Top 100 Poems About: LIFE

In this page, poems on / about “life” are listed.
  • 1.

    If you can keep your head when all about you
    Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
    If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
    But make allowance for their doubting too: read more »

    Rudyard Kipling
  • 2.
    Preface To A Twenty Volume Suicide Note

    Lately, I've become accustomed to the way
    The ground opens up and envelopes me
    Each time I go out to walk the dog.
    Or the broad edged silly music the wind read more »

    Imamu Amiri Baraka
  • 3.
    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
  • 4.
    Out, Out

    The buzz-saw snarled and rattled in the yard
    And made dust and dropped stove-length sticks of wood,
    Sweet-scented stuff when the breeze drew across it.
    And from there those that lifted eyes could count read more »

    Robert Frost
  • 5.
    Changing Everything

    I was walking again
    in the woods,
    a yellow light
    was sifting all I saw. read more »

    Jane Hirshfield
  • 6.
    Sunflower Sutra

    I walked on the banks of the tincan banana dock and sat down under the huge shade of a Southern Pacific locomotive to look for the sunset over the box house hills and cry.

    Jack Kerouac sat beside me on a busted rusty iron pole, companion, we thought the same thoughts of the soul, bleak and blue and sad-eyed, surrounded by the gnarled steel roots of trees of machinery. read more »

    Allen Ginsberg
  • 7.

    Life has loveliness to sell,
    All beautiful and splendid things,
    Blue waves whitened on a cliff,
    Soaring fire that sways and sings, read more »

    Sara Teasdale
  • 8.
    The Road Not Taken

    Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
    And sorry I could not travel both
    And be one traveler, long I stood
    And looked down one as far as I could read more »

    Robert Frost
  • 9.
    The Windhover

    I CAUGHT this morning morning’s minion, king-
    dom of daylight’s dauphin, dapple-dawn-drawn Falcon, in his riding
    Of the rolling level underneath him steady air, and striding read more »

    Gerard Manley Hopkins
  • 10.
    Mid-Term Break

    I sat all morning in the college sick bay
    Counting bells knelling classes to a close.
    At two o'clock our neighbors drove me home. read more »

    Seamus Heaney
  • 11.
    Self-Portrait At 28

    I know it's a bad title
    but I'm giving it to myself as a gift
    on a day nearly canceled by sunlight
    when the entire hill is approaching read more »

    David Berman
  • 12.
    If Thou Of Fortune Be Bereft

    If thou of fortune be bereft,
    and in thy store there be but left
    two loaves, sell one, and with the
    dole, buy hyacinths to feed thy soul. read more »

    John Greenleaf Whittier
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