poem (c. 1694) – Matsuo Bashō

1700

  • A Description of the Morning (1709) – Jonathan Swift

1710

  • Essay on Criticism (1711) – Alexander Pope
  • The Rape of the Lock (1712) – Alexander Pope

1720

1730

  • Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot (1734) – Alexander Pope

1740

  • Ode on the Death of a Favourite Cat, Drowned in a Tub of Gold Fishes (1747) – Thomas Gray
  • The Vanity of Human Wishes (1749) – Samuel Johnson

1750

  • Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard (1751) – Thomas Gray

1760

  • The Beautiful Night (1768) – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

1770

  • The Deserted Village (1770) – Oliver Goldsmith
  • Olney Hymn 35 (“Light Shining Out of Darkness”) (1779) – William Cowper

1780

      • The Erlking (1782) – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
      • To the Evening Star (1783) – William Blake
      • Buying Leeks (c. 1784) – Yosa Buson
      • A Bat Flits (c. 1784) – Yosa Buson
      • Ploughing the Land (c. 1784) – Yosa Buson
      • Washing the Hoe (c. 1784) – Yosa Buson
      • Straw Sandal Half Sunk (c. 1784) – Yosa Buson
      • The Behavior of the Pigeon (c. 1784) – Yosa Buson
      • Calligraphy of Geese (c. 1784) – Yosa Buson
      • His Holiness the Abbot (c. 1784) – Yosa Buson
      • He’s on the Porch (c. 1784) – Yosa Buson
      • Coolness (c. 1784) – Yosa Buson
      • Hokku Poems in Four Seasons (c. 1784) – Yosa Buson
      • The Spring Sea Rising (c. 1784) – Yosa Buson
      • The End of Spring (c. 1784) – Yosa Buson
      • Early Summer Rain (c. 1784) – Yosa Buson
      • Harvest Moon (c. 1784) – Yosa Buson
      • The Willow Leaves Fallen (c. 1784) – Yosa Buson
      • Haiku (The Winter River…) (c. 1784) – Yosa Buson
      • Dawn (c. 1784) – Yosa Buson
      • Not Quite Dark Yet (c. 1784) – Yosa Buson
      • Evening Wind (c. 1784) – Yosa Buson
      • Blown from the West (c. 1784) – Yosa Buson
      • Lighting One Candle (c. 1784) – Yosa Buson
      • My Arm for a Pillow (c. 1784) – Yosa Buson
      • Sparrow Singing (c. 1784) – Yosa Buson
      • They End Their Flight (c. 1784) – Yosa Buson
      • Before The White Chrysanthemum (c. 1784) – Yosa Buson
      • Blow of an Ax (c. 1784) – Yosa Buson
      • Old Well (c. 1784) – Yosa Buson
      • Elegy to the Old Man Hokuju (c. 1784) – Yosa Buson
      • On Being Brought from Africa to America (c. 1784) – Phillis Wheatley
      • On Imagination (c. 1784) – Phillis Wheatley
      • To S. M., A Young African Painter, On Seeing His Works (c. 1784) – Phillis Wheatley
      • On Virtue (c. 1784) – Phillis Wheatley
      • Ode To Joy (1785) – Friedrich Schiller
      • Holy Willie’s Prayer (1785) – Robert Burns
      • To A Mouse, On Turning Her Up In Her Nest With The Plough (1785) – Robert Burns
      • John Anderson My Jo (1789) – Robert Burns
      • The Lamb (1789) – William Blake
      • The Little Black Boy (1789) – William Blake
      • The Chimney Sweeper (1789) – William Blake
      • A Cradle Song (1789) – William Blake

1790

      • The Clod and the Pebble (1794) – William Blake
      • Holy Thursday (1794) – William Blake
      • The Sick Rose (1794) – William Blake
      • The Tyger (1794) – William Blake
      • The Garden of Love (1794) – William Blake
      • London (1794) – William Blake
      • A Poison Tree (1794) – William Blake
      • My Love Is Like A Red, Red Rose (1794) – Robert Burns
      • Nearness of the Beloved (1795) – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
      • Farewell (1797) – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
      • The Glove (1797) – Friedrich Schiller
      • Kubla Khan (1797) – Samuel Taylor Coleridge
      • Frost at Midnight (1798) – Samuel Taylor Coleridge
      • The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (1798) – Samuel Taylor Coleridge
      • Lines Composed A Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey (1798) – William Wordsworth

1800

      • Lucy Gray (1800) – William Wordsworth
      • Composed Upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, 1802 (1802) – William Wordsworth
      • London, 1802 (1802) – William Wordsworth
      • Dejection: An Ode (1802) – Samuel Taylor Coleridge
      • Mock On, Mock On! Voltaire, Rousseau (1800-1803) – William Blake
      • Auguries of Innocence (1803) – William Blake
      • Archimedes (c. 1805) – Friedrich Schiller
      • Evening (c. 1805) – Friedrich Schiller
      • The Artists (c. 1805) – Friedrich Schiller
      • Daffodils (“I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud”) (1807) – William Wordsworth
      • The World Is Too Much With Us (1807) – William Wordsworth
      • My Heart Leaps Up When I Behold (1807) – William Wordsworth
      • Ode: Intimations of Immortality From Recollections of Early Childhood (1807) – William Wordsworth
      • Resolution and Independence (1807) – William Wordsworth
      • The Solitary Reaper (1807) – William Wordsworth

