Classical Poems

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Frank O'Hara poet Why I Am Not A Painter by Frank O'Hara
I am not a painter, I am a poet.
Why? I think I would rather be
7.20 9
Arthur Bayldon poet Why I Am Poor by Arthur Bayldon
Because, my friends I have a savage glee
In drinking to the dregs the draughts of life
10.00 0
Vachel Lindsay poet Why I Voted The Socialist Ticket by Vachel Lindsay
I am unjust, but I can strive for justice.
My life's unkind, but I can vote for kindness.
5.82 0
Geraldine Connolly poet Why I Was Sent To Boarding School by Geraldine Connolly
to lengthen my hemlines and straighten
my morals
5.50 1
Ellis Parker Butler poet Why I Went To The Foot by Ellis Parker Butler
Was ever a maiden so worried?
I’ll admit I am partial to Jim,
5.68 0
Edgar Albert Guest poet Why I'M Glad by Edgar Albert Guest
I'M glad I have a wife at home
That's patient, kind and true;
0.00 1
Lizelia Augusta Jenkins Moorer poet Why Is It? by Lizelia Augusta Jenkins Moorer
Why is it so, Dear Prince of Peace,
That wrongs to Negroes never cease?
0.00 0
Ramprasad Sen poet Why Is Mother Kali So Radiantly Black? by Ramprasad Sen
Why is Mother Kali so radiantly black?
Because she is so powerful,
0.00 0
Anna Akhmatova poet Why Is This Age Worse...? by Anna Akhmatova
Why is this age worse than earlier ages?
In a stupor of grief and dread
5.61 0
Emily Dickinson poet Why Make It Doubt—it Hurts It So by Emily Dickinson
Why make it doubt—it hurts it so—
9.50 0
Mirabai poet Why Mira Can'T Come Back To Her Old House by Mirabai
The colors of the Dark One have penetrated Mira's body; all the other colors washed out.
Making love with the Dark One and eating little, those are m
0.00 0
Fyodor Ivanovich Tyutchev poet Why Moan, Why Wail You, Wind Of Night by Fyodor Ivanovich Tyutchev
Why moan, why wail you, wind of night,
With such despair, such frenzied madness?
8.50 0
Lizelia Augusta Jenkins Moorer poet Why Negroes Don'T Unite by Lizelia Augusta Jenkins Moorer
Why of all the many races in the country where we live,
Do we find so little union as the Negro race can give?
0.00 0
Charles Lamb poet Why Not Do It, Sir, Today? by Charles Lamb
'Why so I will, you noisy bird,
This very day I'll advertise you,
5.67 0
Zia Fatehabadi poet Why Not, I Say, Should You Not Try And Know by Zia Fatehabadi
Why not, I say, should you not try and know
About that which a fettered heart easily cannot?
0.00 0
Harriet Monroe poet Why Not? by Harriet Monroe
Poet, sing me a song to-day !
But the world grows old and my hair is gray.
5.39 0
Galway Kinnell poet Why Regret by Galway Kinnell
Didn't you like the way the ants help
the peony globes open by eating the glue off?
5.91 0
Agathias poet Why Sad? by Agathias
5.50 0
John Dryden poet Why Should A Foolish Marriage Vow by John Dryden
Why should a foolish marriage vow,
Which long ago was made,
6.13 0
Saigyo poet Why Should I Be Bitter by Saigyo
Why should I be bitter
About someone who was
5.79 1
William Blake poet Why Should I Care For The Men Of Thames by William Blake
Why should I care for the men of thames
Or the cheating waves of charter'd streams
5.22 0
Bulleh Shah poet Why Should I Go To Kaaba by Bulleh Shah
Why should I go to Kaaba,
When I long for Takht Hazaara?
0.00 0
Madison Julius Cawein poet Why Should I Pine? by Madison Julius Cawein
Why should I pine? when there in Spain
Are eyes to woo, and not in vain;
0.00 0
Alfred Austin poet Why Should I, From This Long And Losing Strife by Alfred Austin
Why should I, from this long and losing strife
When summoned to depart, halt half-afraid?
5.82 0
William Butler Yeats poet Why Should Not Old Men Be Mad? by William Butler Yeats
WHY should not old men be mad?
Some have known a likely lad
6.42 1
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