12 Beautiful Poems for Book Lovers

There are volumes of poetic tributes honoring love, nature, and even death, but books have frequently been a poet’s greatest muse. These deliciously meta verses reveal the magic, wisdom, and imagination that books offered each author — an intimate and endearing view most lovers of literature can relate to. We collected odes to books by 12 different writers who unabashedly shared their mutual adoration for the greatest form of the written word. Melt your heart with these literary verses, below.


“There is No Frigate Like a Book (1286),” by Emily Dickinson

Short, sweet escapism:

There is no Frigate like a Book
To take us Lands away
Nor any Coursers like a Page

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