1810

      • Jerusalem (“And Did Those Feet in Ancient Time”) (1804-1810) – William Blake
      • She Walks In Beauty (1814) – George Gordon, Lord Byron
      • The Destruction of Sennacherib (1815) – George Gordon, Lord Byron
      • On First Looking Into Chapman’s Homer (1816) – John Keats
      • Endymion (1817) – John Keats
      • So, We’ll Go No More A-Roving (1817) – George Gordon, Lord Byron
      • When We Two Parted (1817) – George Gordon, Lord Byron
      • Thanatopsis (1817) – William Cullen Bryant
      • When I Have Fears That I May Cease To Be (1818) – John Keats
      • At Midnight Hour (1818) – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
      • Ozymandias (1818) – Percy Bysshe Shelley
      • Stanzas Written In Dejection – December 1818, Near Naples (1818) – Percy Bysshe Shelley
      • Ode to the West Wind (1819) – Percy Bysshe Shelley
      • England in 1819 (1819) – Percy Bysshe Shelley
      • The Masque of Anarchy (1819) – Percy Bysshe Shelley
      • Ode on a Grecian Urn (1819) – John Keats
      • Ode on Melancholy (1819) – John Keats
      • Ode to a Nightingale (1819) – John Keats
      • Ode to Psyche (1819) – John Keats
      • La Belle Dame Sans Merci (1819) – John Keats
      • To Autumn (1819) – John Keats
      • Bright Star (1819) – John Keats

1820

      • Love’s Philosophy (1820) – Percy Bysshe Shelley
      • To A Skylark (1820) – Percy Bysshe Shelley
      • The Eve of St. Agnes (c. 1821) – John Keats
      • Music, When Soft Voices Die (1821) – Percy Bysshe Shelley
      • Adonais: An Elegy on the Death of John Keats (1821) – Percy Bysshe Shelley
      • To A Waterfowl (1821) – William Cullen Bryant
      • Don Juan (1824) – George Gordon, Lord Byron
      • All The Time I Pray To Buddha (c. 1828) – Kobayashi Issa
      • The Snow Is Melting (c. 1828) – Kobayashi Issa
      • Even with Insects (c. 1828) – Kobayashi Issa
      • Writing Shit about New Snow (c. 1828) – Kobayashi Issa
      • A Cuckoo Sings (c. 1828) – Kobayashi Issa
      • I’m Going Out (c. 1828) – Kobayashi Issa
      • How Much (c. 1828) – Kobayashi Issa
      • Don’t Know about the People (c. 1828) – Kobayashi Issa
      • Ducks Bobbing on the Water (c. 1828) – Kobayashi Issa
      • Even on the Smallest Islands (c. 1828) – Kobayashi Issa
      • Blossoms at Night (c. 1828) – Kobayashi Issa
      • In This World (c. 1828) – Kobayashi Issa
      • With My Father (c. 1828) – Kobayashi Issa
      • It Once Happened (c. 1828) – Kobayashi Issa
      • Pissing in the Snow (c. 1828) – Kobayashi Issa
      • Last Time, I Think (c. 1828) – Kobayashi Issa
      • That Pretty Girl (c. 1828) – Kobayashi Issa
      • Summer Night (c. 1828) – Kobayashi Issa
      • Windy Fall (c. 1828) – Kobayashi Issa
      • Seen (c. 1828) – Kobayashi Issa
      • New Year’s Morning (c. 1828) – Kobayashi Issa
      • The Crow (c. 1828) – Kobayashi Issa
      • Don’t Worry, Spiders (c. 1828) – Kobayashi Issa
      • A Bath When You’re Born (c. 1828) – Kobayashi Issa
      • In Spring Rain (c. 1828) – Kobayashi Issa
      • A Huge Frog and I (c. 1828) – Kobayashi Issa
      • I Loved You (1829) – Alexander Pushkin
      • Alone (1829) – Edgar Allan Poe

1830

      • Mariana (1830) – Alfred, Lord Tennyson
      • To Helen (1831) – Edgar Allan Poe
      • Mignon’s Longing (c. 1832) – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
      • Permanence in Change (c. 1832) – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
      • The Fisherman (c. 1832) – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
      • The Dance of Death (c. 1832) – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
      • Eugene Onegin (1825-1832) – Alexander Pushkin
      • Ulysses (1833) – Alfred, Lord Tennyson
      • The Lotos-Eaters (1833) – Alfred, Lord Tennyson
      • Abou Ben Adhem (1834) – James Henry Leigh Hunt
      • The Canti (1835) – Giacomo Leopardi
      • Break, Break, Break (1835) – Alfred, Lord Tennyson
      • Concord Hymn (1836) – Ralph Waldo Emerson
      • A Psalm of Life (1838) – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

1840

      • The Snow-Storm (1841) – Ralph Waldo Emerson
      • Sic Vita (1841) – Henry David Thoreau
      • The Demon (1829-1841) – Mikhail Lermontov
      • The Village Blacksmith (1842) – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
      • My Last Duchess (1842) – Robert Browning
      • Home-Thoughts, From Abroad (1845) – Robert Browning
      • I Am (1845) – John Clare
      • The Arrow And The Song (1845) – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
      • The Raven (1845) – Edgar Allan Poe
      • Sonnets from the Portuguese 14 (“If Thou Must Love Me, Let It Be For Nought”) (1845-1846) – Elizabeth Barrett Browning
      • Sonnets from the Portuguese 43 (“How Do I Love Thee? Let Me Count The Ways”) (1845-1846) – Elizabeth Barrett Browning
      • Remembrance (1846) – Emily Brontë
      • The Rhodora (1847) – Ralph Waldo Emerson
      • In Memoriam A.H.H. (1849) – Alfred, Lord Tennyson
      • Annabel Lee (1849) – Edgar Allan Poe
      • A Dream within a Dream (1849) – Edgar Allan Poe

