Famous Poets

Be inspired by the words by these famous poets. While many of these people have died their poetry continues to live on. They have written poetry that has inspired people during their lifetime and continues today as their poems are shared.

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Caleb Davis Bradlee   25 poems by
Caleb Davis Bradlee
1831 - 1897

"Lord, when we shall question in our heart,
Whether thou wilt stay with us, or depart"



Berton Braley   
20 poems by
Berton Braley
1882 - 1966


"Whistle, old fellow; you go on and whistle;
What do we care if you sharp or you flat?"
 
Clara McAlister Brooks

  
7 poems by
Clara McAlister Brooks


"And we shall stand with the judgment-train.
Oh! what shall we wish that day?


David V. Bush  
19 poems by
David V. Bush
1882 - 1959

"If you've tried and if you've failed,
Keep plodding.


Alice Cary  

10 poems by
Alice Cary
1820 - 1871

"Stay yet a little longer in the sky,
O golden color of the evening sun!"


Phoebe Cary  

6 poems by
Phoebe Cary
1824 - 1871

"O years, gone down into the past;
What pleasant memories come to me."


Daniel C. Colesworthy  

26 poems by
Daniel C. Colesworthy
1810 - 1893

"What is existence, but to give
Our influence to a righteous cause?"


Lillian E. Curtis  

23 poems by
Lillian E. Curtis
mid 1800's death unknown

"Friendship! how boundless and expansive is the term,
Leading thro' labyrinths - ah! 'tis a priceless germ."


Mary Mapes Dodge   

15 poems by
Mary Mapes Dodge
1831 - 1905

"If you've any task to do,
Let me whisper, friend, to you, Do it."


Ralph Waldo Emerson  

12 poems by
Ralph Waldo Emerson
1803 - 1882

"That book is good
Which puts me in a working mood."


Eugene Field  

10 poems by
Eugene Field
1850 - 1895

"There are no days like the good old days, -
The days when we were youthful!


Ardeen Foster  

11 poems by
Ardeen Foster


"I mourn you as you die!
Good-bye, Old Year, good-bye!


Arthur Franklin Fuller  

26 poems by
Arthur Franklin Fuller


"Dear little hand and wise little heart,
Words cannot measure the sweet you impart"


Strickland Gillilan  

20 poems by
Strickland Gillilan
1869 - 1954

"Most every day brings some grave situation,
Not to be feared, but faced."


Edgar A. Guest  

35 poems by
Edgar A. Guest
1881 - 1959

"The pathway of the living is our ever-present care.
Let us do our best to smooth it and to make it bright and fair"


John Imrie  

25 poems by
John Imrie
1846 - 1902

"Life is all too short for strife,
Peace and love are golden"


Henry Wadsworth Longfellow  

7 poems by
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
1807 - 1882

"How beautiful is the rain!
After the dust and heat"


Amy Lowell  

11 poems by
Amy Lowell
1874 - 1925

"I ask but one thing of you, only one.
That always you will be my dream of you"


Douglas Malloch  

20 poems by
Douglas Malloch
1877 - 1938

"Some folks run to sunsets, some folks run to noon.
Some folks like the evenin' best, with its stars an' moon.
"


Edgar Allan Poe  

13 poems by
Edgar Allan Poe
1809 - 1849

"The happiest day - the happiest hour
My sear'd and blighted heart hath known"


Althea Randolph  

12 poems by
Althea Randolph
1800s - death unknown

"The trees are very vain, I think! I feel this must be true.
Because they like to change their gowns as much as people do!"


Christina Rossetti  

14 poems by
Christina Rossetti
1830 - 1894

"We know not when, we know not where,
We know not what that world will be"


Mary C. Ryan  

22 poems by
Mary C. Ryan


"Oh! give me back my childhood years,
The friends that are no more"


Eloise A. Skimings  

12 poems by
Eloise A. Skimings
1836 - 1921

"Be a friend good and true, to those you love;
O'er their path blossoms strew, to bloom above"


Robert Louis Stevenson  

12 poems by
Robert Louis Stevenson
1850 - 1894

"I have a little shadow that goes in and out with me,
And what can be the use of him is more than I can see"


Wilhelmina Stitch  

20 poems by
Wilhelmina Stitch
1888 - 1936

"Mind! What are you minting? Thoughts of purest gold
To buy a share of happiness when we are growing old."


Patience Strong  

22 poems by
Patience Strong
1907 - 1990

"Welcome Christmas once again! Come blizzard, snow or rime
It cannot dim the joy that’s fills our hearts at this glad time.


Ellwood Haines Stokes  

14 poems by
Ellwood Haines Stokes
1815 - 1897

"What a joyful place our heaven must be.
Where the captive dwells forever free."


James Henry Thomas   

6 poems by
James Henry Thomas


"We are very often treated with contempt and scorn;
But if right, we're not defeated, though much must be borne."


J. J. Thorne  

17 poems by
J. J. Thorne
1871 - unknown

"Knowledge is power, conscience is truth,
It was given us the way to live by"


William Arthur Ward  

21 poems by
William Arthur Ward
1921 - 1994

"A dash of encouragement is more helpful than
a dipper of pessimism."


Nixon Waterman  

22 poems by
Nixon Waterman
1859 - 1944

"With every tick of the clock, my dear,
The days go singing by."


Ella Wheeler Wilcox  

23 poems by
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
1850 -1919

"We will be what we could be. Do not say,
'It might have been, had not or that, or this'"


Henry VanDyke  

25 poems by
Henry VanDyke
1852 - 1933

"Love is not getting,
but giving"


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