Poems About Life - Life Poems

There is something about these poems about life that
fire the mind and stir the spirit.

Whether they help you find the answers you are looking for,
or only lead you to more questions, the poems about life
listed below will certainly inspire you.


poems about life, life poems


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Poems About Life - Poster

Life Poems - Don't Dwell

Leisure - W.H. Davis - Famous life poem.


What Keeps Us - Meister Eckhart - Poem About Life

A beautiful short poem about life and how much we need love to
sustain us.

What keeps us alive, what allows us to endure?
I think it is the hope of loving,
or being loved.

I heard a fable once about the sun going on a journey
to find its source, and how the moon wept
without her lover's
warm gaze.

We weep when light does not reach our hearts. We wither
like fields if someone close
does not rain their


The Few - Edgar Guest

The easy roads are crowded,
And the level roads are jammed;
The pleasant little rivers
With the drifting folks are crammed,

But off yonder where it's rocky,
Where you get a better view,
You will find the ranks are thinning
And the travelers there are few.

But the steps that call for courage
And the task that's hard to do,
In the end results in glory
For the never-wavering few.


Poems About Life - Life Poems

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Hafiz wrote many poems about life. This link is to another
website with more of his poems.


I Am - Ella Wheeler Wilcox

I Know not whence I came,
I know not whither I go;
But the fact stands clear that I am here
In this world of pleasure and woe.
And out of the mist and murk
Another truth shines plain -
It is my power each day and hour
To add to its joy or its pain.


by Richard Hovey

I do not know beneath what sky
Nor on what seas shall be thy fate;
I only know it shall be high,
I only know it shall be great.


At Peace - Amado Nervo - Poem About Life

One of the most beautiful life poems on this page.

Very near my sunset, I bless you, Life
because you never gave me neither unfilled hope
nor unfair work, nor undeserved sorrow.

Because I see at the end of my rough way
that I was the architect of my own destiny
and if I extracted the sweetness or the bitterness of things
it was because I put the sweetness or the bitterness in them
when I planted rose bushes I always harvested roses

Certainly, winter is going to follow my youth
But you didn’t tell me that May was eternal
I found without a doubt long my nights of pain
But you didn't promise me only good nights
And in exchange I had some peaceful ones

I loved, I was loved, the sun caressed my face

Life, you owe me nothing, Life, we are at peace!


Every day should pass
As if it were our last.

- Syrus (tweet poem)


Poems About Life - Life Poems

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Poems About Life - Life Poems

Some of the poems here talk of missed chances or wasted time, but
life has a way of coming back around again, the tide turns and we can
start again.

Don't Dwell - Unknown

Don't dwell on what might have been
or the chances you have missed.
Or the lonely nights that lie between
the last time lovers kissed.

Don't grasp too hard the memory
of the things that never came.
The door that did not open
or the wind that killed the flame.

There is still time enough to live...
time enough to hope and dream and love
And time enough to try again.


Life's Meaning - Fra Giovanni

Life is so full of meaning
and Purpose,
so full of beauty beneath its covering,
that you will find Earth
but cloaks your Heaven.

Courage then to claim it;
that is all.
But courage you have,
and the Knowledge
that we are pilgrims together,
wending through Unknown country - home.


Poems About Life - Life Poems

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Leisure - W.H. Davies - Poems About Life

What is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.
No time to stand beneath the boughs
And stare as long as sheep or cows.

No time to see, when woods we pass,
Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass.
No time to see, in broad daylight,
Streams full of stars, like skies at night.

A poor life this if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.






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William Wordsworth wrote remarkable poetry about life. This link is a complete listing of his poetry.


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