- Four Quartets by TS Eliot (well, and "The Rock" and "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock," but 4Q tops them all).
- "Epithalamion Made at Lincoln's Inn" by John Donne (but oh the Holy Sonnets!)
- "In Memoriam" by Alfred, Lord Tennyson (but let's not forget "Ulysses" and "Crossing the Bar")
- "Upon the Circumcision" by John Milton.
- and "Birches" by Robert Frost, because earth really is a pretty good place for love.
I have much dismay realizing that those Five are all dead white men, but they are indeed my favorites, at least the top five poems that I go back to and read over and over. Of a whole host of other beautiful poems, though. Five is too hard.