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Famous Short Sweet Poems. Short Sweet Poetry by Famous Poets. A collection of the all-time best Sweet 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

I stole them from a Bee

 I stole them from a Bee --
Because -- Thee --
Sweet plea --
He pardoned me!

by Robert Herrick


 Love is a circle, that doth restless move
In the same sweet eternity of Love.

by Robert Herrick


 For all our works a recompence is sure;
'Tis sweet to think on what was hard t'endure

by Robert Herrick


 When all birds else do of their music fail,
Money's the still-sweet-singing nightingale!

by Bliss Carman


 Love's of itself too sweet; the best of all
Is, when love's honey has a dash of gall.

by Robert Herrick


 In prayer the lips ne'er act the winning part
Without the sweet concurrence of the heart.

by Robert Herrick


 Good things, that come of course, far less do please
Than those which come by sweet contingencies.

by Emily Dickinson

Some Wretched creature savior take

 Some Wretched creature, savior take
Who would exult to die
And leave for thy sweet mercy's sake
Another Hour to me

by Emily Dickinson

Not One by Heaven defrauded stay --

 Not One by Heaven defrauded stay --
Although he seem to steal
He restitutes in some sweet way
Secreted in his will --

by Robert Burns

474. On seeing Mrs. Kemble in Yarico

 KEMBLE, thou cur’st my unbelief
 For Moses and his rod;
At Yarico’s sweet nor of grief
 The rock with tears had flow’d.

by Emily Dickinson

I could not drink it Sweet

 I could not drink it, Sweet,
Till You had tasted first,
Though cooler than the Water was
The Thoughtfullness of Thirst.

by Emily Dickinson

Touch lightly Natures sweet Guitar

 Touch lightly Nature's sweet Guitar
Unless thou know'st the Tune
Or every Bird will point at thee
Because a Bard too soon --

by Emily Dickinson

Sweet hours have perished here;

 Sweet hours have perished here;
This is a mighty room;
Within its precincts hopes have played, --
Now shadows in the tomb.

by Emily Dickinson

Could that sweet Darkness where they dwell

 Could that sweet Darkness where they dwell
Be once disclosed to us
The clamor for their loveliness
Would burst the Loneliness --

by Emily Dickinson

Sweet Pirate of the heart

 Sweet Pirate of the heart,
Not Pirate of the Sea,
What wrecketh thee?
Some spice's Mutiny --
Some Attar's perfidy?
Confide in me.

by Robert Burns

205. Song—Go on Sweet Bird and Soothe my Care

 FOR thee is laughing Nature gay,
For thee she pours the vernal day;
For me in vain is Nature drest,
While Joy’s a stranger to my breast.

by Edward Lear

L was a lily


was a lily,
So white and so sweet!
To see it and smell it
Was quite a nice treat.


Beautiful Lily!

by Elinor Wylie


 My land is bare of chattering folk;
The clouds are low along the ridges,
And sweet's the air with curly smoke
From all my burning bridges.

by Dorothy Parker

Prophetic Soul

 Because your eyes are slant and slow,
Because your hair is sweet to touch,
My heart is high again; but oh,
I doubt if this will get me much.

by Emily Dickinson

Ah Necromancy Sweet!

 Ah, Necromancy Sweet!
Ah, Wizard erudite!
Teach me the skill,

That I instil the pain
Surgeons assuage in vain,
Nor Herb of all the plain
Can Heal!

by Kalidasa

A mid-day plunge

A mid-day plunge will temper heat;
The breeze is rich with forest flowers;
To slumber in the shade is sweet;
And charming are the twilight hours.

by William Carlos (WCW) Williams

This Is Just To Say

 I have eaten
the plums
that were in
the icebox

and which
you were probably
for breakfast

Forgive me
they were delicious
so sweet
and so cold

by Robert Herrick


 You say you're sweet: how should we know
Whether that you be sweet or no?
--From powders and perfumes keep free;
Then we shall smell how sweet you be!

by Mother Goose

My Kitten

Hey, my kitten, my kitten,
  And hey, my kitten, my deary!
Such a sweet pet as this
  Was neither far nor neary.