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Famous Short Woman Poems

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

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by Kobayashi Issa

This moth saw brightness

 This moth saw brightness
in a woman's chamber--
burnt to a crisp.

by Yosa Buson

White blossoms of the pear

 White blossoms of the pear
and a woman in moonlight
 reading a letter.

by Kobayashi Issa

In the thickets shade

 In the thicket's shade
a woman by herself
singing the rice-planting song.

by Friedrich von Schiller

The Forum Of Woman

 Woman, never judge man by his individual actions;
But upon man as a whole, pass thy decisive decree.

by Carl Sandburg


 SPEAK, sir, and be wise.
Speak choosing your words, sir, like an old woman over a bushel of apples.

by Robert Burns

48. Epitaph on a Henpecked Squire

 AS father Adam first was fool’d,
 (A case that’s still too common,)
Here lies man a woman ruled,
 The devil ruled the woman.

by Mother Goose

The Old Woman Under A Hill

There was an old woman
  Lived under a hill;
And if she's not gone,
  She lives there still.

by Friedrich von Schiller

Female Judgement

 Man frames his judgment on reason; but woman on love founds her verdict;
If her judgment loves not, woman already has judged.

by Robert Burns

165. Lines Written under the Picture of Miss Burns

 CEASE, ye prudes, your envious railing,
 Lovely Burns has charms—confess:
True it is, she had one failing,
 Had a woman ever less?

by The Bible


“This is at last bone of my bones
And flesh of my flesh.
This one will be called Woman, Because from man this one was taken.

by Friedrich von Schiller

The Best State

 "How can I know the best state?"
In the way that thou know'st the best woman;
Namely, my friend, that the world ever is silent of both.

by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


 THOU dost complain of woman for changing from one to another?

Censure her not: for she seeks one who will constant remain.

by Yehuda Amichai

I Know A Man

 I know a man
who photographed the view he saw
from the window of the room where he made love
and not the face of the woman he loved there.

by Mother Goose

Hot Codlins

There was a little woman, as I've been told,
Who was not very young, nor yet very old;
Now this little woman her living got
By selling codlins, hot, hot, hot!

by Carl Sandburg


 I AM making a Cartoon of a Woman.
She is the People.
She is the Great Dirty Mother.
And Many Children hang on her Apron, crawl at her Feet, snuggle at her Breasts.

by Edward Lear

There was a Young Person of Smyrna

There was a Young Person of Smyrna,
Whose Grandmother threatened to burn her;
But she seized on the Cat, and said, "Granny, burn that!
You incongruous Old Woman of Smyrna!"

by Emily Dickinson

For largest Womans Hearth I knew

 For largest Woman's Hearth I knew --
'Tis little I can do --
And yet the largest Woman's Heart
Could hold an Arrow -- too --
And so, instructed by my own,
I tenderer, turn Me to.

by Omar Khayyam

O wheel of heaven! no ties of bread you feel,

O wheel of heaven! no ties of bread you feel,
No ties of salt, you flay me like an eel!
A woman's wheel spins clothes for man and wife,
It does more good than you, O heavenly wheel!

by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Recipe For Happiness Khaborovsk Or Anyplace

 One grand boulevard with trees
with one grand cafe in sun
with strong black coffee in very small cups.
One not necessarily very beautiful man or woman who loves you.
One fine day.

by Mother Goose

That's All

There was an old woman sat spinning,
And that's the first beginning;
She had a calf,
And that's half;
She took it by the tail,
And threw it over the wall,
And that's all!

by Emily Dickinson

Nature rarer uses Yellow

 Nature rarer uses Yellow
Than another Hue.
Saves she all of that for Sunsets Prodigal of Blue Spending Scarlet, like a Woman Yellow she affords Only scantly and selectly Like a Lover's Words.

by Mother Goose

The Old Woman Of Harrow

There was an old woman of Harrow,
Who visited in a wheelbarrow;
   And her servant before,
   Knocked loud at each door,
To announce the old woman of Harrow.

by Omar Khayyam

I am worthy neither of Hell nor a celestial abode; God

I am worthy neither of Hell nor a celestial abode; God
knows from what clay he has moulded me. Heretical as
a dervish and foul as a lost woman, I have neither
wealth, nor fortune, nor hope of Paradise.

by Carl Sandburg


 YELLOW dust on a bumble
bee's wing,
Grey lights in a woman's
asking eyes,
Red ruins in the changing
sunset embers:
I take you and pile high
the memories.
Death will break her claws on some I keep.

by Mother Goose

A Strange Old Woman

There was an old woman, and what do you think?
She lived upon nothing but victuals and drink;
Victuals and drink were the chief of her diet,
And yet this old woman could never be quiet.