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 Lake Isle of Innisfree

By William Butler Yeats

Let the Light Enter

By Frances Ellen Watkins Harper


By Edith Wharton

Life in a Love

By Robert Browning

Light Shining out of Darkness

By William Cowper

Lines Written in Early Spring

By William Wordsworth


By William Blake

Love Armed

By Aphra Behn
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