This page links to miscellaneous poems I have collected from here and there. My taste in poetry is pretty old-fashioned, and I prefer it to have rhyme and meter, or at least meter.

The Hound of Heaven by Francis Thompson


His Apologies by Rudyard Kipling

The Power of the Dog by Rudyard Kipling

A Smuggler's Song by Rudyard Kipling

Cold Iron by Rudyard Kipling

Eddie's Service by Rudyard Kipling

Our Lady of Sackcloth by Rudyard Kipling

An Astrologer's Song by Rudyard Kipling

Cities and Thrones and Powers by Rudyard Kipling

Hymn of Breaking Strain by Rudyard Kipling


My Cat Jeoffrey by Christopher Smart, excerpted from Jubilate Agno


The Song of Quoodle by G. K. Chesterton

The Song of the Strange Ascetic by G. K. Chesterton

O God of Earth and Altar by G. K. Chesterton


What the Bird Said Early in the Year by C. S. Lewis

We Were Talking of Dragons by C. S. Lewis

Pilgrim's Problem by C. S. Lewis


Good Gnus by P. G. Wodehouse

These are the Things that Make a Man by Terry Pratchett

Instructions by Neil Gaiman

Overheard on a Salt Marsh by Harold Monro


The Suicide by Edna St. Vincent Millay

Conscientious Objector by Edna St. Vincent Millay


Ulysses by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Penelope to Ulysses by Earl Wajenberg


Eden Bower by Dante Gabriel Rosetti

The Second Coming by William Butler Yeats

Sphinx and Medusa by Clark Ashton Smith

The Seventh Angel by Zhigniew Herbert

A Word on Statistics by Wislawa Szymborska

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