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Famous Short Peace Poems. Short Peace Poetry by Famous Poets

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

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by Robert Herrick

PARDONS

 Those ends in war the best contentment bring,
Whose peace is made up with a pardoning.


by Emily Dickinson

A Sloop of Amber slips away

 A Sloop of Amber slips away
Upon an Ether Sea,
And wrecks in Peace a Purple Tar,
The Son of Ecstasy --


by Emily Dickinson

His Cheek is his Biographer --

 His Cheek is his Biographer --
As long as he can blush
Perdition is Opprobrium --
Past that, he sins in peace --


by Emily Dickinson

Peace is a fiction of our Faith --

 Peace is a fiction of our Faith --
The Bells a Winter Night
Bearing the Neighbor out of Sound
That never did alight.


by Emily Dickinson

Oh what a Grace is this

 Oh what a Grace is this,
What Majesties of Peace,
That having breathed
The fine -- ensuing Right
Without Diminuet Proceed!


by Allen Ginsberg

Kissass

 Kissass is the Part of Peace
America will have to Kissass Mother Earth
Whites have to Kissass Blacks, for Peace & Pleasure,
Only Pathway to Peace, Kissass.


by Emily Dickinson

Water is taught by thirst.

 Water, is taught by thirst.
Land -- by the Oceans passed.
Transport -- by throe --
Peace -- by its battles told --
Love, by Memorial Mold --
Birds, by the Snow.


by Henry Van Dyke

The Price of Peace

 Peace without Justice is a low estate,--
A coward cringing to an iron Fate!
But Peace through Justice is the great ideal,--
We'll pay the price of war to make it real.


by Robert William Service

Rhyme For My Tomb

 Here lyeth one
Who loved the sun;
Who lived with zest,
Whose work was done,
Reward, dear Lord,
Thy weary son:
May he be blest
With peace and rest,
Nor wake again,
 Amen.


by Walt Whitman

Lessons.

 THERE are who teach only the sweet lessons of peace and safety; 
But I teach lessons of war and death to those I love, 
That they readily meet invasions, when they come.


by Henry Van Dyke

The Statue of Sherman by St. Gaudens

 This is the soldier brave enough to tell 
The glory-dazzled world that `war is hell': 
Lover of peace, he looks beyond the strife, 
And rides through hell to save his country's life.


by Emily Dickinson

The long sigh of the Frog

 The long sigh of the Frog
Upon a Summer's Day
Enacts intoxication
Upon the Revery --
But his receding Swell
Substantiates a Peace
That makes the Ear inordinate
For corporal release --


by Emily Dickinson

The mob within the heart

 The mob within the heart
Police cannot suppress
The riot given at the first
Is authorized as peace

Uncertified of scene
Or signified of sound
But growing like a hurricane
In a congenial ground.


by Emily Dickinson

A Tooth upon Our Peace

 A Tooth upon Our Peace
The Peace cannot deface --
Then Wherefore be the Tooth?
To vitalize the Grace --

The Heaven hath a Hell --
Itself to signalize --
And every sign before the Place
Is Gilt with Sacrifice --


by Tupac Shakur

A young heart with an old soul

How can there be peace?
How can I be in the depths of solitude
When there are two inside of me?
This duo in me causes the perfect opportunity
To learn and live twice as fast
As those who accept simplicity... 


by Emily Dickinson

A chilly Peace infests the Grass

 A chilly Peace infests the Grass
The Sun respectful lies --
Not any Trance of industry
These shadows scrutinize --

Whose Allies go no more astray
For service or for Glee --
But all mankind deliver here
From whatsoever sea --


by Sara Teasdale

But Not To Me

 The April night is still and sweet
 With flowers on every tree;
Peace comes to them on quiet feet,
 But not to me.

My peace is hidden in his breast
 Where I shall never be;
Love comes to-night to all the rest,
 But not to me.


by John Ruskin

Trust Thou Thy Love

 TRUST thou thy Love: if she be proud, is she not sweet? 
Trust thou thy Love: if she be mute, is she not pure? 
Lay thou thy soul full in her hands, low at her feet; 
Fail, Sun and Breath!--yet, for thy peace, She shall endure.


by Emily Dickinson

Oh Future! thou secreted peace

 Oh Future! thou secreted peace
Or subterranean woe --
Is there no wandering route of grace
That leads away from thee --
No circuit sage of all the course
Descried by cunning Men
To balk thee of thy sacred Prey --
Advancing to thy Den --


by Hilaire Belloc

The Hippopotamus

 Behold the hippopotamus!
We laugh at how he looks to us,
And yet in moments dank and grim,
I wonder how we look to him.

Peace, peace, thou hippopotamus!
We really look all right to us,
As you no doubt delight the eye
Of other hippopotami.


by Emily Dickinson

It came at last but prompter Death

 It came at last but prompter Death
Had occupied the House --
His pallid Furniture arranged
And his metallic Peace --

Oh faithful Frost that kept the Date
Had Love as punctual been
Delight had aggrandized the Gate
And blocked the coming in.


by Vachel Lindsay

The Lion

 The Lion is a kingly beast.
He likes a Hindu for a feast.
And if no Hindu he can get,
The lion-family is upset.

He cuffs his wife and bites her ears
Till she is nearly moved to tears.
Then some explorer finds the den
And all is family peace again.


by Amy Levy

In the Nower

 To J. De P.


Deep in the grass outstretched I lie,
Motionless on the hill;
Above me is a cloudless sky,
Around me all is still:

There is no breath, no sound, no stir,
The drowsy peace to break:
I close my tired eyes--it were
So simple not to wake.


by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

THE WANDERERS NIGHT-SONG.

 THOU who comest from on high,

Who all woes and sorrows stillest,
Who, for twofold misery,

Hearts with twofold balsam fillest,
Would this constant strife would cease!

What are pain and rapture now?
Blissful Peace,

To my bosom hasten thou!

1789.*


by Emily Dickinson

I many times thought Peace had come

 I many times thought Peace had come
When Peace was far away --
As Wrecked Men -- deem they sight the Land --
At Centre of the Sea --

And struggle slacker -- but to prove
As hopelessly as I --
How many the fictitious Shores --
Before the Harbor be --


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