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This site features 51 poets and 91 poems, covering both classic and contemporary poetry, suitable for Years 7 -12. Most are supported by contextual information, reviews, analysis and/or literary commentary. Wherever possible an audio file, videos and a LitChart summary have been included.

They are available for classroom instruction, online learning and independent recreational reading.

Use either the Author Index (available from the tabs - left) or the Title Index to find a poem

Contents: Title [Alphabetical order, excluding “A”, “An” and “The.”]


After Apple Picking [Frost]

Alone [Angelou]

Annabel Lee [Poe]

The Arrow and the Song [Longfellow]

As Kingfishers Catch Fire [Hopkins]

The Ballad of the Drover [Lawson]

Bayonet Charge [Hughes]

Because I could not stop for Death [Dickinson]

Bell Birds [Kendall]

Birches [Frost]

Bright Star [Keats]

The Bustle in a House [Dickinson]

The Canonization [Donne]

Clancy of the Overflow [Paterson]

Concord Hymn [Emerson]

Daddy [Plath]

The Day is Done [Longfellow]

Death be not Proud [Donne]

The Deserted Plantation [Dunbar]

Do not go Gentle into that Good Night [Thomas]

Dover Beach [Arnold]

A Dream within a Dream [Poe]

Dreams [Hughes]

Dulce et Decorum Est [Owen]

E - F - G H I - J K - L

Easter 1916 [Yeats]

Fire and Ice [Frost]

The Flea [Donne]

Funeral Blues [Auden]

The Great Realisation [Roberts]

Harlem [Hughes]

Harlem Hopscotch [Angelou]

The Haunted Oak [Dunbar]

Hawk Roosting [Hughes]

He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven [Yeats]

Home Burial [Frost]

Hope is the Thing with Feathers [Dickinson]

How do I Love Thee? [Barrett Browning]

Human Family [Angelou]

The Humble Bee [Emerson]

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings [Angelou]

I, Too [Hughes]

If [Kipling]

The Iliad [Homer]

In the Park [Harwood]

In the Waiting Room [Bishop]

Invictus [Henley]

I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud [Wordsworth]

Jabberwocky [Carroll]

Kubla Khan [Coleridge]

Lady Lazarus [Plath]

The Lake Isle of Innisfree [Yeats]

Laughing Song [Blake]

Lift Every Voice and Sing [Johnson]

Lost Generation [Reed]

Love and Friendship [Bronte]

Love's Philosophy [Shelley]

The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock [Eliot]


The Man from Snowy River [Paterson]

Mending Wall [Frost]

Mithridates [Emerson]

The Moon is Distant from the Sea [Dickinson]

Morning Song [Plath]

Mother to Son [Hughes]

My Brilliant Image [Hafez]

My Country [Mackellar]

My Last Duchess [Browning]

The New Colossus [Lazarus]

O Captain my Captain [Whitman]

O Me! O Life! [Whitman]

October [Frost]

Ode on a Grecian Urn [Keats]

Ode to a Nightingale [Keats]

The Odyssey [Homer]

On his Blindness [Milton]

On the Pulse of Morning [Angelou]

One Art [Bishop]

Ozymandias [Shelley]

Paradise Lost [Milton]

Parsley [Dove]

The Past [Emerson]

Phenomenal Woman [Angelou]

Pied Beauty [Hopkins]

Pike [Hughes]

Poems & Limericks [Lear]

A Psalm of Life [Longfellow]

R S T - V V - W - Z

The Raven [Poe]

Red, Red Rose [Burns]

Refugees [Bilston]

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner [Coleridge]

The Road Not Taken [Frost]

The Second Coming [Yeats]

Selected Poems [E. Bronte]

She Walks in Beauty [Byron]

The Shield of Achilles [Auden]

Song of Myself [Whitman]

Sonnet 18 [Shakespeare]

Sonnet 29 [Shakespeare]

Sonnet 116 [Shakespeare]

Spirits of the Dead [Poe]

Still I Rise [Angelou]

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening [Frost]

The Summer Day [Oliver]

Sympathy [Dunbar]

They Shut me up in Prose [Dickinson]

Tiger/Tyger [Blake]

Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird [Stevens]

The Thought Fox [Hughes]

To a Stranger [Whitman]

A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning [Donne]

The Walrus and the Carpenter [Carroll]

The Waste Land [Eliot]

Water [Emerson]

The Weary Blues [Hughes]

We are Going [Noonuccal]

We Real Cool [Brooks]

We Wear the Mask [Dunbar]

When Death Comes [Oliver]

When Lilacs last in the Dooryard Bloom'd [Whitman]

When Malindy Sings [Dunbar]

Wild Geese [Oliver]

Wind [Hughes]

The Wreck of the Hesperus [Longfellow]

The World Below the Brine [Whitman]

The World is Too Much With Us [Wordsworth]