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Flowers in poetry

Flowers and plants have inspired poets and writers for centuries and they are often used as metaphors for feelings and emotions. The sheer variety of colour, shape and season offers writers a wealth of choice when it comes to depicting flowers and can be used to create vivid images for the reader. Additionally, as they are something everyone is aware of, it makes the thoughts and emotions of the poem more identifiable to those who read it.

Below you will find a collection of our favourite poems:

  • ‘Daffodils’ by William Wordsworth
  • ‘Ah! Sun-Flower’ by William Blake
  • ‘One White Tree’ by J. R. R. Tolkien
  • ‘A Red Red Rose’ by Robert Burns
  • ‘Flower God, God Of The Spring’ by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • ‘Flower-Gathering’ by Robert Frost
  • ‘Roses’ by George Eliot
  • ‘A Flower Given to My Daughter’ by James Joyce
  • ‘The good Will of a Flower’ by Emily Dickinson
  • ‘The Flower’ by Lord Alfred Tennyson
  • ‘Wallflower’ by Anne Sexton
  • ‘Flowers’ by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • ‘The Rose and the Cross’ by Aleister Crowley
  • ‘The Cherry Trees’ by Edward Thomas
  • ‘The Rhodora’ by Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • ‘Heavenly Grass’ by Tennessee Williams
  • ‘The Oak and the Rose’ by Shel Silverstein 
  • ‘The Manor Garden’ by Sylvia Plath
  • ‘Under the Greenwood Tree’ by William Shakespeare
  • ‘The Rose Tree’ by William Butler Yeats