Song Poems

Popular Song Poems
We Refugees
by Benjamin Zephaniah

I come from a musical place
Where they shoot me for my song
And my brother has been tortured
By my brother in my land.

I come from a beautiful place
Where they hate my shade of skin
They don't like the way I pray
And they ban free poetry.


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Hymn To Life
by Nâzım Hikmet

The hair falling on your forehead
suddenly lifted.
Suddenly something stirred on the ground.
The trees are whispering
in the dark.
Your bare arms will be cold.

Far off
where we can't see,
the moon must be rising.


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An Elegy On The Death Of A Mad Dog
by Oliver Goldsmith

Good people all, of every sort,
Give ear unto my song;
And if you find it wondrous short,
It cannot hold you long.

In Islington there was a man
Of whom the world might say,
That still a godly race he ran—
Whene'er he went to pray.


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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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Letter To N.Y.
by Elizabeth Bishop

For Louise Crane
In your next letter I wish you'd say
where you are going and what you are doing;
how are the plays and after the plays
what other pleasures you're pursuing:

taking cabs in the middle of the night,
driving as if to save your soul
where the road gose round and round the park
and the meter glares like a moral owl,


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Recent Song Poems
Oh, Mother Mine
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

scatterer of blooms
on the green everywhere lanes
mother of colors

in dark yellow dawn
or purple pansy dusk robed
in butterfly swarms

mother by blue lakes
in a green fascinator


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The Blue Beyond
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

redbirds are soaring
clouds are walking on the skies
turquoise afternoon

diamonds in the sea
reflecting the roaming sun
until the red wall

green birds are singing
in chambers next to the sky


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Summer Song
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

all day
caught in gold
green life
of hues
scenic views
flush blooms are there


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Spring Came Softly
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

Creeping warm and green
when the sun returned golden,
spring sang in meadows.
Blooming mountains, bumblebees-
all danced to loved melodies.

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Red Robin Serenade
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

Red robin has long been singing, amidst a forest green spring,
In the burnt apricot days of sun, of teal skies fresh and clear,
Warbling to a blooming world unseen, hues coming and going.
Then red butterflies appear, like pale moon in plum mists sheer.

In the burnt apricot days of sun, of teal skies fresh and clear,
Satiny voiced red robin sings, while grazing the cream clouds.
Then red butterflies appear, like pale moon in plum mists sheer;
And all of nature's lovely crowds, are wrapt in dusky shrouds.


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Popular Famous Poets about Song
  • Robert Burns
    Robert Burns (82 poems about Song)
    1759-1796 / Ayrshire / Scotland
  • Rudyard Kipling
    Rudyard Kipling (79 poems about Song)
    30 December 1865 – 18 January 1936 / Bombay
  • William Butler Yeats
    William Butler Yeats (69 poems about Song)
    W.B. Yeats] (13 June 1865 – 28 January 1939 / County Dublin / Ireland
  • Walt Whitman
    Walt Whitman (55 poems about Song)
    31 May 1819 - 26 March 1892 / New York / United States
  • Eugene Field
    Eugene Field (50 poems about Song)
    2 September 1850 - 4 November 1895 / St Louis / Missouri / United States
  • Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (44 poems about Song)
    28 August 1749 – 22 March 1832 / Frankfurt am Main
  • Algernon Charl Swinburne
    Algernon Charl Swinburne (43 poems about Song)
    5 April 1837 - 10 April 1909 / London
  • Sara Teasdale
    Sara Teasdale (39 poems about Song)
    August 8, 1884 – January 29, 1933 / Missouri / United States
  • Henry Wadswor Longfellow
    Henry Wadswor Longfellow (37 poems about Song)
    27 February 1807 – 24 March 1882 / Portland, Maine
  •  Mary Darby Robinson
    Mary Darby Robinson (34 poems about Song)
    1758 - 1800 / England