Poems

Best Poems

Writing a poem is not about bringing some words together to create some charming sentences. It's so much deeper than that. Writing poetry is a bridge that allows people to express their feelings and make others live every single word they read. Poetry is to educate people, to lead them away from hate to love, from violence to mercy and pity. Writing poetry is to help this community better understand life and live it more passionately. PoemHunter.com contains an enormous number of famous poems from all over the world, by both classical and modern poets. You can read as many as you want, and also submit your own poems to share your writings with all our poets, members, and visitors.

POEM OF THE DAY
Boston

Sicut Patribus, sit Deus Nobis)

The rocky nook with hilltops three
Looked eastward from the farms,
And twice each day the flowing sea
Took Boston in its arms;
The men of yore were stout and poor,
And sailed for bread to every shore.


And where they went on trade intent
They did what freeman can,
Their dauntless ways did all men praise,
The merchant was a man.
The world was made for honest trade,-
To plant and eat be none afraid.


The waves that rocked them on the deep
To them their secret told;
Said the winds that sung the lads to sleep,
'Like us be free and bold!'
The honest waves refuse to slaves
The empire of the ocean caves.


Old Europe groans with palaces,
Has lords enough and more;-
We plant and build by foaming seas
A city of the poor;-

...

POEM OF THE DAY - MODERN POEM
Ask Me

Some time when the river is ice ask me
mistakes I have made. Ask me whether
what I have done is my life. Others
have come in their slow way into
my thought, and some have tried to help
or to hurt: ask me what difference
their strongest love or hate has made.

I will listen to what you say.
You and I can turn and look

...

POEM OF THE DAY - MEMBER POEM
Gentle Breath

Gentle breath calms untimely storms
O' my love to you graced its art.
Love fills your hearts report
Breaks of thunder take beauties form.

Turned the rays that infused your eyes
Oceans stretch with the suns rich gems
to worship all things that shine the shores
and the moon so pale were through the sky
...

NEW POEMS
EXPLORE POEMS
POPULAR THEMES
Best Member Poems
Best Classical Poems
Close
Error Success