Top 100 Poems About: HISTORY
Top 100 Poems on / about
- carpe diem
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
2.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
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.Madam's Past History
My name is Johnson--
Madam Alberta K.
The Madam stands for business.
I'm smart that way. read more »Langston Hughes
in the head
freezes the mind.
If I could rip open read more »Sulaiman Mohd Yusof
6.History LessonSteve Turner
is a living Hell
There's no Heaven
without... read more »Sulaiman Mohd Yusof
We were a people taut for war; the hills
Were no harder, the thin grass
Clothed them more warmly than the coarse
Shirts our small bones. read more »Ronald Stuart Thomas
9.A Worker Reads History
Who built the seven gates of Thebes?
The books are filled with names of kings.
Was it the kings who hauled the craggy blocks of stone? read more »Bertolt Brecht
10.' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Walking Through History
sunshine read more »Dónall Dempsey
WE HAVE loved each other in this time twenty years
And with such love as few men have in them even for
One or for the marriage month or the hearing of
Three nights' carts in the street but it will leave them: read more »Archibald MacLeish
avoiding history is a family tradition,
draft dodging, missing wars, as far
back as my fathers go, I find
no soldiers, no warriors and also read more »Jesse Weiner