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Anonymous (date unknown)

  • Psalms

Anonymous (ca. 7th century)

  • The Seafarer

Gaius Petronius (27-66)

  • Doing a filthy pleasure is, and short

Pearl Poet (ca. 14th century)

  • Sir Gawayne and the Green Knight
  • Pearl

Geoffrey Chaucer (1343-1400)

  • 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

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
  • 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)

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

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 Existenceq
  • 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

Gustaf Fröding (1860-1911)

  • Atlantis
  • Våran prost
  • Änglakärlek
  • 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

Tomas Tranströmer (1931-2015)

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

Français

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

Italiano

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

Español

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

Deutsch

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

Gaius Petronius (27-66)**

  • Doing a filthy pleasure is, and short

Hadrian (76-138)

  • Till själen

Bertrand de Born (ca. 1135-1210)

  • En sång om krigets fröjder

Luis Vaz de Camões (1524/1525-1580)

  • Dear, gente soul, you that departed

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

Gerald Manley Hopkins

  • The Lantern out of Doors

Victor Hugo

  • To the One Who Stayed in France

Friedrich Hölderlin

  • Brod und Wein
  • Patmos

Ben Jonson

  • Song: to Celia
  • To the Memory of My Beloved, the Author Mr. William Shakespeare

John Keats

  • Bright Star
  • Endymion
  • Ode on a Grecian Urn
  • Ode to a Nightingale
  • Ode to Autumn
  • On First Looking into Chapman’s Homer
  • On Sitting Down to Read King Lear Once Again
  • This Living Hand

Phillip Larkin

  • Church Going
  • Going Going
  • High Windows

D.H. Lawrence

  • Bavarian Gentians
  • Piano
  • Shadows
  • Snake
  • Tortoise Shout

Giacomo Leopardi

  • The Infinite
  • To His Lady

Federico García Lorca

  • Preciosa and the Wind
  • Romance of the Civil Guard of Spain
  • Saint Gabriel
  • Saint Raphael
  • Somnambulist’s Ballad

Andrew Marvell

  • Bermudas
  • The Garden
  • To His Coy Mistress

Vladimir Mayakovsky

  • Brooklyn Bridge
  • My Soviet Passport

John Milton

  • Lycidas
  • Paradise Lost

Eugenio Montale

  • “Bring me a sunflower, that it might grow…”

Pablo Neruda

  • The Heights of Macchu Picchu

Wilfred Owen

  • Anthem for Doomed Youth
  • Dulce Et decorum est
  • Insensibility
  • Strange Meeting

Pier Paolo Pasolini

  • Polemic in Verse
  • Religion of My Time
  • Serata Romana
  • The Ashes of Gramsci

Fernado Pessoa

  • Triumphal Ode

Francesco Petrarca

  • Chiare, fresche
  • Love

Francisco de Quevedo

  • At Christopher Columbus’ tomb, a piece of the ship that discoered the New World speaks
  • On Lisi’s Golden Hair

Arthur Rimbaud

  • The Drunken Boat
  • The Hands of Jean-Marie

Rainer Maria Rilke

  • The Duino Elegies
  •  Sonnets to Orpheus

Pierre de Ronsard

  • Corinna in Vendome
  • Sonnets to Helen, I

Christina Rossetti

  • A Birthday
  • Goblin Market
  • Remember
  • Song

Kenneth Slessor

  •   Five Bells

William Shakespeare

  • Sonnet 18
  • Sonnet 20
  • Sonnet 29
  • Sonnet 64
  • Sonnet 65
  • Sonnet 81
  • Sonnet 119
  • Sonnet 129
  • Sonnet 130
  • Sonnet 138
  • Sonnet 147
  • Sonnet 151

Percy Bysshe Shelley

  • Lines Written in the Bay of Lerici
  • Hymn to Intellectual Beauty
  •  Mont Blanc
  • Ode to the West Wind
  • The Triumph of Life
  • With a Guitar, To Jane

Edmund Spenser

  • Epithalamion

Gaspara Stampa

  • Rime 104

Wallace Stevens

  • Anecdote of the Jar
  •  Domination of Black
  • Of Mere Being
  • Peter Quince at the Clavier
  • Sunday Morning
  • Tea at the Palaz of Hoon
  • The Auroras of Autumn
  • The Emperor of Ice-Cream
  • The Idea of Order at Key West
  • The Man whose Pharynx was bad
  • The Snow Man
  • Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

  •  In Memoriam A.H.H
  • Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal
  • Tears, Idle Tears
  • The Eagle

Tomas Transströmer

  • Carillon
  • Elegi
  • Nocturne
  • Ostinato
  • Preludium
  • Svenska hus ensligt belägna
  • Sång
  • Östersjöar (Baltics)

Paul Valery

  • Graveyard by the Sea
  • Palme
  • The Youngest of the Fates

Garcilaso de la Vega

  • Sonnet XXIII

Francois Villon

  • Villon’s Epitaph (Ballad of the Hanged Men)

Voltaire

  • Poem upon the Lisbon Disaster: or, an Inquiry into the Adage, “All is for the Best

Walt Whitman

  • As I Ebb’d With the Ocean of Life
  • Dalliance of the Eagles
  • Night on the Praries
  • Song of Myself
  • When Liliac Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d

William Wordsworth

  • Ode: Intimations of Immortality
  • Resolution and Independence
  • Surprised by Joy
  • Tintern Abbey

William Butler Yeats

  • Byzantium
  • Easter 1916
  • Leda and the Swan
  • For Anne Gregory
  • Sailing to Byzantium
  • The Second Coming