Poetry is a form of art which describes the feelings of someone in words, verses. As Wordsworth said:
‘Poetry is an overflow of powerful feelings.’
Poets tell us the words which are their feelings which come from their heart. These feelings may about love, grief, happiness, hate, or to praise something, some place, or a person. Poetry would be written about each and every subject or feeling it is an art of poet that how he converts those feelings into words. Here are Top 10 English poets of all Time, who are ever loved and well known like William Wordsworth, William Shakespeare, Robert Frost, etc.
Top 10 English poets of All Time
1: Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou was a greatest poet, prose writer, songwriter, Historian, dancer, civil rights activist, director, producer, and memoirist. She got many Awards and over 50 honorary degrees. She was born on April 4, 1928, in Marguerite Johnson in St. Louis, Missouri. She writes about women rights. Her famous poems are On the Pulse of Morning. Still, I Rise, Phenomenal Woman, Alone, To a Man, Caged Bird, etc. Maya Angelou is on top among Top 10 English poets of All Time.
2: Robert Frost
Robert Frost most famous American poet who gets many awards, in his poems rhythm is matchless. He was born on 20th March 1874 in San Francisco, California. He usually writes about countryside American rural life. His some famous poetry collection names ‘A Boy’s Will’ (1913), ‘North of Boston’ (1914), ‘Mountain Interval’ (1916), and ‘New Hampshire’ (1923), West-Running Brook (1928), A Witness Tree, and In the Clearing.
3: Rabindranath Tagore
Rabindranath Tagore was a Bengali polymath born on 7th May 1861. He reformed Bengali music, literature, and Indian art in 19s and 20s centuries. His famous poems are ‘where the mind is without fear,’’ Leave this,’ ‘Let Me Not Forget,’ ‘Last Curtain’ and ‘Freedom.’ Among Top 10 English poets of All Time, Tagore has third number.
4: Lord Byron
George Gordon Byron Known as Lord Byron born on 22 January 1788, in London, England. He is a romantic poet, a leader of his era, his first poetry volume Hours of Idleness, written in 1808. His best poems are Don Juan, She Walks in Beauty, Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage, Manfred, The Corsair, The Giaour, Darkness, There be None of Beauty’s Daughters, Fare Thee Well, Parisian, and Thou art Dead, as Young and Fair.
5: John Keats
Jhon Keats is an English Romantic poet who is most loved by poets after his death, born on 31st October 1795 in Moorgate, London, England. He died at such a young age of 25 years. John Keats writes romantic poetry, sensual and imagery forms. His sensuousness is prominent in all his poetry; the words he writes in the shape of poetry inspire loving hearts. His famous verse is
“A thing of beauty is the joy forever.”
His famous poem names are Endymion, La Belle Dame sans Merci, Ode on a Grecian Urn, To Autumn, Ode to Nightingale, Hyperion. John Keats has fifth position on the list of Top 10 English poets of All Time.
6: Percy Bysshe Shelley
P B Shelley, an English romantic poet had born on 4 August 1792, on Field-place, Horsham, Sussex, England. She writes poetry, prose, and drama; she is famous for her classical style which she adopts in his odes. Her famous poems are ‘Hymn to Intellectual Beauty,’ Adonais: An Elegy on the Death of John Keats, The Cloud, Ode to West Wind, To a Skylark, Mont Blanc: Lines Written in the Vale of Chamouni, Time, To Night, and To The Moon. On the list of Top 10 English poets of All Time Shelley is at sixth position.
7: William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare was an English Romantic poet, playwright, and an actor. He is born in Warwickshire, England, baptized on 26 April 1564; he died at the age of 52. He has seventh place among Top 10 English poets of All Time. Often he is called as a national poet because of his innovation. His famous poems are A Lover’s Complaint, Sonnets, Venus and Adonis, the Rape of Lucrece, Shall I Compare thee to the Summer day? And Antony and Cleopatra, Act II, Scene II [The barge she sat in, like a burnished throne].
8: Alfred Lord Tennyson
Lord Alfred Tennyson was born on 6th August 1809, in Somersby, Lincolnshire, England. He is a Victorian poet who is most loved. Alfred wrote an epic of 6,000 lines when his age was just 12. He attends Trinity College, Cambridge. His poetry is about classical mythology, political and historical concern, deep thoughts and feelings of his personal, and about scientific matters. His famous poems are Ulysses, In Memoriam A.H.H., Godiva, The Lady of Shalott, Crossing the Bar, The Eagle, Idylls of the King, Mariana, Tithonus, Tears, Idle Tears, Ring Out, Wild Bells, The Kraken, Locksley Hall and much more. Tennyson also have prominent place among Top 10 English poets of All Time.
9: Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Samuel Taylor Coleridge is born on 21 October 1772, in Ottery St Mary in Devon, England. He was the son of the Vicar and educated at Christ’s Hospital, London later he went Jesus College Cambridge. His most famous poem is Kubla Khan, and his other poems are A Broken Friendship, To an Unfortunate Woman, Ode to Sara, To A Lady, With Falconer’s Shipwreck, In The Manner of Spenser, On An infant(Who Died before Baptism), etc.
10: William Wordsworth
William Wordsworth was an English romantic poet born on 7 April 1770. He read at St John’s College, Cambridge. William writes many of his great poems with his sister Dorothy and close friend Coleridge. His poetry subject is nature, and countryside, he writes about green fields, mountains, etc. His famous poems are The Daffodils, The Prelude, and I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud, The Solitary Reaper, The Tables Turned, Michael; she dwelt among the untrodden ways, It Is No Spirit Who from Heaven Hath Flown, etc. His most famous words about poetry:
‘Poetry is an overflow of powerful feelings which are spontaneous.’
William Wordsworth has tenth place on the list of Top 10 English poets of All Time.