What is the best poem written in the world and where can it be found?

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  1. techap profile image67
    techapposted 5 years ago

    What is the best poem written in the world and where can it be found?

    in english only.

  2. ajwrites57 profile image85
    ajwrites57posted 5 years ago

    I may add several answers after I think about this question some more. The best love poem is :Sonnets from the Portuguese 43: "How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.." by Elizabeth Barrett Browning. This simple poem describes the power of love in this life and hoped for continuance in the the next. yikes)

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    Joanne M Olivieriposted 5 years ago

    Any of the poems written on my hubpages smile  Seriously though, the nineteenth century poets from Longfellow to Poe to Keats were some of the best poets I've ever read.  They had a grip on imagery, style and flow.  Their poems have meaning and displayed conscious thought and awareness of people and the world around them.  When I read poetry for pleasure and inspiration, the above poets are my favorite reads.

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    KittHillposted 5 years ago

    This question can never be answered. There is no one best. Each person has their opinion as to what makes something the best, so you will never find one that everyone agrees on.  W H Auden's poem, Funeral Blues, is one of my all time favorites. A good poem or story pulls out feelings and makes you drowned in them. Therefore, it will be different for each person. You will need to find your own.

  5. W. K. Hayes profile image90
    W. K. Hayesposted 5 years ago


    There is no best poem...only what we consider to be our favorite. Tears on the trail is mine.

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    Tayshiaposted 5 years ago

    Poetry is subjective.  What I would consider the best poem in the world, you may disagree.  I've written poems about love lost, death of a child and my cat eating butter, it can be all over the lot.  I like poems that a really raw with emotion, those are usually poems that people can identify with.

  7. Theater girl profile image74
    Theater girlposted 5 years ago

    The best poem in the world was written by someone very special to me and exists in the writer's mind and my own heart.

    1. Laurinzo Scott profile image72
      Laurinzo Scottposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I agree with Theater...it is such an individual thing; when I write or read poetry... it all depends on the moment, mood, and what i'm seeking at that time...everyday is different

  8. Simba73 profile image75
    Simba73posted 5 years ago

    So easy for me this one !!!
    It is Rudyard Kipling's "If"
    You can kind it anywhere and everywhere !!!
    AWESOME !!!!

  9. Lorenzo27 profile image74
    Lorenzo27posted 5 years ago
  10. Gabriel Wilson profile image91
    Gabriel Wilsonposted 5 years ago

    The best poem written
    is one that you alone must seek.
    The world abound has many words:
    mighty and grand; humble and meek.
    Alas, with your mind insight and your heart in tow,
    find a secret place-
    and perhaps among the stillness your answer will grow...

  11. petenali profile image87
    petenaliposted 5 years ago

    Without doubt, the greatest poem ever written is "King Borriah Bungalee Boo" and it can be found in the Bab Ballads. 
    Check it out and you will have to agree...


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