20 Most Famous Poems In The World You Must Read

Most Famous Poems In The World

April 11th, 2017   |   Updated on September 15th, 2022

Poems are the best way of expressing feelings or emotions to everyone in a gentle way. People write poems when something stops them to express their feeling and emotions and by writing poems they says everything to every one.

There are lots of poems which are very popular in whole world but there is a list of only 20 most popular poems which are beautiful in itself.

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1. “She Walks In Beauty ” – Lord Byron

love poems

She walks in beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all that’s best of dark and bright
Meet in her aspect and her eyes;
Thus mellowed to that tender light
Which heaven to gaudy day denies…… Click here


2. “A Dream Within A Dream” – Edgar Allan Poe

Take this kiss upon the brow!
And, in parting from you now,
Thus much let me avow —
You are not wrong, who deem
That my days have been a dream;
Yet if hope has flown away
In a night, or in a day,
In a vision, or in none,
Is it therefore the less gone?
All that we see or seem
Is but a dream within a dream…….. Visit here.


3. “The Road Not Taken” – Robert Frost

poems about love

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
To where it bent in the undergrowth……..Read more

4. “Ozymandias” – Percy Bysshe Shelley

I met a traveller from an antique land,
Who said—“Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. . . . Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things…….Available here.


5.  “The Tyger” – William Blake

Tyger Tyger, burning bright,
In the forests of the night;
What immortal hand or eye,
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?…..Check out here


6. “On His Blindness” – William Faithorne

poems about life

When I consider how my light is spent
Ere half my days in this dark world and wide,
And that one talent which is death to hide
Lodg’d with me useless, though my soul more bent
To serve therewith my Maker, and present…….Click here.


7.  “A Psalm Of Life” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

What The Heart Of The Young Man Said To The Psalmist.
Tell me not, in mournful numbers,
Life is but an empty dream!
For the soul is dead that slumbers,
And things are not what they seem…….. Visit here.

8. “Daffodils” – William Wordsworth


I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o’er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze……. Check out here


9. “Holy Sonnet 10: Death, Be Not Proud” – John Donne

Death, be not proud, though some have called thee
Mighty and dreadful, for thou are not so;
For those whom thou think’st thou dost overthrow
Die not, poor Death, nor yet canst thou kill me……..Available here.


10. “Sonnet 18” – Shakespeare Sonnet

Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate.
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer’s lease hath all too short a date…… Click here.


11. “The New Colossus” – Emma Lazarus

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame…….. Visit here.


12. “There Is Another Sky” – Emily Dickinson


There is another sky,
Ever serene and fair,
And there is another sunshine,
Though it be darkness there;
Never mind faded forests, Austin,
Never mind silent fields –
Here is a little forest,
Whose leaf is ever green;
Here is a brighter garden…….Click here


13. “I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud” – William Wordsworth

I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o’er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze…… Available here.


14.  “A Life” – Sylvia Plath

Touch it: it won’t shrink like an eyeball,
This egg-shaped bailiwick, clear as a tear.
Here’s yesterday, last year —
Palm-spear and lily distinct as flora in the vast
Windless threadwork of a tapestry……. Click here

15. “Be Glad Your Nose Is On Your Face” – Jack Prelutsky

good poems

Be glad your nose is on your face,
not pasted on some other place,
for if it were where it is not,
you might dislike your nose a lot…… Visit here.


16. “A Red, Red Rose” – Robert Burns

O my Luve is like a red, red rose
That’s newly sprung in June;
O my Luve is like the melody
That’s sweetly played in tune……Visit here.


17. “I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings” – Maya Angelou

A free bird leaps
on the back of the wind
and floats downstream
till the current ends
and dips his wing
in the orange sun rays
and dares to claim the sky……. Click here.


18. “Happiness” – Matthieu Ricard

famous poets

What boots to chase what flees
Alike to my fugitive years,
Often mistaken for me
That have still shorter date
And melt sooner than my dirt cloak,
Save dwell in thoughts fair and fair in heart
That are my last call at night
And first wish as i awake……. Available here.


19. “A Pretty A Day” – E. E. Cummings

A pretty a day (and every fades)
is here and away (but born are maids
to flower an hour in all, all)
o yes to flower until so blithe
a doer a wooer some limber and lithe
some very fine mower a tall;tall…… Visit here.


20. “Where The Sidewalk Ends” – Shel Silverstein

There is a place where the sidewalk ends
To cool in the peppermint wind……Visit here

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