POEMS WHICH WILL INSPIRE YOU THE MOST!

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“Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquillity.”
~ William Wordsworth

What is poetry? It is a song or a prose written in metres and measures so as to rhyme. Poetry is in fact the first form of literature which included the ballads and the epics. Though poetry was seen as a powerful tool in the olden days, the modern society payed less attention to it. The importance of poetry is that, be it in any language, it has the power to bring in contentment and a source of inspiration as you read those powerful words in a rhyme. Sometimes, it might even feel like you are singing. That is the power of poetry, which can also transform your lives.

Who can be a poet? Anyone who’s emotions are upright and when their thoughts are transformed into better words and a rhyme, they are all poets. However, there are so many great poets in the world, but only few names still survive in the crowd because of their immortal works.

Here are the top 10 poems which will inspire you.

1. A PSLAM OF LIFE by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

This poem by Henry Longfellow is a poem which will boost up the energy of its readers so as to work in their present and will encourage them to do whatever they have to do, right now. It also explains how the past and the future is unimportant and is too far away to be worrying about. “The past has already passed and the future hasn’t arrived yet, so live in the present and achieve what you have to achieve, before life takes you down and buries you underground”, this is the main theme of the poem. Henry has also emphasised on how one has to create a meaning for their living and not lead their life as an “empty dream” and that one is not born to die simply, but to achieve and accept the inevitable. It’s basically a poem that talks about ‘what the heart of the young man said to the Psalmist”.

Famous Lines

Life is real! Life is earnest!

And the grave is not its goal;

Dust thou art, to dust returnest,

Was not spoken of the soul…

 

… Trust no Future, howe’er pleasant!

Let the dead Past bury its dead!

Act,— act in the living Present!

Heart within, and God o’erhead!…

 

… Let us, then, be up and doing,

With a heart for any fate;

Still achieving, still pursuing,

Learn to labour and to wait.

2. IF by Rudyard Kipling

Anyone who’s into poetry will have this poem by-heart, for, this is the poem which will always be a motivating factor for you. Rudyard Kipling belonged to the Victorian Era and wrote this poem as a tribute to a British politician, as Rudyard was inspired from that man’s military conduct and actions. This is a philosophical poem that talks about mind and how it should be used to our advantage and not let it loose to take over us. This poem also brings in the battle field, either with oneself or with others and states that one needs to use their mind in such battles and not be engulfed by the vicious aspects of the battle. ‘IF’, is to refer to the requests that Rudyard makes to his readers and how he motivates them to follow his requests for a better life.

Famous Lines

If you can dream – and not make dreams your master;

If you can think – and not make thoughts your aim;

If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster

And treat those two imposters just the same;

If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken

Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,

Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,

And stood and build ‘em up with worn-out tools…

 

… If all men can fill the unforgiving minute

With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,

Your is the Earth and everything that’s in it,

And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!

3. THE NIGHT HAS A THOUSAND EYES by F.William Bourdillon

This is a very short poem that consists of just 2 stanzas of 4 lines each, forming 2 quatrains. William has beautifully portrayed the pain that one will feel when their love is lost. He compares it to the transition of day to night and how just like the fading the sun, the love is also lost. However ,in the end of the poem, though seems to be a sad note, it still sounds motivating, for he states that “even though the sun sets, it will rise again in the morning and so will the lost love”. If you have lost love now, you’ll defiantly find another soon, therefore, don’t be so sad, smile and have hope and faith in positivity. This poem, though is in a negative tone, boosts optimism into one.

POEM

The night has a thousand eyes,

And the day but one;

Yet the light of the bright world dies;

With the dying sun.

 

The mind has a thousand eyes,

And the heart but one;

Yet the light of a whole life dies

When love is done.

4. IT COULDN’T BE DONE by Edgar Guest

Edgar’s poems have always been very positive and so motivating that you would find yourself, refreshed with so much positivity soon after reading his poems. He belonged to the early 20th century and is regarded as some of the early modern poems which will work for the modern life. This poem, in particular, is a poem of motivation and inspiration, which will help one succeed, despite thousands of challenges and obstacles. Are you facing some tough-challenges to your path to success? Then do read this poem, you’ll see the difference.

Famous Lines

“Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquillity.”
~ William Wordsworth

What is poetry? It is a song or a prose written in metres and measures so as to rhyme. Poetry is in fact the first form of literature which included the ballads and the epics. Though poetry was seen as a powerful tool in the olden days, the modern society payed less attention to it. The importance of poetry is that, be it in any language, it has the power to bring in contentment and a source of inspiration as you read those powerful words in a rhyme. Sometimes, it might even feel like you are singing. That is the power of poetry, which can also transform your lives.

Who can be a poet? Anyone who’s emotions are upright and when their thoughts are transformed into better words and a rhyme, they are all poets. However, there are so many great poets in the world, but only few names still survive in the crowd because of their immortal works.

Here are the top 10 poems which will inspire you.

