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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The Song Of The Sulky Stockman
by Clarence Michael Dennis

Come, let us sing with a right good ring
(Sing hey for lifting lay, sing hey!)
Of any old, sunny old, silly old thing.
(Sing ho for the ballad of a backblock day!)
The sun shone brightly overhead,
And the shearers stood by the shearing shed;
But "The run wants rain," the stockman said
(Sing di-dum, wattle-gum, Narrabori Ned.
For a lifting lay sing hey!)


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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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Ode To Salt
by Pablo Neruda

This salt
in the salt cellar
I once saw in the salt mines.
I know
you won't
believe me
it sings
salt sings, the skin
of the salt mines


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by William Butler Yeats


BETWEEN extremities
Man runs his course;
A brand, or flaming breath.
Comes to destroy
All those antinomies
Of day and night;
The body calls it death,
The heart remorse.


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Recent Song Poems
Fly-Fly! O Bird
by Pijush Biswas

Fly-fly! O bird
Winter's gone, Spring's come
And wore a veil all who were tired,
Allover now feel at home.

You may call a day
Southern ocean- the best
Or, fly far and away
There to make a nest.


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Cradle Song
by Pijush Biswas

His puppy doll may lose way
O Sun, feed it with thy ray
All are back to home, this eve
Know, Shyam will never leave
Nor he'll talk nor stray awhile.
Listen, there's an honest man
None but he, my dearest son
Winking milk's dear to him
O no more tears, no stream
Hope I, he'll soon be still.


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The Forever Dance
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

and song
all day long
still for moments
then roaming blooms and fuchsia midnight rooms
restless rapt wind rousing all to tango
in orange mists
of dawn or


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Song Lyrics
by Michael R. Burch

These are poems of mine that are available as song lyrics. I have had 49 poems set to music by 30 composers, from swamp blues to opera.


We Come Together, Holding Hands (I)
by Michael R. Burch

We come together, holding hands,
the children of so many lands;
it’s what the day demands.


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by Peter Dr Lim

Don't sing me another love-song
I've heard too many
all I need to know
is whether you truly love me

Don't sing me another love-song
it will be my turn to sing some day--only
time would prove whether your love is true-
then you'll find that I sing even more beautifully


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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