There are many short poems that are famous and well-known. Here are some of the best short poems that you might enjoy reading: Here are five great short poems that pack a lot of meaning into a few lines:
- “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” by Robert Frost
Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.
2. “The Red Wheelbarrow” by William Carlos Williams:
So much depends upon
A red wheel barrow
Glazed with rain water
Beside the white chickens.
- “This Is Just To Say” by William Carlos Williams:
I have eaten the plums that were in the icebox
And which you were probably saving for breakfast
Forgive me they were delicious so sweet and so cold
- “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
5. “I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou:
The free bird leaps on the back of the wind and floats downstream till the current ends and dips his wings in the orange sun rays and dares to claim the sky.
But a bird that stalks down his narrow cage can seldom see through his bars of rage his wings are clipped and his feet are tied so he opens his throat to sing.
These short poems demonstrate the power of brevity and the ability of poetry to evoke strong emotions and ideas with just a few well-chosen words.