25 Lines or Fewer

Here are the “small but mighty” poems in our anthology — those with 25 lines or fewer.

This is a great place to start for students who are reluctant to read poetry, but keep in mind that shorter poems can be more difficult to recite than longer ones.

Students who are competing in the English stream at the Online Semifinals must recite one poem from this list.

For the 2016/17 competition, they must also recite a poem by a Canadian poet. Our pre-20th century requirement does not apply this year.