Taoist Poems of Wisdom

If you appreciate the wisdom of Taoism, you’re certainly going to enjoy the following short yet insightful Taoist poems.Written by the reclusive Taoist sage Hung Ying-ming, this is a profound work on human nature and the essence of life. *** Those who do evil and yet fear that men should learn of it Are, in the midst of evils, still on the road to good. Those...

My Wage

I bargained with Life for a penny, And Life would pay no more, However I begged at evening When I counted my scanty store; For Life is a just employer, He gives you what you ask, But once you have set the wages, Why, you must bear the task. I worked for a menial’s hire, Only to learn, dismayed, That any wage I had asked of Life, Life would have...

See It Through

When you’re up against a trouble, Meet it squarely, face to face; Lift your chin and set your shoulders, Plant your feet and take a brace. When it’s vain to try to dodge it, Do the best that you can do; You may fail, but you may conquer, See it through! Black may be the clouds about you And your future may seem grim, But don’t let your nerve...

You Kissed Me

You kissed me! My head drooped low on your breast With a feeling of shelter and infinite rest, While the holy emotions my tongue dared not speak, Flashed up as in flame, from my heart to my cheek; Your arms held me fast; oh! your arms were so bold- Heart beat against heart in their passionate fold. Your glances seemed drawing my soul through mine...

Kabir’s Spiritual Poems – Song’s of Kabir

We have collected a few rare spiritual poems from the masterpiece ‘Song’s of Kabir’ by the great mystic poet Kabir, one of the handful of spiritual geniuses whose realization transcends all barriers of dogma, religion, country and civilization. 1 Don’t not go to the garden of flowers! O Friend! go not there; In your body is the garden of flowers. Take your seat on...

If – Rudyard Kipling

If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you; If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too: If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or, being lied about, don't deal in lies, Or being hated don't give way to hating, And yet don't look too...

This Might Be The Most Beautiful Poem Ever Written

I’ve always loved reading poems. To find a great poem, however, is a difficult thing, especially in a market oversaturated with poetry books of all sorts that usually have nothing of importance to say. The following prose poem, Desiderata, is certainly not one of those poems that you read and have no impact on you. Written by Max Erhman, it...

A Poem on Self-Love That Will Touch Your Heart

Editor’s note: This text is an adaptation of a prose poem written by Kim McMillen in her book “When I Loved Myself Enough”. As I Began to Love Myself As I began to love myself I found that anguish and emotional suffering are only warning signs that I was living against my own truth. Today, I know, this is “AUTHENTICITY”. As I...

Spiritual Poetry: 7 Poems That Will Lift Your Spirit

For all you poetry lovers, here’s a beautiful collection of seven uplifting spiritual poems conveying deep insights on life. May your eyes be opened by the wonderful. 1 I will not die an unlived life. I will not live in fear of falling or catching fire. I choose to inhabit my days, to allow my living to open me, to make me less afraid, more accessible, to loosen my...

7 Mystical Love Poems by Rumi

Here are some of my favorite mystical love poems by the great Sufi poet and mystic Jalal al-Din Rumi: 1 One went to the door of the Beloved and knocked. A voice asked: “Who is there?” He answered: “It is I.” The voice said: “There is no room here for me and thee.” The door was shut. After a year of solitude and deprivation this man...

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