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Subject - Nature

These poems speak of the glories of the natural world. You might also find poems of interest under Animals, Birds, Flowers, Seasons, Sea & Sailing or Weather.

Poetry is an enumeration of birds, bees, babies, butterflies, bugs, bambinos, babayagas, and bipeds, beating their way up bewildering bastions. - Carl Sandburg


  1. Evening, as slow thy placid shades descend by William Lisle Bowles

    the tranquillity which accompanies the end of the day

  2. The Constellations by William Cullen Bryant

    even when obscured by clouds, the stars are still there

  3. The Winter's Spring by John Clare

    To those who keep their hearts their own
    The winter is the spring.

  4. Frost at Midnight by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

    Nature is man's best teacher

  5. Nature the gentlest mother is by Emily Dickinson

    the quietness of Nature

  6. It sifts from leaden leaves by Emily Dickinson

    the world transformed by snow

  7. A Garden Song by Austin Dobson

    the garden of peace and fulfillment

  8. The Need of Being Versed in Country Things by Robert Frost

    Nature, unlike man, doesn't remember the past

  9. An Invitation by Sir Edmund William Gosse

    come enjoy "the holy secrecy of this sweet glade"

  10. Strings in the Earth by James Joyce

    if you're in the right mood (in love) everything around you makes music

  11. On the Grasshopper and the Cricket by John Keats

    Summer's grasshopper and Winter's cricket reveal the continuity of Nature

  12. "Song of the Chattahoochee" by Sidney Lanier

    the journey of the river from its origin to its destiny

  13. Nature and Life by George Meredith
  14. The Cloud by Percy Bysshe Shelley

    the cloud takes many forms but endures forever

  15. Flower in the Crannied Wall by Alfred, Lord Tennyson

    on understanding nature, man and God

  16. A Brilliant Day by Charles Turner

    light transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary

  17. A Noon Song by Henry Van Dyke

    an unusual celebration of the natural world at noon

  18. Dawn by William Carlos Williams

    a powerful evocation of dawn in aural rather than strictly visual terms

  19. Written in March by William Wordsworth

    the world rejoices when winter ends

  20. Lines Written in Early Spring by William Wordsworth

    Man is linked to Nature

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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