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Famous Short Fear Poems. Short Fear Poetry by Famous Poets. A collection of the all-time best Fear short poems

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by Emily Dickinson

Lest they should come -- is all my fear

 Lest they should come -- is all my fear
When sweet incarcerated here


by Emily Dickinson

A darting fear -- a pomp -- a tear

 A darting fear -- a pomp -- a tear --
A waking on a morn
To find that what one waked for,
Inhales the different dawn.


by Walter Savage Landor

Death Stands Above Me Whispering Low

 Death stands above me, whispering low 
I know not what into my ear:
Of his strange language all I know 
Is, there is not a word of fear.


by Spike Milligan

Bump

 Things that go 'bump' in the night
Should not really give one a fright.
It's the hole in each ear That lets in the fear, That, and the absence of light!


by Edward Lear

R was a rattlesnake

R

was a rattlesnake,
Rolled up so tight,
Those who saw him ran quickly,
For fear he should bite.

r!

Rattlesnake bite!


by Bertolt Brecht

To Be Read In The Morning And At Night

 My love
Has told me
That he needs me.
That's why I take good care of myself Watch out where I'm going and Fear that any drop of rain Might kill me.


by Omar Khayyam

I wasted life in hope, yet gathered not

I wasted life in hope, yet gathered not
In all my life of happiness one jot;
Now my fear is that life may not endure.
Till I have taken vengeance on my lot!


by Edward Lear

I was an Inkstand new

I

was an Inkstand new,
Papa he likes to use it; He keeps it in his pocket now,
For fear that he should lose it.


by Omar Khayyam

Think not I dread from out the world to hie,

Think not I dread from out the world to hie,
And see my disembodied spirit fly;
I tremble not at death, for death is true,
'Tis my ill life that makes me fear to die!


by Edward Lear

There was an old person in black

There was an old person in black,
A Grasshopper jumped on his back;
When it chirped in his ear, he was smitten with fear,
That helpless old person in black.


by Omar Khayyam

You know all secrets of this earthly sphere,

You know all secrets of this earthly sphere,
Why then remain a prey to empty fear?
You cannot bend things to your will, but yet
Cheer up for the few moments you are here!


by Henry Van Dyke

Time Is

 Time is 
Too Slow for those who Wait,
Too Swift for those who Fear,
Too Long for those who Grieve,
Too Short for those who Rejoice;
But for those who Love,
Time is not.


by Robert Herrick

BARLEY-BREAK; OR LAST IN HELL

 We two are last in hell; what may we fear
To be tormented or kept pris'ners here I
Alas! if kissing be of plagues the worst,
We'll wish in hell we had been last and first.


by Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi

A Stone I died

~

A stone I died and rose again a plant; A plant I died and rose an animal; I died an animal and was born a man.
Why should I fear? What have I lost by death?


by Omar Khayyam

Here in this tavern haunt I make my lair,

Here in this tavern haunt I make my lair,
Pawning for wine, heart, soul, and all I wear,
Without a hope of bliss, or fear of bale,
Rapt above water, earth, and fire, and air.


by Emily Dickinson

Not seeing still we know --

 Not seeing, still we know --
Not knowing, guess --
Not guessing, smile and hide
And half caress --

And quake -- and turn away,
Seraphic fear --
Is Eden's innuendo
"If you dare"?


by Omar Khayyam

Sure of Thy grace, for sins why need I fear?

Sure of Thy grace, for sins why need I fear?
How can the pilgrim faint whilst Thou art near?
On the last day Thy grace will wash me white,
And make my «black record» to disappear.


by Edward Lear

There was an old person of Hyde

There was an old person of Hyde,
Who walked by the shore with his bride,
Till a Crab who came near fill'd their bosoms with fear,
And they said, "Would we'd never left Hyde!"


by Wanda Phipps

Morning Poem #6

 groggy voice
hangover head
phone rongs
work call
money writing
muddled thoughts
adrenaline rush
hands clutch
power book
pauses comerapid doubts
make calls
take notes
ming push
fear waits


by Omar Khayyam

If this world's things were only based on show, oh!

If this world's things were only based on show, oh!
then each day would be a feast. Oh! were it not for
these vain threats, each could attain below the aim of his
desires, without a fear.
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by Omar Khayyam

Be not led to believe that I fear the world, or that I

Be not led to believe that I fear the world, or that I
have fear of dying, or of seeing my soul go its way.
Death being a truth, I have no fear of it. What I fear
is that I have not lived well.
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by Emily Dickinson

Time feels so vast that were it not

 Time feels so vast that were it not
For an Eternity --
I fear me this Circumference
Engross my Finity --

To His exclusion, who prepare
By Processes of Size
For the Stupendous Vision
Of his diameters --


by Omar Khayyam

Thy pity being promised me, I have no fear of sin

Thy pity being promised me, I have no fear of sin.
With the provision that Thou possessest, I have no disquiet
about the journey. Thy benevolence renders my
visage white and of the black book I have no fear.


by Emily Dickinson

A Diamond on the Hand

 A Diamond on the Hand
To Custom Common grown
Subsides from its significance
The Gem were best unknown --
Within a Seller's Shrine
How many sight and sigh
And cannot, but are mad for fear
That any other buy.


by Stephen Crane

Mystic shadow bending near me

 Mystic shadow, bending near me,
Who art thou?
Whence come ye?
And -- tell me -- is it fair
Or is the truth bitter as eaten fire?

Tell me!
Fear not that I should quaver.
For I dare -- I dare.
Then, tell me!


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