World Top Famous Poems and Poets

Held every year on 21 March World Poetry Day is a time to appreciate and support poets and poetry around the world. It is an initiative of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

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Robert Frost

Robert Lee Frost (1874-1963) was an American poet. His work was initially published in England before it was published in America. His famous poem is “The Road Not Taken”.

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth……

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William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare (1564-1616) is often heralded as the greatest literary giant that ever walked the planet.  With over 154 sonnets under his coat, Shakespeare conquered the world of literature and gave it a new dimension. His famous poem is Sonnet 18”.

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Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941). Gitanjali is Tagore’s best-known collection of poetry, for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913. Tagore was the first non-European to receive a Nobel Prize in Literature and second non-European to receive a Nobel Prize. One of his most famous works was “Where The Mind is Without Fear.”

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John Keats

John Keats (1795-1821) was an English Romantic poet. “Ode to the Nightingale” and “To Autumn” were some of his best poems.

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William Wordsworth

William Wordsworth (1770-1850) was an English Romantic poet who, with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, helped to launch the Romantic Age in English literature with their joint publication Lyrical Ballads. His famous poem is “Daffodils”

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Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou (1928-2014) is an American poet. Her best poems are “On the Pulse of Morning” and “Woman Work”.

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882) was an American poet and educator whose works include Paul Revere’s Ride, The Song of Hiawatha, and Evangeline. His best poem is “A Psalm of Life”.