1850

      • The Blessed Damozel (1850) – Dante Gabriel Rossetti
      • The Prelude (1850) – William Wordsworth
      • The Eagle (1851) – Alfred, Lord Tennyson
      • Thee, Thee, Only Thee (c. 1852) – Thomas Moore
      • Tis The Last Rose of Summer (c. 1852) – Thomas Moore
      • The Meeting of the Waters (c. 1852) – Thomas Moore
      • Oft in the Stilly Night (c. 1852) – Thomas Moore
      • The Scholar Gipsy (1853) – Matthew Arnold
      • The Charge of the Light Brigade (1854) – Alfred, Lord Tennyson
      • Echo (1854) – Christina Rossetti
      • Two in the Campagna (1855) – Robert Browning
      • Song of Myself (1855) – Walt Whitman
      • In An Artist’s Studio (1856) – Christina Rossetti
      • Carrion (A Carcass) (1857) – Charles Baudelaire
      • Invitation to a Voyage (1857) – Charles Baudelaire
      • The Chambered Nautilus (1858) – Oliver Wendell Holmes
      • My Lost Youth (1858) – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
      • Goblin Market (1859) – Christina Rossetti
      • Jenny Kiss’d Me (c. 1859) – James Henry Leigh Hunt

1860

      • To You (1860) – Walt Whitman
      • The Latest Decalogue (c. 1861) – Arthur Hugh Clough
      • Say Not The Struggle Naught Availeth (c. 1861) – Arthur Hugh Clough
      • Hymn to Beauty (1861) – Charles Baudelaire
      • Battle Hymn of the Republic (1861) – Julia Ward Howe
      • A Birthday (1861) – Christina Rossetti
      • Remember (1862) – Christina Rossetti
      • Up-Hill (1862) – Christina Rossetti
      • Song (1862) – Christina Rossetti
      • The Children’s Hour (1863) – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
      • On His Seventy-Fifth Birthday (c. 1864) – Walter Savage Landor
      • Rose Aylmer (c. 1864) – Walter Savage Landor
      • Dirce (c. 1864) – Walter Savage Landor
      • Dying Speech of an Old Philosopher (c. 1864) – Walter Savage Landor
      • Piers Plowman (c. 1864) – Walter Savage Landor
      • First Love (c. 1864) – John Clare
      • Barbara Frietchie (1864) – John Greenleaf Whittier
      • O Captain! My Captain! (1865) – Walt Whitman
      • When Lilacs Last In the Dooryard Bloom’d (1865) – Walt Whitman
      • Snowbound (1866) – John Greenleaf Whittier
      • When I Heard The Learn’d Astronomer (1867) – Walt Whitman
      • I Hear America Singing (1867) – Walt Whitman
      • Year That Trembled and Reel’d Beneath Me (1867) – Walt Whitman
      • Whoever You Are Now Holding Me Now in Hand (1867) – Walt Whitman
      • Dirge for Two Veterans (1867) – Walt Whitman
      • The Runner (1867) – Walt Whitman
      • Dover Beach (1867) – Matthew Arnold
      • Rhyme? and Reason? (Phantasmagoria) (1869) – Lewis Carroll

1870

      • The Earthly Paradise (1868-1870) – William Morris
      • The Sleeper in the Valley (1870) – Arthur Rimbaud
      • Sensation (1870) – Arthur Rimbaud
      • Romance (1870) – Arthur Rimbaud
      • The Drunken Boat (1871) – Arthur Rimbaud
      • The Owl and the Pussycat (1871) – Edward Lear
      • Jabberwocky (1871) (from Through The Looking Glass) – Lewis Carroll
      • As I Walk These Broad Majestic Days (1871) – Walt Whitman
      • President Lincoln’s Burial Hymn (1871) – Walt Whitman
      • Song of the Redwood Tree (1874) – Walt Whitman
      • Invictus (1875) – William Ernest Henley
      • The Hunting of the Snark (1876) – Lewis Carroll
      • God’s Grandeur (1877) – Gerard Manley Hopkins
      • The Windhover (1877) – Gerard Manley Hopkins
      • Pied Beauty (1877) – Gerard Manley Hopkins
      • A Forsaken Garden (1878) – Algernon Charles Swinburne

