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Sad Poetry

We have featured below the most famous sad poetry by the most celebrated Poets covering both Classic and Modern Sad poetry ensuring that your search for the online sad poetry of your choice will be successful. Click any link to go to the section dedicated to your chosen Sad poem.

A Ballade of Suicide - Sad Poetry by G.K.Chesterton
A Blue Valentine - Poignant Verse by Joyce Kilmer
A Burial - Sad Poetry by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
A Farewell to False Love - Sad Poetry by Sir Walter Raleigh
A Prayer in Time of War - Poignant Verse by Alfred Noyes
An Epitaph - Sad Poetry by Walter de la Mare
An Ode, On the Death of Mr. Henry Purcell - Sad Poetry by John Dryden
And like a dying lady - Sad Poetry by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Armies in the Fire - Poignant Verse by Robert Louis Stevenson
Art thou pale for weariness - Sad Poetry by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Bereavement - Sad Poetry by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Border Ballad - Poignant Verse by Sir Walter Scott

Darkness - Sad Poetry by Lord Byron
Death - Sad Poetry by William Butler Yeats
Death is a Fisherman - Poignant Verse by Benjamin Franklin
Dejection - Sad Poetry by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Dover Beach - Sad Poetry by Matthew Arnold

Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard - Sad Poetry by Thomas Gray

Farewell to the Court - Poignant Verse by Sir Walter Raleigh
'Farewell, Love' - Sad Poetry by Thomas Wyatt
For whom the bell tolls (No man is an island) - Sad Poetry by John Donne
Forget Not Yet - Poignant Verse by Thomas Wyatt
Full Fathom Five Thy Father Lies ( When forty winters ... ) - Sad Poetry by William Shakespeare

Heart, we will forget him - Poignant Verse by Emily Dickinson
Helas - Sad Poetry by Oscar Wilde
Her Voice - Sad Poetry by Oscar Wilde
How Do I Love Thee? - Poignant Verse by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

I am shut out of mine own heart - Sad Poetry by Christopher Brennan
I had been hungry all the years - Sad Poetry by Emily Dickinson
I have loved flowers that fade - Poignant Verse by Robert Bridges
I held a jewel - Sad Poetry by Emily Dickinson
I Watched Thee - Poignant Verse by Lord Byron
In Flanders Fields - Sad Poetry by Dr. John McCrae
'In Memory' - Poignant Verse by Joyce Kilmer
In the Wilderness - Sad Poetry by Robert Graves
Its a Queer Time - Sad Poetry by Robert Graves

'Life' - Poignant Verse by Sir Walter Raleigh

O Captain My Captain - Sad Poetry by Walt Whitman
O Death Rock Me Asleep - Sad Poetry by Anne Boleyn
Ode On A Grecian Urn - Sad Poetry by John Keats
Ode on Solitude - Poignant Verse by Alexander Pope
Ode to Stephen Dowling Bots - Sad Poetry by Mark Twain
Oh Never More - Sad Poetry by Percy Bysshe Shelley

'Peace' - Sad Poetry by Rupert Brooke

Rain before Dawn - Poignant Verse by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Recessional - Sad Poetry by Rudyard Kipling
Remembrance - Sad Poetry by Emily Bronte

'Safety' - Sad Poetry by Rupert Brooke
She is Far from the Land - Sad Poetry by Thomas Moore
She Walks In Beauty - Poignant Verse by Lord Byron

Tears, Idle Tears - Sad Poetry by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
The Ballad Of Reading Gaol - Poignant Verse by Oscar Wilde
The Charge of the Light Brigade - Sad Poetry by Alfred Lord Tennyson
'The Dead' - Poignant Verse by Rupert Brooke
The Dying Christian To His Soul - Sad Poetry by Alexander Pope
'The House with Nobody in it' - Sad Poetry by Joyce Kilmer
'The Indifferent' - Sad Poetry by John Donne
The Lady of Shallot a sad poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson
The Lake of the Dismal Swamp - Poignant Verse by Thomas Moore
The Raven - Sad Poetry by Edgar Allan Poe
The Reaper And The Flowers - Sad Poetry by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The Recruit a sad poem by A. E. Housman
The Road not Taken - Sad Poetry by Robert Frost
The Sick Rose - Sad Poetry by William Blake
The Soldier - Poignant Verse by Rupert Brooke
The Song of Hiawatha - Sad Poetry by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The Song of the Wreck - Sad Poetry by Charles Dickens
The tell tale heart - Poignant Verse by Edgar Allan Poe
The Time I've Lost - Sad Poetry by Thomas Moore
'The Wreck of the Hesperus a sad poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The Yellow Gas - Sad Poetry by Christopher Brennan
They Flee from Me - Sad Poetry by Thomas Wyatt
Time Long Past - Poignant Verse by Percy Bysshe Shelley
To The RAF - Sad Poetry by Alfred Noyes

