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  • [N.B: Orimlig lång lista på de bästa dikterna någonsin. En produkt av några års läsning. Dikter på engelska, eller dikter som är översatt till engelska, är rätt så uttömmande. De svenska, spanska, franska, italienska, tyska och [övrigt-språk-här] dikterna är små urval. Googla dig fram till dikterna då många saknar permalänkar. ”If a story poem doesn’t give you a hard-on in the first couple of scenes lines, throw it in the goddamned garbage.” – Samuel Fuller]

Engelska

Sappho (7th century BCE)

  • Cool waters tumble…

*T.F. Highams översättning i ’Greek Literature in Translation från 1944.

Simonides of Keos (556 – 468 BCE)

  • The Turn of a Dragonfly’s Wing

*T. F. Highams översättning i ’Greek Literature in Translation’ från 1944.

Anonymous (2nd century BCE)

  • Alas and alas, when the mallow dead in the garden lies…

*Okänd grekisk poet. F.L. Lucas översättning i ’Greek Poetry for Everyman’ från 1951.

Anonymous (date unknown)

  • Psalms

*King James Version för bästa läsupplevelse.

Anonymous (ca. 7th century)

  • The Seafarer

*Ezra Pounds ’inte-helt-så-nogranna’ översättning från 1911.

Gawain Poet/Pearl Poet (ca. 14th century)

  • Sir Gawayne and the Green Knight
  • Pearl

* Sadomasochistisk att behöva läsa Gawain-poeten på medeltida engelska. En version med lite mera moderniserad stavning borde det funka. Jag tycker att J.R.R Tolkiens översättning av Sir Gawayne… är bra.

Geoffrey Chaucer (1343-1400)

  • The Canterbury Tales
  • Hyd, Absolon, thy gilte tresses clere

William Dunbar (ca. 1460 – ca. 1530)

  • Lament for the Makaris

John Skelton (1460-1529)

  • Though ye suppose all jeperdys ar paste

Anonymous (ca 16th century)

  • Tom o’ Bedlam

Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey (1516-1547)

  • Brittle Beauty
  • The Means to Attain Happy Life
  • So cruel prison, how could betide
  • Alas! So All Things Now Do Hold Their Peace

Sir Edward Dyer (1543-1607)

  • A Modest Love

Edmund Spenser (1552-1599)

  • Epithalamion
  • Prothalamion
  • Amoretti LXXV

Sir Walter Raleigh (1552-1618)

  • As You Came from the Holy Land
  • The Nymph’s Reply to the Shepherd
  • Epitaph
  • His Pilgrimage
  • Farewell to the Court Life

Fulke Greville, Baron Brooke (1554-1628)

  • Caelia 83: You that seek what life is in death

Sir Philip Sidney (1554-1586)

  • Astrophel and Stella: Sonnet I
  • The Bargain

Sir Francis Bacon (1561-1626)

  • The Life of Man
  • A Guiltless Heart

Robert Southwell (1561-1595)

  • The Burning Babe

Chidiock Tichborne (1562-1586)

  • Elegy

Michael Drayton (1563-1631)

  • Verses Made the Night Before He Died

Christopher Marlowe (1564-1593)

  • The Passionate Shepherd to His Love
  • Hero and Leander

William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

  • Sonnet 15
  • Sonnet 18
  • Sonnet 29
  • Sonnet 130

Thomas Nashe (1567-1601)

  • Litany in Time of Plague
  • Fair Summer Droops

Thomas Campion (1570-1620)

  • Follow Thy Fair Sun, Unhappy Shadow
  • My Sweetest Lesbia

Ben Jonson (1572-1637)

  • Song: To Celia
  • The Noble Nature
  • To the Memory of my Beloved, the Author, Mr. William Shakespeare

John Donne (1573-1631)

