Classic Poetry

Epic Poetry

The Iliad by Homer
Alexander Pope's verse translation of The Iliad
Earl of Derby's free verse translation of The Iliad
Also: Andrew Lang's prose translation of The Iliad
The Odyssey by Homer
Samuel Butler's translation of the Greek classic
The Divine Comedy
by Dante Alighieri
Longfellow's translation
John Milton
Paradise Lost
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The Song of Hiawatha

Books in Verse

Lewis Carroll
The Hunting of the Snark
Phantasmagoria and Other Poems
Omar Khayyam
Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
First and Fifth editions of translation by Edward Fitzgerald
William Shakespeare

Sports Poems

Ernest L. Thayer
Casey at the Bat


Jessie B. Rittenhouse, ed.
The Little Book of Modern Verse
The Second Book of Modern Verse


Anne Bradstreet
Poems and Meditations (selected writings)
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Sonnets from the Portuguese
Robert Burns
Poems and Songs
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Ancient Mariner and Select Poems
Stephen Crane
War Is Kind
Emily Dickinson
John Donne
Songs and Sonnets
T. S. Eliot
The Waste Land
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Robert Frost
A Boy's Will
Robert Graves
Fairies and Fusiliers
A. E. Housman
A Shropshire Lad
John Keats
Poems 1817
Lamia, Isabella, The Eve of St. Agnes and Other Poems
unpublished poems
Amy Lowell
A Dome of Many-Coloured Glass
Men, Women, and Ghosts
Andrew Marvell
Selected Poems
Ezra Pound
From the Chinese
Christina Georgina Rossetti
Poems of Christina Rossetti
William Shakespeare
Percy Bysse Shelley
Collected Works
Sara Teasdale
Flame and Shadow
Rivers to the Sea
Walt Whitman
Leaves of Grass
W. B. Yeats
Michael Robartes and The Dancer
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