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 Sorrow of Love

By William Butler Yeats

The Spring

By Thomas Carew


By William Shakespeare


By Gerard Manley Hopkins

Spring and Fall

By Gerard Manley Hopkins

The Star

By Ann Taylor, Jane Taylor

The Statesmen

By Ambrose Bierce

The Sun Rising

By John Donne