Pre-20th Century Poems


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

The Natural Child

By Helen Leigh

The New Colossus

By Emma Lazarus

The New Decalogue

By Ambrose Bierce


By Thomas Traherne

No Coward Soul Is Mine

By Emily Brontë

A Noiseless Patient Spider

By Walt Whitman


By Arthur Rimbaud
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