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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

you were crying

by Sergei Yesenin

You were crying on a quiet night, those tears in your eyes you weren't hiding, I was so sad and so depressed inside, and yet we couldn't overcome misunderstanding. Now you are gone, I'm here, on my own, my dreams have faded, losing tint and colour, you left me, and again I am all alone, without tenderness and greeting, in my parlour. When evening comes I often, crowned with rue, come to the place of our dating here, and in my dreams I see the sight of you and hear you crying bitte

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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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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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