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60 Lovely Poems About Nature

February 26, 2023
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There’s a world of wonder all around us every day. From the biggest clouds in the sky to the tiniest dew drops, poets have been inspired throughout the ages. In the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, it’s easy to take our surroundings for granted. Here are some poems about nature to encourage us to stop and appreciate the beauty around us.

Quick reminder: Poetry is about self-expression, so please review the poems about nature before sharing them with students to ensure that the authors’ work matches the tone of your classroom.

Our Favorite Poems About Nature

I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud by William Wordsworth

“That floats on high o’er vales and hills …”

Wild Pansy by Lisa Bellamy

Wild Pansy by Lisa Bellamy.

“As a seed, I was shot out the back end of a blue jay …”

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost

“Whose woods these are I think I know.”

Putting in the Seed by Robert Frost

“You come to fetch me from my work to-night …”

What I Would Like To Grow in My Garden by Katherine Riegel

“Peonies, heavy and pink as ’80s bridesmaid dresses …”

My November Guest by Robert Frost

“My Sorrow, when she’s here with me …”

Summer Haibun by Aimee Nezhukumatathil

“To everything, there is a season of parrots …”

The Tyger by William Blake

“Tyger! Tyger! burning bright …”

Hermitage by Joseph Fasano

“It’s true there were times when it was too much …”

A Bird Came Down the Walk by Emily Dickinson

“He did not know I saw …”

Nothing Gold Can Stay by Robert Frost

Nothing Gold Can Stay by Robert Frost.

“Nature’s first green is gold …”

The Fire by Katie Ford

“When a human is asked about a particular fire …”

The Seed-Shop by Muriel Stuart

“HERE in a quiet and dusty room they lie …”

To the Cardinal, Attacking His Reflection in the Window by Leah Naomi Green

“‘It is your very self’ I tell him …”

A Light Exists in Spring by Emily Dickinson 

“Not present on the Year …”

Hummingbird by Robin Becker

Hummingbird by Robin Becker.

“I love the whir of the creature come …”

The Fish by Elizabeth Bishop

“I caught a tremendous fish …”

Mercy Beach by Kamilah Aisha Moon

“Stony trails of jagged beauty rise …”

It’s September by Edgar Guest

“It’s September, and the orchards are afire with red and gold …”

A Sunset by Ari Banias

“I watch a woman take a photo …”

Our Blessings by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

“Sitting to-day in the sunshine …”

Nature Aria by Yi Lei translated by Tracy K. Smith and Changtai Bi

“Autumn wind chases in …”

Sea Fever by John Masefield

“I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky …”

The Gray Heron by Galway Kinnell

The Gray Heron by Galway Kinnell.

“It held its head still …”

The Brook by Alfred Tennyson

“I come from haunts of coot and hern …”

Marriage by Nicole Callihan

“& of the lattermath I can only say …”

Music by Bessie Rayner Parkes

“Sweet melody amidst the moving spheres …”

There Is Another Sky by Emily Dickinson

There Is Another Sky by Emily Dickinson.

“Ever serene and fair …”

Merry Autumn by Paul Laurence Dunbar 

“It’s all a farce—these tales they tell …”

The Glory of the Garden by Rudyard Kipling

“Our England is a garden that is full of stately views …”

No Songs in Winter by Thomas Bailey Aldrich

“The sky is gray as gray may be …”

Shook Foil by Kwame Dawes

“The whole earth is filled with the love of God.”

February Twilight by Sara Teasdale

“I stood beside a hill …”

Winter Morning Poem by Ogden Nash

Winter Morning Poem by Ogden Nash.

“Winter is the king of showmen …”

How the Milky Way Was Made by Natalie Diaz

“My river was once unseparated. Was Colorado. Red-”

Birches by Robert Frost

“When I see birches bend to left and right …”

Peace by Bessie Rayner Parkes

“THE steadfast coursing of the stars …”

mulberry fields by Lucille Clifton

“they thought the field was wasting …”

The Way Through the Woods by Rudyard Kipling

“THEY shut the road through the woods …”

The Eagle by Alfred Tennyson

“He clasps the crag with crooked hands …”

300 Goats by Naomi Shihab Nye

“Will they huddle together, warm bodies pressing?”

To Autumn by John Keats

“Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness …”

A Day of Sunshine by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“O gift of God! O perfect day …”

The Praying Tree by Melinda Palacio

The Praying Tree by Melinda Palacio.

“Ten years of driving the same highway, past the same tree, the picture is …”

A Minor Bird by Robert Frost

“I have wished a bird would fly away …”

Our Blessings by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

“Sitting to-day in the sunshine …”

Spring by Edna St. Vincent Millay

“To what purpose, April, do you return again?”

In the Clearing by Patricia Hooper

“After last night’s rain the woods …”

Pray to What Earth by Henry David Thoreau

“Pray to what earth does this sweet cold belong …”

Desert Places by Robert Frost

“Snow falling and night falling fast, oh, fast …”

A Winter Blue Jay by Sara Teasdale

“Crisply the bright snow whispered …”

A Narrow Fellow in the Grass by Emily Dickinson

“Occasionally rides …”

Vision by Jessie B. Rittenhouse

Vision by Jessie B. Rittenhouse.

“I came to the mountains for beauty …”

The World by Jennifer Chang

“One winter I lived north, alone …”

Who Has Seen the Wind? by Christina Rossetti

“Neither I nor you …”

At the Window by D.H. Lawrence 

“The pine-trees bend to listen to the autumn wind as it mutters …”

Allie by Robert Graves

“The birds from the sky.”

The Humblebee by Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Burly dozing humblebee!”

Sonnet by Wallace Stevens

Sonnet by Wallace Stevens.

“Lo, even as I passed beside the booth …”

Memory by Thomas Bailey Aldrich

“My mind lets go a thousand things …”

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