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 Poet
1 William Wordsworth
2 Emily Dickinson
3 William Shakespeare
4 Maya Angelou
5 Langston Hughes
6 Robert Frost
7 Walt Whitman
8 Rabindranath Tagore
9 Shel Silverstein
10 William Blake
11 Pablo Neruda
12 Sylvia Plath
13 Edward Estlin (E E) Cummings
14 William Butler Yeats
15 Tupac Shakur
16 Oscar Wilde
17 Rudyard Kipling
18 Sandra Cisneros
19 Alfred Lord Tennyson
20 Alice Walker
21 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
22 Billy Collins
23 Christina Rossetti
24 Carol Ann Duffy
25 Charles Bukowski
26 Edgar Allan Poe
27 Sarojini Naidu
28 John Donne
29 Ralph Waldo Emerson
30 Nikki Giovanni
31 John Keats
32 Raymond Carver
33 Mark Twain
34 Thomas Hardy
35 Anne Sexton
36 Lewis Carroll
37 Elizabeth Barrett Browning
38 Gary Soto
39 Carl Sandburg
40 Alexander Pushkin
41 Gwendolyn Brooks
42 Henry David Thoreau
43 George (Lord) Byron
44 Spike Milligan
45 Margaret Atwood
46 Muhammad Ali
47 Roger McGough
48 Sara Teasdale
49 Jane Austen
50 Allen Ginsberg
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Famous Short Light Poems

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

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by Emily Dickinson

Of their peculiar light

 Of their peculiar light
I keep one ray
To clarify the Sight
To seek them by --


by Emily Dickinson

Morning is due to all --

 Morning is due to all --
To some -- the Night --
To an imperial few --
The Auroral light.


by Carl Sandburg

Window

 Night from a railroad car window
Is a great, dark, soft thing
Broken across with slashes of light.


by Emily Dickinson

Had I not seen the Sun

 Had I not seen the Sun
I could have borne the shade
But Light a newer Wilderness
My Wilderness has made --


by Emily Dickinson

In thy long Paradise of Light

 In thy long Paradise of Light
No moment will there be
When I shall long for Earthly Play
And mortal Company --


by Emily Dickinson

Pass to they Rendezvous of Light

 Pass to they Rendezvous of Light,
Pangless except for us --
Who slowly for the Mystery
Which thou hast leaped across!


by Edna St Vincent Millay

First Fig

 My candle burns at both ends;
It will not last the night;
But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends ­
It gives a lovely light!


by Edna St Vincent Millay

First Fig

 My candle burns at both ends;
It will not last the night;
But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends—
It gives a lovely light.


by Emily Dickinson

Morning -- is the place for Dew

 Morning -- is the place for Dew --
Corn -- is made at Noon --
After dinner light -- for flowers --
Dukes -- for Setting Sun!


by Roger McGough

Mrs Moon

 Mrs Moon
sitting up in the sky
little old lady
rock-a-bye
with a ball of fading light
and silvery needles
knitting the night


by Emily Dickinson

Before He comes we weigh the Time!

 Before He comes we weigh the Time!
'Tis Heavy and 'tis Light.
When He depart, an Emptiness Is the prevailing Freight.


by Friedrich von Schiller

The Genius With The Inverted Torch

 Lovely he looks, 'tis true, with the light of his torch now extinguished;
But remember that death is not aesthetic, my friends!


by Emily Dickinson

Let my first Knowing be of thee

 Let my first Knowing be of thee
With morning's warming Light --
And my first Fearing, lest Unknowns
Engulf thee in the night --


by Robert Burns

455. Epitaph on a noted coxcomb

 LIGHT lay the earth on Billy’s breast,
 His chicken heart so tender;
But build a castle on his head,
 His scull will prop it under.


by Emily Dickinson

Unworthy of her Breast

 Unworthy of her Breast
Though by that scathing test
What Soul survive?
By her exacting light
How counterfeit the white
We chiefly have!


by Emily Dickinson

Image of Light Adieu --

 Image of Light, Adieu --
Thanks for the interview --
So long -- so short --
Preceptor of the whole --
Coeval Cardinal --
Impart -- Depart --


by Edward Lear

L was a light

L

was a light
Which burned all the night,
And lighted the gloom
Of a very dark room.

l

Useful nice light!


by Edward Lear

Z was some zinc

Z

was some zinc,
So shiny and bright,
Which caused you to wink
In the sun's merry light.

z

Beautiful zinc!


by Dejan Stojanovic

Before and After

Before the first before
And after the last after
There is night waiting; 

Almost nonexistent
Yet so constant, 
Night in the heart of light.


by Edward Lear

L was a fine new Lamp

L

was a fine new Lamp;
But when the wick was lit, Papa he said, "This Light ain't good!
I cannot read a bit!"


by Emily Dickinson

By a departing light

 By a departing light
We see acuter, quite,
Than by a wick that stays.
There's something in the flight That clarifies the sight And decks the rays.


by Emily Dickinson

Guest am I to have

 Guest am I to have
Light my northern room
Why to cordiality so averse to come
Other friends adjourn
Other bonds decay
Why avoid so narrowly
My fidelity --


by Spike Milligan

Bump

 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 Stephen Crane

I was in the darkness

 I was in the darkness;
I could not see my words
Nor the wishes of my heart.
Then suddenly there was a great light -- "Let me into the darkness again.
"


by Edward Lear

There was an old man in a barge

There was an old man in a barge,
Whose nose was exceedingly large;
But in fishing by night, it supported a light,
Which helped that old man in a barge.


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