To celebrate World Poetry Day on Sunday 21st March, pupils and staff were asked to nominate their favourite poems, with the top 20 entries forming the CLC’s Best Poems of All Time.

This has been a fantastic opportunity for pupils and staff to discover new poems, as well as celebrate poems ones that have long been dearly loved.

CLC’s Top 20 Poems are listed below in order of votes received:

  1. Still I rise - Maya Angelou                                                   
  2. If– - Rudyard Kipling
  3. The Road not Taken - Robert Frost                                 
  4. Ozymandias - Percy Shelley
  5. Do not Go Gentle into that Good Night - Dylan Thomas 
  6. Joseph Warning - Jenny 
  7. Invictus - William Ernest Henley 
  8. The Hill We Climb - Amanda Gorman 
  9. The Tyger - William Blake 
  10. I am - John Clare
  11. As I Walked Out One Evening - WH Auden 
  12. BC:AD - U. A. Fanthorpe
  13. Citizen of the World - Dave Calder 
  14. Dulce et Decorum Est - Wilfred Owen 
  15. First Loves - John Clare 
  16. Funeral Blues - WH Auden
  17. I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud - William Wordsworth              
  18. The Lake Isle of Innisfree - WB Yeats                         
  19. The Song of the Wandering Aengus - WB Yeats       
  20. Two-Headed Calf - Laura Gilpin