  • Hymn to God, My God, in My Hour of Sickness
  • Song: Go and catch a falling star
  • The Ecstasy
  • The Flea
  • The Good-Morrow
  • A Nocturnal upon St. Lucy’s Day
  • The Canonisation
  • To His Mistress Going to Bed
  • A Valediction: Of the Book
  • A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning
  • A Hymn to God the Father

John Webster (1578-1632)

  • A Dirge
  • Vanitas Vanitatum

Francis Beaumont (1584-1616)

  • On the Tombs in Westminster Abbey
  • True Beauty
  • Fie on Love

John Ford (1586-1640)

  • Oh, No More, No More

Robert Herrick (1591-1674)

  • Corrina’s Going a-Maying
  • To the Virgins, Make Much of Time

Henry King, Bishop of Chichester (1592-1669)

  • Exequy on his Wife

George Herbert (1593-1633)

  • The Flower
  • Church Monuments
  • Love (III)
  • Virtue

Thomas Carew (1594-1640)

  • A Divine Mistress
  • Ingrateful Beauty Threatened

James Shirley (1596-1666)

  • Death the Leveller

John Milton (1608-1674)

  • Paradise Lost
  • Lycidas

Richard Crashaw (1612-1649)

  • A Song
  • An Epitaph upon Husband and Wife

Samuel Butler (1613-1680)

  • Hudibras

John Cleveland (1613-1658)

  • The Antiplatonic
  • Mark Antony

Henry Vaughan (1621-1695)

  • Peace

Andrew Marvell (1621-1678)

  • To His Coy Mistress
  • The Garden
  • Bermudas
  • The Definition of Love

John Dryden (1631-1700)

  • A Song for St. Cecilia’s Day
  • To the Memory of Mr. Oldham
  • Epigram on Milton

Earl of Rochester (1647-1680)

  • A Song of a Young Lady to Her Ancient Lover
  • Upon His Drinking a Bowl
  • Upon Leaving His Mistress
  • Impromptu on Charles II
  • The Imperfect Enjoyment
  • Song: Phyllis, be gentler I advise…

Joseph Addison (1672-1719)

  • Ode

George Farquhar (1677-1707)

  • The Assignation

John Gay (1685-1732)

  • The Hare with Many Friends
  • Acis and Galatea

Alexander Pope (1688-1744)

  • An Essay on Criticism
  • The Dunciad
  • Ode on Solitude
  • You Know Where You Did Despise

Thomas Gray (1716-1771)

  • Elegy in a Country Churchyard

William Collins (1721-1759)

  • In the Downhill of Life

Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751-1816)

  • The Geranium

Thomas Chatterton (1752-1770)

  • Aella

William Blake (1757-1827)

  • London
  • The Tyger
  • The Sick Rose
  • Introduction: Songs of Innocence
  • Introduction: Songs of Experience
  • The Clod and the Pebble

Robert Burns (1759-1796)

  • A Red, Red Rose
  • Auld Lang Syne
  • Green Grow the Rashes
  • John Anderson My Jo´, John

William Wordsworth (1770-1850)

  • Tintern Abbey
  • Surprised by Joy
  • Composed upon Westminster Bridge

Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832)

  • Answer

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834)

  • Rime of the Ancient Mariner
  • The Eolian Harp
  • Dejection: An Ode
  • The Suicide’s Argument

George Gordon, Lord Byron (1788-1824)

  • She Walks in Beauty
  • The Giaour
  • The Destruction of Sennacherib
  • January 22nd, Missolonghi
  • Don Juan
  • Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage

Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822)

  • To Jane, with a Guitar
  • Mont Blanc
  • The Triumph of Life
  • Alastor, or the Spirit of Solitude
  • Love’s Philosophy
  • Ozymandias

John Clare (1793-1864)

  • I Am

George Darley (1795-1846)

  • It is Not Beauty I Demand

John Keats (1795-1821)

  • When I have Fears That I May Cease to Be
  • Bright star, would I were stedfast as thou art
  • Ode to a Grecian Urn
  • Ode to a Nightingale

Thomas Lovell Beddoes (1803-1849)

  • Song: How Many Times do I Love Thee, Dear?

Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1805-1892)

  • Ulysses
  • Tears, Idle Tears
  • Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal
  • In Memoriam
  • The Eagle

Edward Lear (1812-1888)

  • The Owl and the Pussycat
  • How Pleasant to Know Mr. Lear!

Robert Browning (1812-1889)

  • Prologue to Asolando
  • Home Thoughts from Abroad
  • Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came

Emily Brontë (1818-1848)

  • At Castle Wood

Herman Melville (1819-1891)

  • Fragments of a lost Gnostic Poem of the 12th Century

Julia Ward Howe (1819-1910)

  • Battle-Hymn of the Republic

Arthur Hugh Clough (1819-1861)

  • Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth
  • With Whom is no Variableness, Neither Shadow of Turning
  • The Latest Decalogue

Walt Whitman (1819-1892)

  • Song of Myself
  • As I Ebb’d with the Ocean of Life
  • Night on the Prairies
  • When I Hear’d the Learn’d Astronomer

Frederick Goddard Tuckerman (1821-1873)

  • Sometimes I Walk Where the Deep Water Dips
  • Dank Fens of Cedar…

Matthew Arnold (1822-1888)

  • Growing Old
  • A Wish
  • Dover Beach

Coventry Patmore (1823-1896)

  • Magna est veritas
  • The Two Deserts

William McGonagall (1825-1902)

  • The Tay Bridge Disaster

George Meredith (1828-1909)

  • Modern Love

Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)

  • I cannot dance upon my toes
  • Because that you are going
  • A bird came down the walk
  • The Tint I cannot take—is best—
  • Before I got my eye put out
  • After a great pain, a formal feeling comes—
  • The saddest noise, the sweetest noise
  • Success is counted sweetest

Christina Rossetti (1830-1894)

  • Remember
  • A Birthday
  • Song: When I am dead, my dearest…
  • Echo

Lewis Carroll (1832-1898)

  • Jabberwocky

James Thomson (Bysshe Vanolis) (1934-1882)

  • The City of Dreadful Night

W.S. Gilbert (1836-1911)

  • A Manager’s Complexities

Algernon Charles Swinburne (1837-1909)

  • A Match
  • A Sonnet Between Two Seas

Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)

  • He Never Expected Much
  • The Convergence of the Twain
  • At Castle Boterel
  • The Darkling Thrush
  • Neutral Tones
  • A Broken Appointment
  • Afterwards
  • Waiting Both
  • At the Pyramid of Cestius Near the Graves of Shelley and Keats
  • In Time of ‘The Breaking of Nations’
  • He Resolves to Say No More

Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)

  • The New Decalogue
  • Insectivora

Sidney Lanier (1842-1881)

  • A Song of Eternity in Time
  • A Sunrise Song
  • An Evening Song

Robert Bridges (1844-1930)

  • I Will Not Let Thee Go
  • I Have Loved Flowers That Fade

Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-1889)

  • Binsey Poplars
  • The Windhover
  • ‘Thou art indeed just, Lord, if I contend’
  • ‘No worst, there is none’

Francis Thompson (1859-1907)

  • In No Strange Land (The Kingdom of God)
  • To a Snowflake

A.E. Housman (1859-1936)

  • Epitaph on an Army of Mercenaries
  • Tell me not here, it needs not saying
  • When I Was One and Twenty

Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936)

  • The Secret of the Machines
  • If

William Butler Yeats (1865-1939)

  • The Fisherman
  • The Tower
  • An Irish Airman Foresees His Death
  • For Anne Gregory
  • Easter 1916
  • Among School Children
  • Sailing to Byzantium
  • Byzantium
  • The Second Coming
  • Those Images
  • The Lamentation of the Old Pensioner

Ernest Dowson (1867-1900)

  • April Love
  • Vitae Summa Brevis Spem Nos Vetat Incohare Longam
  • Autumnal

John McCrae (1872-1918)

  • In Flanders Field

Walter de la Mare (1873-1956)

