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ONLY poems listed here or in the current printed anthology are eligible for the 2014-2015 Poetry Out Loud competition. More information here.

Spring

By William Shakespeare

When daisies pied and violets blue
   And lady-smocks all silver-white
And cuckoo-buds of yellow hue . . .

Spring and Fall

By Gerard Manley Hopkins

Márgarét, áre you gríeving
Over Goldengrove unleaving?
Leáves like the things of man, you . . .

Squirrels

By Nate Klug

Something blurred, warmed
in the eye’s corner, like woodsmoke
becoming tears; . . .

Stanzas in Meditation: Stanza 83

By Gertrude Stein

Why am I if I am uncertain reasons may inclose.   
Remain remain propose repose chose.   
I call carelessly that the door is open    . . .

The Star

By Ann Taylor, Jane Taylor

TWINKLE, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are !
Up above the world so high, . . .

The Statesmen

By Ambrose Bierce

How blest the land that counts among
      Her sons so many good and wise,
To execute great feats of tongue . . .

Stone Canyon Nocturne

By Charles Wright

Ancient of Days, old friend, no one believes you’ll come back.   
No one believes in his own life anymore.
. . .

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

By Robert Frost

Whose woods these are I think I know.   
His house is in the village though;   
He will not see me stopping here    . . .

Strange Meeting

By Wilfred Owen

It seemed that out of battle I escaped
Down some profound dull tunnel, long since scooped
Through granites which titanic wars had groined. . . .

The Strength of Fields

By James L. Dickey

Moth-force a small town always has,   

          Given the night. . . .