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Blake | Byron | T.S. Eliot | Goethe | Shakespeare | Oscar Wilde |
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UPDATE : juli 2000 - a complete new look - thanks to Webpearl Graphics -
Added new content : Selected poems by William Blake, Oscar Wilde. T.S. Eliot and the complete Oxford Book of English Verse (courtesy of the Oxford Text Archive).
We'll be adding selected poems by Byron soon.
Please always use our redirect URL for the latest version.
You can reach our community/webrings page >here<

HELP : Navigation - all menu screens open in the same window and all selected poems will open in a new window. After you read the poem just close that window and you'll be back in the selection window.

ABOUT - This project has originally been designed around the poetic works of Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe, for some strange reason a long time absentée on the World Wide Web, at least in English. We've corrected that amiss, by publishing here his (very extensive) collected poetical works, in their English translation in the original metres, now also online as a seperate website at
   From there on we've been expanding the project. Goethe's masterpiece Faust has been added first : Part I of the tragedy is complete, Part II only the first two acts.
   Another WWW Exclusive at the time was Lord Byron's 'Don Juan' : the complete version of this masterpiece in English literature is available here, for you to enjoy !
   We also added the Sonnets by Shakespeare and some other goodies by the bard.
   Because of the international character of the WEB we have also included an extensive collection of Chinese Poetry translated in English.

IMPORTANT - To make sure you always have the latest updated version of this website (we might change/add servers) ... please ONLY bookmark and use our redirect URL
For the Goethe archive, including the illustrated version of his poems - a must see - use . (right click the URL and select add to favorites from the menu)

For those of you interested in more literary classics please visit our philosophy websites and


Please take note of the fact, that this website now requires a stylesheet compatible browser. (Internet Explorer 5+ is fine) Note that Netscape is NOT fully CSS compliant and therefore several layout elements will not be displayed correctly.
Due to the nature of poetry, this website has to be viewed using the font Times New Roman, so please adjust your browser's settings or preferences if necessary (on MAC's for example). We have gone through a lot of designing trouble to make this site and its contents enjoyable, if you however, do not use the font Times New Roman, you will be confronted with unexpected line breaks and other quirks that will interrupt the poetic metres etc and thus will completely spoil the poetic experience available to you here.You also should close down or minimize your ICQ panel or other similar tools (the Channels Box in Neoplanet for example) for we need your full screen attention. The same problems as explained above will happen if you don't abide by these viewing guidelines.
For now... Enjoy 

Blake | Byron | T.S. Eliot | Goethe | Shakespeare | Oscar Wilde |
Oxford Book Of English Verse | Chinese Poetry | Community | Search