Poems #

This is a list of poems that have resonated with me over the years, for one reason or another.

  • Alfred, Lord Tennyson - Ulysses
  • Anne Sexton - The Truth the Dead Know
  • Arthur Guiterman - On the Vanity of Earthly Greatness
  • Billy Collins - Vade Mecum
  • Bukowski - So you want to be a writer
  • Carol Ann Duffy - Prayer
  • Clive James - A Perfect Market
  • Clive James - Japanese Maple
  • Clive James - Natural Selection
  • Clive James - Event Horizon
  • D. H. Lawrence - Piano
  • Donald Hall - Affirmation
  • Donald Hall - Safe Sex
  • Edward Thomas - Adlestrop
  • Emily Dickinson - The brain is wider than the sky
  • Frank O’Hara - Mayakovsky
  • Fred Marchant - The Salt Stronger
  • Les Murray - The Burning Truck
  • Linda Gregg - The Presence in Absence
  • Louise Gluck - Birthday
  • Maggie Smith - Good Bones
  • Mary Elizabeth Frye - Do not stand at my grave and weep
  • Mary Oliver - Wild Geese
  • Mary Oliver - The Journey
  • Michael Ondaatje - The Cinnamon Peeler
  • Nick Cave - The Spanish Lady
  • Philip Larkin - This Be the Verse
  • Philip Larkin - Sad Steps
  • Philip Larkin - The Mower
  • Randall Jarrell - The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner
  • Robert Frost - Fire and Ice
  • Rudyard Kipling - If
  • Stevie Smith - Not Waving but Drowning
  • Stevie Smith - Oblivion
  • Tony Harrison - Marked with D
  • Tony Harrison - Long distance I, II
  • Tony Harrison - Illumination I
  • Tony Harrison - Turns
  • Tracy K Smith - My God, It’s Full of Stars
  • TS Eliot - The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock
  • Wallace Stevens - The Snow Man
  • WB Yeats - When You Are Old
  • Wilfred Owen - Dulce et Decorum Est
  • Wislawa Szymborska - A Note, Vermeer
  • William Wordsworth - Nuns fret not at their convent’s narrow room