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Subject - Faith & Religion

A large body of poetry speaks to the spiritual aspects of human life. These poems talk about the creator or our relationship to Him.

Poetry is a search for syllables to shoot at the barriers of the unknown and the unknowable. - Carl Sandburg


  1. Ode by Joseph Addison

    Th'unwearied sun from day to day
    Does his Creator's pow'r display,

  2. Nearer My God to Thee by Sarah Flower Adams
  3. No Coward Soul Is Mine by Emily Bronte
  4. 'There Is No God,' the Wicked Saith by Arthur Hugh Clough
  5. Frost at Midnight by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

    thoughts to a child on what his life will hold

  6. Olney Hymns by William Cowper
  7. Chartless by Emily Dickinson
  8. Death Be Not Proud by John Donne

    death's power is shown to be empty

  9. Batter my heart, three-personed God by John Donne
  10. He Is Our Peace by William Byron Forbush
  11. The Collar by George Herbert

    on going one's own way

  12. The Flower by George Herbert
  13. The Chambered Nautilus by Oliver Wendell Holmes

    Build thee more stately mansions, O my soul

  14. Thou Art Indeed Just, O Lord by Gerard Manley Hopkins
  15. God's Grandeur by Gerard Manley Hopkins
  16. Doors of the Temple by Aldous Huxley

    on worshipping God, not the gates that lead to His house

  17. Amazing Grace by John Newton
  18. The Dying Christian To His Soul by Alexander Pope
  19. The Burning Babe by Robert Southwell
  20. The New Birth by Jones Very

    comparing the old life to the new

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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