  • November

Trumbull Stickney (1874-1904)

  • And, the Last Day Being Come, Man Stood Alone

Robert Frost (1874-1963)

  • Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
  • The Road Not Taken

Vachsel Lindsay (1879-1931)

  • The Leaden-Eyed

Wallace Stevens (1879-1955)

  • Tea at the Palaz of Hoon
  • The Man Whose Pharynx was Bad
  • The Snow Man
  • The Emperor of Ice-Cream
  • Anecdote of the Jar
  • Not Ideas about the Thing but the Thing Itself
  • A Postcard from the Volcano
  • Peter Quince at the Clavier
  • Of Mere Being
  • Sunday Morning
  • The Idea of Order at Key West
  • Nomad Exquisite
  • Stars at Tallapoosa
  • Auroras of Autumn
  • Sea Surface Full of Clouds

Padraic Colum (1881-1972)

  • A Drover

William Carlos Williams (1883-1963)

  • Postlude
  • The Widow’s Lament in Springtime
  • The World Contracted to a Recognizable Image
  • Spring and All

D.H. Lawrence (1885-1930)

  • Piano
  • Shadows
  • Snake
  • Tortoise Shout
  • The Wild Common
  • The Mess of Love

Ezra Pound (1885-1972)

  • And the Days are Not Full Enough
  • Hugh Selwyn Mauberley
  • An Immorality

Elinor Wylie (1885-1928)

  • Hospes Comesque Corporis
  • Wild Peaches
  • Now Let No Charitable Hope
  • Velvet Shoes

H.D. (Hilda Doolittle) (1886-1961)

  • Helen

Rupert Brooke (1887-1915)

  • The Soldier

John Crowe Ransom (1888-1974)

  • Blue Girls

T.S. Eliot (1888-1965)

  • The Love-song of J. Alfred Prufrock
  • La Figlia Che Piange
  • The Waste-Land
  • Ash Wednesday

Isaac Rosenberg (1890-1918)

  • Break of Day in the Trenches
  • Returning, We Hear the Larks

Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892-1950)

  • Sonnet XLIII: What lips my lips have kisses, and where, and why

Conrad Aiken (1893-1973)

  • Morning Song of Senlin
  • Discordants
  • Evening Song of Senlin

Wilfred Owen (1893-1918)

  • Insensibility
  • Anthem for a Doomed Youth
  • Dulce et decorum est
  • Strange Meeting
  • Greater Love

e.e. Cummings (1894-1962)

  • somewhere i have never travelled, gladly beyond
  • I carry your heart with me (i carry it in
  • The Eagle

John Brooks Wheelwright (1897-1940)

  • Fish Food
  • Seed Pods

Louise Bogan (1897-1970)

  • Song for the Last Act
  • A Tale

Léonie Adams (1899-1988)

  • Apostate
  • Kennst Du Das Land

Allen Tate (1899-1979)

  • The Mediterranean
  • Ode to the Confederate Dead

Hart Crane (1899-1932)

  • To Brooklyn Bridge
  • Ave Maria
  • Atlantis
  • Repose of Rivers
  • My Grandmother’s Love Letters
  • Garden Abstract
  • Exile
  • Forgetfulness
  • At Melville’s Tomb
  • The Broken Tower

Basil Bunting (1900-1985)

  • Song for Rustam

Roy Campbell (1901-1957)

  • The Flaming Terrapin
  • The Zebras
  • Tristan da Cunha

Kenneth Slessor (1901-1971)

  • Five Bells

Patrick Kavanagh (1904-1967)

  • Iniskeen Road: July Evening
  • On Raglan Road
  • In Memory of My Mother

Robert Penn Warren (1905-1989)

  • Heart of Autumn

William Empson (1906-1984)

  • Aubade

John Betjeman (1906-1984)

  • Slough
  • In Westminster Abbey
  • A Subaltern’s Love Song

W.H. Auden (1907-1973)

