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Famous Short Night Poems. Short Night Poetry by Famous Poets

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

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by Kobayashi Issa

Blossoms at night

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


by Kobayashi Issa

Summer night

 Summer night--
even the stars
are whispering to each other.


by Matsuo Basho

Awake at night

 Awake at night--
the sound of the water jar
 cracking in the cold.


by Matsuo Basho

Cold night: the wild duck

 Cold night: the wild duck,
sick, falls from the sky
 and sleeps awhile.


by Matsuo Basho

A cool fall night

 At a hermitage:

 A cool fall night--
getting dinner, we peeled
 eggplants, cucumbers.


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 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

Within thy Grave!

 Within thy Grave!
Oh no, but on some other flight --
Thou only camest to mankind
To rend it with Good night --


by Robert Herrick

A VOW TO VENUS

 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 Hilaire Belloc

The Scorpion

 The Scorpion is as black as soot,
He dearly loves to bite;
He is a most unpleasant brute
To find in bed at night.


by Emily Dickinson

Peace is a fiction of our Faith --

 Peace is a fiction of our Faith --
The Bells a Winter Night
Bearing the Neighbor out of Sound
That never did alight.


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

His Heart was darker than the starless night

 His Heart was darker than the starless night
For that there is a morn
But in this black Receptacle
Can be no Bode of Dawn


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

Rest at Night

 Rest at Night
The Sun from shining,
Nature -- and some Men --
Rest at Noon -- some Men --
While Nature
And the Sun -- go on --


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 Carl Sandburg

Whitelight

 YOUR whitelight flashes the frost to-night
Moon of the purple and silent west.
Remember me one of your lovers of dreams.


by Emily Dickinson

Each that we lose takes part of us;

 Each that we lose takes part of us;
A crescent still abides,
Which like the moon, some turbid night,
Is summoned by the tides.


by Emily Dickinson

No Passenger was known to flee --

 No Passenger was known to flee --
That lodged a night in memory --
That wily -- subterranean Inn
Contrives that none go out again --


by William Morris

Night

 I am Night: I bring again
Hope of pleasure, rest from pain:
Thoughts unsaid 'twixt Life and Death
My fruitful silence quickeneth.


by Edward Lear

J was a jug

J

was a jug,
So pretty and white,
With fresh water in it
At morning and night.

j!

Nice little jug!


by Edward Lear

U was an urn

U

was an urn
All polished and bright,
And full of hot water
At noon and at night.

u

Useful old urn!


by Ben Jonson

On Old Colt


XXXIX.
 ? ON OLD COLT.
  
For all night-sins, with other wives unknown,
COLT now doth daily penance in his own.


by Matthew Prior

A True Maid

 No, no; for my virginity,
When I lose that, says Rose, I'll die:
Behind the elms last night, cried Dick,
Rose, were you not extremely sick?


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