Favourite Poetry

She Walks in Beauty by George Byron

Lines on Seeing Schiller’s Skull (trans. from German) by Johann Goethe

The Remembrance of the Good (trans. from German) by Johann Goethe

The Spirit’s Salute (trans. from German) by Johann Goethe

The Way to Behave (trans. from German) by Johann Goethe

Thoughts on Jesus Christ’s Descent into Hell (trans. from German) by Johann Goethe

The Traveler and the Farm-Maiden (trans. from German) by Johann Goethe.

Winter Journey Over the Hartz Mountain (trans. from German) by Johann Goethe

Dream Deferred by Langston Hughes

Let America be America Again by Langston Hughes

Quiet Girl by Langston Hughes

La Belle Dame sans Merci by John Keats

Ode on a Grecian Urn by John Keats (In my top ten).

Ode on Melancholy by John Keats

Ode to a Nightingale by John Keats

The Human Seasons by John Keats

To Hope by John Keats

Poetry (trans. from Spanish) by Pablo Neruda

The Ideal and the Actual Life (trans. from German) by Friedrich Schiller

The Pilgrim (trans. from German) by Friedrich Schiller

The Power of Woman (trans. from German) by Friedrich Schiller

The Secret (trans. from German) by Friedrich Schiller

The Virtue of Woman (trans. from German) by Friedrich Schiller

The Words of Belief (trans. from German) by Friedrich Schiller

To a World-Reformer (trans. from German) by Friedrich Schiller

Worth and the Worthy (trans. from German) by Friedrich Schiller

Written in a Young Lady’s Album (trans. from German) by Friedrich Schiller

Wandering at Morn by Walt Whitman

What General Has a Good Army by Walt Whitman

The Wound Dresser by Walt Whitman (I love how an excerpt from this poem is chiseled in the stone above the escalator at the DuPont Metro stop in Washington, D.C.)

Years of the Modern by Walt Whitman

Many more to come. Will be further updated.

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