  • The Fall of Rome
  • On This Island
  • Musée des Beaux Arts

Louis MacNeice (1907-1963)

  • London Rain
  • Snow
  • The Sunlight on the Garden
  • Prayer Before Birth

W.R. Rogers (1909 – 1969)

  • Life’s Circumnavigators

A.D. Hope (1907-2000)

  • X-Ray Photograph
  • Advice to Young Ladies
  • Imperial Adam
  • The Mayan Books
  • His Coy Mistress to Mr. Marvell

Lawrence Durrell (1912-1990)

  • Delos
  • This Unimportant Morning

Irving Layton (1912-2006)

  • The Birth of Tragedy
  • Divinity

F.T. Prince (1912-2003)

  • Last Poem
  • Soldiers Bathing
  • The Book

May Swenson (1913-1989)

  • Staring at the Sea on the Death of Another

Robert Lowell (1917-1977)

  • Epilogue

Thomas Kinsella (1928-)

  • Mirror in February

Seamus Heaney (1939-2013)

  • Digging
  • The Harvest Bow
  • Beacons at Bealtaine

Weldon Kees (1914-1955)

  • A Musician’s Wife
  • For My Daughter

Dylan Thomas (1914-1953)

  • A Refusal to Mourn the Death, by Fire, of a Child in London
  • Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night
  • And Death Shall Have No Dominion
  • In My Craft or Sullen Art

John Manifold (1915-1985)

  • Fife Tune
  • The Tomb of Lieutenant John Learmonth, A.I.F.

Judith Wright (1915-2000)

  • Bora Ring
  • Bullocky
  • Remittance Man
  • Nigger’s Leap, New England
  • Sanctuary
  • The Moving Image

Gwendolyn Brooks (1917-2000)

  • We Real Cool

Gwen Harwood (1920-1995)

  • Barn Owl
  • Nightfall

Keith Douglas (1920-1944)

  • How to Kill
  • Simplify Me When I am Dead

Philip Larkin (1922-1985)

  • Church Going
  • Going, Going
  • An Arundel Tomb
  • Aubade
  • High Windows¨¨

Anthony Hecht (1923-2004)

  • More Light! More Light!
  • A Letter

Edgar Bowers (1924-2000)

  • Amor Vincit Omnia
  • For Louis Pasteur
  • The Virgin Considered as a Picture

A.R. Ammons (1926-2001)

  • Mansion
  • Corson’s Inlet
  • Gravelly Run
  • Easter Morning

Charles Tomlinson (1927-2015)

  • Ararat
  • Swimming Chenango Lake
  • A Rose for Janet

Anne Sexton (1928-1974)

  • Unknown Girl in a Maternity Ward

John Montague (1929-2016)

  • Adam’s Apple

Peter Porter (1929-2010)

  • An Angel in Blythburgh Church
  • An Exequy

Ted Hughes (1930-1998)

  • The Jaguar
  • Daffodils

Derek Walcott (1931-2017)

  • Sea Grapes
  • A Far Cry from Africa
  • Omeros
  • Midsummer, Tobago

Geoffrey Hill (1932-2016)

  • September Song
  • Genesis
  • Ovid in the Third Reich
  • Requiem for the Plantagenet Kings

Sylvia Plath (1932-1963)

  • Tulips
  • Mad Girl’s Love Song

Robert Mezey (1935-)

  • Hardy
  • The Lovemaker

Les Murray (1938-)

  • Noonday Axeman
  • An Absolutely Ordinary Rainbow
  • The Meanuing of Existence
  • The Last Hellos
  • Pigs

Derek Mahon (1941-)

  • Girls at the Bridge
  • Achill

Wendy Cope (1945-)

  • From June to December, Summer Villanelle
  • Engineers’ Corner
  • Valentine
  • Spared

John Whitworth (1945-)

  • God Squad
  • Palinode
  • A Song of Plurals
  • The Soul, a Poem
  • Dog Days

R.S. Gwynn (1948-)

  • Approaching a Significant Birthday, He Peruses the Norton Anthology of Poetry
  • Release

Ann Drysdale (?)

