Nash, Ogden
The Cow
The Germ

Nelson, Willie
Time of the Preacher

Neruda, Pablo
Brown and agile child
This broken bell

Newman, Randy
I think it’s gonna rain today

Nichols, Grace
Like a Beacon

Niemöller, Martin
First they came


O’Brien, Sean
An Assignation

O’Donoghue, Bernard

Oden, James Burke “St. Louis Jimmy”
Goin’ Down Slow

Ogilby, John
Battle (Homer)

Oliver, Mary

Ormerod, VR
There was a young student called Fred

Oswald, Alice
From “Tithonus”

From “Ovids Walnut-Tree transplanted”

Owen, Wilfred
Anthem for Doomed Youth
Maundy Thursday
Shadwell Stair
Song of Songs


Pack, Robert
The Monster Who Loved The Hero

Parker, Dorothy
The Flaw in Paganism
One Perfect Rose

Pasternak, Boris
The Wind

Paterson, Banjo
Waltzing Matilda

Patten, Brian
After Frost
The Bee’s Last Journey to the Rose
Inessential Things
The Second Dove
You missed the sunflowers at their height

Peake, Mervyn
The Consumptive, Belsen 1945
The vastest things are those we may not learn

Peele, George

Peskett, William
simile: you are

Pitter, Ruth
But for Lust

Plath, Sylvia
Heavy Women
The Hermit at Outermost House

Poe, Edgar Allan
From “The Raven”

Pope, Alexander
Epigram from the French
From “Essay on Man”
Imitation of Chaucer
Intended for Sir Isaac Newton in Westminster Abbey
On Certain Ladies
On Mrs Tofts
From “The Rape of the Lock”

Pound, Ezra
And the days are not full enough
In a Station of the Metro
The Lake Isle

Powell, Enoch
The Net

Price, Alan
Poor People

Pushkin, Aleksandr
The Little Bird


Raine, Kathleen
Story’s End
Worry About Money

Raleigh, Sir Walter
The Lover’s Maze
The Nymph’s Reply to the Shepherd
Sir Walter Raleigh to His Son

Redgrove, Peter
Serious Readers

Reed, Henry
Chard Whitlow
Naming of Parts

Reeves, James
Leaving Town
Once and Now
Spicer’s Instant Poetry
The Travellers

Reid, Christopher
The Coin
Go, Little Book

Robinson, Mary
From “London’s Summer Morning”

Rosenberg, Isaac
Break of Day in the Trenches
The Immortals

Rossetti, Christina
Passing and Glassing

Rostand, Edmond
From “Cyrano de Bergerac”

Ron Rubin
There was a trombonist called Herb


Sackville-West, Victoria
Full Moon

Fragment (I tell you)
Fragment (Pain penetrates)
Fragment (People do gossip)
Fragment (We put the urn aboard ship)
Fragment (When they were tired)
Come here to me from Crete
He’s Equal with the Gods
Love Shook My Heart
Rich as you are
Some say horsemen, some say warriors
Tonight I’ve watched

Sassoon, Siegfried
An Emblem
Everyone Sang
The Facts
The Kiss
When I’m among a blaze of lights

Sastry, Tom
The importance of not listening (1)
The importance of not listening (2)
The importance of not listening (3)

Scott, Sir Walter
Proud Maisie

Seeger, Pete
Turn, Turn, Turn

Shakespeare, William
All the world’s a stage
Ariel’s Song
Be not afeard; the isle is full of noises
Blow, Blow, Thou Winter Wind
Double, double toil and trouble
Fear no more the heat o’ the sun
Give me my robe, put on my crown
If I profane with my unworthiest hand
If we shadows have offended
I know a bank where the wild thyme blows
It was a lover and his lass
Let us sit upon the ground
Now my charms are all o’erthrown
O Mistress Mine
Prologue (Two households, both alike in dignity)
Queen Mab
Sigh no more, ladies, sigh no more
Sonnet (Th’ expense of spirit in a waste of shame)
Sonnet (In faith, I do not love thee with mine eyes)
Sonnet (My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun)
Sonnet (No longer mourn for me when I am dead)
Sonnet (Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?)
Sonnet (Since brass, nor stone, nor earth, nor boundless sea)
Sonnet (Those lips that Love’s own hand did make)
Sonnet (Two loves I have, of comfort and despair)
Sonnet (Why is my verse so barren of new pride)
Take, oh take those lips away
Tell me where is Fancy bred
There’s Rosemary
To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow
Under the greenwood tree
When icicles hang by the wall
When that I Was and a Little Tiny Boy
Where the bee sucks, there suck I
Who is Silvia?
You’ll Put Down Strangers

Schaufeld, Avram
Do Not Ask

Shelley, Percy Bysshe
England in 1819
An Exhortation
A Lament
From “Poetical Essay on the Existing State of Things”

Sheridan, Richard Brinsley

Shipman, Thomas
The Resolute Courtier

Shirley, James
The glories of our blood and state

Sidney, Sir Philip
My true love hath my heart and I have his
Sonnet (Because I breathe not love to every one)
Sonnet (I might, unhappy word, (woe me) I might)
Sonnet (O grammar-rules, O now your virtues show

Sidney, Robert
Sonnet (Absence, I cannot say thou hid’st my light)

Sitwell, Edith
The King of China’s Daughter

Skelton, John
From “The Bowge of Court”
To Mistress Margery Wentworth

Smart, Christopher
Where’s the Poker?

