You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.

Christopher Columbus

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

A Servant To Servants

by Robert Frost

I didn’t make you know how glad I was To have you come and camp here on our land. I promised myself to get down some day And see the way you lived, but I don’t know! With a houseful of hungry men to feed I guess you’d find…. It seems to me I can’t express my feelings any more Than I can raise my voice or want to lift My hand (oh, I can lift it when I have to). Did ever you feel so? I hope you never. It’s got so I don’t even know for sure Whether I

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In The Height Of Fashion

by Henry Lawson

So at last a toll they’ll levy For the passing fool who sings Take the harp grown dull and heavy (With the dried blood on the strings) Let us sing, and sing right gaily, For the wreath is on our brow Are you hearin’, Victor Daley? We are fashionable now! Once the greatest earl could flout us, And the meanest scribe could sneer Nought too bad to say about us, Nought too hard for us to hear. Slaves to journal-owning Neroes, And we died no matter how We’re sweet singers now and hero

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don't go back to sleep

by Rumi

The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you. Don't go back to sleep. You must ask for what you really want. Don't go back to sleep. People are going back and forth across the doorsill where the two worlds touch. The door is round and open. Don't go back to sleep.

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