  • Nuns, Skating
  • Perfect Binding

Sophie Hannah (1971-)

  • Long for This World

Svenska

Anonymous

  • Ebbe Skammelsson

Hadrian (76-138)

  • Till själen

Georg Stiernhielm (1598-1672)

  • Hercules

Samuel Columbus (1642-1679)

  • Lustvin dansar gavott med de fem sinnena

Israel Holmström (1661-1708)

  • Een fiskare-Broos wijsa giord för älskande Åkare ock deras Frutimmer

Hedvig Charlotta Nordenflycht (1718-1763)

  • Över en hyacinth

Carl Michael Bellman (1740-1795)

  • Epistel 23
  • Epistel 30

Erik Gustaf Geijer (1743-1847)

  • Vikingen
  • På Nyårsdagen 1838

Johan Henric Kellgren (1751-1795)

  • Den nya skapelsen

Per Daniel Amadeus Atterbom (1790-1855)

  • Rosen
  • Den nya Blondel
  • Blåklinten

Erik Johan Stagnelius (1793-1823)

  • Uppoffringen
  • Till förruttnelsen
  • Dialog: Ängeln och Själen
  • Vän! I förödelsens stund

Viktor Rydberg (1828-1895)

  • Jungfru Maria i rosengård
  • Prometeus och Ahasverus
  • På verandan vid havet

Verner von Heidenstam (1859 – 1940)

  • Åkallan och löfte

Gustaf Fröding (1860-1911)

  • Atlantis
  • Våran prost
  • Änglakärlek
  • Jan Ersa och Per Persa
  • Balen
  • Idealism och realism
  • Si drömmaren kommer där

Oscar Levertin (1862-1906)

  • På judiska kyrkogården i Prag
  • Åter

Birger Sjöberg (1885-1929)

  • Konferensman
  • Skrivaredans
  • I ditt allvars famn
  • Förklingande ton

Karin Boye (1900-1941)

  • Ja visst gör det ont…
  • Linköpings domkyrka

Gunnar Ekelöf (1904-1968)

  • Eufori
  • En verklighet (drömd)
  • Till de folkhemske

Erik Lindegren (1910-1968)

  • Ekos klang och morgons syn
  • Ikaros

Kurt Almqvist (1912-2001)

  • Den dolda solen
  • Skogstjärnen
  • Elegi
  • Du sagoberätterska
  • Åkallan

Ragnar Thoursie (1919 – 2010)

  • Sundbybergsprologen

Paul Andersson (1930 -1976)

  • Hemmavarande trubadur

Tomas Tranströmer (1931-2015)

  • Elegi
  • Sång
  • Stenarna
  • Epilog
  • Schubertiana
  • Östersjöar
  • Carillon
  • Resans formler
  • En konstnär i norr

Franska

François Villon (ca. 1431-1463)

  • Ballade des dames du temps jadis
  • Ballade des pendus

Joachim du Bellay (1522-1560)

  • Heureux qui, comme Ulysse, a fait un beau voyage
  • Sonnet XII7
  • D’un vanneur de blé, aux vents

Pierre de Ronsard (1524-1585)

  • Quand vous serez bien vieille
  • Mignonne, allons voir si la rose
  • Ode: de l’Election de son sepulchre
  • Corinna in Vendôme

François de Malherbe (1555-1628)

  • A M. Le cardinal de Richelieu

Pierre Corneille (1606-1684)

  • Stances à Marquise

Jean de La Fontaine (1621-1695)

  • La montagne qui accouche

Voltaire (1694 – 1778)

  • A Mme du Châtelet
  • Poème sur le désastre de Lisbonne

Alfred de Vigny (1797-1863)

  • Chant de Suzanne au bain
  • L’âge d’or de l’avenir

Victor Hugo (1802-1885)

