( Update: What has happened is that this had to be manually updated and  I got so  far behind I stopped doing it making this list incomplete. Go here to see a more updated list (I was able to do this automatically by exporting only the Poetry category to another blog and then playing around with it there))

Although there is a Poetry category on this blog, it is hard to browse through as it is set up linearly — you have to start at the newest and work through to the oldest. I have set up indexes to make it easier to see what is here.

I have split it up into two categories — poems I wrote myself, and real poet’s poetry.

If you come to a post and the title is different than the poem you are looking for, don’t give up — it is contained within.

These are not necessarily my favorite poems — there were my favorites at the time I was posting. As such, most of the classics you would encounter in a Poetry course aren’t here. I have tried to go for interesting pieces that are lesser known.

Of course, I have no formal college level study in Poetry, so what is a classic poem is a bit of a guess for me.

Additionally, I have tried to pick poems that have some resonance with Krishna Conscious philosophy. Either poems that see the spark of splendor of Krishna that is in all things, or those that deal with the futility of the material world, and the inevitability of death.

“1966 Lament” by Hayagriva das

.“Advice to a Prophet” by Richard Wilbur
“Affirmation” by Donald Hall
“All The Things You Should’ve Done” by anonymous
“A Man In His Life” by Yehuda Amichai
“An Apology for the Revival of Christian Architecture in England” by Geoffrey Hill (excerpt)

“an endless flow of written words” by Judy Malloy
“Agnus Dei” by John Rutter
“A Ritual To Read To Each Other” by William Stafford
“Arrows” by Tony Hoagland
“A Warrior’s Prayer” by Bhakta Antony Alexander

“Brahma” by Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Caedmon” by Denise Levertov
‘Carmel Point” by Robinson Jeffers
“Cool Tombs” by Carl Sandburg

“Dandelions” by Craig Raine
“Days” by Janet Loxley Lewis
“Digging” by Seamus Heaney
“Dolor” by Theodore Roethke

“Eagle Poem” by Joy Harjo
“Eternity” by Tom Clark
“Étude Réaliste” by Algernon Charles Swinburne

“Fundamentalism” by Naomi Shihab Nye

“God” by Tupac Shakur
“Gotta Serve Somebody” by Bob Dylan
“Greatest Embrace” by Lisa Lynne Mathis

“He Held Radical Light” by A.R. Ammons
“Hell” by Donald Justice
“Here’s To Those Who Suffer Voluntarily” by Lucius Furius

“I Am But A Traveler in This Land & Know Little of Its Ways” by Dean Young
“Introduction To Poetry” by Billy Collins
“i kill cows” by Eric Swanger

“I Send Letters” by Mirabai
“It Doesn’t Take a Long Time” by Eugenio Montale
“i thank you God for most this amazing… (65)” by e e cummings)

“Juice” by A.R. Ammons

“Kalyana Kalpataru” by Bhaktivinoda Thakura (an excerpt)
“Kneeling” by R. S. Thomas
“Krishna in a butterfly” by john tiong chunghoo

“Maati” by Prasoon Joshi
“Maybe One Morning” by Eugenio Montale
“Montale’s Grave” by Jonathan Galassi
“My Advice While in Health” by Vien Chieu

“Ndakuvura” by Oliver Mtukudzi
“Next, Please” by Phillip Larkin
“Nightmare” by The Luc

“No Coward Soul Is Mine” by Emily Jane Brontë
“Nostalgia” by Billy Collins
“Not So Sweet Martha Lorraine” by Country Joe McDonald

“Of how much more value are you than the birds? by Jeffrey Johnson
“Of the Last Verses in the Book” by Edmund Waller
“One Almost Might” by A.S.J. Tessimond

“One Art” by Elizabeth Bishop
“On Hearing Of A Death” by Rainer Maria Rilke
“Ox Cart Man” by Donald Hall

“Questions About Angels” by Billy Collins

“Roof of Hell” by Kobayashi Issa
“Rivulose” by A.R. Ammons

“Salt” by Eugenio Montale
“Sam Stone” by John Prine
“Seeing for a Moment ” by Denise Levertov
“Shiva” by Robinson Jeffers

“Sir Arthur Eddington” by TT.O
“Spring Evening” by Tran Nhan-tong
“Sri Sri Siksastakam” by Lord Chaitanya
“Statute” by Tom Clark

“Terminations” by A.R. Ammons
“Thank U” by Alanis Morissette
“That Painter In The City” byTu Ke Tuong
“The Body of Man” by Van Hanh

“The Burning Truck” by Les Murray
“The Cow” by Ogden Nash
The Dark One Is Krishna” by Mirabai

“The Dead” by Billy Collins
“The Dead” by Don Paterson
“The Death of Allegory” by Billy Collins
“The Delight Song of Tsoai-talee” by N. Scott Momaday

“The Gardener 85″ by Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941)
“The Gift Of San Shin” by Kaz Maslanka
“The Groundhog” by Richard Eberhart
“The Four Hills of Existence” by Tran Nhan-ton
“The Heavy Bear Who Goes With Me” by Delmore Schwartz

“The Initiate” by Charles Simic
“The Language of Life” by William Stafford

“The Lost Master” by Robert Service
“The Meaning Of Existence” by Les Murray
“The more you talk and think” by Seng Ts’an

“The Portinari Altarpiece–The Adoration of the Shepherds” by Randall Jarrell
“The Purpose Of Words” by Chuang Tzu (adapted)
“The Ruins of Time” by Robert Lowell

“The Secret” by Denise Levertov
“The Spiritual Athlete in an Orange Robe” by Kabir
“The Vagrant’s Romance” byEva Gore-Booth
“The Words Under the Words ” by Naomi Shihab Nye

“This World of Dew” by Issa
“Thunder Beings” by Hanoochi
“Time After Another Time” by Is Said
“To A Poor Old Woman” by William C Williams (Good Example of Use of Line Breaks)

“To Live in the Mercy of God” by Denise Levertov
“Tour” by Carol Snow
“Transition” by By Kaumadaki dd
“Tubes” by Donald Hall

“upon memories of morning japa” by Eric Swanger

“When I Heard the Learn’d Astronomer” by Walt Whitman
“Winter Trees” by William Carlos Williams


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