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Famous Short Smile Poems

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

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Smile | Short Famous Poems and Poets

by Charles Simic


 Green Buddhas
On the fruit stand.
We eat the smile And spit out the teeth.

by Robert Herrick


 Happily I had a sight
Of my dearest dear last night;
Make her this day smile on me,
And I'll roses give to thee!

by Emily Dickinson

They ask but our Delight --

 They ask but our Delight --
The Darlings of the Soil
And grant us all their Countenance
For a penurious smile.

by Walter Savage Landor

Soon O Ianthe! life is oer

 Soon, O Ianthe! life is o'er,
And sooner beauty's heavenly smile:
Grant only (and I ask no more),
Let love remain that little while.

by Emily Dickinson

Luck is not chance --

 Luck is not chance --
It's Toil --
Fortune's expensive smile
Is earned --
The Father of the Mine
Is that old-fashioned Coin
We spurned --

by Emily Dickinson

They might not need me -- yet they might --

 They might not need me -- yet they might --
I'll let my Heart be just in sight --
A smile so small as mine might be
Precisely their necessity --

by Robert Burns

501. The Solemn League and Covenant

 THE SOLEMN League and Covenant
 Now brings a smile, now brings a tear;
But sacred Freedom, too, was theirs:
 If thou’rt a slave, indulge thy sneer

by Edward Lear

There was an old man of Dunluce

There was an old man of Dunluce,
Who went out to sea on a goose:
When he'd gone out a mile, he observ'd with a smile,
"It is time to return to Dunluce.

by Emily Dickinson

Above Oblivions Tide there is a Pier

 Above Oblivion's Tide there is a Pier
And an effaceless "Few" are lifted there --
Nay -- lift themselves -- Fame has no Arms --
And but one smile -- that meagres Balms --

by Omar Khayyam

Wine is a melting ruby, cup its mine;

Wine is a melting ruby, cup its mine;
Cup is the body, and the soul is wine;
These crystal goblets smile with ruddy wine
Like tears, that blood of wounded hearts enshrine.

by Edward Lear

There was an Old Man who said How

There was an Old Man who said, "How
Shall I flee from this horrible Cow?
I will sit on this stile, and continue to smile,
Which may soften the heart of that Cow.

by Emily Dickinson

Not seeing still we know --

 Not seeing, still we know --
Not knowing, guess --
Not guessing, smile and hide
And half caress --

And quake -- and turn away,
Seraphic fear --
Is Eden's innuendo
"If you dare"?

by Omar Khayyam

Gold breeds not wit, but to wit lacking bread

Gold breeds not wit, but to wit lacking bread
Earth's flowery carpet seems a dungeon bed;
'Tis his full purse that makes the rose to smile,
While empty-handed violets hang the head.

by Mother Goose

A Sure Test


If you are to be a gentleman,
    As I suppose you'll be,
You'll neither laugh nor smile,
    For a tickling of the knee.

by Li Po

On Dragon Hill

 Drunk on Dragon Hill tonight,
the banished immortal, Great White,

turns among yellow flowers,
his smile wide,

as his hat sails away on the wind
and he dances away in the moonlight.

by Emily Dickinson

Without a smile -- Without a Throe

 Without a smile -- Without a Throe
A Summer's soft Assemblies go
To their entrancing end
Unknown -- for all the times we met --
Estranged, however intimate --
What a dissembling Friend --

by Omar Khayyam

Small gains to learning on this earth accrue,

Small gains to learning on this earth accrue,
They pluck life's fruitage, learning who eschew;
Take pattern by the fools who learning shun,
And then perchance shall fortune smile on you.

by Omar Khayyam

Behold, where'er we turn our ravished eyes,

Behold, where'er we turn our ravished eyes,
Sweet verdure springs, and crystal Kausars rise;
And plains, once bare as hell, now smile as heaven:
Enjoy this heaven with maids of Paradise!

by Omar Khayyam

Be not beguiled by world's insidious wiles;

Be not beguiled by world's insidious wiles;
O foolish ones, ye know her tricks and guiles;
Your precious life-time cast not to the winds;
Haste to seek wine, and court a sweetheart's smile.

by Carl Sandburg

His Own Face Hidden

 HOKUSAI’S portrait of himself
Tells what his hat was like
And his arms and legs.
The only faces Are a river and a mountain And two laughing farmers.
The smile of Hokusai is under his hat.

by Robert Herrick


 I dare not ask a kiss,
I dare not beg a smile;
Lest having that, or this,
I might grow proud the while.
No, no, the utmost share Of my desire shall be, Only to kiss that air That lately kissed thee,

by Wanda Phipps

Morning Poem #39

 if she took off her top
would that embarrass you
would you smile and laugh newvously
would there be
room on the roof
for the orgy
if the music was a little louder
would you remember
the color of her eyes

by Emily Dickinson

So much Summer

 So much Summer
Me for showing
Illegitimate --
Would a Smile's minute bestowing
Too exorbitant

To the Lady
With the Guinea
Look -- if She should know
Crumb of Mine
A Robin's Larder
Would suffice to stow --

by Walter Savage Landor

You smiled you spoke and I believed

 You smiled, you spoke, and I believed,
By every word and smile deceived.
Another man would hope no more; Nor hope I what I hoped before: But let not this last wish be vain; Deceive, deceive me once again!

by Paul Laurence Dunbar


'Twixt a smile and a tear,
'Twixt a song and a sigh,
'Twixt the day and the dark,
When the night draweth nigh.
Ah, sunshine may fade
From the heavens above,
No twilight have we
To the day of our love.