Famous Short Poems

Published: June 10, 2018

Famous Short Poems - Examples Of Short Poems By Famous Poets

29 Famous Short Poems - Examples Of Short Poems By Famous Poets

Examples of short famous poems by famous poets such as Langston Hughes, Robert Frost, Edna St. Vincent Millay, and Sara Teasdale. Short Funny poems by famous poets such as Ogden Nash and Shel Silverstein and short poems for children by famous poets including A. A. Milne and Christina Rossetti.

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  1. Snowball

    in Famous Children Poems

    I made myself a snowball
    As perfect as could be.
    I thought I'd keep it as a pet
    And let it sleep with me.

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    I love the humor, innocence and whimsy of this poem. But there's more here than meets the eye. If you look a bit deeper, you can see how we sometimes don't properly interpret our experiences,...

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  2. Hug O' War

    in Famous Friendship Poems

    I will not play at tug o' war.
    I'd rather play at hug o' war,
    Where everyone hugs
    Instead of tugs,

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    Thanks for the simple but profound poem. I am a bus driver and I strive to be the open heart and guide for my children who ride with me. It is not always easy to hear what they have to say or...

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  4. If I Can Stop One Heart From Breaking

    in Famous Inspirational Poems

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    If I can stop one heart from breaking,
    I shall not live in vain;
    If I can ease one life the aching,
    Or cool one pain,

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    The poem itself makes me to feel like I am a very important person when I help others.

  5. Dreams

    in Famous Inspirational Poems

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    Hold fast to dreams
    For if dreams die
    Life is a broken-winged bird
    That cannot fly.

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    It is an interesting poem with two very powerful metaphors. Really dreams empower men to reach their targets in life.

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  7. Always Marry An April Girl

    in Famous Love Poems

    Praise the spells and bless the charms,
    I found April in my arms.
    April golden, April cloudy,
    Gracious, cruel, tender, rowdy;

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  8. What Are Heavy?

    in Famous Life Poems

    What are heavy? Sea-sand and sorrow;
    What are brief? Today and tomorrow;
    What are frail? Spring blossoms and youth;
    What are deep? The ocean and truth.

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    It’s pure perfection, this poem. It couldn't have been said any better and yet be any more poetic and precise. Beautiful.

    This poem shall stand the test of time,
    For it's got so much...

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  9. Ebb

    in Famous Sad Love Poems

    I know what my heart is like
    Since your love died:
    It is like a hollow ledge
    Holding a little pool

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  10. I Shall Not Care

    in Famous Sad Love Poems

    When I am dead and over me bright April
    Shakes out her rain-drenched hair,
    Tho' you should lean above me broken-hearted,
    I shall not care.

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  11. Nothing Gold Can Stay

    in Famous Nature Poems

    Nature's first green is gold,
    Her hardest hue to hold.
    Her early leaf's a flower;
    But only so an hour.

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  12. May

    in Famous Sad Love Poems

    The wind is tossing the lilacs,
    The new leaves laugh in the sun,
    And the petals fall on the orchard wall,
    But for me the spring is done.

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