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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 Truth Poems

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

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Truth | Short Famous Poems and Poets

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by Robert Herrick

TRUTH AND ERROR

 Twixt truth and error, there's this difference known
Error is fruitful, truth is only one.


by Emily Dickinson

Love is done when Loves begun

 Love is done when Love's begun,
Sages say,
But have Sages known?
Truth adjourn your Boon
Without Day.


by Gerard Manley Hopkins

Summa

 The best ideal is the true 
And other truth is none.
All glory be ascrib?d to The holy Three in One.


by Friedrich von Schiller

Participation

 E'en by the hand of the wicked can truth be working with vigor;
But the vessel is filled by what is beauteous alone.


by Emily Dickinson

Opinion is a flitting thing

 Opinion is a flitting thing,
But Truth, outlasts the Sun --
If then we cannot own them both --
Possess the oldest one --


by David Herbert Lawrence

The Deepest Sensuality

 The profoundest of all sensualities
is the sense of truth
and the next deepest sensual experience
is the sense of justice.


by Roger McGough

Kinetic poem no.2

 with love
give me your hand
some stranger
is fiction than truth

without love
I'm justa has
been away
too long in the tooth.


by Ogden Nash

The Dog

 The truth I do not stretch or shove
When I state that the dog is full of love.
I've also found, by actual test, A wet dog is the lovingest.


by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

THE SOLDIERS CONSOLATION

 No! in truth there's here no lack:
White the bread, the maidens black!
To another town, next night:
Black the bread, the maidens white!

 1815.
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by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sacrifice

THOUGH love repine and reason chafe  
There came a voice without reply ¡ª 
'T is man's perdition to be safe, 
When for the truth he ought to die.


by Omar Khayyam

In a lone waste I saw a debauchee,

In a lone waste I saw a debauchee,
He had no home, no faith, no heresy,
No God, no truth, no law, no certitude;
Where in this world is man so bold as he?


by William Butler Yeats

The Coming Of Wisdom With Time

 Though leaves are many, the root is one;
Through all the lying days of my youth
I swayed my leaves and flowers in the sun;
Now I may wither into the truth.


by Omar Khayyam

Who was it that did mix my clay? Not I

Who was it that did mix my clay? Not I.
Who spun my web of silk and wool? Not I.
Who wrote upon my forehead all my good,
And all my evil deeds? In truth not I.


by Omar Khayyam

Let him rejoice who has a loaf of bread,

Let him rejoice who has a loaf of bread,
A little nest wherein to lay his head,
Is slave to none, and no man slaves for him,—
In truth his lot is wondrous well bested.


by David Herbert Lawrence

Search for Truth

 Search for nothing any more, nothing
except truth.
Be very still, and try and get at the truth.
And the first question to ask yourself is: How great a liar am I?


by Omar Khayyam

In truth wine is a spirit thin as air,

In truth wine is a spirit thin as air,
A limpid soul in the cup's earthen ware;
No dull, dense person shall be friend of mine
Save wine-cups, which are dense and also rare.


by Omar Khayyam

The drop wept for his severance from the sea,

The drop wept for his severance from the sea,
But the sea smiled, for «I am all,» said he,
«The Truth is all, nothing exists beside,
That one point circling apes plurality.»


by Omar Khayyam

What lord is fit to rule but Truth? Not one

What lord is fit to rule but «Truth»? Not one.
What beings disobey His rule? Not one.
All things that are, are such as He decrees;
And naught is there beside beneath the sun.


by Omar Khayyam

They that have passed away, and gone before,

They that have passed away, and gone before,
Sleep in delusion's dust for evermore;
Go, boy, and fetch some wine, this is the truth,
Their dogmas were but air, and wind their lore!


by Paul Eluard

The Nakedness of Truth (I know it well)

 Despair has no wings,
Nor has love,
No countenance:
They do not speak.
I do not stir, I do not behold them, I do not speak to them, But I am as real as my love and my despair.


by William Butler Yeats

A Drinking Song

 Wine comes in at the mouth
And love comes in at the eye;
That's all we shall know for truth
Before we grow old and die.
I lift the glass to my mouth, I look at you, and I sigh.


by Omar Khayyam

When the azure of dawn shows itself, have the sparkling

When the azure of dawn shows itself, have the sparkling
cup in thine hand. They say that truth is bitter in the
mouth of mortals. That is a plausible reason for wine
being truth itself.


by Emily Dickinson

Truth -- is as old as God --

 Truth -- is as old as God --
His Twin identity
And will endure as long as He
A Co-Eternity --

And perish on the Day
Himself is borne away
From Mansion of the Universe
A lifeless Deity.


by Omar Khayyam

Cupbearer! what though fate's blows here betide us,

Cupbearer! what though fate's blows here betide us,
And a safe resting-place be here denied us,
So long as the bright wine-cup stands between us,
We have the very Truth at hand to guide us.


by Omar Khayyam

The Truthwill not be shown to lofty thought,

The «Truth» will not be shown to lofty thought,
Nor yet with lavished gold may it be bought;
But, if you yield your life for fifty years,
From words to «states» you may perchance be brought.


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