Greatest Poets of All Time
The Top Ten
I love how he,ade so many inspiring poems and how it was a calming to think thing for him to do. I made a probe about him and it was fun to research all about the famous poet William Shakespheere
He is the most successful poet I have ever loved and read about. He is of course the best.
Definitely number 1
Poe just obliterates Shakespeare in terms of word play, syntax, and readability
I literally laugh out loud'd when I saw Tupac on this list - let alone being at number 1! Edgar Allan Poe's style may be too much for some people to comprehend but if you can understand it, the reward is amazing. He must have put a ton of effort into getting you to sympathize with his characters. He never asked you to feel any sympathy. You just did.
He is so underrated. His poems are dark and mysterious and so interesting
Very sadly underrated. An outstanding poet of great fascination and great poetry.
Saadi is the Great Iranian Poet. His lyrics are the best.
All of persian grammer is made but his hands.
I proud of him. I'm iranian
The greatest of all time!
well she a great women and she writes from her heart
she writes from her heart
Dante should be considered the best poet in the whole world. He is definitely the greatest poet of all Italy. T. S Eliot called him second only to Shakespeare. Although he is not recognized today as a huge poet, his writings are still heavily studied and used by scholars. His poems have flourished for eight hundred years! Longer than Shakespeare, Milton, and Chaucer. They all being moderately influenced by Dante, the influencer of the greatest poets, the Florentine who was exiled in one of the most brutal times in Florentine history, and the poet who exposed the wrongs of humanity, the beauty of Paradise, wrote in new ways and challenged the meaning of love and what people will do to find it.
He had the ambition to show humanity how to obtain salvation. And he fulfilled it greatly.
Greatest poet of all times.
Arguably the best poet that came out of the Romantic Era. Tintern Abbey is fantastic. If you haven't read it, please stop what you're doing and enjoy a masterpiece.
He should be number 1. His poems are natural and real
Emily Dickinson's is AMAZING. Not only was she completely unknown during her time and was published posthumously, but her poetry resonates deeper than anything I've ever read. While some poems (these are in Life) talk about the angels and heaven, others are emotional insecurity and fear of society and the outside world. READ EMILY DICKINSON!
Perhaps the single greatest. only Shakespeare is a near contender.
She is without a doubt, the most insightful poet Ever!
Mother of free verse, ‘nough said!
Ferdowsi was as great or even greater than Homer. The sad fact is that even if you translate his Shahnameh you might get the stories and epics right, but the beauty and music of the words and poetry will be lost. and this true of all Persian poets like Saadi and Hafiz.
What a poet for ever
He saved the Persian language. Otherwise, the Iranians would speak Arabic like Egyptians who became Arabic.
Ferdowsi is a poet with an epic story called Shahnama which is superior to Homer's Illiad and Odyssey. It's such a pity that such great poets are unknown just because they are not European.
He is a great Persian poets and one of the greatest in the world. His poems are all moving your heart and your mind
By far rumi is purest and the greatest poet of all time
Without a shadow of a doubt he is far greater than Shakespeare and other poets.
Without a shadow of a doubt he is far greater than Shakespeare and other poets... I agree.
Please,don't believe me. Just read his writings. Then its all about your realization.
Poet, Lyricist, Music Composer, Novelist, Dramatist, Painter et all.
Is there anyone else who has straddled the art world so completely?
Superb poet. Being a Bengali I'm proud of myself that I read those stuffs he wrote in Bengali and English also
If his works would perfectly translated, he would of course regarded the best poet of all time
Men that see are blind. Blind men do see.
On His Blindness is a masterpiece.
This list is unbelievable... Not a single French Poet... And Virgile, Byron and Dickinson behind Tupac... COME ON!
really good, one of a kind
�A poetry is not measure with fine figment of fantasy or cognitive creativity in form of phrases, though a poetry is purely measured with true stature of sympathy and simplicity and this man is the greatest example of it"
For me he is number1
Greatest of all time
He was a great man.
he was a reference to satan in john milton's paradise lost
Les Fleurs du Mal
How is 2Pac surpassed Pushkin? Pushkin should be top 5. Shows that some teenager, who doesn't know anything about literature and poetry, made this list
Best poet of all time. He should be in top 1
His love poems in persian language are exceptional... No one could bring love into literature like him
One of the Greatest Minds of it's time, way ahead of his Era, his beautiful work has been translated in almost ll languages. HAFEZ, the famous lyric poet of Persia in the fourteenth century, is sometimes called the Persian Anacreon.
Hafez is eternal but only if you know Persian
The poet speaks to you
Best lyricist ever. And music is poetry. Waters needs to be up there
Ever read his Illuminations. Tupac with his West Coast hip hop could not touch that.
I will always choose Rimbaud when asked to name the greatest poet of all time.
At young age opened the world's flowers and scnatched the un-snatched. Mix of words and limitless imagination/fantasy are just speechless.