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Subject - Beauty

Some of these poems attempt to define beauty or to explore the intangible qualities that make something beautiful, others simply extol the virtues of something that the poet finds beautiful.

Poetry is the report of a nuance between two moments when people say, 'Listen!' and 'Did you see it?' 'Did you hear it? What was it?' - Carl Sandburg


  1. Beauty by Mathilde Blind

    can beauty survive mortality?

  2. I Love All Beauteous Things by Robert Bridges

    man is drawn to beauty

  3. "For Beauty Being the Best of All We Know" by Robert Bridges
  4. My Star by Robert Browning

    not everyone perceives the same beauty

  5. Seeking Beauty by W. H. Davies

    to seek beauty gives life meaning

  6. Pied Beauty by Gerard Manley Hopkins

    seeming imperfections actually create beauty

  7. God's Grandeur by Gerard Manley Hopkins

    God ceaselessly renews the earth's beauty even when it is marred by man

  8. Ode on a Grecian Urn by John Keats

    "Beauty is truth, truth beauty,--that is all
    Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know."

  9. Ode on Melancholy by John Keats

    beauty is the consequence of transience

  10. A Thing of Beauty by John Keats

    A thing of beauty is a joy for ever

  11. Beauty by John Masefield

    what is the most beautiful?

  12. When Thy Beauty Appears by Thomas Parnell
  13. Sonnet CXXX: My Mistress' Eyes Are Nothing Like the Sun by William Shakespeare

    it is love which creates beauty

  14. Hymn to Intellectual Beauty by Percy Bysshe Shelley

    Thou, that to human thought art nourishment

  15. Amoretti Sonnet III by Edmund Spenser

    beauty so intense that words fail

  16. Beauty by Edward Thomas

    beauty lies in nature

  17. What Cunning Can Express by Edward De Vere

    Her virtues so do shine
    As day unto mine eyne.

  18. Beauty by Elinor Wylie

    beauty is innocent and wild

The subject indexes are a wonderful way to browse Poets' Corner, leading you to works you might not find any other way. I hope also that they can help the site to seem less overwhelming than it might at first. If you have suggestions or comments about the Subject Indicies please contact Jon Lachelt.

The quotes from Carl Sandburg on the heading of some of the subject pages are from his book of poems, Good Morning America.

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