Top 100 Poems About: HISTORY

In this page, poems on / about “history” are listed.
  • 1.
    Still I Rise

    You may write me down in history
    With your bitter, twisted lies,
    You may tread me in the very dirt
    But still, like dust, I'll rise. read more »

    Maya Angelou
  • 2.
    Ancient History

    Adam, a brown old vulture in the rain,
    Shivered below his wind-whipped olive-trees;
    Huddling sharp chin on scarred and scraggy knees,
    He moaned and mumbled to his darkening brain; read more »

    Siegfried Sassoon
  • 3.

    History has to live with what was here,
    clutching and close to fumbling all we had--
    it is so dull and gruesome how we die,
    unlike writing, life never finishes. read more »

    Robert Lowell
  • 4.
    A Summary History Of Lord Clive

    About a hundred and fifty years ago,
    History relates it happened so,
    A big ship sailed from the shores of Britain
    Bound for India across the raging main. read more »

    William Topaz McGonagall
  • 5.
    In Flanders Field

    In Flanders fields the poppies blow
    Between the crosses, row on row,
    That mark our place; and in the sky
    The larks, still bravely singing, fly read more »

    John McCrae
  • 6.
    The Sea Is History

    Where are your monuments, your battles, martyrs?
    Where is your tribal memory? Sirs,
    in that gray vault. The sea. The sea
    has locked them up. The sea is History. read more »

    Derek Walcott
  • 7.
    While History's Muse

    While History's Muse the memorial was keeping
    Of all that the dark hand of Destiny weaves,
    Beside her the Genius of Erin stood weeping,
    For hers was the story that blotted the leaves. read more »

    Thomas Moore
  • 8.

    The boy stood on the burning deck
    Whence all but he had fled;
    The flame that lit the battle's wreck
    Shone round him o'er the dead. read more »

    Felicia Dorothea Hemans
  • 9.

    Sicut Patribus, sit Deus Nobis)

    The rocky nook with hilltops three
    Looked eastward from the farms, read more »

    Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • 10.
    Yesterday Is History

    Yesterday is History,
    'Tis so far away -
    Yesterday is Poetry - read more »

    Emily Dickinson
  • 11.
    The Battle Of Lexington

    Now haste thee while the way is clear,
    Paul Revere!
    Haste, Dawes! but haste thee not, O Sun!
    To Lexington. read more »

    Sidney Lanier
  • 12.
    Witchcraft Was Hung, In History

    'Twas such a little - little boat
    That toddled down the bay!
    'Twas such a gallant - gallant sea read more »

    Emily Dickinson
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