1880

      • Spring And Fall: To A Young Child (1880) – Gerard Manley Hopkins
      • Felix Randal (1880) – Gerard Manley Hopkins
      • Requiem (1880) – Robert Louis Stevenson
      • Inversnaid (1881) – Gerard Manley Hopkins
      • A Clear Midnight (1882) – Walt Whitman
      • In Paths Untrodden (1882) – Walt Whitman
      • Shut Not Your Doors (1882) – Walt Whitman
      • A Noiseless Patient Spider (1882) – Walt Whitman
      • Days (c. 1882) – Ralph Waldo Emerson
      • Carrion Comfort (1885) – Gerard Manley Hopkins
      • Old Ironsides (1885) – Oliver Wendell Holmes
      • The End of Satan (Et Nox Facta Es) (1886) – Victor Hugo
      • Success Is Counted Sweetest (c. 1886) – Emily Dickinson
      • ‘Hope’ Is the Thing with Feathers (c. 1886) – Emily Dickinson
      • There’s A Certain Slant of Light (c. 1886) – Emily Dickinson
      • I Felt A Funeral, In My Brain (c. 1886) – Emily Dickinson
      • The Soul Selects Her Own Society (c. 1886) – Emily Dickinson
      • A Bird Came Down The Walk (c. 1886) – Emily Dickinson
      • After Great Pain, A Formal Feeling Comes (c. 1886) – Emily Dickinson
      • Much Madness Is Divinest Sense (c. 1886) – Emily Dickinson
      • I Heard A Fly Buzz – When I Died (c. 1886) – Emily Dickinson
      • Because I Could Not Stop For Death (c. 1886) – Emily Dickinson
      • A Narrow Fellow in the Grass (c. 1886) – Emily Dickinson
      • I’m Nobody! Who Are You? (c. 1886) – Emily Dickinson
      • Wild Nights! Wild Nights! (c. 1886) – Emily Dickinson
      • This Is My Letter to the World (c. 1886) – Emily Dickinson
      • As Imperceptibly As Grief (c. 1886) – Emily Dickinson
      • The Bible Is An Antique Volume (c. 1886) – Emily Dickinson
      • Fame Is A Bee (c. 1886) – Emily Dickinson
      • I Like A Look of Agony (c. 1886) – Emily Dickinson
      • I Never Lost As Much But Twice (c. 1886) – Emily Dickinson
      • I Reckon – When I Count At All (c. 1886) – Emily Dickinson
      • I Would Not Paint – A Picture (c. 1886) – Emily Dickinson
      • A Little Over [or, East of] Jordan (c. 1886) – Emily Dickinson
      • My Life Had Stood – A Loaded Gun (c. 1886) – Emily Dickinson
      • On A Columnar Self (c. 1886) – Emily Dickinson
      • The Bustle in a House (c. 1886) – Emily Dickinson
      • Publication Is The Auction (c. 1886) – Emily Dickinson
      • Renunciation Is A Piercing Virtue (c. 1886) – Emily Dickinson
      • A Route of Evanescence (c. 1886) – Emily Dickinson
      • Safe in Their Alabaster Chambers (c. 1886) – Emily Dickinson
      • Split The Lark and You’ll Find the Music (c. 1886) – Emily Dickinson
      • Tell All The Truth But Tell It Slant (c. 1886) – Emily Dickinson
      • They Shut Me Up in Prose (c. 1886) – Emily Dickinson
      • I Cannot Live With You (c. 1886) – Emily Dickinson
      • If Those I Loved Were Lost (c. 1886) – Emily Dickinson
      • There Is Another Sky (c. 1886) – Emily Dickinson
      • “Why Do I Love” You, Sir? (c. 1886) – Emily Dickinson
      • “Faith” Is A Fine Invention (c. 1886) – Emily Dickinson
      • To Hear An Oriole Sing (c. 1886) – Emily Dickinson
      • Ample Make This Bed (c. 1886) – Emily Dickinson
      • This Grass So Little Has To Do (c. 1886) – Emily Dickinson
      • One Need Not Be A Chamber – To Be Haunted (c. 1886) – Emily Dickinson
      • Surgeons Must Be Very Careful (c. 1886) – Emily Dickinson
      • To Fight Aloud, Is Very Brave (c. 1886) – Emily Dickinson
      • Crossing the Bar (1889) – Alfred, Lord Tennyson
      • The Pied Piper of Hamelin (c. 1889) – Robert Browning

1890

      • The Lake Isle of Innisfree (1890) – W.B. Yeats
      • Evil (c. 1891) – Arthur Rimbaud
      • The Seekers of Lice (c. 1891) – Arthur Rimbaud
      • A Winter Dream (c. 1891) – Arthur Rimbaud
      • Dance of The Hanged Men (c. 1891) – Arthur Rimbaud
      • Ophelia (c. 1891) – Arthur Rimbaud
      • Good-Bye My Fancy! (1891) – Walt Whitman
      • When You Are Old (1892) – W.B. Yeats
      • Gunga Din (1892) – Rudyard Kipling
      • Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking (c. 1892) – Walt Whitman
      • To A Locomotive in Winter (c. 1892) – Walt Whitman
      • Vigil Strange I Kept on the Field One Night (c. 1892) – Walt Whitman
      • Non Sum Qualis Eram Bonae Sub Regno Cynarae (1894) – Ernest Dowson
      • In the Desert (1895) – Stephen Crane
      • A Shropshire Lad II (“Loveliest of Trees The Cherry Now”) (1896) – A.E. Housman
      • A Shropshire Lad XIX (To An Athlete Dying Young) (1896) – A.E. Housman
      • A Shropshire Lad LIV (“With Rue My Heart Is Laden”) (1896) – A.E. Housman
      • A Shropshire Lad LXII (“Terence, This Is Stupid Stuff”) (1896) – A.E. Housman
      • Recessional (1897) – Rudyard Kipling
      • Richard Cory (1897) – Edwin Arlington Robinson
      • Luke Havergal (1897) – Edwin Arlington Robinson
      • Three Sunsets (1898) – Lewis Carroll
      • Aedh Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven (1899) – W.B. Yeats

1900

      • The Darkling Thrush (1901) – Thomas Hardy
      • The Ruined Maid (1901) – Thomas Hardy
      • The Man He Killed (1902) – Thomas Hardy
      • A Mountain Village (c. 1902) – Masaoka Shiki
      • A Hollyhock (c. 1902) – Masaoka Shiki
      • Night (c. 1902) – Masaoka Shiki
      • A Quart of Phlegm (c. 1902) – Masaoka Shiki
      • For Love and For Hate (c. 1902) – Masaoka Shiki
      • Waiting for the Barbarians (1904) – Constantine P. Cavafy
      • Orpheus, Eurydice, Hermes (1904) – Rainer Maria Rilke
      • The Highwayman (1906) – Alfred Noyes
      • The Cremation of Sam McGee (1907) – Robert William Service
      • To Mother (1907) – Marina Tsvetaeva
      • Self-Portrait (Retrato) (1908) – Antonio Machado
      • In Paris (1909) – Marina Tsvetaeva

