Classical Poems

Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
Edith Nesbit poet A Brown Study by Edith Nesbit
LET them sing of their primrose and cowslip,
Their daffodil-gold-coloured hair,
4.96 0
Christina Georgina Rossetti poet A Bruised Reed Shall He Not Break by Christina Georgina Rossetti
I will accept thy will to do and be,
Thy hatred and intolerance of sin,
5.14 0
Ambrose Bierce poet A Bubble by Ambrose Bierce
Mrs. Mehitable Marcia Moore
Was a dame of superior mind,
5.68 0
Robert Herrick poet A Bucolic Betwixt Two;Lacon And Thyrsis by Robert Herrick
LACON. For a kiss or two, confess,
What doth cause this pensiveness,
5.84 0
Ambrose Bierce poet A Builder by Ambrose Bierce
I saw the devil-he was working free:
A customs-house he builded by the sea.
5.67 0
John Boyle O'Reilly poet A Builder's Lesson by John Boyle O'Reilly
'HOW shall I a habit break?'
As you did that habit make.
5.45 0
Ambrose Bierce poet A Bulletin by Ambrose Bierce
'Lothario is very low,'
So all the doctors tell.
5.67 0
Lesbia Harford poet A Bunch Of Lilac And A Storm Of Hail by Lesbia Harford
A bunch of lilac and a storm of hail
On the same afternoon! Indeed I know
5.09 1
Banjo Paterson poet A Bunch Of Roses by Banjo Paterson
Roses ruddy and roses white,
What are the joys that my heart discloses?
5.28 0
Robert Fuller Murray poet A Bunch Of Triolets by Robert Fuller Murray
You like the trifling triolet:
Well, here are three or four.
5.69 0
Emily Dickinson poet A Burdock&Mdash;Clawed My Gown by Emily Dickinson
A Burdock—clawed my Gown—
5.58 8
Ella Wheeler Wilcox poet A Burial by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Today I had a burial of my dead.
There was no shroud, no coffin, and no pall,
8.50 1
John Donne poet A Burnt Ship by John Donne
Out of a fired ship, which by no way
But drowning could be rescued from the flame,
5.88 5
Banjo Paterson poet A Bush Christening by Banjo Paterson
On the outer Barcoo where the churches are few,
And men of religion are scanty,
5.56 1
Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis poet A Bush Christmas by Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis
The sun burns hotly thro' the gums
As down the road old Rogan comes
5.82 0
Henry Lawson poet A Bush Girl by Henry Lawson
She's milking in the rain and dark,
As did her mother in the past.
5.68 4
Banjo Paterson poet A Bush Lawyer by Banjo Paterson
When Ironbark the turtle came to Anthony's lagoon
The hills were hid behind a mist of equinoctal rain,
5.31 1
Arthur Patchett Martin poet A Bush Study, A La Watteau by Arthur Patchett Martin
See the smoke-wreaths how they curl so lightly skyward
5.50 0
Barcroft Henry Thomas Boake poet A Bushman's Love by Barcroft Henry Thomas Boake
You say we bushmen cannot love—
Our lives are too prosaic: hence
5.36 0
Banjo Paterson poet A Bushman's Song by Banjo Paterson
I’M travellin’ down the Castlereagh, and I’m a station hand,
I’m handy with the ropin’ pole, I’m handy with the brand,
5.70 1
Kenneth Slessor poet A Bushranger by Kenneth Slessor
Jackey Jackey gallops on a horse like a swallow
Where the carbines bark and the blackboys hollo.
4.48 0
George Ade poet A Business Deal by George Ade
An ancient joker, grizzled and half-bald,
With the outward seeming and the attire
0.00 0
Robert William Service poet A Busy Man by Robert William Service
This crowded life of God's good giving
No man has relished more than I;
5.73 5
Constantine P. Cavafy poet A Byzantine Nobleman In Exile Composing Verses by Constantine P. Cavafy
The frivolous can call me frivolous.
I've always been most punctilious about
5.61 0
Robert William Service poet A Cabbage Patch by Robert William Service
Folk ask if I'm alive,
Most think I'm not;
5.77 0
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