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Subject - Descriptions

There are a large body of poetic works that present a detailed description of a scene or a moment in time. Here are some particularly fine examples.


  1. Meadowsweet by William Allingham
  2. Sonnet on a Wet Summer by John Codrington Bampfylde
  3. The rain was ending, and light by Laurence Binyon
  4. The Evening Darkens Over by Robert Bridges

    a storm over the ocean at sunset

  5. The Fish by Rupert Brooke
  6. After a Tempest by William Cullen Bryant
  7. The Haunted House by Madison Cawein
  8. Rain Music by Joseph Seamans Cotter, Jr.
  9. In August by Babette Deutsch
  10. Morning at the Window by T. S. Eliot
  11. Irradiations by John Fletcher
  12. The Stars are Glittering by Charles Heavysege
  13. The Snowing of the Pines by Mary Thacher Higginson
  14. My Strawberry by Helen Hunt Jackson
  15. Keen, Fitful Gusts by John Keats
  16. The Taj by H.G. Keene
  17. Among the Orchards by Archibald Lampman
  18. A Rainy Day in April by Francis Ledwidge
  19. A Japanese Wood-Carving by Amy Lowell
  20. Cargoes by John Masefield

    seafaring has lost its romance

  21. The Night Fire by Claude McKay
  22. The Berg by Herman Melville

    an indifferent iceberg

  23. The Coral Grove by James Gates Percival
  24. Nightfall by Alexander Lawrence Posey
  25. Moonlight by Victoria Sackville-West
  26. The Bayadere by Francis S. Saltus
  27. The Sea-Breeze at Matanzas by Epes Sargent
  28. Base Details by Siegfried Sassoon
  29. The Spell of the Yukon by Robert W. Service

    a desolate place made beautiful

  30. Pan In Wall Street by Edmund Clarence Stedman
  31. Emmy by Arthur Symons
  32. Dew by Sara Teasdale
  33. The Path by Edward Thomas
  34. To a Snowflake by Francis Thompson
  35. Mist by Henry David Thoreau
  36. April by Frederick Goddard Tuckerman
  37. The Half-Rainbow by Charles Turner
  38. The Naturalist's Summer-Evening Walk by Gilbert White
  39. To a Locomotive in Winter by Walt Whitman
  40. Sights and Sounds of the Night by Carlos Wilcox
  41. Impression du Matin by Oscar (Fingal O'Flahertie Wills) Wilde
  42. Wild Peaches by Elinor Wylie

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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