  • Les Djinns
  • Saison des semailles. Le Soir
  • À la belle impérieuse
  • Dans l’alcôve sombre
  • Hier au soir
  • L’Aurore s’allume
  • La Légende des siècles
  • La Fin de Satan
  • Dieu

Gérard de Nerval (1808-1855)

  • Choeur d’amour
  • El Desdichado
  • Fantaisie

Leconte de Lisle (1818-1894)

  • La Source

Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867)

  • La Chevelure
  • Invitation au voyage

Théodore de Banville (1823-1891)

  • À Adolphe Gaïffe
  • À ma mère
  • À Théophile Gautier

Sully Prudhomme (1839-1907)

  • Le long du quai
  • Ah! Le cours de mes ans
  • L’Idéal

José Maria de Herédia (1842-1905)

  • La vie des morts
  • La mort de l’aigle
  • Antoine et Cléopâtre

Charles Cros (1842-1888)

  • À une jeune fille
  • Berceuse
  • École buissonnière
  • L’orgue
  • Un immense désespoir
  • Testament

Paul Verlaine (1844-1896)

  • La bonne chanson
  • Chanson d’automne
  • Marine
  • Es-tu brune ou blonde?
  • La bonne chanson

Arthur Rimbaud (1854-1891)

  • Les Mains de Jeanne Marie
  • Le Bateau ivre

Jules Laforgue (1860-1887)

  • Veillée d’avril
  • L’Hiver qui vient
  • Dans la rue

Paul Valéry (1871-1945)

  • Palme
  • Le cimétière marin
  • La jeune parquet
  • Les pas

Charles Péguy (1873-1914)

  • Ève
  • La Tapisserie de sainte Geneviève et de Jeanne d’Arc

Max Jacob (1876-1944)

  • Villonnelle

Guillaume Apollinaire 1880-1918)

  • Fête
  • Zone
  • Les colchiques

Jules Supervielle (1884-1960)

  • Hommage à la vie
  • Voyageur, voyageur

Blaise Cendrars (1887-1961)

  • Les Pâques à New York

Pierre Jean Jouve (1887-1976)

  • Hélène
  • Poème (Le désir de chair est désir de la mort…)

Jean Cocteau (1889-1963)

  • Ce que m’a dit la minute
  • Odile

Paul Éluard 1894-1952)

  • Et un sourire

Louis Aragon (1897-1982)

  • Elsa au miroir

Jacques Prévert (1900-1977)

  • La Seine a rencontré Paris
  • Etre ange c’est étrange

Birago Diop (1906-1989)

  • Souffles
  • Abandon
  • Sagesse

Leopold Senghor (1906-2001)

  • Poème à mon frère blanc

Yves Bonnefoy (1923-2016)

  • Passant, ce sont des mots…
  • Les flambeaux
  • La lumière, changée

Italienska

Dante Alighieri (1265-1321)

  • Commedia

Francesco Petrarca (1304-1374)

  • Chiare, fresche e dolci acque
  • I’vo pensando

Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564)

  • Poem
  • The Doom of Beauty
  • Rima 248 (Dal ciel discese, e col mortal suo, poi)

Gaspara Stampa (1523-1554)

  • Rima 104

Giacomo Leopardi (1798-1837)

  • Alla sua donna
  • L’infinito
  • Alla luna
  • Il tramonto della luna

Gabriele D’Annunzio (1863-1924)

  • Ricordo

Eugenio Montale (1896-1981)

  • Portami il girasole

Pier Paolo Pasolini (1922-1975)

  • La Pioggia
  • Diary: In the Deserted Evening
  • Diary: Awake, in my room, alone…
  • Le ceneri di Gramsci
  • A Rally
  • Quadri Friulani
  • Una polemica in versi
  • La richezza
  • La religione del mio tempo
  • Appendice alla ”Religione”: Una luce
  • A uno spirito

Spanska

Jorge Manrique (1440-1479)

  • Coplas a la muerte de su padre

Garcilaso de la Vega (1498-1536)

