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

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by Emily Dickinson

Is Immortality a bane

 Is Immortality a bane
That men are so oppressed?

by Dorothy Parker

News Item

 Men seldom make passes 
At girls who wear glasses.

by Richard Brautigan


 she tries to get things
out of men
that she can't get
because she's not
15% prettier

by Robert Herrick


 Great men by small means oft are overthrown;
He's lord of thy life, who contemns his own.

by Robert Herrick


 Men say you're fair; and fair ye are, 'tis true;
But, hark! we praise the painter now, not you.

by Hilaire Belloc

The Marmozet

 The species Man and Marmozet
Are intimately linked;
The Marmozet survives as yet,
But Men are all extinct.

by Mother Goose

Tommy Tittlemouse


Little Tommy Tittlemouse
Lived in a little house;
He caught fishes
In other men's ditches.

by Emily Dickinson

All men for Honor hardest work

 All men for Honor hardest work
But are not known to earn --
Paid after they have ceased to work
In Infamy or Urn --

by Herman Melville

Gold in the Mountain

 Gold in the mountain,
And gold in the glen,
And greed in the heart,
Heaven having no part,
And unsatisfied men.

by Dorothy Parker


 Some men break your heart in two,
Some men fawn and flatter,
Some men never look at you;
And that cleans up the matter.

by Mother Goose

Three Wise Men Of Gotham

Three wise men of Gotham
Went to sea in a bowl;
If the bowl had been stronger
My song had been longer.

by Emily Dickinson

Rest at Night

 Rest at Night
The Sun from shining,
Nature -- and some Men --
Rest at Noon -- some Men --
While Nature
And the Sun -- go on --

by Emily Dickinson

Its such a little thing to weep

 It's such a little thing to weep --
So short a thing to sigh --
And yet -- by Trades -- the size of these
We men and women die!

by William Butler Yeats


 'Those Platonists are a curse,' he said,
'God's fire upon the wane,
A diagram hung there instead,
More women born than men.

by Friedrich von Schiller

The Key

 Wouldst thou know thyself, observe the actions of others.
Wouldst thou other men know, look thou within thine own heart.

by Friedrich von Schiller

To Mystics

 That is the only true secret, which in the presence of all men
Lies, and surrounds thee for ay, but which is witnessed by none.

by Walt Whitman


 A THOUSAND perfect men and women appear, 
Around each gathers a cluster of friends, and gay children and youths, with offerings.

by Robert Frost

A Question

 A voice said, Look me in the stars
And tell me truly, men of earth,
If all the soul-and-body scars
Were not too much to pay for birth.

by Robert Herrick


 Health is the first good lent to men;
A gentle disposition then:
Next, to be rich by no by-ways;
Lastly, with friends t' enjoy our days.

by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


 MODEST men must needs endure,

And the bold must humbly bow;
Thus thy fate's the same, be sure,

Whether bold or modest thou.

by William Blake

The Question Answered

 What is it men in women do require?
The lineaments of gratified Desire.
What is it women do in men require? The lineaments of gratified Desire

by Ogura Hyakunin Isshu

Kisen Hoshi

Lowly hut is mine
South-east from the capital:--
Thus I choose to dwell;--
And the world in which I live
Men have named a "Mount of Gloom.

by Emily Dickinson

So well that I can live without

 So well that I can live without --
I love thee -- then How well is that?
As well as Jesus?
Prove it me
That He -- loved Men --
As I -- love thee --

by Robert Burns

407. Epigram—Thanks for a National Victory

 YE hypocrites! are these your pranks?
To murder men and give God thanks!
Desist, for shame!—proceed no further;
God won’t accept your thanks for MURTHER

by John Masefield

An Epilogue

 I had seen flowers come in stony places
And kind things done by men with ugly faces,
And the gold cup won by the worst horse at the races,
Ao I trust, too.