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 Salutation

By Thomas Traherne

Say not the Struggle nought Availeth

By Arthur Hugh Clough

The Seekers of Lice

By Arthur Rimbaud


By Mary Weston Fordham

She Walks in Beauty

By Lord Byron (George Gordon)

Shiloh: A Requiem (April, 1862)

By Herman Melville


By Thomas Hood
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