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Famous Short Fear Poems

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

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by Emily Dickinson

Lest they should come -- is all my fear

 Lest they should come -- is all my fear
When sweet incarcerated here

by Emily Dickinson

A darting fear -- a pomp -- a tear

 A darting fear -- a pomp -- a tear --
A waking on a morn
To find that what one waked for,
Inhales the different dawn.

by Walter Savage Landor

Death Stands Above Me Whispering Low

 Death stands above me, whispering low 
I know not what into my ear:
Of his strange language all I know 
Is, there is not a word of fear.

by Bertolt Brecht

To Be Read In The Morning And At Night

 My love
Has told me
That he needs me.
That's why I take good care of myself Watch out where I'm going and Fear that any drop of rain Might kill me.

by Edward Lear

R was a rattlesnake


was a rattlesnake,
Rolled up so tight,
Those who saw him ran quickly,
For fear he should bite.


Rattlesnake bite!

by Spike Milligan


 Things that go 'bump' in the night
Should not really give one a fright.
It's the hole in each ear That lets in the fear, That, and the absence of light!

by Edward Lear

I was an Inkstand new


was an Inkstand new,
Papa he likes to use it; He keeps it in his pocket now,
For fear that he should lose it.

by Edward Lear

There was an old person in black

There was an old person in black,
A Grasshopper jumped on his back;
When it chirped in his ear, he was smitten with fear,
That helpless old person in black.

by Henry Van Dyke

Time Is

 Time is 
Too Slow for those who Wait,
Too Swift for those who Fear,
Too Long for those who Grieve,
Too Short for those who Rejoice;
But for those who Love,
Time is not.

by Robert Herrick


 We two are last in hell; what may we fear
To be tormented or kept pris'ners here I
Alas! if kissing be of plagues the worst,
We'll wish in hell we had been last and first.

by Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi

A Stone I died


A stone I died and rose again a plant; A plant I died and rose an animal; I died an animal and was born a man.
Why should I fear? What have I lost by death?

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 Edward Lear

There was an old person of Hyde

There was an old person of Hyde,
Who walked by the shore with his bride,
Till a Crab who came near fill'd their bosoms with fear,
And they said, "Would we'd never left Hyde!"

by Wanda Phipps

Morning Poem #6

 groggy voice
hangover head
phone rongs
work call
money writing
muddled thoughts
adrenaline rush
hands clutch
power book
pauses comerapid doubts
make calls
take notes
ming push
fear waits

by Emily Dickinson

Time feels so vast that were it not

 Time feels so vast that were it not
For an Eternity --
I fear me this Circumference
Engross my Finity --

To His exclusion, who prepare
By Processes of Size
For the Stupendous Vision
Of his diameters --

by Emily Dickinson

A Diamond on the Hand

 A Diamond on the Hand
To Custom Common grown
Subsides from its significance
The Gem were best unknown --
Within a Seller's Shrine
How many sight and sigh
And cannot, but are mad for fear
That any other buy.

by Stephen Crane

Mystic shadow bending near me

 Mystic shadow, bending near me,
Who art thou?
Whence come ye?
And -- tell me -- is it fair
Or is the truth bitter as eaten fire?

Tell me!
Fear not that I should quaver.
For I dare -- I dare.
Then, tell me!

by Emily Dickinson

A Charm invests a face

 A Charm invests a face
Imperfectly beheld --
The Lady date not lift her Veil
For fear it be dispelled --

But peers beyond her mesh --
And wishes -- and denies --
Lest Interview -- annul a want
That Image -- satisfies --

by Emily Dickinson

The Soul unto itself

 The Soul unto itself
Is an imperial friend --
Or the most agonizing Spy --
An Enemy -- could send --

Secure against its own --
No treason it can fear --
Itself -- its Sovereign -- of itself
The Soul should stand in Awe --

by A S J Tessimond

Epitaph For Our Children

 Blame us for these who were cradled and rocked in our chaos;
Watching our sidelong watching, fearing our fear;
Playing their blind-man's-bluff in our gutted mansions,
Their follow-my-leader on a stair that ended in air.

by Emily Dickinson

Is it true dear Sue?

 Is it true, dear Sue?
Are there two?
I shouldn't like to come
For fear of joggling Him!
If I could shut him up
In a Coffee Cup,
Or tie him to a pin
Till I got in --
Or make him fast
To "Toby's" fist --
Hist! Whist! I'd come!

by Emily Dickinson

We never know how high we are

 We never know how high we are
Till we are asked to rise
And then if we are true to plan
Our statures touch the skies --

The Heroism we recite
Would be a normal thing
Did not ourselves the Cubits warp
For fear to be a King --

by Emily Dickinson

Perhaps they do not go so far

 Perhaps they do not go so far
As we who stay, suppose --
Perhaps come closer, for the lapse
Of their corporeal clothes --

It may be know so certainly
How short we have to fear
That comprehension antedates
And estimates us there --

by Laurence Binyon

The Woods Entry

 So old is the wood, so old, 
Old as Fear.
Wrinkled roots; great stems; hushed leaves; No sound near.
Shadows retreat into shadow, Deepening, crossed.
Burning light singles a low leaf, a bough, Far within, lost.

by Emily Dickinson

Bless God he went as soldiers

 Bless God, he went as soldiers,
His musket on his breast --
Grant God, he charge the bravest
Of all the martial blest!

Please God, might I behold him
In epauletted white --
I should not fear the foe then --
I should not fear the fight!