Table of ContentsPreface. Robert Frost, Gift Outright [annotated poem]. David Madden, Exploding Parallels [annotated poem]. Sherman Alexie, Indian Boy Love Song (#1). W.H. Auden, The Unknown Citizen. W.H. Auden, As I Walked Out One Evening. Elizabeth Bishop, Sestina. William Blake, The Chimney Sweeper. William Blake, London. Jimmy Santiago Baca, Green Chile. Louise Bogan, Medusa. Anne Bradstreet, The Author to Her Book. Gwendolyn Brooks, The Mother. Gwendolyn Brooks, Sadie and Maud. Robert Browning, Meeting at Night. Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Frost at Night. Billy Collins, The Names. Countee Cullen, Yet Do I Marvel. E.E. Cummings, anyone lived in a pretty how town. E.E. Cummings, next to of course god america i. E.E. Cummings, Somewhere I Have Never Travelled Gladly Beyond Walter De La Mare, The Listeners. Emily Dickinson, After great pain, a formal feeling comes. Emily Dickinson, I Felt a Funeral in my Brain. Emily Dickinson, A narrow Fellow in the Grass. Emily Dickinson, There's a certain slant of light. Emily Dickinson, Wild Nights Wild Nights! John Donne, The Flea. John Donne, A Valediction: Forbidding Morning. H.D. (Hilda Doolittle), Helen. Paul Lawrence Dunbar, We Wear the Mask. Richard Eberhart, The Groundhog. Richard Eberhart, The Fury of Aerial Bombardment. Louise Erdrich, Indian Boarding School: The Runaways. T.S. Eliot, The Hollow Men.Edward Field, Icarus. Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Sometime During Eternity. Robert Francis, Catch. Robert Francis, Pitcher. Robert Frost, After Apple-Picking. Robert Frost, Birches. Robert Frost, Design. Jack Gilbert, The Abnormal is Not Courage. Allen Ginsberg, America. Oliver Goldsmith, An Elegy on the Death of a Mad Dog. Thomas Gray, Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard. Thomas Hardy, The Man He Killed. Robert Hass, Meditation at Lagunitas. Anthony Hecht, The End of the Weekend. George Herbert, The Pulley. Robert Herrick, Delight in Disorder. Gerard Manley Hopkins, Carrion Comfort. Gerard Manley Hopkins, Spring and Fall. A.E. Housman, Terence, This is stupid stuff. Langston Hughes, Harlem. Langston Hughes, The Negro Speaks of Rivers. Langston Hughes, Theme for English B. Robinson Jeffers, The Bloody Sire. Robinson Jeffers, Cassandra. Donald Justice, Counting the Mad. John Keats, La Belle Dame sans Merci. John Keats, When I Have Fears. X.J. Kennedy, Nude Descending a Staircase. Galway Kinnell, After Making Love We Hear Footsteps. Etheridge Knight, Hard Rock Returns to Prison from the Hospital for the Criminal Insane. Yusef Komunyakaa, Facing It. Sidney Lanier, A Ballad of Trees and the Master. Philip Larkin, Aubade. Robert Lovelace, To Lucasta, Going to the Wars. Robert Lowell, For the Union Dead. Robert Lowell, Memories of West Street and Lepke. Claude McKay, America. George Meredith, Lucifer in Starlight. Edna St. Vincent Millay, Recuerdo. Ogden Nash, The Trouble with Women is Men. Marge Piercy, Barbie Doll. Robert Pinsky, ABC. Sylvia Plath, Mirror. Edgar Allan Poe, Annabel Lee. Sir Walter Ralegh, The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd. Alberto Rios, Nani. Edwin Arlington Robinson, Miniver Cheevy. Theodore Roethke, Elegy for Jane. Theodore Roethke, The Waking. Isaac Rosenberg, Dead Man's Dump. Carl Sandburg, Chicago. Carl Sandburg, Fog. William Shakespeare, Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? William Shakespeare, That time of year thou mayest in me behold. William Shakespeare, When Daisies Pied. Percy Bysshe Shelley, Ode to the West Wind. Charles Simic, Fork. Louis Simpson, My Father in the Night Commanding No. Christopher Smart, from Jubilate Agno. Stephen Spender, I Think Continually of Those Who Were Truly Great. Robert Southwell, The Burning Babe. Wallace Stevens, Anecdote of the Jar. Wallace Stevens, The Idea of Order at Key West. Allen Tate, Ode to the Confederate Dead. Sara Teasdale, I Shall Not Care. Alfred, Lord Tennyson, The Eagle. Dylan Thomas, Fern Hill. Robert Penn Warren, Bearded Oaks. James Welch, Plea to Those Who Matter. Phillis Wheatley, On Being Brought from Africa to America. Walt Whitman, from Song of Myself. Walt Whitman, Vigil Strange I Kept on the Field One Night. Richard Wilbur, Museum Piece. William Carlos Williams, Spring and All. William Carlos Williams, This is Just to Say. William Wordsworth, Composed Upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, 1802. William Wordsworth, Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey. William Wordsworth, The Solitary Reaper. James Wright, Autumn Begins in Martins Ferry, Ohio. James Wright, Lying in a Hammock at William Duffy's Far in Pine Island, Minnesota. Elinor Wylie, The Eagle and the Mole. Elinor Wylie, Escape. William Butler Yeats, Byzantium. William Butler Yeats, The Lake Isle of Innisfree. Li Young-Lee, Persimmons.