Category Archive: Famous Poets

Blog posts that contain bio's or poetry by famous poets.

Sep 04

Famous Poem: Elm


Elm by Sylvia Plath I know the bottom, she says. I know it with my great tap root; It is what you fear. I do not fear it: I have been there. Is it the sea you hear in me, Its dissatisfactions? Or the voice of nothing, that was you madness? Love is a shadow. …

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Apr 12

Poem: Somebody’s Mother

Somebody’s Mother The woman was old and ragged and gray And bent with the chill of the Winter’s day. The street was wet with a recent snow And the woman’s feet were aged and slow. She stood at the crossing and waited long, Alone, uncared for, amid the throng Of human beings who passed her …

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Apr 09

The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost

My son was having to memorize Robert Frost’s The Road Not Taken for school, which was always a poem I remembered fondly when I read it as a kid.  So to help him I decided to record it and put it as an mp3 that he can listen to to help with memorization as well …

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Jan 15

Famous Poem: Phenomenal Woman

Phenomenal Woman by Maya Angelou Pretty women wonder where my secret lies. I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size But when I start to tell them, They think I’m telling lies. I say, It’s in the reach of my arms The span of my hips, The stride of my step, The …

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Dec 25

Poem: The Christmas Box

Another famous poem I decided to read aloud and share with my poetry fans.  Merry Christmas everyone! The Christmas-Box THIS box, mine own sweet darling, thou wilt find With many a varied sweetmeat’s form supplied; The fruits are they of holy Christmas tide, But baked indeed, for children’s use design’d. I’d fain, in speeches sweet …

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