Pre-20th Century Poems


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

The Days Gone By

By James Whitcomb Riley

The Definition of Love

By Andrew Marvell

The Destruction of Sennacherib

By Lord Byron (George Gordon)

Dirge in Woods

By George Meredith

The Doubt of Future Foes

By Queen Elizabeth I

Dover Beach

By Matthew Arnold