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 Ocean

By Nathaniel Hawthorne


By Arthur O'Shaughnessy

Ode on Solitude

By Alexander Pope

Old Ironsides

By Oliver Wendell Holmes

On a Drop of Dew

By Andrew Marvell

On An Unsociable Family

By Elizabeth Hands

On Education

By Elizabeth Bentley
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