Poems by Length

In case you need longer children’s poems to recite at a poetry festival, or are looking for shorter poems that are easy for kids to memorize, I have organized my poems by the number of words, with estimated times based on an average reading speed of 100 words per minute. Just click on the links below to find poems of the length you are looking for.

You will also find the poems on this website organized by subject, by reading level, and by poetic technique.

Very Short Poems

Very Short

These are very short poems that take less than 30 seconds to read.
Short Poems


These are short poems that take 30-60 seconds to read.
Medium Poems


These poems usually take 1 to 1 1/2 minutes to read.
Long Poems


These are longer poems that take 1 1/2 to 2 minutes to read.
Extra Long Poems

Extra Long

These are my longest poems, which take more than 2 minutes to read.
Super Long Poems

Super Long

These are my longest poems and take 2 1/2 minutes or more to read.