FAVORITE LINES, FAVORITE POEMS
Inspired by World Poetry Day
- •this is the birth day of life and of love and wings; and of the gay great happening illimitably earthi thank you God for most this amazing by e. e. cummings
- •Tread softly because you tread on my dreamsCloths of Heaven by W.B. Yeats (This poem was on my parents wedding program.)
- •I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul.Invictus by William Ernest Henley
- •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.
- •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
- •Let me be alone, a while, even from youWeariness by Sara Teasedale
- •But one man loved the pilgrim soul in youWhen You Are Old by W.B. Yeats
- •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
- •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
- •Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth, and danced the skies on laughter-silvered wingsHigh Flight by John Gillespie Magee, Jr.
- •Sometimes a human's clay is not strong enough to take the waterBrian and Wine, Part 7 - Friedrich Holderlin, translated by Robert BlySuggested by @jb_piper
- •You shall love your crooked neighbor, with your crooked heartAs I Walked Out One Evening W.H. AudenSuggested by @iheartmonkeys99
- •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 StaffordSuggested by @iheartmonkeys99
- •"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"
- •let all go, dear / so comes love"let them go" by E. E. Cummings
- •I shall find the crystal of peace, above me— / stars I shall find."There Will Be Rest" by Sara Teasdale