It is said that a few words can sum up a thousand years of wisdom, and simple poems
Writing a simple poem is not difficult. It is not possible to write long explanations. The words should be short and concise.
It takes careful thought and word selection to create a short poem. If you want to get your point across clearly and concisely, a short poem can be a good stylistic choice.
Here are 15 short poems that will get to the core of your heart.
A Word to Husbands by Ogden Nash
Keep your marriage happy
Love in the cup of your heart
Recognize when you are wrong.
Shut up when you are right
“Humble And Grumble” by Eldred Herbert
Humble and Grumble were identical twins.
Humble was always so humble;
Grumble was a grumbler all day.
He may even be called a freak by some.
Humble was happy, and everyone was his friend.
Grumble was, of course, jealous
Humble was glad to follow the Lord.
Grumble is an immoral source.
Humble was never seen with a frown.
Grumble is a grumbler who has never smiled.
By being humble, Humble gained friends.
Grumble! He won them with guile.
Grumble and please follow Humble, your twin.
Humble, don’t grumble, I pray
Grumble is your twin.
Do not grumble. Be humble today.
“Messy Room” by Shel Silverstein
This should make anyone ashamed.
His underwear hangs on the lamp.
The overstuffed chair holds his raincoat.
The chair is getting very mucky and damp.
His workbook is tucked in the window.
His sweater has been laid on the ground.
Below the TV is his scarf and one ski.
His pants were also carelessly hung at the door.
All of his books are in the closet.
His vest was left in the hall.
Ed, a lizard, is sleeping in his bed.
His soiled old socks were stuck to the wall.
This should make anyone ashamed.
Donald, Robert, Willie or-
Huh? It’s yours, you say? Oh, dear,
It looked familiar to me!
“I didn’t go to church today” by Ogden Nash
Today, I didn’t go on to church.
I trust that the Lord will understand.
The surf was swirling in blue and white.
The children are playing in the sand.
He knows my brief stay.
This spell of summer weather was so brief!
He is able to tell when I’m done and said.
We will have lots of time together
A. Milne, “Now We Are Six”, A. Milne
When I was one,
I had just begun.
When I was two,
I was almost new.
When I was Three
I was not me.
When I was four,
It was all I could do.
When I was five,
I was only alive.
Now I am Six
I am as smart as they come.
So, I believe I’ll be six forever and ever.
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Robert Frost – “The Rose Family”
A rose is a rose.
It was always a rose.
The theory is now confirmed
The apple is a rose.
The pear is also delicious.
I think the plum.
The dear knows only what the dear know
Next, a rose will bloom.
You are, naturally, a rose.
They were always a rose.
“When You Come” by Maya Angelou
Unbidden, when you come to me
Be my Beckoning Me
To long-ago rooms,
There are many places where memories reside.
As a child, offer me an attic.
There are too few gatherings.
Baubles full of stolen kisses
Trinkets for borrowed love
There are many secret words in this book.
“Sonnet 29,” by William Shakespeare
In disgrace with fortune, men’s eyes and fortune
I alone can beg for my outcast state.
With my bootless cries, trouble deaf heaven
Take a look at me and curse my fate.
I wish you a more prosperous life.
Like him, with his friends.
This man’s art and this man’s scope are what I long for
What I am most content with least.
These thoughts are almost depising to me.
Haply, I think of thee, then my state.
(Like the lark at dawn arising
(From sullen Earth) sings hymns at heaven’s gate
Sweet love, remember such wealth!
That is why I shun to change my state with the kings.
“It’s All I Have to Bring Today” by Emily Dickinson
That’s all I have today.
This, and my heart beside it–
This, my heart, and all of the fields.
All the meadows are wide–
Count every word.
One could tell the whole story by adding up.
This, my heart, and all of the Bees
Which are found in the Clover.
“A Glimpse”, Walt Whitman
An interstice glimpse captured
A crowd of drivers and workmen gathered in a bar-room to watch the stove at night. I was unremarkable seated in a corner.
A youth who loves me and whom he loves, silently approaching me and sitting near me, so he can hold me by my hand.
It was a long time in the midst of all the noises of going and coming, of drinking, oath, and smutty jest.
We are content together, happy to be together, and we speak little, if any, of each other.
“A Love Song for Lucinda”, by Langston Hughes
Is it a plum?
Growing up under a purple tree.
Its spell is enchanted
You will never be forgotten.
The far Southern sky is glistening.
Look too hard
Its burning flame
Your eyes will always be hurt.
What is a high mountain?
Stark under a windy sky.
If you are interested in
Never lose your breath
Don’t climb too high.
“I Love You”, by Carl Sandberg
I love you for who you are, but I also love you for what your future holds.
I love you for your dreams and realities, but not for your reality. I pray that your dreams may come true, and not for your mediocre satisfactions.
One whose petals are about falling is a happy flower. A bud that is bursting with the desire to grow larger and more beautiful flowers is the most beautiful. You will not always be the same as you are now. You are moving forward towards something wonderful. You are on the right track and I love you.
“Sonnet XLIII” by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
How can I love you? Let me count the ways.
I love you to the fullest.
When I feel out of sight, my soul can reach.
For the ends and ideal grace.
You are my greatest love.
The sun and candle-light are the best options for quiet.
As men strive for justice, I love you freely.
You are my only love, and I am yours without exception.
With passion, I love you.
In my old sorrows and in my childhood faith.
You are my love, and I feel like I’m losing it.
With my saints lost. I love you with my breath.
Smiles, tears, and all of my life. And, if God wills,
I will only love you more after death.
“Defeated By Love” by Rumi
The sky was lit
By the beauty of the moon
I fell to the floor
It has made me certain
I’m ready to give up.
This is the worldly life
To the magnificence
Love is a place
This place is for you.
Love is a move
(with the brightness of peace)
Yes, there is a world.
In this world of
“Your Feet”, Pablo Neruda
If I can’t look at your face
I look at you feet.
Your feet made of arched bone
your hard little feet.
They are there to support you.
That’s your sweet weight
They are risen upon.
Your breasts and your waist.
The doubled purple
The sockets of your eyes
They have all flown away.
your wide fruit mouth,
Your red tresses
My little tower.
But, I love your feet!
They walked because they were able to.
Upon the earth and upon
The wind and the water
Until they found me.
“Never Give All The Heart” by W.B Yeats
For love, don’t give up on your heart.
It will hardly be worth considering.
Passionate women, if it seems
They are certain, but they don’t dream of it.
It fades from kiss to kiss.
All that is beautiful
It was a short, sweet, and kind of magical delight.
Never give up on your heart.
They, for all their smooth lips can say,
They have given their hearts to the play.
Who could do it better?
If you are deaf, dumb, and blind in love
He who made it knows the price.
He gave his whole heart and was able to lose nothing.
“You Fit Into Me”, by Margaret Atwood
You fit in me
Like a hook to an eye
a fish hook
an open eye
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