2005 Poetry

This updated list includes all non-dramatic works originally written entirely or partially in verse, either lyric or epic. We define the category to include works for which the English equivalent may not be in verse or for those generally classified in non-poetry sections of the library (for example, Nostradamus' Prophecies).

#1  Mother Goose Library holdings: 67,663 Bibliographic records: 2,036 Rank on complete list: 3 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#2  Divine Comedy Dante Alighieri Library holdings: 62,414 Bibliographic records: 2,917 Rank on complete list: 4 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#3  Odyssey Homer Library holdings: 45,551 Bibliographic records: 2,087 Rank on complete list: 5 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#4  Iliad Homer Library holdings: 44,093 Bibliographic records: 2,526 Rank on complete list: 6 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#5  Beowulf Library holdings: 37,914 Bibliographic records: 564 Rank on complete list: 12 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#6  Night Before Christmas Clement Clarke Moore Library holdings: 33,343 Bibliographic records: 846 Rank on complete list: 14 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#7  Canterbury Tales Geoffrey Chaucer Library holdings: 27,863 Bibliographic records: 690 Rank on complete list: 25 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#8  Aeneid Virgil Library holdings: 23,553 Bibliographic records: 1,357 Rank on complete list: 40 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#9  Rubáiyát Omar Khayyám Library holdings: 22,382 Bibliographic records: 1,994 Rank on complete list: 44 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#10  Sonnets William Shakespeare Library holdings: 22,128 Bibliographic records: 800 Rank on complete list: 46 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#11  Leaves of Grass Walt Whitman Library holdings: 21,749 Bibliographic records: 634 Rank on complete list: 49 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#12  Tao Te Ching (Way) Laozi Library holdings: 21,069 Bibliographic records: 750 Rank on complete list: 53 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#13  Metamorphoses Ovid Library holdings: 20,368 Bibliographic records: 1,138 Rank on complete list: 56 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#14  Paradise Lost John Milton Library holdings: 18,748 Bibliographic records: 1,026 Rank on complete list: 68 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#15  Song of Roland Library holdings: 17,078 Bibliographic records: 603 Rank on complete list: 79 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#16  Child's Garden of Verses Robert Louis Stevenson Library holdings: 13,977 Bibliographic records: 435 Rank on complete list: 130 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#17  Fables Jean de La Fontaine Library holdings: 12,708 Bibliographic records: 1,133 Rank on complete list: 149 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#18  Piers Plowman William Langland Library holdings: 12,559 Bibliographic records: 208 Rank on complete list: 156 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#19  Sir Gawain and the Grene Knight Library holdings: 12,509 Bibliographic records: 181 Rank on complete list: 159 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#20 Nibelungenlied Library holdings: 11,975 Bibliographic records: 652 Rank on complete list: 177 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#21  Flowers of Evil Charles Baudelaire Library holdings: 11,086 Bibliographic records: 628 Rank on complete list: 203 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#22  Poem of the Cid Library holdings: 10,896 Bibliographic records: 552 Rank on complete list: 210 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#23  Song of Hiawatha Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Library holdings: 10,209 Bibliographic records: 327 Rank on complete list: 243 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#24  Carmina Horace Library holdings: 9,174 Bibliographic records: 650 Rank on complete list: 295 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#25  Prophet Kahlil Gibran Library holdings: 8,922 Bibliographic records: 410 Rank on complete list: 315 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#26 Epigrams Martial Library holdings: 8,614 Bibliographic records: 383 Rank on complete list: 339 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#27 Whole Book of Psalms Thomas Sternhold Library holdings: 8,461 Bibliographic records: 452 Rank on complete list: 352 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#28 Spoon River Anthology Edgar Lee Masters Library holdings: 8,361 Bibliographic records: 121 Rank on complete list: 361 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#29 Prophecies Nostradamus Library holdings: 8,082 Bibliographic records: 122 Rank on complete list: 379 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#30 Owl and the Pussycat Edward Lear Library holdings: 8,053 Bibliographic records: 91 Rank on complete list: 385 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#31 Gilgamesh Library holdings: 7,641 Bibliographic records: 186 