My Favorite Poems

“The poet is the priest of the invisible.”

Wallace Stevens

Note that these poems are not arranged in any particular order

“Invictus” by William Ernest Henley

“Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening” by Robert Frost

“A Slumber did my Spirit Seal” by Williams Wordsworth

“The Guest House” by Rumi

I Carry Your Heart with Me” by e e cummings

“Much madness is divinest sense” by Emily Dickinson

“The brain is wider than the sky” by Emily Dickinson

“If—” by Rudyard Kipling

“Do not go gentle into that good night” by Dylan Thomas

“Wild Geese” by Mary Oliver

“The Summer Day” by Mary Oliver

“Desiderata” by Max Ehrmann

“Renascence” by Edna St. Vincent Millay (in particular the fifth stanza)

“Is My Team Ploughing” by AE Housman

“Blackberry-Picking” by Seamus Heaney

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