Poetry is one of the most fascinating arts. Just like famous painters, some poets have left a mark in the world’s history. Here are best poems ever written:

1. Sonnet 18: Shall I Compare Thee to a summer’s Day.

Sonnet 18 is a poem which was composed and written by William Shakespeare (1564-1616). It is number eighteen of Shakespeare’s one hundred and fifty four sonnets. This poem is timeless. It still possesses the same greatness today it had when it was first written down many years ago. Its theme is love. In this poem, Shakespeare uses a summer’s day as a comparison to his love.

3. The Tiger

This poem was written Blake (1757-1827). This poem questions about the existence of God or gods who have been believed by many religions as compassionate and merciful. It reflects on why God or gods would allow so much evil in the world yet they are compassionate. In answering this question the poet reveals that our understanding of the world is so shallow because what we perceive is evil may be far from it.

4. The Road Not Taken

This poem was written by Robert Frost (1874-1963). It is inspirational in all weight. The poet states that when two roads diverged in the woods, he took the one less travelled and that is what made all the difference. Beating new paths was the greatest potential of changing one’s life.

5. Ode on a Grecian Urn

This poem was written by John Keats (1795-1821). It is inspired by the art found in the Grecian pot or rather urn from the ancient Greece. It has existed for over thousands of years. According to the poem, art is timeless and alive.

References

http://classicalpoets.org/10-greatest-poems-ever-written/

http://www.ranker.com/list/best-poems-of-all-time/ranker-books

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