Welcome to Poem Flow

Welcome to Poem Flow – your ultimate resource for all the best poetry from all over the world. Here we provide you an extensive database of all types of poetry — from haiku, to ballad, elegy, imagery and more. These poems talk about different themes and subjects. Our goal here is to promote love for poetry and show you different poems from different areas of the world.

The poems here are arranged per genre, per author, country, themes, topics and more. You can use our advanced search option in order to look for the type of poetry that you want. We want to inspire you with all the different poems that we have here and at the same time show you the importance of poetry.

All the poems that are featured here are even available on our app. So even if you are relaxing inside your garage door in Oklahoma City, you can still access the poetry that we have available and use them to enhance your relaxation.

Originally, we classified our poetry here according to Aristotle’s classification. So we had comedy, tragedy and epic poetry. But then we realized that all available poetry especially those that come from the east do not necessary fall into these categories. So we simply used the main poetic forms to serve as the general classification.

We classify our poetry according to the following:

Narrative Poetry

This type of poetry is concerned with telling a story. Examples of these include Shakespeare’s The Rape of Lucrece and Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales. The narrative type of poetry is further subdivided into different types. You have the ballad which is usually about something very interesting. The ballad is oftentimes sung, sometimes with a dancing accompaniment. Meanwhile, there is also an epic, usually talking about heroic pursuits and appreciating a specific hero. A lot of Greek poetry are oftentimes classified as epics.

Dramatic Poetry

This type of poetry is used in order to also tell a story but the focus is really on the dramatic aspect of it and the way of reciting the poem. This is the type of poetry oftentimes used by Shakespeare and Marlowe. It has sub-divisions such as rhyming verses, monologues and so on. The dramatic poetry is very important as it is oftentimes used for entertainment.

Lyric Poetry

This is another important classification of poetry as it is connected with the emotions and is oftentimes used to speak of romance, happiness, anger or sadness. Lyric poetry was also practiced by Shakespeare, Waller and so on. Its types include the sonnet, elegy and the ode.

In order to explore the different types of poetry that we have, we urge you to use our database. Find the poetry you want by category or use the search button. You may choose to search for poems by their titles, by themes, by category, author etc. Our database includes more than 100,000 poems. If you cannot find what you are looking for, feel free to send us a message by clicking the Contact Us tab.

How to Use this Website


Thank you so much for being here and reading all of our poetry that have been posted here. We hope that you will be able to access all the poems that you want here.

In order to improve your search for all the poems that we are featuring in this website, we have compiled the following tips:

1. Poems are arranged according to categories, themes, types, authors, country of origin and so on. If you go to our gallery, you will be able to see all of these. You can explore our poetry database by clicking on the different categories and finding the poems that you want.

2. Use the search option if you know the title of the poem that you are looking for, the category or the author. Just type what you are looking for in the search bar.

3. If you do not know what to look for, you can try using the advanced search in order to determine the filters that you want in looking for a particular poem. You can mix and match the use of the different filters. The more filters you use, the more specific the search results.

4. Do you want to be pleasantly surprised with our poetry offerings? If yes, then feel free to click the “I want to be surprised” tab. Just be prepared to what our search engine will offer you for the day. A lot of users use this tab to discover new poems and authors that they have never encountered before.

We hope that all of these tips will help you in looking for the poetry that you are interested in. If you still encounter any difficulties, never hesitate to send us an email. We will always be happy to help you out.