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20 Thanksgiving Poems to Read Around the Table

These heartfelt, profound, and sometimes funny works of poetry are perfect to share for your Thanksgiving celebration.

20 Inspirational Poems That Will Boost Your Mood

These poems offer a breath of fresh perspective on all aspects of life. Looking for a bit of inspiration? Take...


7 Famous Limerick Examples That Will Inspire You to Write Your Own

There once was a limerick example, but this is just the preamble. Read on for more famous verse to explore,...


Meet Amanda Gorman: The History-Making Poet the World Is Still Talking About

The youngest-ever inaugural poet exploded onto the national stage when she spoke at President Joe Biden's inauguration. Here are some...


14 Amazing Black Poets to Know About Now

Their words cut to the core of the human experience and the realities of being Black in America.

15 Mother’s Day Poems That Will Melt Her Heart

Don't rack your brain for the right way to tell Mom how much she means to you when you can...


6 Amazing Poems From Inaugural Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman

We curated six amazing poems she penned for you to enjoy.

20 Popular Short Poems for Kids

These poems are perfect for young children to enhance their vocabulary and practice their reading skills. Hey, they may even...


20 Funny Poems That Will Perk Up Your Day

In honor of National Poetry Month, we present some of our favorite funny poems that are good for a laugh....


20 Love Poems for Every Mood

Fumbling for words of love? Let the great poets speak your heart on all occasions.


This Mom’s Poem Is a Brilliant Way to Teach Kids the Truth About Santa

Could it be possible that Santa is real and works through the hands of parents?


Robert Frost Gave Me a Piece of Advice—but He Forbid Me to Speak of It in His Lifetime

For the great Robert Frost the best anthology of poetry was the one not written.


An Intimate Look at Sea Creatures Large and Tiny

"With every drop of water you drink, every breath you take, you're connected" to the sea, writes eminent oceanographer Sylvia...


This Man Was Trying to Find a Poem at His Small-Town Library. How the Librarian Helped Will Blow You...

The heartwarming ways a small-town library got by before Google and the internet.


Beyond Inspiring: How One Woman’s Poem Saved an Entire Forest

Can a few lines of verse rescue 
thousands of redwoods? That depends 
on who reads them.

The Best of the Reader’s Digest Poetry Contest

Meet the Winners of the 2015 Reader’s Digest Poetry Contest We received over 4,800 entries from readers. We are pleased


7 Poems to Remind You of the Beauty of Nature

In honor of #NationalPoetryMonth, some of our favorite submissions from the 2015 Reader's Digest Poetry Contest touch on the many...


10 Teary-Eyed Poems on Love, Loss, and the Meaning of Life

In honor of #NationalPoetryMonth, our favorite submissions from the 2015 Reader's Digest Poetry Contest reflect on life's major emotional moments,...


Meet the Winners of the 2015 Reader’s Digest Poetry Contest

We received over 4,800 entries from readers. In honor of #NationalPoetryMonth, we are pleased to present the four outstanding winners.


Reader’s Digest Poetry Contest: Rules

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