5. DREAMS by Langston Hughes

Dreams by Langston is a short poem of 2 quatrains / stanzas, that talks about being optimistic even in the worst of situations. With a simple language, this American political activist, has written a beautiful, inspirational poem which will make everyone to keep going in their journey of life and dreams, despite any hurdles. The poet also states about how a life without a dream is just a barren, empty land which is frozen or lifeless. Therefore, induces everyone to have a dream and to keep working for it till achieving it. You should read this poem, so as to motivate your every morning for a brighter start, that’s how powerful it is.

POEM

Hold fast to dreams

For if dreams die,

Life is a broken-winged bird

That cannot fly.

 

Hold fast to dreams

For when dreams go

Life is a barren field

Frozen with snow.

6. CAGED BIRD by Maya Angelou

This poem by Maya Angelou is a poem that contains several themes, mostly of freedom and how important art is in life and society. By representing the 2 environment, the one free from any barriers and the other environment of the caged bird, who’s freedom is been plucked away by the powerful. Another aspect explained by the poet is that, even when the bird is caged, it can still share its talent and the art of signing to others, therefore, indicating that art is immortal and how art is an important tool for communication. Overall, it is a poem that talks about how important freedom is, mainly depicting the freedom for women (which was quite absent during her period) and also about how one can use art to express their feelings and thoughts, even when caged.

Famous Lines

The caged bird sings

With a fearful trill

Of things unknown

But longed for still

And his tune is heard

On the distant hill

For the caged bird

Sings of freedom.

7. LEAVE THIS by Rabindranath Tagore

Leave This, is a poem that talks about the hypocrisy of the priests who live an aesthetic life with no hard labour but to count the beads and also about the hard-works like the tillers of the soil and the one breaking the stones. Tagore explains that God will not be visible to those priests who just keep chanting mantras, unlike the hard workers for whom, god will be seen. Therefore Tagore urges people to leave their aesthetic lifestyle to join the hard labour so as to see God, which is nothing but the real purpose of life. Tagore was an Indian poet, whose works depict his inner self and the real philosophies that men and women needed. He also talked about the class-inequalities of his period in this poem.

Famous Lines

Come out of thy meditations and leave aside
thy flowers and incense!

What harm is there if thy clothes become
tattered and stained?

Meet him and stand by him in toil and
In sweat of thy brow.

8. OUR DEEPEST FEAR by Marianne Williamson

Marianne was a spiritual activist, whose non-dual philosophy was all about a modern Christian approach to things in life. The poet’s words are very powerful and motivating that will make you fall for her words again and again and to the meaning of her words too. Of course, they are spiritual, yet, not inducing too much of it, yet makes you understand that a superior power is connected to men and women in this world. Her poems are worth reading and especially this poem, is talks about a person’s deepest fears and about how those are just some positive things, for he/she is a child of the god and that God will always be there to help on out.

Famous Lines

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.

Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.

It is our light, not our darkness

That most frighten us…

… Actually, who are you not to be?

You are a child of God.

9. HELP YOURSELF TO HAPPINESS by Helen Steiner Rice

Help Yourself to Happiness, is a typical criticism to the materialistic world of the 20th century. This poems talks about how one must look beyond money and materialism for happiness, as people were so indulged in the materialistic pleasures during Helen’s time. She says that one must find happiness in one’s mental state and the compassion we offer to others, other than the wealth and money one has. Much of Rich’s poems are always about religion, and themes like these. Such wisdom is necessary for men and women to known, mostly reminded, so as to go through a life of sentiments and emotions and not a life of machines and materials.

Famous Lines

Difficult because we think that happiness is found

Only in the places where wealth and fame abound…

… Unaware that happiness is just a state of mind

Within the reach of everyone who takes time to be kind.

For in making others happy we will be happy too.

For the happiness you give away returns to shine on you.

10. THE GUEST HOUSE by Rumi

Rumi is a great poet, who talks about spirituality in all of his works and is also believed to have attained enlightenment after many years of meditation. The Guest House, is a poem that talks about how one’s thoughts and emotions are just visitors to the person’s mind and body and about how we should love them and let them pass into the house of a person’s mind /heart. This poem has some timeless wisdom and does bring in a spiritual-level thinking of how beautiful and meaningful life is and how one should live them with wisdom, love and peace, despite when others are harsh and hard on them. In short, Rumi asks his readers to accept whatever life has to offer them and to treat them with kindness and love, as everything is sent by God to guide them throughout their life.

Famous Lines

This being human is a guest house,

Every morning a new arrival.

A joy, a depression, a meanness.

Some momentary awareness comes

As an unexpected visitor.

Welcome and entertain them all!…

… Be grateful for whoever comes,

Because each has been sent

As a guide from beyond.

Poems will always ring in your mind and especially if they are your favourites. These are some of the amazing inspirational poems, which will tell you how to live life and about God too. However, keep reading more poems and do indulge into a world of rhymes and wisdom.

 

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