1910

      • Miniver Cheevy (1910) – Edwin Arlington Robinson
      • If (1910) – Rudyard Kipling
      • The Way Through The Woods (1910) – Rudyard Kipling
      • Endless Time (Gitanjali #1) (1910) – Rabindranath Tagore
      • A Moment’s Indulgence (Gitanjali #5) (1910) – Rabindranath Tagore
      • The Lotus (Gitanjali #20) (1910) – Rabindranath Tagore
      • The City (1910) – Constantine P. Cavafy
      • The Goat (1910) – Umberto Saba
      • Ithaka (1911) – Constantine P. Cavafy
      • Leisure (1911) – W.H. Davies
      • The Listeners (1912) – Walter de la Mare
      • Susie Asado (1912) – Gertrude Stein
      • The Gardener #38 (“My Love Once Upon A Time”) (1913) – Rabindranath Tagore
      • Silver (1913) – Walter de la Mare
      • Zone (1913) – Guillaume Apollinaire
      • A Station of the Metro (1913) – Ezra Pound
      • Trees (1913) – Joyce Kilmer
      • For My Poems, Written So Young (1913) – Marina Tsvetaeva
      • You Walk, Looking Just Like Me (1913) – Marina Tsvetaeva
      • Chicago (1914) – Carl Sandburg
      • The Soldier (1914) – Rupert Brooke
      • Tender Buttons (1914) – Gertrude Stein
      • Epitaph on an Army of Mercenaries (1914) – A.E. Housman
      • Mending Wall (1914) – Robert Frost
      • After Apple-Picking (1914) – Robert Frost
      • The Convergence of the Twain (1914) – Thomas Hardy
      • The Voice (1914) – Thomas Hardy
      • Channel Firing (1914) – Thomas Hardy
      • In Time of ‘The Breaking of Nations’ (1915) – Thomas Hardy
      • Spoon River Anthology (1915) – Edgar Lee Masters
      • Peter Quince at the Clavier (1915) – Wallace Stevens
      • The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock (1915) – T.S. Eliot
      • The Girlfriend (cycle) (1914-1915) – Marina Tsvetaeva
      • Where Does Such Tenderness Come From? (1916) – Marina Tsvetaeva
      • The Trees of My Childhood (1916) – Edith Sodergran
      • Break of Day in the Trenches (1916) – Isaac Rosenberg
      • Danse Russe (1916) – William Carlos Williams
      • Fog (1916) – Carl Sandburg
      • The Garden (1916) – Ezra Pound
      • The Road Not Taken (1916) – Robert Frost
      • An Old Man’s Winter Night (1916) – Robert Frost
      • Birches (1916) – Robert Frost
      • Out, Out (1916) – Robert Frost
      • The Oven Bird (1916) – Robert Frost
      • Patterns (1916) – Amy Lowell
      • Easter 1916 (1916) – W.B. Yeats
      • The Wild Swans at Coole (1917) – W.B. Yeats
      • Afterwards (1917) – Thomas Hardy
      • During Wind and Rain (1917) – Thomas Hardy
      • Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird (1917) – Wallace Stevens
      • La Figlia Che Piange (1917) – T.S. Eliot
      • Anyone Lived in a Pretty How Town (1917) – E.E. Cummings
      • Dulce et Decorum Est (1917) – Wilfred Owen
      • Anthem for Doomed Youth (1917) – Wilfred Owen
      • Strange Meeting (1918) – Wilfred Owen
      • The Fish (1918) – Marianne Moore
      • The Twelve (1918) – Alexander Blok
      • Grass (1918) – Carl Sandburg
      • Piano (1918) – D.H. Lawrence
      • Anecdote of the Jar (1919) – Wallace Stevens
      • An Irish Airman Foresees His Death (1919) – W.B. Yeats
      • Poetry (1919) – Marianne Moore

1920

      • The Necklace (“Take From My Palms”) (1920) – Osip Mandelstam
      • Preludes (1920) – T.S. Eliot
      • Sweeney Among The Nightingales (1920) – T.S. Eliot
      • The Second Coming (1920) – W.B. Yeats
      • I Carry Your Heart with Me (1920) – E.E. Cummings
      • Mother to Son (1920) – Langston Hughes
      • The Negro Speaks of Rivers (1920) – Langston Hughes
      • Mr. Flood’s Party (1921) – Edwin Arlington Robinson
      • The Snow Man (1921) – Wallace Stevens
      • Tea at the Palaz of Hoon (1921) – Wallace Stevens
      • The Emperor of Ice Cream (1922) – Wallace Stevens
      • Design (1922) – Robert Frost
      • The Waste Land (1922) – T.S. Eliot
      • First Fig (1922) – Edna St. Vincent Millay
      • Gray Hair (1922) – Marina Tsvetaeva
      • The Window (1923) – Marina Tsvetaeva
      • Dialogue Between Hamlet and His Conscience (1923) – Marina Tsvetaeva
      • You Who Loved Me with the Falseness (1923) – Marina Tsvetaeva
      • Shine, Perishing Republic (1923) – Robinson Jeffers
      • Fire and Ice (1923) – Robert Frost
      • Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening (1923) – Robert Frost
      • Duino Elegies (1912-1923) – Rainer Maria Rilke
      • The Red Wheelbarrow (1923) – William Carlos Williams
      • Snake (1923) – D.H. Lawrence
      • Sunday Morning (1923) – Wallace Stevens
      • Piazza Piece (1924) – John Crowe Ransom
      • Bells for John Whiteside’s Daughter (1924) – John Crowe Ransom
      • The Eye (1925) – Robinson Jeffers
      • The Deer Lay Down Their Bones (1925) – Robinson Jeffers
      • The Hollow Men (1925) – T.S. Eliot
      • Suicide’s Note (1925) – Langston Hughes
      • Voyages (1921-1926) – Hart Crane
      • Since Feeling Is First (1926) – E.E. Cummings
      • Ars Poetica (1926) – Archibald MacLeish
      • Journey of the Magi (1927) – T.S. Eliot
      • Gypsy Ballads (1927) – Federico García Lorca
      • Acquainted with the Night (1928) – Robert Frost
      • Leda and the Swan (1928) – W.B. Yeats
      • Sailing to Byzantium (1928) – W.B. Yeats
      • Dead Water (1928) – Wen Yiduo
      • Conversation with a Genius (1928) – Marina Tsvetaeva
      • Mack the Knife (1928) – Bertolt Brecht
      • Ode to the Confederate Dead (1928) – Allen Tate

