Top 100 Poems About: HISTORY

In this page, poems on / about “history” are listed.
  • 1.
    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
  • 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.
    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
  • 5.
    History Lesson

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    Steve Turner
  • 6.

    in the head
    freezes the mind.
    If I could rip open read more »

    Sulaiman Mohd Yusof
  • 7.
    Post- History

    is a living Hell
    There's no Heaven
    without... read more »

    Sulaiman Mohd Yusof
  • 8.
    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
  • 9.
    Welsh History

    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
  • 10.
    History Of The Airplane

    And the Wright brothers said they thought they had invented
    something that could make peace on earth
    (if the wrong brothers didn’t get hold of it) read more »

    Lawrence Ferlinghetti
  • 11.
    ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Walking Through History

    Amsterdam wears
    its Autumn

    sunshine read more »

    Dónall Dempsey
  • 12.
    Avoiding History

    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
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