The Most Popular Poems in the English Language

The 100 Most Visited Poems

Popular Poems

One of the pleasures of maintaining a poetry site is seeing what you like. My methodology isn't entirely scientific - I just see which are the 100 most visited poems in the last month - but it is fascinating to review. One thing comes across strongly, namely poetry still resonates with people. There are a range of stirring poems, childhood favourites, poems reflecting the pathos of war and old favourites. There are some unexpected entries too, and a surprisingly dearth of traditional favourites, like Shelley and Keats. Here, in alphabetic order of the poem's title are your favourites. Why not set yourself a target of reading a poem from the list every week?