1930

      • The Bridge (1930) – Hart Crane
      • Seven-Sided Poem (1930) – Carlos Drummond de Andrade
      • Autopsychography (1931) – Fernando Pessoa
      • O Lord, Help Me To Live Through This Night (1931) – Osip Mandelstam
      • Sonnet XLI (“I, Being Born A Woman and Distressed”) (1931) – Edna St. Vincent Millay
      • Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep (1932) – Mary Elizabeth Frye
      • Bavarian Gentians (1932) – D.H. Lawrence
      • The Ship of Death (1933) – D.H. Lawrence
      • To Be Great, To Be Whole (1933) – Fernando Pessoa
      • The Stalin Epigram (1933) – Osip Mandelstam
      • The Force that through the Green Fuse Drives the Flower (1933) – Dylan Thomas
      • The Idea of Order at Key West (1934) – Wallace Stevens
      • This Is Just To Say (1934) – William Carlos Williams
      • The Yachts (1935) – William Carlos Williams
      • The Steeplejack (1935) – Marianne Moore
      • Mythistorema (1935) – George Seferis
      • Walking Around (1935) – Pablo Neruda
      • Lament for Ignacio Sanchez Mejias (1935) – Federico García Lorca
      • The Unfaithful Wife (c. 1936) – Federico García Lorca
      • Provide, Provide (1937) – Robert Frost
      • Perched on Nothing’s Branch (1922-1937) – Attila József
      • I Am Writing to You from a Far-off Country (1938) – Henri Michaux
      • Black Stone Lying on a White Stone (c. 1938) – Cesar Vallejo
      • Bagpipe Music (1938) – Louis MacNeice
      • Funeral Blues (1938) – W.H. Auden
      • Musée des Beaux Arts (1938) – W.H. Auden
      • Among School Children (c. 1939) – W.B. Yeats
      • The Circus Animals’ Desertion (c. 1939) – W.B. Yeats
      • Lapis Lazuli (For Henry Clifton) (c. 1939) – W.B. Yeats
      • No Second Troy (c. 1939) – W.B. Yeats

1940

      • Requiem (1935-1940) – Anna Akhmatova
      • Lullaby (1940) – W.H. Auden
      • In Memory of W.B. Yeats (1940) – W.H. Auden
      • Don’t Ask Me For That Love Again (1941) – Faiz Ahmed Faiz
      • What Are Years? (1941) – Marianne Moore
      • Little World (c. 1941) – Marina Tsvetaeva
      • The Demon in Me (c. 1941) – Marina Tsvetaeva
      • The Most of It (1942) – Robert Frost
      • The Gift Outright (1942) – Robert Frost
      • The Pleasures of the Door (1942) – Francis Ponge
      • And Suddenly It’s Evening (1942) – Salvatore Quasimodo
      • My Papa’s Waltz (1942) – Theodore Roethke
      • Lessons of the War: 1. Naming of Parts (1942) – Henry Reed
      • Canto General (1943) – Pablo Neruda
      • The Mind Is An Enchanting Thing (1944) – Marianne Moore
      • Nevertheless (1944) – Marianne Moore
      • Vergissmeinnicht (c. 1944) – Keith Douglas
      • A Song on the End of the World (1944) – Czeslaw Milosz
      • Dedication (1945) – Czeslaw Milosz
      • The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner (1945) – Randall Jarrell
      • The Mother (1945) – Gwendolyn Brooks
      • Fern Hill (1945) – Dylan Thomas
      • Four Quartets (1945) – T.S. Eliot
      • I’ve Dreamed of You So Much (1945) – Robert Desnos
      • Family Portrait (1945) – Carlos Drummond de Andrade
      • Guillaume Apollinaire (c. 1946) – Gertrude Stein
      • Stanzas in Meditation (1946) – Gertrude Stein
      • Winter Night (1946) – Boris Pasternak
      • In My Craft or Sullen Art (1946) – Dylan Thomas
      • The Fish (1946) – Elizabeth Bishop
      • A Refusal to Mourn the Death, by Fire, of a Child in London (1947) – Dylan Thomas
      • Directive (1947) – Robert Frost
      • Angina Pectoris (1948) – Nâzim Hikmet
      • Since Akkad, Since Elam, Since Sumer (1948) – Aime Cesaire
      • Death Fugue (1948) – Paul Celan
      • Prison Poems (Songs From A Prison Diary) (c. 1949) – Ho Chi Minh

