Poetry on the page is one thing, but all literature lovers know that poems are made to be read out loud.
Thankfully, with the invention of the internet, if you missed a rare combination of a famous actor and a spine-tingling poem first time around, there's a good chance it'll still around for you to watch.
It's National Poetry Day today, so we've compiled our five favourite readings on YouTube - from Alan Rickman, to W.H Auden, with a healthy amount of Carroll too.
Have we missed off your favourite online reading? Let us know with a link in the comments below!
Celebrities Read Their Favourite Poems
British celebrities read some of their favourite poems in the name of raising literary awareness in the uk. From The Owl And The Pusscat, read by Marriella Frostrupp to Hire Car, read by Alex James of Blur.
'O Tell Me the Truth About Love' read by W.H. Auden
One of Auden's best-loved poems, read by the poet.
David Zucker reads Lewis Carroll's 'Jaberwocky'
Carroll's curious poem from <em>Alice Through The Looking Glass</em> is performed by the American writer and producer.
Allen Ginsberg reads to William Buckley
During an interview, the beat poet takes the opportunity to read a poem about an LSD trip.
Alan Rickman reads 'The Long War for Peace Day' by Laurie Lee
Rickman's steely tones do justice to Lee's moving poem.