The beautiful is as useful as the useful. Perhaps even more so.

Victor Hugo

Welcome to Poetry Verse

The poetry website where you'll find the most beautiful poems written by the best poets from all around the world. Poems about love, poems about life... and poems about everything else.

Also, you can find short stories collected from all corners of the world, by many traditions, cultures, and religions. Stories to inspire, stories to motivate, stories to make you think.

Most Popular Poems

the crunch

by Charles Bukowski

Too much too little or not enough. Too fat too thin or nobody. Laughter or tears or immaculate non-concern. Haters lovers. Armies running through streets of blood waving wine bottles bayoneting and fucking virgins. Or an old guy in a cheap room with a photograph of Marilyn Monroe. Many old guys in cheap rooms without any photographs at all. Many old women rubbing rosaries when they'd prefer to be rubbing cocks. There is a loneliness in this world so gre

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every day you play

by Pablo Neruda

Every day you play with the light of the universe. Subtle visitor, you arrive in the flower and the water, you are more than this white head that I hold tightly as a bunch of flowers, every day, between my hands. You are like nobody since I love you. Let me spread you out among yellow garlands. Who writes your name in letters of smoke among the stars of the south? Oh, let me remember you as you were before you existed. Suddenly the wind howls and bangs at my shut window. The sky is

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i love you without knowing how

by Pablo Neruda

I do not love you as if you were salt-rose, or topaz, or the arrow of carnations the fire shoots off. I love you as certain dark things are to be loved, in secret, between the shadow and the soul. I love you as the plant that never blooms but carries in itself the light of hidden flowers; thanks to your love a certain solid fragrance, risen from the earth, lives darkly in my body. I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you straightforwardly, without comple

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