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Poetry - Contemporary / Mixed (verse - extensive collection)

quelques poèmes et quelques chansons

Club des Poètes

les doigts bleus / blue fingers

Haiku Cupboard

Poems (small collection)

The Poem Tree - An Anthology of Metered Poetry

Poetry Archive (out-of-print American)

Poetry International Web

Poet's Corner

Popular Poems

Songs of the Sea

Poetry - E-zines / Anthologies - Poets on Soul to Soul and Friends

Write Me a Metaphor (Laala Kashef Alghata)

Ginosko Literary Journal (Robert Paul Cesaretti)

KRITYA (Rati Saxena)

Poetry Pacific (Changming Yuan)

Contemporary American Voices (Lisa Zaran)

Poets - Classics

Aeschylus . Aeschylus (for complete text, download text-only version)

Anthology of poetry (and literature)

Aristophanes . His Works

Aristotle, Poetics

Bibliomania (many titles in world literature)

William Blake

Robert Burns

Cervantes, Don Quixote

Geoffrey Chaucer

Chinese Poetry (modern)

Classical - 18th century English

T.S. Eliot . The Waste Land

Euripides (for complete text, download text-only version)

The Oxford Book of French Verse

Robert Frost . Frost (and others)

Johann Wolfgang Goethe

The Greek Word

Hafiz . Hafiz (selections)

Haiku collection

History of Haiku

Internet Ancient History Sourcebook

Friedrich Hölderlin . Some Later Poems

Homer's Odyssey (Book 1; all books are online)

100 Japanese Poets

James Joyce

John Keats

Li Po

Read Print (extensive collection)

The Literature Page (online classics) (international selection, spoken and written)

Norse Ballads of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Federico Garcia Lorca . Collection (Spanish / English)

Christopher Marlowe

John Milton

Pablo Neruda

Mary Oliver . Mary Oliver

Edgar Allan Poe . The Poetic Principle

Ezra Pound

Rainer Maria Rilke

Rumi (selections)

Russian poetry (bilingual) . The Poets Index

Modern Russian Poetry

Serbian Epic Poetry

William Shakespeare

Percy Bysshe Shelley

Sophocles . The Dramas of Sophocles

Spanish Sonnets from the Golden Age

Robert Louis Stevenson

Rabindranath Tagore

Introduction to T'ang Poetry

Lord Alfred Tennyson

Dylan Thomas

Walt Whitman

William Butler Yeats . William Butler Yeats Selection

Zen Koans

Epics / Fables / Revelations

Aesop's Fables

Arabian Nights

Bullfinch's Mythology

Encyclopedia Mythica

Greek Mythology

I Ching . I Ching (Legge tr.)

Legends and Sagas . Sacred Texts Archive (Home)

The Bhagavad Gita AS IT IS Audiobook

Mythology, Legend, Folklore, & Ghosts

The Nibelungenlied

Plato's Allegory of the Cave

La Chanson de Roland . Song of Roland

Tao Te Ching

Hymns from the Rig Veda

Opera Stories from Wagner (Florence Akin)

Essays and Miscellaneous

The Elements of Style by William Strunk, Jr.

Glossary of Poetic Terms

Quotations about poetry

Quotations Page . Wise Old Sayings and Quotes

Independent Publishers & University Presses (

LitLine (list of online journals/publishers)

Painting, Sculpture, Calligraphy, Photography



Metropolitan Museum of Art

Dictionaries and Search

Merriam-Webster Collegiate

How to pronounce an English word

Urbane Dictionary



The Phrase Finder


Etymology Dictionary

Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood. - T.S. Eliot

Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass. - Anton Chekhov

Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes. - Walt Whitman

The poet is more primitive, as well as more civilized, than his contemporaries,
his experience is deeper than civilization, and he only uses the phenomena of civilization in expressing it.
- T. S. Eliot

Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth
(without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it.
- C. S. Lewis

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Many splendidly talented writers."