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. Now We Are Six

    in Famous Children Poems

    When I was One,
    I had just begun.
    When I was Two,
    I was nearly new.

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    I like this poem but I am seven
    So...Now I am seven
    I am in heaven!

  2. 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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  4. A Word To Husbands

    in Famous Funny Poems

    To keep your marriage brimming
    With love in the loving cup,
    Whenever you're wrong, admit it;
    Whenever you're right, shut up.

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    Interesting. Years ago for our children I made this little rule. They had to periodically repeat it after me.

    When you're wrong, admit it.
    When you're right, shut up.

    I'm an avid...

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  5. 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.

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  7. 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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    • Stories 3
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    • Votes 486
    • Rating 4.32
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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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  8. Fire And Ice

    in Famous Life Poems

    Some say the world will end in fire,
    Some say in ice.
    From what I've tasted of desire
    I hold with those who favor fire.

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    • Stories 2
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    • Rating 4.13
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    Robert Frost is a poet of great repute. It is not within our jurisdiction to comment on such a literary giant. However, in view of your invitation, I would say that he might have been in...

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  9. Underface

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    Underneath my outside face
    There's a face that none can see.
    A little less smiley,
    A little less sure,

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    • Stories 2
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    • Rating 4.12
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    The expectations others place on us are a structure. They can be confining like a prison or uplifting like a scaffold - sometimes both. You can rebel against 'em, using them as a springboard...

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  10. 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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    • Stories 1
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    • Votes 530
    • Rating 4.35
    • Poem of the Day
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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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  11. 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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    • Rating 4.34
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    It is an interesting poem with two very powerful metaphors. Really dreams empower men to reach their targets in life.

  12. Still Here

    in Famous Inspirational Poems

    I been scarred and battered.
    My hopes the wind done scattered.
    Snow has friz me,
    Sun has baked me,

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    This poem was in a textbook of mine from the sixth grade. As a child, it resonated with me. It inspired me to write poetry. As a child, educated by white folk, I had no idea who Langston...

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