Best Short Poems to Read on the Go

Have a minute to read some short and sweet poems? Wisdom, humor, love, despair--poems pack in all the emotions in so few words. You'll read them faster than you read this description.
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Physical by Andrew McMillan
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Waiting for the Past by Les Murray
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Waiting for the Past by Les Murray
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Sentenced to Life by Clive James
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Human Work by Sean Borodale
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Citizen by Claudia Rankine
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Citizen by Claudia Rankine
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Loop of Jade by Sarah Howe
Songs of Innocence and of Experience by William Blake
Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
William Wordsworth by William Wordsworth and Stephen Logan
Emily Dickinson by Emily Dickinson and Helen Mcneil
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Anthony Thwaite
Thomas Hardy: Everyman Poetry by Thomas Hardy and Norman Page
Donne: Poems by John Donne
Lord Byron by George Byron and Jane Stabler
Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam by Omar Khayyam and A. D. P Briggs
Rumi: Soul Fury by Coleman Barks
Rumi: Bridge to the Soul by Coleman Barks
Matthew Arnold by Matthew Arnold and Nicholas Shrimpton
William Cowper: Everyman Poetry by William Cowper and Michael Bruce
Rudyard Kipling: Everyman Poetry by Rudyard Kipling and Jan Hewitt
John Dryden: Everyman Poetry by John Dryden and David Hopkins
Pope: Everyman's Poetry by Alexander Pope and Douglas Brooks-Davies
Oscar Wilde: Everyman Poetry by Oscar Wilde and Robert Mignall
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The Complete Collected Poems of Maya Angelou by Maya Angelou
The Collected Poetry of Nikki Giovanni by Nikki Giovanni
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Selected Poems by Rabindranath Tagore
Eliot: Poems by T. S. Eliot and Peter Washington
Poems by Robert Frost by Robert Frost and William H. Pritchard
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The Poetry of Rilke by Rainer Maria Rilke and Edward Snow
Who Will Cry for the Little Boy? by Antwone Q. Fisher
Collected Poems 1947-1997 by Allen Ginsberg
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A Dream of Mind by C. K. Williams
Miguel Hernandez by Miguel Hernandez and Don Share
Random House Treasury of Best-Loved Children's by Patricia Klein
Sonnets by William Shakespeare
Shakespeare: Poems by William Shakespeare
Millay: Poems by Edna St. Vincent Millay
Blue Hour by Carolyn Forche
Alexander Vvedensky by Alexander Vvedensky and Matvei Yankelevich
Pierre Reverdy by Pierre Reverdy and Mary Ann Caws
Mute Objects of Expression by Francis Ponge and Lee Fahnestock
Early Poems by William Carlos Williams
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Armada by Brian Patten
The Collected Poems by Zbigniew Herbert
The collected Poems by Joanny Moulin
The Collected Poems of Wallace Stevens by Wallace Stevens
George Crabbe: Everyman Poetry by Stephen Derry
Selected Poems by Subramania Bharati and Usha Rajagopalan
The Hell with Love by Mary D. Esselman and Elizabeth Ash Vélez
Love Poems by Nikki Giovanni
Sally's Hair by John Koethe
North Point North by John Koethe
Time and Materials by Robert Hass
School of the Arts by Mark Doty
The Standing Wave by Gabriel Spera
Till I End My Song by Harold Bloom
Falling Water by John Koethe
Open All Night by Charles Bukowski
Play the Piano by Charles Bukowski
Bone Palace Ballet by Charles Bukowski
Betting on the Muse by Charles Bukowski
Morning Poems by Robert Bly
House Held Together by Winds by Sabra Loomis
Vacation Time by Nikki Giovanni and Marisabina Russo
Sweet Machine by Mark Doty
101 Poems That Could Save Your Life by Daisy Goodwin
101 Poems to Get You Through the Day by Daisy Goodwin
101 Great American Poems by The American Poetry & Literacy Project
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100 Poems To See You Through by Daisy Goodwin
100 Poems to Lift Your Spirits by Leslie Pockell and Celia Johnson
Essential Poems by Daisy Goodwin
Atlantis by Mark Doty
Henry Lawson Poems by Henry Lawson
Favorite Poems by William Wordsworth
Favorite Poems by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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Poems by Iain Banks and Ken MacLeod
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Poems by Li Po and Tu Fu
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Poetry of the Thirties by Robin Skelton
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Poetry Of The Second World War by Desmond Graham
100 Best-Loved Poems by Philip Smith
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England's Best Loved Poems by George Courtauld
The 100 Best Love Poems of All Time by Leslie Pockell

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