Poems: Index

(a list of special poems)

Poem: Book Borrower by Robert Service
An expression of fury about people who borrow books and either mistreat them or fail to return them.
Poem: Dulce et Decorum Est
A World War I poem that asks if it is truly sweet and fitting to die for one's country.
Poem: I have a Rendezvous with Death by Alan Seeger
Another World War I poem that expresses the expectancy of the poet that he will be meeting death by the time Spring comes again.
Poem: I Met the Master Face to Face by Lorrie Cline
Going from a worldly life to a spiritual awakening with a vision of meeting God.
Poem: If by Rudyard Kipling
If is a well-known poem that challenges us to use "self control" and "character development" if we want to be mature.
Poem: Invictus by William Ernest Henley
Invictus is a poem that urges us to be responsible for our own destiny in life.
Poem: Thanatopsis by William Cullen Bryant
A poet who is expressing his thoughts about death which is the fate of every human being.
Poem: The Blind Men and the Elephant by John Godfrey Saxe
A popular poem about the differences of perceptions regarding an elephant as expressed by six blind men.
Poem: The Cremation of Sam McGee by Robert Service
A poem that describes how Sam McGee finally found physical relief from his painful frigid condition.
Poem: The Man Who Thinks He Can by Walter D. Wintle
A description of positive thinking and what it can do to help a person achieve his/her objective.
Poem: The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe
A classical poem about a raven which keeps uttering the words: "Nevermore".
Poem: The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost
A famous poem which is often quoted is Robert Frost's "The Road not Taken" which indicates that we must make choices in life even if the decision is not what we anticipated.
Poem: Trees by Joyce Kilmer
Presenting a special fondness for trees as gifts from God.
Poem: Words by Robert Service
Expressing a special fondness for words even as a castaway on an island.
Poems: Richard Cory and The Rich Man
Two poems that refer to wealthy people with a twist. See "Richard Cory" and "The Rich Man" for two poems with surprising conclusions.