Classical Poems

Title Poet
When I Was Ill
Beatus ille, qui procul negotiis – Horace:
Happy the man, who far from life’s allure
Johannes Ewald poet by Johannes Ewald
on 10/9/2010
When I Was King
The second time I lived on earth
Was several hundred years ago;
Henry Lawson poet by Henry Lawson
on 3/27/2010
When I Was One-and-Twenty
When I was one-and-twenty
I heard a wise man say,
Alfred Edward Housman poet by Alfred Edward Housman
on 1/3/2003
When I Was Small
There was a time when I was very small
A mere two feet was all I measured then;
Jens Baggesen poet by Jens Baggesen
on 10/9/2010
When I was small, a Woman died
When I was small, a Woman died—
Emily Dickinson poet by Emily Dickinson
on 1/13/2003
When I was still a child
When I was still a child
I thought my love would be
Lesbia Harford poet by Lesbia Harford
on 4/15/2010
When I Was Still A Youthful Wight
WHEN I was still a youthful wight,
So full of enjoyment and merry,
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe poet by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
on 1/1/2004
When I was Young and Ignorant
When I was young and ignorant I loved a Miss McDougall,
Our days were spent in happiness, although our means were frugal;
Patrick Barrington poet by Patrick Barrington
on 4/10/2010
When I Was Young the Silk
When I was young the silk
of my mind
Archie Randolph Ammons poet by Archie Randolph Ammons
on 2/24/2014
When I Watch the Living Meet
When I watch the living meet
And the moving pageant file
Alfred Edward Housman poet by Alfred Edward Housman
on 1/3/2003
When I Woke
When I woke, the town spoke.
Birds and clocks and cross bells
Dylan Thomas poet by Dylan Thomas
on 3/30/2010
When I would Imagine
When I would image her features,
Comes up a shrouded head:
George Meredith poet by George Meredith
on 4/15/2010
When I Wrote A Little
poem in the ancient mode for you
that was musical and had old words
Hayden Carruth poet by Hayden Carruth
on 1/13/2003
When I’m among a Blaze of Lights
When I’m among a blaze of lights,
With tawdry music and cigars
Siegfried Sassoon poet by Siegfried Sassoon
on 1/3/2003
When Ida Puts Her Armor On
When Ida puts her armor on
And draws her trusty blade
Ellis Parker Butler poet by Ellis Parker Butler
on 4/20/2010
When I'm Killed
When I’m killed, don’t think of me
Buried there in Cambrin Wood,
Robert Graves poet by Robert Graves
on 1/3/2003
When in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes (Sonnet 29)
When in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes,
I all alone beweep my outcast state,
William Shakespeare poet by William Shakespeare
on 1/20/2003
When in Shaam the caravan of widows arrived
When in Shaam the caravan of widows arrived
In embarrassment they bowed their heads and cried
Mir Babar Ali Anees poet by Mir Babar Ali Anees
on 4/19/2012
When in the long-drawn avenues of Thought
When in the long-drawn avenues of Thought
I halt, and look before me and behind,
Alfred Austin poet by Alfred Austin
on 4/7/2010
When It Clears Up
The lake is like a giant saucer;
Beyond-a gathering of clouds;
Boris Pasternak poet by Boris Pasternak
on 4/3/2010
When It is Finished
WHEN it is finished, Father, and we set
The war-stained buckler and the bright blade by,
Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall poet by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall
on 4/20/2010
When It Rains
When it rains it seems the room itself turns blue, trembles
and falls like rain, as if endless time coming from nowhere
Nabaneeta Dev Sen poet by Nabaneeta Dev Sen
on 3/19/2012
When It's Bad To Forget
DID you ever meet a brother as you hurried on your way
And invite him up to dinner, and his wife;
Edgar Albert Guest poet by Edgar Albert Guest
on 8/15/2014
When It's Over
'Young soldier, what will you be
When it's all over?'
Max Plowman poet by Max Plowman
on 4/21/2010
When it's Very, Very Cold
Are you thinking of the children,
And the helpless, and the old,
Robert Kirkland Kernighan poet by Robert Kirkland Kernighan
on 5/14/2012
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