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Famous Short Words Poems. Short Words Poetry by Famous Poets

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

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by Emily Dickinson

The words the happy say

 The words the happy say
Are paltry melody
But those the silent feel
Are beautiful --


by Robert Herrick

WRITING

 When words we want, Love teacheth to indite;
And what we blush to speak, she bids us write.


by Robert Creeley

A Token

 My lady
fair with
soft
arms, what

can I say to
you-words, words
as if all
worlds were there.


by Carl Sandburg

Basket

 SPEAK, sir, and be wise.
Speak choosing your words, sir, like an old woman over a bushel of apples.


by Ambrose Bierce

With a Book

 Words shouting, singing, smiling, frowning--
Sense lacking.
Ah, nothing, more obscure than Browning,
Save blacking.


by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Poet

TO clothe the fiery thought 
In simple words succeeds  
For still the craft of genius is 
To mask a king in weeds. 


by Emily Dickinson

By homely gift and hindered Words

 By homely gift and hindered Words
The human heart is told
Of Nothing --
"Nothing" is the force
That renovates the World --


by Dorothy Parker

Superfluous Advice

 Should they whisper false of you.
Never trouble to deny;
Should the words they say be true,
Weep and storm and swear they lie.


by Dorothy Parker

Charles Dickens

 Who call him spurious and shoddy
Shall do it o'er my lifeless body.
I heartily invite such birds
To come outside and say those words!


by Robert Burns

479. Epigram on a Swearing Coxcomb

 HERE cursing, swearing Burton lies,
A buck, a beau, or “Dem my eyes!”
Who in his life did little good,
And his last words were “Dem my blood!”


by Dimitris P Kraniotis

Fictitious line

 Smokes
of cigarettes
and mugs
full of coffee,
next
to the fictitious line
where the eddy
of words
leans against
and nods,
wounded,
to my silence.


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 Walt Whitman

Pensive and Faltering.

 PENSIVE and faltering, 
The words, the dead, I write; 
For living are the Dead; 
(Haply the only living, only real, 
And I the apparition—I the spectre.) 5


by Walt Whitman

Pensive and Faltering.

 PENSIVE and faltering, 
The words, the dead, I write; 
For living are the Dead; 
(Haply the only living, only real, 
And I the apparition—I the spectre.) 5


by Walt Whitman

Pensive and Faltering.

 PENSIVE and faltering, 
The words, the dead, I write; 
For living are the Dead; 
(Haply the only living, only real, 
And I the apparition—I the spectre.) 5


by Dimitris P Kraniotis

Ideals

 Snow-covered mountains,
ancient monuments,
a north wind that nods to us,
a thought that flows,
images imbued
with hymns of history,
words on signs
with ideals of geometry.


by Jean Toomer

Conversion

 African Guardian of Souls,
Drunk with rum,
Feasting on strange cassava,
Yielding to new words and a weak palabra
Of a white-faced sardonic god--
Grins, cries
Amen,
Shouts hosanna.


by Robert Herrick

On Julias Voice

 So smooth, so sweet, so silv'ry is thy voice, 
As, could they hear, the Damned would make no noise, 
But listen to thee (walking in thy chamber) 
melting melodious words to Lutes of Amber.


by Emily Dickinson

Nature rarer uses Yellow

 Nature rarer uses Yellow
Than another Hue.
Saves she all of that for Sunsets
Prodigal of Blue

Spending Scarlet, like a Woman
Yellow she affords
Only scantly and selectly
Like a Lover's Words.


by Robert Creeley

Water Music

 The words are a beautiful music.
The words bounce like in water.

Water music,
loud in the clearing

off the boats,
birds, leaves.

They look for a place
to sit and eat--

no meaning,
no point.


by Robert Graves

She Tells Her Love

 She tells her love while half asleep,
In the dark hours,
With half-words whispered low:
As Earth stirs in her winter sleep
And put out grass and flowers
Despite the snow,
Despite the falling snow.


by Maya Angelou

A Conceit

Give me your hand

Make room for me
to lead and follow
you
beyond this rage of poetry.

Let others have
the privacy of
touching words
and love of loss
of love.

For me
Give me your hand.


by Sara Teasdale

It Is Not A Word

 It is not a word spoken,
Few words are said;
Nor even a look of the eyes
Nor a bend of the head,

But only a hush of the heart
That has too much to keep,
Only memories waking
That sleep so light a sleep.


by Lucy Maud Montgomery

The Poets Thought

 It came to him in rainbow dreams, 
Blent with the wisdom of the sages, 
Of spirit and of passion born; 
In words as lucent as the morn 
He prisoned it, and now it gleams 
A jewel shining through the ages.


by Vasko Popa

Far Within Us #3

 Unquiet you walk
Along the rims of my eyes

On the invisible grating
Before your lips
My naked words shiver

We steal moments
From the unheeding iron saws

Your hands sadly
Flow into mine
The air is impassable


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