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Famous Short World Poems. Short World Poetry by Famous Poets

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

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by Matsuo Basho

Winter solitude

 Winter solitude--
in a world of one color
 the sound of wind.


by Kobayashi Issa

In this world

 In this world
we walk on the roof of hell,
gazing at flowers.


by Robert Herrick

DREAMS

 Here we are all, by day; by night we're hurl'd
By dreams, each one into a several world.


by Robert Louis Stevenson

Happy Thought

 The world is so full of a number of things, 
I'm sure we should all be as happy as kings.


by Ogden Nash

The Squab

 Toward a better world I contribute my modest smidgin;
I eat the squab, lest it become a pigeon.


by W S Merwin

Do Not Die

In each world they may put us
Farther apart
Do not die
As this world is made I might
Live forever


by Emily Dickinson

Lives he in any other world

 Lives he in any other world
My faith cannot reply
Before it was imperative
'Twas all distinct to me --


by Emily Dickinson

How good his Lava Bed

 How good his Lava Bed,
To this laborious Boy --
Who must be up to call the World
And dress the sleepy Day --


by Emily Dickinson

A World made penniless by that departure

 A World made penniless by that departure
Of minor fabrics begs
But sustenance is of the spirit
The Gods but Dregs


by Friedrich von Schiller

The Animating Principle

 Nowhere in the organic or sensitive world ever kindles
Novelty, save in the flower, noblest creation of life.


by Friedrich von Schiller

Dangerous Consequences

 Deeper and bolder truths be careful, my friends, of avowing;
For as soon as ye do all the world on ye will fall.


by Walt Whitman

These Carols.

 THESE Carols, sung to cheer my passage through the world I see, 
For completion, I dedicate to the Invisible World.


by Richard Wilbur

Having Misidentified A Wildflower

 A thrush, because I'd been wrong,
Burst rightly into song
In a world not vague, not lonely,
Not governed by me only.


by Friedrich von Schiller

Difference Of Station

 Even the moral world its nobility boasts--vulgar natures
Reckon by that which they do; noble, by that which they are.


by Emily Dickinson

By homely gift and hindered Words

 By homely gift and hindered Words
The human heart is told
Of Nothing --
"Nothing" is the force
That renovates the World --


by Emily Dickinson

These Strangers in a foreign World

 These Strangers, in a foreign World,
Protection asked of me --
Befriend them, lest Yourself in Heaven
Be found a Refugee --


by Emily Dickinson

There is no Silence in the Earth -- so silent

 There is no Silence in the Earth -- so silent
As that endured
Which uttered, would discourage Nature
And haunt the World.


by Adelaide Crapsey

Adventure

Sun and wind and beat of sea,
Great lands stretching endlessly…
Where be bonds to bind the free?
All the world was made for me! 


by Emily Dickinson

Noon -- is the Hinge of Day --

 Noon -- is the Hinge of Day --
Evening -- the Tissue Door --
Morning -- the East compelling the sill
Till all the World is ajar --


by Hilaire Belloc

The world is full of double beds

 The world is full of double beds
And most delightful maidenheads, 
Which being so, there’s no excuse
For sodomy of self-abuse.


by William Morris

Day

 I am Day; I bring again
Life and glory, Love and pain:
Awake, arise! from death to death
Through me the World's tale quickeneth.


by Ogura Hyakunin Isshu

Ono no Komachi

Color of the flower
Has already passed away
While on trivial things
Vainly I have set my gaze,
In my journey through the world.


by Robert Louis Stevenson

A Thought

 It is very nice to think 
The world is full of meat and drink, 
With little children saying grace 
In every Christian kind of place.


by Walter de la Mare

Napoleon

 'What is the world, O soldiers?
It is I:
I, this incessant snow,
This northern sky;
Soldiers, this solitude
Through which we go
Is I.
'


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.


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