1950

      • Kinaxixi (1950) – Agostinho Neto
      • Elegy for Jane (1950) – Theodore Roethke
      • Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night (1951) – Dylan Thomas
      • Dream Deferred (1951) – Langston Hughes
      • If You Forget Me (1952) – Pablo Neruda
      • Carmel Point (1953) – Robinson Jeffers
      • The Waking (1953) – Theodore Roethke
      • I Knew a Woman (1954) – Theodore Roethke
      • At the Fishhouses (1955) – Elizabeth Bishop
      • Church Going (1955) – Philip Larkin
      • Sunflower Sutra (1955) – Allen Ginsberg
      • A Supermarket in California (1956) – Allen Ginsberg
      • Howl (1956) – Allen Ginsberg
      • America (1956) – Allen Ginsberg
      • An Arundel Tomb (1956) – Philip Larkin
      • Love Calls Us to the Things of This World (1956) – Richard Wilbur
      • Radio Poem (c. 1956) – Bertolt Brecht
      • I Want To Go with the One I Love (c. 1956) – Bertolt Brecht
      • On the Critical Attitude (c. 1956) – Bertolt Brecht
      • Parting (c. 1956) – Bertolt Brecht
      • Contemplating Hell (c. 1956) – Bertolt Brecht
      • The Mask of Evil (c. 1956) – Bertolt Brecht
      • To Be Read in the Morning and at Night (c. 1956) – Bertolt Brecht
      • United Front Song (c. 1956) – Bertolt Brecht
      • What’s Bad (c. 1956) – Gottfried Benn
      • The Eel (1956) – Eugenio Montale
      • For John Clare (1956) – John Ashbery
      • Glazunoviana (1956) – John Ashbery
      • Not Waving but Drowning (1957) – Stevie Smith
      • The Thought-Fox (1957) – Ted Hughes
      • Paterson (1946-1958) – William Carlos Williams
      • A Jellyfish (1959) – Marianne Moore
      • To Axion Esti (It Is Worthy) (1959) – Odysseas Elytis
      • My Last Afternoon with Uncle Devereux Winslow (1959) – Robert Lowell
      • We Real Cool (1959) – Gwendolyn Brooks
      • Matiere de Bretagne (1959) – Paul Celan
      • Tenebrae (1959) – Paul Celan
      • The Day Lady Died (1959) – Frank O’Hara

1960

      • Brazil, January 1, 1502 (1960) – Elizabeth Bishop
      • Talking in Bed (1960) – Philip Larkin
      • How To Paint A Water Lily (1960) – Ted Hughes
      • The Colossus (1960) – Sylvia Plath
      • Babi Yar (1961) – Yevgeny Yevtushenko
      • Poet’s Obligation (1961) – Pablo Neruda
      • Miniature (1961) – Yiannis Ritsos
      • Advice to a Prophet (1961) – Richard Wilbur
      • Elegy of Fortinbras (1961) – Zbigniew Herbert
      • The Fly (1961) – Miroslav Holub
      • Those Winter Sundays (1962) – Robert Hayden
      • The Heaven of Animals (1962) – James Dickey
      • Things I Didn’t Know I Loved (1962) – Nâzim Hikmet
      • The Dance (1962) – William Carlos Williams
      • Daddy (1962) – Sylvia Plath
      • Lady Lazarus (1962) – Sylvia Plath
      • The Truth The Dead Know (1962) – Anne Sexton
      • Birds and Fishes (1963) – Robinson Jeffers
      • A Blessing (1963) – James Wright
      • Autumn Begins in Martins Ferry, Ohio (1963) – James Wright
      • A Word to Husbands (1964) – Ogden Nash
      • Poetry (1964) – Pablo Neruda
      • Dream Song 14 (1964) – John Berryman
      • For the Union Dead (1964) – Robert Lowell
      • The Broken Home (1964) – James Merrill
      • Breyten Prays for Himself (1964) – Breyten Breytenbach
      • This Is a Photograph of Me (1964) – Margaret Atwood
      • Digging (1966) – Seamus Heaney
      • Telephone Conversation (1967) – Wole Soyinka
      • Dreams (c. 1967) – Langston Hughes
      • More Light! More Light! (1967) – Anthony Hecht
      • Men at Forty (1967) – Donald Justice
      • Threadsuns (1968) – Paul Celan
      • Song for the Last Act (1968) – Louise Bogan
      • Juan’s Song (1968) – Louise Bogan
      • Gretel in Darkness (1968) – Louise Glück
      • The Cantos (1917-1969) – Ezra Pound

1970

      • The Explosion (1970) – Philip Larkin
      • Farm Implements and Rutabagas in a Landscape (1970) – John Ashbery
      • The Carrier of Ladders (1970) – W.S. Merwin
      • Crow’s Fall (1970) – Ted Hughes
      • A Mirror (c. 1971) – Jean Follain
      • Face the Animal (c. 1971) – Jean Follain
      • A Girl (c. 1972) – Ezra Pound
      • Under One Small Star (1972) – Wisława Szymborska
      • A Kind of Loss (c. 1973) – Ingeborg Bachmann
      • Aria 1 (c. 1973) – Ingeborg Bachmann
      • The Envoy of Mr. Cogito (1973) – Zbigniew Herbert
      • Diving into the Wreck (1973) – Adrienne Rich
      • Where The Sidewalk Ends (1974) – Shel Silverstein
      • Siren Song (1974) – Margaret Atwood
      • Backdrop Addresses Cowboy (1974) – Margaret Atwood
      • In Praise of Darkness (1974) – Jorge Luis Borges
      • What Mr. Cogito Thinks About Hell (1974) – Zbigniew Herbert
      • I Am Root (1973-1975) – Claribel Alegría
      • Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror (1975) – John Ashbery
      • The Harvest Moon (1975) – Ted Hughes
      • Funeral Rites (1975) – Seamus Heaney
      • The Grauballe Man (1975) – Seamus Heaney
      • The Tollund Man (1975) – Seamus Heaney
      • The School Children (1975) – Louise Glück
      • Love After Love (1976) – Derek Walcott
      • In Praise of My Sister (1976) – Wisława Szymborska
      • The Wishing Bone Cycle (1976) – Jacob Nibenegenesabe
      • Epilogue (1977) – Robert Lowell
      • One Art (1977) – Elizabeth Bishop
      • In the Waiting Room (1977) – Elizabeth Bishop
      • Syringa (1977) – John Ashbery
      • The Layers (1978) – Stanley Kunitz
      • “A” (1978) – Louis Zukofsky
      • Phenomenal Woman (1978) – Maya Angelou
      • Still I Rise (1978) – Maya Angelou
      • At Blackwater Pond (1979) – Mary Oliver
      • Filling Station (1979) – Elizabeth Bishop

