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Use this index to browse the poems on the site by subject. It gives a good opportunity to compare the treatment of a particular subject at different points in time and by different poets. There is also an index to browse poems by period, with a summary of the major poets of each period, and a thematic index where you will find access to commentary on any one theme, together with some analysis of the poems under that heading.

Index of Poems by Subject

Advice on How to Live

Epigram Book II No XXXVI - Martial  redgo
redgo  Epigram Book X No XLVII - Martial
Farewell to Folly - Robert Green  greengo
yellowgo Ode on Solitude - Alexander Pope
Stella's Birthday (13th March, 1727) - Jonathan Swift yellowgo
orangego Lines left upon a Seat in a Yew Tree -William Wordsworth

The City

A Description of the Morning - Jonathan Swift  yellowgo
yellowgo London - William Blake
Upon Westminster Bridge - William Wordsworth orangego

Day and Night

greenGo The Sun Rising - John Donne
Selection from Epithalamium - Edmund Spenser
It is a Beauteous Evening, Calm and Free - William Wordsworth
It is the Hour - George Gordon, Lord Byron
To Night - Bysshe Bysshe Shelley
Frost at Midnight - Samuel Taylor Coleridge
A Night Piece - William Wordsworth


Fear No More - William Shakespeare
yellowgo The Dying Christian to his Soul - Alexander Pope
A Satirical Elegy on the Death of a Late Famous General - Jonathan Swift yellowgo
yellowgo Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard - Thomas Gray
La Belle Dame sans Merci - John Keats
Ah, Are You Digging on my Grave - Thomas Hardy

Drink, and Other Vices

Ode to a Wine Jar - Horace redgo
From Comus - John Milton
John Barleycorn: a Ballad - Robert Burns yellowgo
I Would to Heaven I Were so Much Clay - Lord Byron


Imagination, Sense and Nonsense

The Tyger - William Blake
Kubla Khan - Samuel Taylor Coleridge
The Lobster-Quadrille - Lewis Carroll
Jabberwocky - Lewis Carroll
The Mad Gardener's Song - Lewis Carroll
The Walrus and the Carpenter - Lewis Carroll
You are old Father William - Lewis Carroll
The Jumblies - Edward Lear


Ode to Aphrodite I - Sappho redgo
redgo  de to Aphrodite II - Sappho
Amores Book I, No V - Ovid redgo
redgo  Amores Book III, No XIV - Ovid
Verse V - Catullus redgo
redgo Verse LXXXV - Catullus
The Passionate Shepherd to His Love - Christopher Marlowe
  Sonnet X - Edmund Spenser
One Day I Wrote her Name - Edmund Spenser
  Sonnet XCIV - William Shakespeare
Sonnet CVII - William Shakespeare 
Love's Alchemy - John Donne
The Bait - John Donne
To His Mistress Going to Bed - John Donne
To his Coy Mistress - Andrew Marvell
Methought I saw my Late Espousčd Saint - John Milton
To a Kiss - Robert Burns yellowgo
Song - William Blake
Song - Samuel Taylor Coleridge
The Garden of Love - William Blake
The Clod and the Pebble - William Blake
To a Beautiful Quaker - Lord Byron
Maid of Athens, Ere We Part - Lord Byron
Love's Last Adieu - Lord Byron
The Lang Coortin' - Lewis Carroll


Ode on Melancholy - John Keats
Ode to a Nightingale - John Keats
The Pains of Sleep - Samuel Taylor Coleridge
I am - John Clare
The Question - Bysshe Bysshe Shelley
When the Lamp is Shattered - Bysshe Bysshe Shelley
A Daughter of Eve - Christina Rossetti
My Soul is Dark - Lord Byron

Metaphysics, Folklore and Other Transformations

Over Hill, Over Dale - William Shakespeare
Full Fathom Five - William Shakespeare
Transformations - Thomas Hardy

Natural Phenomena

Ode to the West Wind - Bysshe Bysshe Shelley
Who has seen the Wind - Christina Rossetti
Dover Beach - Matthew Arnold

The Poet

redgo Ode to Poetry - Horace
Where's the Poet - John Keats
The Poet's Work - William Wordsworth
Song, Rarely Rarely Comest Thou - Bysshe Bysshe Shelley
To a Skylark - Bysshe Bysshe Shelley
Poeta Fit, Non Nascitur - Lewis Carroll
Song in the Manner of Housman - Ezra Pound

The Seasons

Winter is Fled - Horace redgo
The Green Linnet - William Wordsworth
An April Day - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Spring - William Blake
Roundel - Geoffrey Chaucer
The Schoolboy - William Blake
Autumn: A Dirge - Bysshe Bysshe Shelley
Ode to Autumn - John Keats
To Autumn - William Blake
Blow, Blow Thou Winter Wind - William Shakespeare
Fall, Leaves, Fall - Emily Brontė
The Night is Darkening Round me Now - Emily Brontė
Winter - William Shakespeare
Winter, My Secret - Christina Rosetti
Snow in the Suburbs - Thomas Hardy
The Darkling Thrush - Thomas Hardy


Even such is Time - Walter Raleigh
On Time - John Milton
Time - Bysshe Bysshe Shelley
To Time - Lord Byron
I Look into My Glass - Thomas Hardy


The Charge of the Light Brigade - Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Anthem for Doomed Youth - Wilfred Owen
Dulce et Decorum Est - Wilfred Owen
The Man He Killed - Thomas Hardy

redgo Verse LXX - Catullus
Against Women Unconstant - Geoffrey Chaucer
Sonnet XXIV - Edmund Spenser
In an Artist's Studio - Christina Rossetti
Alba - Ezra Pound
The Bath Tub - Ezra Pound

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