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Famous Short Philosophy Poems. Short Philosophy Poetry by Famous Poets

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

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by Emily Dickinson

Yesterday is History

 Yesterday is History,
'Tis so far away --
Yesterday is Poetry --
'Tis Philosophy --

Yesterday is mystery --
Where it is Today
While we shrewdly speculate
Flutter both away


by Emily Dickinson

The rainbow never tells me

 The rainbow never tells me
That gust and storm are by,
Yet is she more convincing
Than Philosophy.
My flowers turn from Forums -- Yet eloquent declare What Cato couldn't prove me Except the birds were here!


by Ezra Pound

Statement of Being

 I am a grave poetic hen
That lays poetic eggs
And to enhance my temperament
A little quiet begs.
We make the yolk philosophy, True beauty the albumen.
And then gum on a shell of form To make the screed sound human.


by Ron Padgett

Ladies And Gentlemen In Outer Space

 Here is my philosophy:
Everything changes (the word "everything"
has just changed as the
word "change" has: it now
means "no change") so
quickly that it literally surpasses my belief,
charges right past it
like some of the giant
ideas in this area.
I had no beginning and I shall have no end: the beam of light stretches out before and behind and I cook the vegetables for a few minutes only, the fewer the better.
Butter and serve.
Here is my philosophy: butter and serve.


by Dorothy Parker

The Veteran

 When I was young and bold and strong,
Oh, right was right, and wrong was wrong!
My plume on high, my flag unfurled,
I rode away to right the world.
"Come out, you dogs, and fight!" said I, And wept there was but once to die.
But I am old; and good and bad Are woven in a crazy plaid.
I sit and say, "The world is so; And he is wise who lets it go.
A battle lost, a battle won- The difference is small, my son.
" Inertia rides and riddles me; The which is called Philosophy.