Life is full of surprises, happiness, and sorrow. Sometimes we get much fun, and sometimes there are moments of depression. Whatever it brings to us should be welcomed. We need to be motivated in different walks of life, and should try to enjoy the life with its fullest. Let us check out the top 10 best poems about life in 2014.
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10. A Natural Meeting Barrier
This is a very beautiful and impressive poem by Aaron Barth. It has been presented in a highly impressive style, and the following lines are my most favorite;
I really stared
I know it’s not polite to stare.
But the slits of her eyes were so narrow
I felt myself unnaturally squinting at her.
Because I wanted to know if she was looking at me—
Because she was an exotic Asian stereotype;
She had a math book in her little hands, moving her small circle lips,
Mouthing imaginary numbers to me.
9. The Room of My Life
This, very beautiful poem about life, has been written by Anne Sexton. Well, to tell you honestly this is the poem that brings lots of inspiration to my life. These lines are written awesomely;
in the room of my life
the objects keep changing.
Ashtrays to cry into,
the suffering brother of the wood walls,
the forty-eight keys of the typewriter
each an eyeball that is never shut.
8. Pulled from a life some leaves
Thanks to Barry Tebb for bringing to us such a lovely poem, full of hopes and inspirations. We should make the nature and things around a way to get motivated and turn our failures into successes. These lines are very nice;
Pulled from a life some leaves in evergreen
Or dressed like fragrant crinoline draped
Over shadows by di Chirico, stolen
From a station where trains never run
And set up in a tableau in the parsonage at Haworth.
7. On the Life Of Man
This lovely poem is written by William Strode. It carries various beautiful lines, the following are the best;
What is our life? a play of passion;
Our mirth the musick of division:
The earth’s the stage, heaven the spectator is,
Who marketh still whoere doth act amisse:
Our graves that hide us from the burning sunne
Are but drawne curtaynes when the play is done.
6. This Life
William Stafford is the author of this poem. It was published few years back, but is still one of the best. These lines are the loveliest;
We would climb the highest dune,
from there to gaze and come down:
the ocean was performing;
we contributed our climb.
5. Our Whole Life
This is another marvelous and great poem about life. It has been written by Adrienne Rich. Although it carries so many fantastic and exciting lines, but these are the most special;
Our whole life a translation
the permissible fibs
and now a knot of lies
eating at itself to get undone
Words bitten thru words
meanings burnt-off like paint
under the blowtorch.
4. A Life-Lesson
It has been written by James Whitcomb Riley. The poem certainly brings a lot of fun and excitement in one’s life. If you feel that life is bringing you nothing much special, then its time for you to get inspired by the following lines;
There! little girl; don’t cry!
They have broken your doll, I know;
And your tea-set blue,
And your play-house, too,
Are things of the long ago;
But childish troubles will soon pass by. —
There! little girl; don’t cry!
3. Life Is Fine
This great poem is written by Langston Hughes. It has been published at several websites. Why not, the poem is so fantastic and amazing that it brings you lots of joys. These lines are very nice;
I went down to the river,
I set down on the bank.
I tried to think but couldn’t,
So I jumped in and sank.
2. Life’s Harmonies
The author of this poem is Ella Wheeler Wilcox. It carries a beautiful message that life should be taken as a harmony and we should not leave the hope at any cost. These lines are highly inspiring;
Let no man pray that he know not sorrow,
Let no soul ask to be free from pain,
For the gall of to-day is the sweet of to-morrow,
And the moment’s loss is the lifetime’s gain.
1. Each Day A Life
Robert William is the author of this cute poem of life. It has various beautiful stanzas and lines to make you feel excited. The following lines carry a very nice message;
I count each day a little life,
With birth and death complete;
I cloister it from care and strife
And keep it sane and sweet.
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