When John Hannah stood up and recited W.H. Auden's Funeral Blues in 1994's Four Weddings and a Funeral, it went down as one of the most moving pieces of modern cinema in history.
The power of poetry is such that it can make us laugh, make us cry, or take us into complete silence - in a matter of seconds. And each verse can mean something completely different from one person to another, depending on how we might interpret it.
When Katie Piper told Stylist that writing and reading poetry helped her during one of the darkest periods in her life, we decided to find the poems that had most touched us, and our readers.
Hundreds of you got in touch to send us your favourite poems using the hashtag #PostAPoem, and we made the most poignant lines into beautiful images that work just as well on Instagram as they do, printed out and stuck on your desk.
My Old Face, Katie Piper
Written by Katie Piper
Do not go gentle into that good night, Dylan Thomas
Nominated by Stylist's editor-in-chief, Lisa Smosarski
I carry your heart with me, E. E. Cummings
Nominated by Stylist.co.uk writer, Harriet Hall
Close close all night, Elizabeth Bishop
Nominated by Stylist.co.uk editor, Anna brech
Ivie M. Eke
Written by Stylist reader, Ivie M. Eke of Classically Ivy
Be Nobody's Darling, Alice Walker
Nominated by Laura Bates of The Everyday Sexism Project
I am Yours, Luke Graves
Nominated by comedian, Luisa Omielan
A Privilege, Amanda Stewart
Written by Stylist reader, Amanda Stewart, about her experience of going through a preventative mastectomy.
Scaffolding, Seamus Heaney
Nominated by Stylist reader, Dawn Hesketh
I have no ambitions, Ellen Kennedy
Nominated by Stylist reader, Flaming June
In a Station of the Metro, Ezra Pound
Nominated by Stylist's production editor, Gareth Watkins
Funeral Blues, W.H. Auden
Nominated by Stylist's associate editor (beauty), Joanna McGarry
All the Way, Charles Bukowski
Nominated by Stylist reader, Kathryn O’Neill
Things, Fleur Adcock
Nominated by BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour presenter, Jane Garvey
Ode on Melancholy, John Keats
Nominated by Stylist reader, Charlotte Wightwick
The More Loving One, W. H. Auden
Nominated by Stylist's Shimmy Ahmed
Perfect, Bo Burnham
Nominated by Stylist picture researcher, Nicole Holcroft-Emmes
Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
Nominated by Stylist.co.uk writer, Harriet Hall.
Happy birthday to you! Dr. Seuss
Nominated by Stylist.co.uk's social manager, Georgie Wilkinson
Mysteries, Yes, Mary Oliver
Nominated by digital editor-in-chief, Maggie Hitchins.