Smart, Rev. Richard
The borys hede that we bryng here

Smith, Mamie
Crazy Blues

Smith, Stevie
Man is a Spirit
Not Waving But Drowning
She Said…
From “Thoughts about the Person from Porlock”

Thoughts from Sophocles

Spender, Stephen
In railway halls
Not to You
Souvenir de Londres
To my Daughter

Spenser, Edmund
From “Prothalamion”
Penelope for her Ulisses sake
Sonnet (Sweet warriour when shall I haue peace with you?)

Spooner, Lawrence
From “A Looking-Glass for Smokers”

Stevens, Wallace
The Emperor of Ice-Cream

Stevenson, Anne
By the Boat House, Oxford
Small Philosophical Poem

Stevenson, Robert Louis
Bright is the Ring of Words

Suckling, Sir John
Why so pale and wan fond lover?

Swift, Jonathan
Advice to the Grub Street Verse-Writers
A Description of the Morning
In Church Your Grandsire Cut His Throat
From “The Lady’s Dressing-Room”
Lesbia from Catullus – Jul. 18th 1736
From “A Satirical Elegy on the Death of a Late Famous General”

Symons, Arthur
The Pale Woman

Szirtes, George


Tagore, Rabindranath
Crossing 16

Tawney, Cyril
Sally Free and Easy

Teasdale, Sara
The Look
There will come soft rains

Teft, Elizabeth
On Viewing Herself in a Glass

Tennyson, Alfred Lord
Go by
From “Idylls of the King”
From “In Memoriam”
The Kraken
From “The Lady of Shalott”
Literary Squabbles
Ring out, wild bells

Thackray, Jake
The Last Will and Testament of Jake Thackray

Thomas, Dylan
And death shall have no dominion
Do not go gentle into that good night
Especially when the October wind
From “Fern Hill”
The force that through the green fuse drives the flower
I have longed to move away
In my craft or sullen art
On a Wedding Anniversary
This bread I break
From “Under Milk Wood” (To begin at the beginning)
From “Under Milk Wood” (Chimney sweep song)
From “Under Milk Wood” (Polly Garter’s Song)
Was there a time

Thomas, Edward
First known when lost
From “Roads”
Tall Nettles
There was a time

Thomas, RS
A Blackbird Singing
Children’s Song
The Cure
The Face
The One Furrow
Song at the Year’s Turning

Thoreau, Henry David
I was made erect and lone

Thribb, E. Jarvis
Lines on the 80th Birthday of Fred Astaire

Tichborne, Chidiock
My prime of youth is but a froste of cares

Tiller, Terence
The Fool in “Lear”

Titheradge, Peter
New Improved Sonnet XVIII
Teatime Variations (AE Housman)
Teatime Variations (Herrick)

Townshend, Aurelian
Upon kinde and true Love

Treece, Henry
A Thief to His Lord


Underwood, Jack
Big Shout Out

W—, Miss
The Gentleman’s Study, In Answer to The Lady’s Dressing-Room”

Wain, John
Apology for Understatement
The Bad Thing
Outside, gulls squabbled in the empty street
Patriotic Poem
Poem Without a Main Verb
Sonnet (An animal with a heart)

Walcott, Derek
Love after Love

Walker, Ted
Ancient Winter
Between Acts
Terrains Vagues
Villanelle (I would wish to die in some other place)
Under the pier

Waller, Edmund
Of the last Verses in the Book

Warner, Sylvia Townsend
From “Boxwood” (All in a night, remote)
From “Boxwood” (If I had turned aside)

Watts, Isaac
Against Idleness and Mischief

Webster, John
Call for the robin-redbreast and the wren
From “The Devil’s Law Case”

Whistler, Laurence
A Form of Epitaph
Life is a Rembrandt
A Passing Likeness

Whitman, Walt
The Beasts

Wilde, Oscar
Sonnet to Liberty
Theocritus: A Villanelle

Williams, Hugo
Heroes of the Sub-Plot
Lights Out
Once More with Feeling
Open Window
Saturday Morning
Till Soon

Williams, William Carlos
Raleigh was right
The Red Wheelbarrow
This Is Just to Say

Willis, Wallace
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot

Wilmer, Clive
The Goldsmith

Wonder, Stevie
Big Brother

“Woodbine Willie”

Wordsworth, William
Composed Upon Westminster Bridge
From “Intimations of Immortality” (There was a time…)
London, 1802
From “The Prelude” (In those wanderings deeply did I feel)
From “The Prelude” (And in the frosty season)
From “The Prelude” (Of College labours)
To a Skylark
A Slumber Did My Spirit Seal
Surprised by Joy
The world is too much with us

Woodford, Anna
In Passing

Wright, James
Lying in a Hammock at William Duffy’s Farm in Pine Island, Minnesota

Wright, Judith

Wright, Kit
Here Come Two Very Old Men
Victorian Family Photograph

Wroth, Lady Mary
From “A Crown of Sonnets Dedicated to Love”

Wyatt, Sir Thomas
Of the Folly of Loving when the Season of Love is past
They Flee from Me


Yeats, WB
After Long Silence
The Black Tower
The Circus Animals’ Desertion
A Coat
The Cold Heaven
Crazy Jane on God
Down by the Salley Gardens
The Fisherman
Gratitude to the Unknown Instructors
The Great Day
He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven
High Talk
An Irish Airman Foresees His Death
The Lake Isle of Innisfree
Leda and the Swan
Long-Legged Fly
The Old Stone Cross
Sailing to Byzantium
The Second Coming
The Scholars
The Song of Wandering Aengus
The Spur
Sweet Dancer
To a Child Dancing in the Wind
To a Young Girl
From “Under Ben Bulben” (Under bare Ben Bulben’s head)
From “Under Ben Bulben” (Irish poets learn your trade)
Why Should Not Old Men Be Mad?

Young, Andrew
The Shepherd’s Hut