Rank on complete list: 429 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#32 Cat in the Hat Dr. Seuss Library holdings: 7,511 Bibliographic records: 91 Rank on complete list: 444 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#33 Rime of the Ancient Mariner Samuel Taylor Coleridge Library holdings: 7,329 Bibliographic records: 253 Rank on complete list: 464 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#34 Casey at the Bat Ernest Lawrence Thayer Library holdings: 7,225 Bibliographic records: 56 Rank on complete list: 481 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#35 Elder Eddas Library holdings: 7,222 Bibliographic records: 362 Rank on complete list: 482 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#36 Rime Francesco Petrarch Library holdings: 7,217 Bibliographic records: 675 Rank on complete list: 484 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#37 English Reader or Pieces in Prose and Poetry: Selected from the Best Writers Designed to Assist Young Persons to Read Lindley Murray Library holdings: 7,160 Bibliographic records: 155 Rank on complete list: 491 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#38 Paul Revere's Ride Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Library holdings: 6,969 Bibliographic records: 43 Rank on complete list: 530 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#39 John Brown's Body Stephen Vincent Benét Library holdings: 6,892 Bibliographic records: 76 Rank on complete list: 545 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#40 Idylls of the King Alfred Lord Tennyson Library holdings: 6,556 Bibliographic records: 258 Rank on complete list: 609 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#41 Troilus and Criseyde Geoffrey Chaucer Library holdings: 6,556 Bibliographic records: 109 Rank on complete list: 610 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#42 Eclogues Virgil Library holdings: 6,553 Bibliographic records: 497 Rank on complete list: 614 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#43 Gerusalemme Liberata Torquato Tasso Library holdings: 6,514 Bibliographic records: 640 Rank on complete list: 621 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#44 Book of Good Love Juan Ruiz Library holdings: 6,503 Bibliographic records: 243 Rank on complete list: 624 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#45 Orlando Furioso Lodovico Ariosto Library holdings: 6,495 Bibliographic records: 553 Rank on complete list: 629 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#46 Elegies Sextus Propertius Library holdings: 6,490 Bibliographic records: 201 Rank on complete list: 632 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#47 Pearl [Middle English poem] Library holdings: 6,281 Bibliographic records: 80 Rank on complete list: 671 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#48 Martín Fierro José Hernández Library holdings: 6,268 Bibliographic records: 561 Rank on complete list: 675 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#49 Eugene Onegin Aleksandr Pushkin Library holdings: 6,251 Bibliographic records: 279 Rank on complete list: 683 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#50 Seasons James Thomson Library holdings: 6,204 Bibliographic records: 512 Rank on complete list: 692 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#51 Romance of the Rose Guillaume de Lorris Library holdings: 6,105 Bibliographic records: 181 Rank on complete list: 727 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#52 Essay on Man Alexander Pope Library holdings: 5,985 Bibliographic records: 468 Rank on complete list: 755 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#53 Old Mother Hubbard Sarah Catherine Martin Library holdings: 5,977 Bibliographic records: 178 Rank on complete list: 758 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#54 Aucassin and Nicolette Library holdings: 5,883 Bibliographic records: 317 Rank on complete list: 798 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#55 Consolation of Philosophy Boethius Library holdings: 5,838 Bibliographic records: 348 Rank on complete list: 811 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#56 New Life Dante Alighieri Library holdings: 5,727 Bibliographic records: 312 Rank on complete list: 842 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#57 Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Bill Martin Library holdings: 5,654 Bibliographic records: 42 Rank on complete list: 860 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#58 Sonnets from the Portuguese Elizabeth Barrett Browning Library holdings: 5,587 Bibliographic records: 234 Rank on complete list: 885 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#59 House that Jack Built Library holdings: 5,510 Bibliographic records: 142 Rank on complete list: 913 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#60 Lady of the Lake Sir Walter Scott Library holdings: 5,497 Bibliographic records: 442 Rank on complete list: 918 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#61 Shropshire Lad A. E. Housman Library holdings: 5,434 Bibliographic records: 194 Rank on complete list: 945 Find this title in an OCLC library near you

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