Running Poems

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Lament
by Dylan Thomas

When I was a windy boy and a bit
And the black spit of the chapel fold,
(Sighed the old ram rod, dying of women),
I tiptoed shy in the gooseberry wood,
The rude owl cried like a tell-tale tit,
I skipped in a blush as the big girls rolled
Nine-pin down on donkey's common,
And on seesaw sunday nights I wooed
Whoever I would with my wicked eyes,
The whole of the moon I could love and leave

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The Weather Is Perfect for Running
by Kenn Nesbitt

The weather is perfect for running.
I think that I'll go for a jog.
Except I'm a little bit tired,
so maybe I'll just walk the dog.

But he seems too hyper for walking.
He looks kind of hard to control.
So maybe I'll leave him at home,
and go for a leisurely stroll.


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Dreams Of Channel Five
by Charles Manson

Set out on the road ran
Set to run through graveyards of man
Set to raise righteous war
Set to complete this endless opening door
Look into vast
Timeless
Lasting forever
Or as long as we can hold the moment

Avenues of church pews

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The Winding Stair And Other Poems
by William Butler Yeats

IN MEMORY OF EVA GORE-BOOTH AND CON MARKIEWICZ

THE light of evening, Lissadell,
Great windows open to the south,
Two girls in silk kimonos, both
Beautiful, one a gazelle.
But a raving autumn shears
Blossom from the summer's wreath;
The older is condemned to death,
Pardoned, drags out lonely years

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A Red Palm
by Gary Soto

You're in this dream of cotton plants.
You raise a hoe, swing, and the first weeds
Fall with a sigh. You take another step,
Chop, and the sigh comes again,
Until you yourself are breathing that way
With each step, a sigh that will follow you into town.

That's hours later. The sun is a red blister
Coming up in your palm. Your back is strong,
Young, not yet the broken chair

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Recent Running Poems
Petrified
by Author Reinvented

I'm surrounded by people, but still feel alone,
I'm running, not stopping, or I'll turn to stone. 
The moment my feet freeze the panic sets in, 
My tongue turns to silver, my heart turns to tin! 
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I'm petrified, 
And I cannot move, 
I'm terrified, 
I've got everything to lose-


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Running
by Tash Jane

Do you suffer loneliness at night?
Keep a hold
Are you stirred, shattered and shy?
Don't let it go

Is there any doubt when the hurt, the hurt it does you proud?

Draw circles round the targets,
Look how far you've came.
With bare feet, keep running

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My ancestors ran
by Rukudzo Kachambgwa

My ancestors ran
Thats why I'm not American, or British, or Jamaican.
it's because, they ran.
Away from the slave traders
away from the greedy chiefs who clinged glass with the slave traders.
They ran...
That's why I'm sitting on hard bench with no money and wallet
That's why i will go home after writing this poem to no electricity
and no water
and no polony.

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The River
by Sara Teasdale

I came from the sunny valleys
And sought for the open sea,
For I thought in its gray expanses
My peace would come to me.

I came at last to the ocean
And found it wild and black,
And I cried to the windless valleys,
"Be kind and take me back!"


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Love Songs
by Sara Teasdale

I have remembered beauty in the night,
Against black silences I waked to see
A shower of sunlight over Italy
And green Ravello dreaming on her height;
I have remembered music in the dark,
The clean swift brightness of a fugue of Bach's,
And running water singing on the rocks
When once in English woods I heard a lark.

But all remembered beauty is no more

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Popular Famous Poets about Running
  • Rudyard Kipling
    Rudyard Kipling (109 poems about Running)
    30 December 1865 – 18 January 1936 / Bombay
  • Banjo Paterson
    Banjo Paterson (83 poems about Running)
    17 February 1864 – 5 February 1941 / New South Wales
  • William Butler Yeats
    William Butler Yeats (60 poems about Running)
    W.B. Yeats] (13 June 1865 – 28 January 1939 / County Dublin / Ireland
  • Edgar Lee Masters
    Edgar Lee Masters (42 poems about Running)
    23 August 1868 – 5 March 1950 / Kansas / United States
  • Henry Lawson
    Henry Lawson (33 poems about Running)
    17 June 1867 – 2 September 1922 / Grenfell, New South Wales
  • Carl Sandburg
    Carl Sandburg (33 poems about Running)
    6 January 1878 – 22 July 1967 / Illinois
  • Dorothy Parker
    Dorothy Parker (16 poems about Running)
    22 August 1893 - 7 June 1967 / Long Branch / New Jersey
  • Charles Bukowski
    Charles Bukowski (14 poems about Running)
    16 August 1920 – 9 March 1994 / Andernach
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (14 poems about Running)
    1803 - 1882 / Boston / United States
  • Elizabeth Bishop
    Elizabeth Bishop (13 poems about Running)
    8 February 1911 – 6 October 1979 / Worcester, Massachusetts