FAVORITE LINES, FAVORITE POEMS

Inspired by World Poetry Day
  1. this is the birth day of life and of love and wings; and of the gay great happening illimitably earth
    i thank you God for most this amazing by e. e. cummings
  2. Tread softly because you tread on my dreams
    Cloths of Heaven by W.B. Yeats (This poem was on my parents wedding program.)
  3. I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul.
    Invictus by William Ernest Henley
  4. Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me; I lift my lamp beside the golden door!
    The New Colossus by Emma Lazarus; at the foot of the Statue of Liberty. Yes it's more than one line but I get caught up in patriotic fervor when I read it so it couldn't be helped.
  5. The stars are not wanted now; put up every one; pack up the moon and dismantle the sun.
    Stop All the Clocks by W.H. Auden
  6. Let me be alone, a while, even from you
    Weariness by Sara Teasedale
  7. But one man loved the pilgrim soul in you
    When You Are Old by W.B. Yeats
  8. I might be driven to sell your love for peace, or trade the memory of this night for food. It may well be. I do not think I would.
    Love is Not All by Edna St. Vincent Millay
  9. I come into the peace of wild things, who do not tax their lives with forethought of grief.
    The Peace of Wild Things by Wendell Berry
  10. Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth, and danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings
    High Flight by John Gillespie Magee, Jr.
  11. Sometimes a human's clay is not strong enough to take the water
    Brian and Wine, Part 7 - Friedrich Holderlin, translated by Robert Bly
    Suggested by   @jb_piper
  12. You shall love your crooked neighbor, with your crooked heart
    As I Walked Out One Evening W.H. Auden
    Suggested by   @iheartmonkeys99
  13. Will you ever bring a better gift for the world than the breathing respect that you carry wherever you go right now?
    You Reading This, Be Ready by William Stafford
    Suggested by   @iheartmonkeys99
  14. "There will be time, there will be time /To prepare a face to meet the faces that you meet" -T. S. Eliot's "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock"
    Suggested by   @clairesings
  15. let all go, dear / so comes love
    "let them go" by E. E. Cummings
    Suggested by   @clairesings
  16. I shall find the crystal of peace, above me— / stars I shall find.
    "There Will Be Rest" by Sara Teasdale
    Suggested by   @clairesings