Top 100 Poems About Nature: A Celebration of the Natural World

Nature has always been a great source of inspiration for poets throughout history. From majestic mountains to tranquil rivers, from chirping birds to vibrant flowers, the beauty of the natural world has stirred the hearts and minds of poets across different cultures and eras. In this article, we present a curated list of the top 100 poems about nature, showcasing the diverse ways in which poets have captured the essence of our natural surroundings.

  1. 1. "The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost
  2. 2. "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud" by William Wordsworth
  3. 3. "The Sun Rising" by John Donne
  4. 4. "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" by Robert Frost
  5. 5. "A Bird Came Down the Walk" by Emily Dickinson

1. "The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
(Read the full poem here)

2. "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud" by William Wordsworth

I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.
Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the Milky Way,
They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.
(Read the full poem here)

3. "The Sun Rising" by John Donne

Busy old fool, unruly Sun,
Why dost thou thus
Through windows and through curtains call on us?
Must to thy motions lovers' seasons run?
Saucy pedantic wretch, go chide
Late schoolboys and sour prentices,
Go tell court-huntsmen that the king will ride,
Call country ants to harvest offices;
Love, all alike, no season knows nor clime,
Nor hours, days, months, which are the rags of time.
(Read the full poem here)

4. "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" by Robert Frost

Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.
My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.
He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound’s the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.
(Read the full poem here)

5. "A Bird Came Down the Walk" by Emily Dickinson

A bird came down the walk:
He did not know I saw;
He bit an angle-worm in halves
And ate the fellow, raw.
And then he drank a dew
From a convenient grass,
And then hopped sidewise to the wall
To let a beetle pass.
(Read the full poem here)

Nature has served as an endless muse for poets, enabling them to paint vivid pictures through their words and capture the essence of the natural world. The top 100 poems about nature listed above are just a glimpse of the incredible diversity and creativity that emerges when poets find inspiration in the beauty of nature. These poems serve as a testament to the enduring bond between humanity and the environment that surrounds us. So, immerse yourself in the magic of these poems and let them transport you to the serene realms of nature.

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