Top 100 Poems About: FAMILY

In this page, poems on / about “family” are listed.
  • 1.
    Mother To Son

    Well, son, I'll tell you:
    Life for me ain't been no crystal stair.
    It's had tacks in it,
    And splinters, read more »

    Langston Hughes
  • 2.
    A Father To His Son

    A father sees his son nearing manhood.
    What shall he tell that son?
    'Life is hard; be steel; be a rock.'
    And this might stand him for the storms read more »

    Carl Sandburg
  • 3.
    Nurse's Song (Innocence)

    When voices of children are heard on the green
    And laughing is heard on the hill,
    My heart is at rest within my breast
    And everything else is still read more »

    William Blake
  • 4.
    One Sister Have I In Our House


    One Sister have I in our house,
    And one, a hedge away. read more »

    Emily Dickinson
  • 5.
    A Cradle Song

    Sweet dreams form a shade,
    O'er my lovely infants head.
    Sweet dreams of pleasant streams,
    By happy silent moony beams read more »

    William Blake
  • 6.
    The Ballad Of The Harp-Weaver

    "Son," said my mother,
    When I was knee-high,
    "you've need of clothes to cover you,
    and not a rag have I. read more »

    Edna St. Vincent Millay
  • 7.
    My Papa's Waltz

    The whiskey on your breath
    Could make a small boy dizzy;
    But I hung on like death:
    Such waltzing was not easy. read more »

    Theodore Roethke
  • 8.
    A Holiday

    The Wife
    The house is like a garden,
    The children are the flowers,
    The gardener should come methinks read more »

    Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  • 9.
    Human Family

    I note the obvious differences
    in the human family.
    Some of us are serious,
    some thrive on comedy. read more »

    Maya Angelou
  • 10.
    A Nursery Darling

    A Mother's breast:
    Safe refuge from her childish fears,
    From childish troubles, childish tears,
    Mists that enshroud her dawning years! read more »

    Lewis Carroll
  • 11.
    A Family History

    At dusk the girl who will become my mom
    must trudge through the snow, her legs
    cold under skirts, a bandanna tight on her braids.
    In the henhouse, a klook pecks her chapped hand read more »

    Julia Kasdorf
  • 12.
    For A Daughter Who Leaves

    A woman weaves
    her daughter's wedding
    slippers that will carry
    her steps into a new life. read more »

    Janice Mirikitani
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