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Famous Short People Poems

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

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by Kobayashi Issa

Blossoms at night

 Blossoms at night,
and the faces of people
moved by music.


by Emily Dickinson

Her sovereign People

 Her sovereign People
Nature knows as well
And is as fond of signifying
As if fallible --


by Richard Brautigan

Just Because

 Just because
people love your mind, 
doesn't mean they 
have to have 
your body, 
too.


by Kobayashi Issa

Dont know about the people

 Approaching my village:

 Don't know about the people,
 but all the scarecrows
 are crooked.


by Hilaire Belloc

The Elephant

 When people call this beast to mind,
 They marvel more and more
At such a little tail behind,
 So large a trunk before.


by Carl Sandburg

My People

 MY people are gray,
 pigeon gray, dawn gray, storm gray.
I call them beautiful, and I wonder where they are going.


by Richard Brautigan

Donner Party

 Forsaken, fucking in the cold, 
eating each other, lost 
runny noses, 
complaining all the time 
like so many 
people 
that we know


by Omar Khayyam

On earth's green carpet many sleepers lie,

On earth's green carpet many sleepers lie,
And hid beneath it others I descry,
And others, not yet come, or passed away,
People the desert of Nonentity!


by Edward Lear

There was a Young Lady Whose Eyes

 There was a young lady whose eyes,
were unique as to colour and size;
When she opened them wide,
people all turned aside,
and started away in surprise.


by Omar Khayyam

Khayyam's respects to Mustafa convey,

Khayyam's respects to Mustafa convey,
And with due reverence ask him to say,
Why it has pleased him to forbid pure wine,
When he allows his people acid whey?


by Edward Lear

There was a Young Lady whose eyes

There was a Young Lady whose eyes
Were unique as to color and size;
When she opened them wide, people all turned aside,
And started away in surprise.


by Stevie Smith

In The Night

 I longed for companionship rather,
But my companions I always wished farther.
And now in the desolate night I think only of the people i should like to bite.


by Omar Khayyam

Though I am wont a wine-bibber to be,

Though I am wont a wine-bibber to be,
Why should the people rail and chide at me?
Would that all evil actions made men drunk,
For then no sober people should I see!


by Edward Lear

There was an old person of Jodd

There was an old person of Jodd,
Whose ways were perplexing and odd;
She purchased a whistle, and sate on a thistle,
And squeaked to the people of Jodd.


by Edward Lear

There was an old person of Down

There was an old person of Down,
Whose face was adorned with a frown;
When he opened the door, for one minute or more,
He alarmed all the people of Down.


by Edward Lear

There was a young person of Ayr

There was a young person of Ayr,
Whose head was remarkably square:
On the top, in fine weather, she wore a gold feather;
Which dazzled the people of Ayr.


by Edward Lear

There was a Young Lady of Lucca

There was a Young Lady of Lucca,
Whose lovers completely forsook her;
She ran up a tree, and said "Fiddle-de-dee!"
Which embarrassed the people of Lucca.


by Robert Frost

Immigrants

 No ship of all that under sail or steam
Have gathered people to us more and more
But Pilgrim-manned the Mayflower in a dream
Has been her anxious convoy in to shore.


by Edward Lear

There was an old person of Skye

There was an old person of Skye,
Who waltz'd with a Bluebottle fly:
They buzz'd a sweet tune, to the light of the moon,
And entranced all the people of Skye.


by Edward Lear

There was an old person of Filey

There was an old person of Filey,
Of whom his acquaintance spoke highly;
He danced perfectly well, to the sound of a bell,
And delighted the people of Filey.


by Edward Lear

There was an old person of Minety

There was an old person of Minety,
Who purchased five hundred and ninety
Large apples and pears, which he threw unawares
At the heads of the people of Minety.


by Emily Dickinson

I noticed People disappeared

 I noticed People disappeared
When but a little child --
Supposed they visited remote
Or settled Regions wild --
But did because they died
A Fact withheld the little child --


by Edward Lear

There was an Old Person of Basing

There was an Old Person of Basing,
Whose presence of mind was amazing;
He purchased a steed, which he rode at full speed,
And escaped from the people of Basing.


by Omar Khayyam

In the sweet spring a grassy bank I sought,

In the sweet spring a grassy bank I sought,
And thither wine, and a fair Houri brought;
And, though the people called me graceless dog,
Gave not to Paradise another thought!


by Edward Lear

There was an old person of Bude

There was an old person of Bude,
Whose deportment was vicious and crude;
He wore a large ruff of pale straw-colored stuff,
Which perplexed all the people of Bude.


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