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Favorite poems

This page contains a variety of poetry that I have enjoyed over the years. I don't own any of these works; if you're the author/publisher of a poem on this site and would like it taken down, send me an email at

A Work of Artifice by Marge Piercy

Abandoned Farmhouse by Ted Kooser

Air and Light and Time and Space by Charles Bukowski

At the Fishhouses by Elizabeth Bishop

Cut by Sylvia Plath

Egrets by Mary Oliver

Lady Lazarus by Sylvia Plath

No Coward Soul is Mine by Emily Bronte

October by Mary Oliver

One Art by Elizabeth Bishop

September 1 1939 by WH Auden

Sestina by Elizabeth Bishop

Spring by Edna St Vincent Millay

Thanking My Mother for Piano Lessons by Diane Wakoski

The Affair by Miller Williams

The Fish by Elizabeth Bishop

The Fourth Sign of the Zodiac by Mary Oliver

The Iron Bridge by Billy Collins

The Lake Isle of Innisfree by WB Yeats

The Man with the Beautiful Eyes by Charles Bukowski

The Moose by Elizabeth Bishop

The Summer Day by Mary Oliver

The Weed by Elizabeth Bishop

Tulips by Sylvia Plath

When You Are Old by WB Yeats

Wild Geese by Mary Oliver