1980

      • Empire of Dreams (1980) – Charles Simic
      • The Schooner ‘Flight’ (1980) – Derek Walcott
      • The Season of Phantasmal Peace (1981) – Derek Walcott
      • Easter Morning (1981) – A.R. Ammons
      • In Memoriam Mae Noblitt (1981) – A.R. Ammons
      • Old Leaves from the Chinese Earth (c. 1982) – Sadanand Rege
      • The Changing Light at Sandover (1982) – James Merrill
      • A Ballad of Going Down to the Store (c. 1983) – Miron Bialoszewski
      • Caged Bird (1983) – Maya Angelou
      • August (1983) – Mary Oliver
      • A Meeting (1983) – Mary Oliver
      • Parsley (1983) – Rita Dove
      • Be Glad Your Nose Is on Your Face (1984) – Jack Prelutsky
      • The Second Madrigal (c. 1984) – Anna Swir
      • She Does Not Remember (c. 1984) – Anna Swir
      • You Tell Us What To Do (c. 1984) – Faiz Ahmed Faiz
      • Before You Came (c. 1984) – Faiz Ahmed Faiz
      • Just Walking Around (1984) – John Ashbery
      • Oranges (1985) – Gary Soto
      • War Photographer (1985) – Carol Ann Duffy
      • The Journey (1986) – Mary Oliver
      • Wild Geese (1986) – Mary Oliver
      • Variation on the Word Sleep (1986) – Margaret Atwood
      • A Prayer That Will Be Answered (c. 1986) – Anna Kamienska
      • Caedmon (1987) – Denise Levertov
      • Residue (c. 1987) – Carlos Drummond de Andrade
      • Don’t Kill Yourself (c. 1987) – Carlos Drummond de Andrade
      • Clearances (1987) – Seamus Heaney
      • I Go Back to May 1937 (1987) – Sharon Olds
      • Torture Chamber (c. 1988) – Enrique Lihn
      • The One Day (1988) – Donald Hall
      • The Answer (1988) – Bei Dao

1990

      • The End of Dodona 2 (c. 1990) – Yiannis Ritsos
      • Omeros (1990) – Derek Walcott
      • As Soon As Fred Gets Out of Bed (1990) – Jack Prelutsky
      • Words, Wide Night (1990) – Carol Ann Duffy
      • The Summer Day (1990) – Mary Oliver
      • St. Sava’s Journey (c. 1991) – Vasko Popa
      • When Death Comes (1992) – Mary Oliver
      • Valentine (1993) – Carol Ann Duffy
      • Havisham (1993) – Carol Ann Duffy
      • Stuffed (1993) – Carol Ann Duffy
      • The End and the Beginning (1993) – Wisława Szymborska
      • Milkweed and Monarch (1994) – Paul Muldoon
      • Helen of Troy Does Countertop Dancing (1995) – Margaret Atwood
      • The Moment (1995) – Margaret Atwood
      • Morning in the Burned House (1995) – Margaret Atwood
      • In the Secular Night (1995) – Margaret Atwood
      • The Key of Water (c. 1998) – Octavio Paz
      • Zito the Magician (c. 1998) – Miroslav Holub
      • A Woman Unconscious (c. 1998) – Ted Hughes
      • Old Age Gets Up (c. 1998) – Ted Hughes
      • Wind (c. 1998) – Ted Hughes
      • Forgetfulness (1999) – Billy Collins
      • Anne Hathaway (1999) – Carol Ann Duffy
      • The Emptiness of Being A Man (The Emptiness of Man) (c. 1999) – João Cabral De Melo Neto

2000

      • We Have Done Our Duty (c. 2000) – Yehuda Amichai
      • A Pity, We Were Such A Good Invention (c. 2000) – Yehuda Amichai
      • My Mother Once Told Me (c. 2000) – Yehuda Amichai
      • I Am Alone (c. 2001) – Léopold Sédar Senghor
      • To New York (c. 2001) – Léopold Sédar Senghor
      • An Improvisation for Angular Momentum (c. 2001) – A.R. Ammons
      • Gravelly Run (c. 2001) – A.R. Ammons
      • Hymn (c. 2001) – A.R. Ammons

2010

    • The Tree, The Lamp (c. 2014) – Yves Bonnefoy
    • A Sketch for a Modern Love Poem (c. 2014) – Tadeusz Rozewicz
    • For the Anniversary of My Death (c. 2014) – W.S. Merwin
    • Funeral Sermon, Soweto (c. 2014) – Wole Soyinka
    • Ballad of the Dogs (c. 2014) – Lars Gustafsson

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