Upon a Dying Lady - Sad Poetry by William Butler Yeats

When we two parted - Sad Poetry by Lord Byron
When you are old - Sad Poetry by William Butler Yeats
Where Shall The Lover Rest - Poignant Verse by Sir Walter Scott
Who Ever Loved, That Loved Not at First Sight? - Sad poetry by Christopher Marlowe


Sad Poetry

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Famous Recommended Poetry - Top 20 List!

There are so many poems to choose from it is difficult to know where to make a start! We have therefore devised a Top 20 List of our favourite poems. It was an extremely difficult task and obviously our choice, in the end, was based on personal preferences! We hope that the list will provide our readers with as much pleasure that these famous verses have given to us. A good knowledge of these famous verses will provide all students and children with a good grounding of the subject. Each poet has a different style of writing making expert use of the English language. We have been asked on many occasions which is our favourite poem. Impossible! Writing styles, subject matter and even childhood memories influence choices, so we gave up and endeavoured to, at least, compile a list of our top twenty famous and favourite poems! The first line of the famous verse has been included to jog the memory! Please refer to the Index for the Top 20 list! We can, however give examples of some moving verses from a selection of sad poems. The first one we have chosen is O Death Rock Me Asleep a little-known poignant poem by the tragic Queen Anne Boleyn who composed the poem just before her execution on the orders of King Henry VIII of England. She was only 29 years old and she was innocent of all the crimes she was accused of:

O Death Rock Me Asleep a sad and poignant poem by Anne Boleyn just before her execution
 
Death, rock me asleep,
Bring me to quiet rest,
Let pass my weary guiltless ghost
Out of my careful breast.
Toll on, thou passing bell;
Ring out my doleful knell;
Let thy sound my death tell.
Death doth draw nigh;
There is no remedy.

My pains who can express?
Alas, they are so strong;
My dolour will not suffer strength
My life for to prolong.
Toll on, thou passing bell;
Ring out my doleful knell;
Let thy sound my death tell.
Death doth draw nigh;
There is no remedy.

Alone in prison strong
I wait my destiny.
Woe worth this cruel hap that I
Should taste this misery!
Toll on, thou passing bell;
Ring out my doleful knell;
Let thy sound my death tell.
Death doth draw nigh;
There is no remedy.

Farewell, my pleasures past,
Welcome, my present pain!
I feel my torments so increase
That life cannot remain.
Cease now, thou passing bell;
Rung is my doleful knell;
For the sound my death doth tell.
Death doth draw nigh;
There is no remedy.

The House with Nobody in it a poem by Joyce Kilmer

Whenever I walk to Suffern along the Erie track
I go by a poor old farmhouse with its shingles broken and black.
I suppose I've passed it a hundred times, but I always stop for a minute
And look at the house, the tragic house, the house with nobody in it.

I never have seen a haunted house, but I hear there are such things;
That they hold the talk of spirits, their mirth and sorrowings.
I know this house isn't haunted, and I wish it were, I do;
For it wouldn't be so lonely if it had a ghost or two.

This house on the road to Suffern needs a dozen panes of glass,
And somebody ought to weed the walk and take a scythe to the grass.
It needs new paint and shingles, and the vines should be trimmed and tied;
But what it needs the most of all is some people living inside.

If I had a lot of money and all my debts were paid
I'd put a gang of men to work with brush and saw and spade.
I'd buy that place and fix it up the way it used to be
And I'd find some people who wanted a home and give it to them free.

Now, a new house standing empty, with staring window and door,
Looks idle, perhaps, and foolish, like a hat on its block in the store.
But there's nothing mournful about it; it cannot be sad and lone
For the lack of something within it that it has never known.

But a house that has done what a house should do,
a house that has sheltered life,
That has put its loving wooden arms around a man and his wife,
A house that has echoed a baby's laugh and held up his stumbling feet,
Is the saddest sight, when it's left alone, that ever your eyes could meet.

So whenever I go to Suffern along the Erie track
I never go by the empty house without stopping and looking back,
Yet it hurts me to look at the crumbling roof and the shutters fallen apart,
For I can't help thinking the poor old house is a house with a broken heart.

 

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