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Index of (non-Irish) authors


Index of poems by these authors

Dánta na hÉireann
(poems composed in Irish)

Poetry of Ireland
(Irish poets writing in English)


      A'  Chuthag     [traditional, Scottish Gaelic]
      Auld Lang Syne     [traditional, Scots - attributed to Robert Burns]
      To An Aztec Daughter      [traditional, Nahuatl]

Dick Allen

      God Gives To Every Bird Its Proper Food But They Must All Fly For It

Anna Akhmatova

      Lot’s Wife

Yehuda Amichai

      Wild Peace


      Dinner Chez Apelles


W H Auden

      Musée de Beaux Arts
      September 1, 1939
      Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone

Amanda Baggs

      The Elven Dance

John Barbour

      The Brus [Book 16]

George Barker

      The Golden Chains [extracts]
      To My Mother

Thomas Haynes Bayly

      Oh, where do Fairies hide their heads   (Fairy Song)

Wendell Berry

      The Mad Farmer Revolution...



William Blake

      To see a World in a Grain of Sand     [From: Auguries of Innocence ]

Eric Bogle

      And The Band Played "Waltzing Matilda"

Jorge Luis Borges


Anne Bradstreet

      To My Dear & Loving Husband

Joseph Brodsky

      Flight to Egypt

James Browne

      Night Faeries
      The Gate To The Land Of Faerie

Dorothy Bukantz



Robbie Burns

      A Bard's Epitaph
      Again Rejoicing Nature Sees
      A Man's a Man for A' That
      Auld Lang Syne     [traditional, Scots - attributed to Burns]
       Fickle Fortune
      Now Westlin Winds
      The Poet's Welcome To His Illegitimate Child
      To A Louse
      To A Mouse
      Twa Wives
      Written By Somebody on the Window Of An Inn at Stirling

Ernesto Cardenal

      Como Latas De Cerveza Vacías

Lewis Carroll

     The Walrus & The Carpenter
      You Are Old, Father William


Jerah Chadwick

      Selchie: Seal Man

G. K. (Gilbert Keith) Chesterton

      The Great Gaels of Ireland

John Clare

      December Christmas
      I Am

Judy Collins

      Come Rejoice!

Geraldine Connolly



e.e. cummings

      i shall imagine life

K. E. Dennis


Emily Dickinson

      Wild Nights

John Donne

      No Man Is An Island
      The Good Morrow
      To His Mistress Going To Bed


Ernest Dowson

      Non Sum Qualis Eram Bonae sub Regno Cynarae

Bob Dylan

      Masters of War

T S Eliot

      The Dry Salvages (excerpt)
      The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock

Paul Eluard


Eugene Field

      Jest Fore Christmas


Robert Frost

      Mending Wall
      Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

Mary Elizabeth Frye

      Do not stand at my grave and weep

Elton Glaser


Neile Graham

      Hero At The Gates Of Hell

Robert Graves

      A Fairy's Child
      Down, Wanton, Down!
      The White Goddess
      To Juan at the Winter Solstice

William Greenway

      The Silkie

Brenna Gwyn

      The Song of the Leanan Sidhe



Daniel Halpern


Katherine Hamilton

      Last Call

Han Yü

      The Pond in a Bowl, Five Poems

Thomas Hardy


Michael Patrick Hearn

      He Who Would Dream Of Fairyland

Robert Herrick

      To Anthea, who may command him Anything   (Bid me to live, and I will live)



Jane Hirshfield


Kate Hockersmith

      All Hallow's Eve

John Hollander

      Swan And Shadow

Gerard Manley Hopkins

      God's Grandeur
      Pied Beauty
      That Nature is a Heraclitean Fire and of the Comfort of the Resurrection

Nora Hopper

      Lament Of The Last Leprechaun
      The Wind Among The Reeds

A E Houseman

      To An Athlete Dying Young

Jenny Joseph



John Keats

      La Belle Dame sans Merci
      The Terror of Death

Philip Larkin

      Annus Mirabilis
      Church Going
      Home Is So Sad
      This Be The Verse

Rachel Loden

      My Night With Philip Larkin

Amy Lowell

      September 1918

Thomas Lynch



Ewan MacColl

      Freeborn Man of the Travelling People
      Goodbye to the Thirty Foot Trailer
      Moving On Song

Archibald MacLeish

      Ars Poetica
      Not Marble Nor the Gilded Monuments
      “The Wild Old Wicked Man”
      You, Andrew Marvell

Fiona Macleod  (William Sharp)

      Farewell! Farewell! Farewell!
      Legendary Moralities

Anthony Mann

      Les Secret Amour

Pamela McClure

      The Sun in the Cradle of Cornfields

John McCrae

      In Flander's Fields


Francis McPeake

      Will Ye Go, Lassie?

Charlotte Mew

      The Changeling

Anne Michaels

      The Passionate World

Edna St. Vincent Millay

      Dirge without Music
      The Little Ghost

A A Milne

      Spring Morning



 Pat Naughton

      That the Science of Cartography is Airborne

Pablo Neruda

      Soneto Cincuenta y Dos [Sonnet LII]

Mary Oliver

      Straight Talk From Fox
      Wild Geese

Sharon Olds

      Mrs. Krikorian

Octavio Paz


Edgar Allen Poe

      To The River

Ezra Pound

      Ancient Music   (Winter is icumen in)


Te Rauparaha

      Ka Mate

Dana Roeser

      Ars Domestica

Christina Rossetti

      Goblin Market

Maulâna Jalâluddin Rumi

      The breeze at dawn

Ótomo no Sakanoe

      Komu to yú mo



      Hespere     (Evening)

Siegfried Sassoon

      The Hero

Sir Walter Scott

      The Nighthag (St. Swithin's Chair)

William Shakespeare

      Sonnet 11 - As fast as thou shalt wane, so fast thou grow'st
      Sonnet 29 - When in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes
      Sonnet 30 - When to the sessions of sweet silent thought
      Sonnet 130 - My mistress' eyes are nothing like the Sun

Christopher Smart

      From: 'Jubilate Agno'

R T Smith

      Split the Lark

Hon. W R Spencer

      Beth Gêlert, or the Grave of the Greyhound   [Llewellyn And His Dog]

Christopher Spinelli

      A Sleeper's Guide



Riccardo Stephens

      Witch Margaret

Anne Stevenson


Joyce Sutphen


Wislawa Szymborska

      A photograph from Sept. 11
      Reality Demands



Alfred Tennyson

      The Charge Of The Light Brigade
      The Splendour Falls On Castle Walls

Dylan Thomas

      A Refusal to Mourn the Death, by Fire, of a Child in London
      Ceremony After a Fire Raid
      Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night
      From:    Under Milkwood
      Where Once the Waters of Your Face

Astrid Sonia Tiefholz

      Your Faeries



Paul Verlaine

      Il pleut doucement sur la ville

Karen Volkman

      Well, You Needn't

William Wordsworth

      Surprised by joy- impatient as the wind

Sir Thomas Wyatt

      They flee from me that sometime did me seek

Matthew Zapruder

      Whoever You Are

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Maireann lorg an phinn, ach nímhaireann an béal a chan
The trace of the pen lives on, but not the mouth that sang

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