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Subject - Imagination & Fantasy

These poems stir the imagination or evoke images of fanciful places and people. You might also want to browse the Children subject for poems written for children.

Poetry is a sliver of the moon lost in the belly of a golden frog. - Carl Sandburg


  1. The Fairies by William Allingham
  2. Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll

    a young man defeats a fearsome beast

  3. Kubla Khan by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  4. Christabel by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  5. The Sugar-Plum Tree by Eugene Field
  6. Fairies by Rose Fyleman
  7. Oberon's Feast by Robert Herrick

    definitely a strange menu

  8. Goblin Market by Christina Rossetti
  9. The Wind on the Hills by Dora Sigerson Shorter

    "GO not to the hills of Erinn" or you may never come back

  10. Flora's Party by Lydia H. Sigourney
  11. On Imagination by Phillis Wheatley

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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