Hair Poems

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Briefly It Enters, And Briefly Speaks
by Jane Kenyon

I am the blossom pressed in a book,
found again after two hundred years. . . .

I am the maker, the lover, and the keeper. . . .

When the young girl who starves
sits down to a table
she will sit beside me. . . .

I am food on the prisoner's plate. . . .

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The City In Which I Loved You
by Li-Young Lee

And when, in the city in which I love you,
even my most excellent song goes unanswered,
andI mount the scabbed streets,
the long shouts of avenues,
and tunnel sunken night in search of you...

That I negotiate fog, bituminous
rain rining like teeth into the beggar's tin,
or two men jackaling a third in some alley
weirdly lit by a couch on fire, that I

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Come Up From The Fields, Father
by Walt Whitman

Come up from the fields, father, here's a letter from our Pete;
And come to the front door, mother-here's a letter from thy dear
son.

Lo, 'tis autumn;
Lo, where the trees, deeper green, yellower and redder,
Cool and sweeten Ohio's villages, with leaves fluttering in the
moderate wind;
Where apples ripe in the orchards hang, and grapes on the trellis'd
vines;

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Mulga Bill's Bicycle
by Banjo Paterson

'Twas Mulga Bill, from Eaglehawk, that caught the cycling craze;
He turned away the good old horse that served him many days;
He dressed himself in cycling clothes, resplendent to be seen;
He hurried off to town and bought a shining new machine;
And as he wheeled it through the door, with air of lordly pride,
The grinning shop assistant said, "Excuse me, can you ride?"
"See here, young man," said Mulga Bill, "from Walgett to the sea,
From Conroy's Gap to Castlereagh, there's none can ride like me.
I'm good all round at everything, as everybody knows,
Although I'm not the one to talk - I hate a man that blows.

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Ode
by Richard Lovelace

I.
You are deceiv'd; I sooner may, dull fair,
Seat a dark Moor in Cassiopea's chair,
Or on the glow-worm's uselesse light
Bestow the watching flames of night,
Or give the rose's breath
To executed death,
Ere the bright hiew
Of verse to you;
It is just Heaven on beauty stamps a fame,

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Recent Hair Poems
Whistling Wind in My Hair
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

tunefully tousling
where I go you shall follow
summertime caress

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Hair
by Rumi Ullidov

Balconies of Babylon - where, within a lucid dream,
A vivid memory was born anew.
Grammar structure obsolete.
Rules and obedience forgotten.
Save the shadow of a ginger head,
A ginger hair
In a ginger land...
Of Samson origin or of Helen of Troy
(Of disobedience).
It smells not of ginger,

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A Ballad Of The Two Knights
by Sara Teasdale

Two knights rode forth at early dawn
A-seeking maids to wed,
Said one, "My lady must be fair,
With gold hair on her head."

Then spake the other knight-at-arms:
"I care not for her face,
But she I love must be a dove
For purity and grace."


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I Shall Not Care
by Sara Teasdale

When I am dead and over me bright April
Shakes out her rain-drenched hair,
Though you shall lean above me broken-hearted,
I shall not care.

I shall have peace, as leafy trees are peaceful
When rain bends down the bough;
And I shall be more silent and cold-hearted
Than you are now.

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Young Love
by Sara Teasdale

I

I cannot heed the words they say,
The lights grow far away and dim,
Amid the laughing men and maids
My eyes unbidden seek for him.

I hope that when he smiles at me
He does not guess my joy and pain,
For if he did, he is too kind

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  • William Butler Yeats
    William Butler Yeats (63 poems about Hair)
    W.B. Yeats] (13 June 1865 – 28 January 1939 / County Dublin / Ireland
  • William Schwenck Gilbert
    William Schwenck Gilbert (23 poems about Hair)
    1836 - 1911 / London / England
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde (23 poems about Hair)
    1854-1900 / Dublin / Ireland
  • Lewis Carroll
    Lewis Carroll (19 poems about Hair)
    27 January 1832 – 14 January 1898 / Cheshire
  •  Anonymous Americas
    Anonymous Americas (9 poems about Hair)
    1000-1950 / United States
  •  Ovid
    Ovid (9 poems about Hair)
    43 BCE - 17 CE / Rome / Italy
  • Li Ching Chao
    Li Ching Chao (8 poems about Hair)
    1084 - 1151
  • James Joyce
    James Joyce (8 poems about Hair)
    2 February 1882 – 13 January 1941 / Dublin / Ireland
  • Kalidasa
    Kalidasa (7 poems about Hair)
    4th Century - 5th Century / Ujjain / India
  •  Li-Young Lee
    Li-Young Lee (7 poems about Hair)