  • Soneto XXIII

San Juan de la Cruz (1542-1591)

  • Que bien sé yo la fonte que mane y corre

Luis de Góngora (1561-1627)

  • Oh claro honor del liquido elemento
  • Ándeme yo caliente

Francisco de Quevedo (1580-1645)

  • Fluctuando en los cabellos de Lisi
  • Túmulo a Colón. Habla un pedazo de la nave en que descubrió el Nuevo Mundo

Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (1651-1695)

  • A su retrato

Antonio Machado (1875-1939)

  • Yo escucho los cantos

Federico García Lorca (1898-1936)

  • Romance de la guardia civil española
  • Romance sonámbulo
  • Preciosa y el aire
  • San Gabriel
  • San Rafael

Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986)

  • Llaneza
  • Una rosa y Milton
  • Caja de música

Luis Cernuda (1902-1963)

  • A un poeta muerto
  • Como un leve sonido

Pablo Neruda (1904-1973)

  • Alturas de Macchu Picchu
  • Love America (1400)
  • Everyday you play…
  • Tonight I can write the saddest lines

Miguel Hernandez (1910-1942)

  • Elegía
  • El soldado y la nieve

Tyska

Georg Trakl (1887-1914)

  • De profundis
  • Winter Evening
  • Grodek

Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926)

  • Duinoelegierna
  • Sonnetter till Orfeus
  • Barndomen
  • Afton i Skåne
  • Jaguaren

Hugo von Hoffmanstahl (1874-1929)

  • Terziner over förgängligheten

Stefan George (1868-1933)

  • Come to the park they say is dead, and view

Theodor Storm (1817-1888)

  • A Song in October

Heinrich Heine (1799-1856)

  • A Fir-tree
  • Ich Glaub Nicht An Den Himmel

Friedrich Hölderlin (1770-1843)

  • Patmos
  • Heidelberg
  • Brot und Wein
  • Fredsfirande
  • Som när på vilodagen
  • Der Archipelagus

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832)

  • Prometheus
  • Faust Part 1
  • Faust Part 2
  • Lines on Seeing Schiller’s Skull
  • Marienbad Elegy
  • Wanderers Nachtlied I & II
  • Salig längtan

Annat

Anonymous (date unknown)

  • Psalms
  • Song of Songs
  • Bhagavad-gita
  • Homer

Catullus (84 B.C. – 54 f.Kr.)

  • 101

Sappho (ca. 630 B.C.-ca. 570 B.C.)

  • Fragment 1
  • Fragment 2
  • Fragment 16
  • Fragment 31

Anonymous (ca. 11th century)

  • Poetic Edda

Bertrand de Born (ca. 1135-1210)

  • En sång om krigets fröjder

Luis Vaz de Camões (1524/1525-1580)

  • Dear, gente soul, you that departed

Frederic Mistral (1830 – 1918)

  • Lou Pouèmo dóu Rose

* Ebbe Lindes magiska översättning från 1964.

C.P. Cavafy (1863-1933)

  • Waiting for the Barbarians
  • Ithaca

Abraham Reisen (1876-1953)

  • A Song

Fernando Pessoa (1888-1935)

  • The Tobacco Shop
  • Today someone read me St. Francis of Assisi
  • The gods grant nothing more than life
  • The Keeper of Sheep

Anna Akhmatova (1889-1966)

  • Requiem

Vladimir Mayakovsky (1893-1930)

  • Brooklyn Bridge
  • A Cloud in Trousers
  • My Soviet Passport

Mao Zedong (1893-1976)

  • Snow
  • Changsha
  • Saying Good-bye to the God of Disease I & II

George Seferis (1900-1971)

  • A Word for Summer

Jaroslav Seifert (1901-1986)

  • Dance of the Girls’ Chemises
  • Autobiography
  • To Be a Poet

Attila Jozsef (1905-1937)

  • Ode
  • Without Hope

Miroslav Holub (1923-1998)

  • What the Heart is Like