Top 100 Poems About: GREED

In this page, poems on / about “greed” are listed.
  • 1.
    Greedy Richard

    "I think I want some pies this morning,"
    Said Dick, stretching himself and yawning;
    So down he threw his slate and books,
    And saunter'd to the pastry-cook's. read more »

    Jane Taylor
  • 2.
    The Man Whose Riches Satisfy His Greed

    The man whose riches satisfy his greed
    Is not more rich for all those heaps and hoards
    Than some poor man who has enough to feed
    And clothe his corpse with such as God affords. read more »

  • 3.
    With Mercy For The Greedy

    Concerning your letter in which you ask
    me to call a priest and in which you ask
    me to wear The Cross that you enclose; read more »

    Anne Sexton
  • 4.

    My ocean town struggles
    to pick up leaves,
    offer summer school, read more »

    Philip Schultz
  • 5.
    Twas Such A Little—little Boat


    'Twas such a little—little boat
    That toddled down the bay! read more »

    Emily Dickinson
  • 6.
    Augustus Gloop! Augustus Gloop

    'Augustus Gloop! Augustus Gloop!
    The great big greedy nincompoop!
    How long could we allow this beast
    To gorge and guzzle, feed and feast
    On every ... read more »

    Roald Dahl
  • 7.
    Human Greed

    The love of self,
    of our earthly wealth
    a lie upon the earth read more »

    Raymond A Foss
  • 8.
    Less Greed

    Changing our focus, the nature of our ways
    less greed, more compassion, more sharing
    for all whom we meet, for all in the world read more »

    Raymond A Foss
  • 9.
    Greed Is Out

    Greed Is Out

    Greed is out,
    Yes, yes, let’s shout, read more »

    Hebert Logerie
  • 10.

    In the prologue to the Masnavi Rumi hailed Love and its sweet madness that heals all infirmities, and he exhorted the reader to burst the bonds to silver and gold to be free. The Beloved is all in all and is only veiled by the lover. Rumi identified the first cause of all things as God and considered all second causes subordinate to that. Human minds recognize the second causes, but only prophets perceive the action of the first cause. One story tells of a clever rabbit who warned the lion about another lion and showed the lion his own image in a well, causing him to attack it and drown. After delivering his companions from the tyrannical lion, the rabbit urges them to engage in the more difficult warfare against their own inward lusts. In a debate between trusting God and human exertion, Rumi quoted the prophet Muhammad as saying, "Trust in God, yet tie the camel's leg."8 He also mentioned the adage that the worker is the friend of God; so in trusting in providence one need not neglect to use means. Exerting oneself can be giving thanks for God's blessings; but he asked if fatalism shows gratitude.

    God is hidden and has no opposite, not seen by us yet seeing us. Form is born of the formless but ultimately returns to the formless. An arrow shot by God cannot remain in the air but must return to God. Rumi reconciled God's agency with human free will and found the divine voice in the inward voice. Those in close communion with God are free, but the one who does not love is fettered by compulsion. God is the agency and first cause of our actions, but human will as the second cause finds recompense in hell or with the Friend. God is like the soul, and the world is like the body. The good and evil of bodies comes from souls. When the sanctuary of true prayer is revealed to one, it is shameful to turn back to mere formal religion. Rumi confirmed Muhammad's view that women hold dominion over the wise and men of heart; but violent fools, lacking tenderness, gentleness, and friendship, try to hold the upper hand over women, because they are swayed by their animal nature. The human qualities of love and tenderness can control the animal passions. Rumi concluded that woman is a ray of God and the Creator's self. read more »

    Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi
  • 11.
    You All Get Lost

    “You all get lost “I blasted the friends,
    'You all have robbed me” in the ends,
    'Why could I not smell your presence?
    'Was that not the necessity or essence? read more »

    hasmukh amathalal
  • 12.
    Coffin Of Gold

    All around its greed
    More more more I need
    If I have one I need more
    I am not satisfied anymore read more »

    jibin joseph
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