it be the anguished love poems of a youthful George Washington,
the religious poetry of John Quincy Adams, the melancholy
of Abraham Lincoln, or the sturdy, plainspoken poems of
Jimmy Carter, many presidents of the United States have
turned to poetry at certain points in their lives as an outlet
for their feelings and thoughts, or to explore the
resources of the English language. Presidents
as Poets: Poetry Written by United States Presidents is
a guide to the poetic endeavors of U.S. presidents. Select
a president from
the list at the
right to learn about the context in which his poetry was written
and to find samples of his poetry.
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Images of Abraham Lincoln's poem " "My Childhood-Home I See Again." Read more about Lincoln's poetry.