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).


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……


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”.


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.”


John Keats

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


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”


Maya Angelou

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


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”.