Poems about life are the deep poetry on life and living it. To the fullest can provide inspiration to the reality you’re living in. Hopes and dreams, struggles and triumphs, our collection of Poems About Life are sure to inspire and motivate you.

Famous Poems about life to inspire you

Let’s look at some poems about life that crack open how life can feel when we’re struggling and things are hard.

How Life Is For Life (Tanka) – Poem About Life by Muzahidul Reza

Life is for life when,
Some help other in danger,
That is to serve when,
They use their brain for other,
And advance in body and mind.

Life In A Bottle – Poem About Life by Robert Browning

Escape me?
While I am I, and you are you,
So long as the world contains us both,
Me the loving and you the lot,
While the one eludes, must the other pursue.
My life is a fault at last, I fear:
It seems too much like a fate, indeed!
Though I do my best I shall scarce succeed.
But what if I fail of my purpose here?
It is but to keep the nerves at strain,
To dry one’s eyes and laugh at a fall,
And, baffled, get up and begin again,
So the chance takes up one’s life, that’s all.
While, look but once from your farthest bound,
At me so deep in the dust and dark,
No sooner the old hope goes to ground,
Than a new one, straight to the self-same mark,
I shape me.

A Psalm Of Life – Poem About Life by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Tell me not, in mournful numbers,
Life is but an empty dream!
For the soul is dead that slumbers,
And things are not what they seem.

Life is real! Life is earnest!
And the grave is not its goal;
Dust thou art, to dust return-est,
Was not spoken of the soul.

Not enjoyment, and not sorrow,
Is our destined end or way;
But to act, that each to-morrow
Find us farther than to-day.

Art is long, and Time is fleeting,
And our hearts, though stout and brave,
Still, like muffled drums, are beating,
Funeral marches to the grave.

In the world’s broad field of battle,
In the bivouac of Life,
Be not like dumb, driven cattle!
Be a hero in the strife!

Trust no Future, however pleasant!
Let the dead Past bury its dead!
Act,— act in the living Present!
Heart within, and God overhead!

Lives of great men all remind us,
We can make our lives sublime,
And, departing, leave behind us
Footprints on the sands of time;

Footprints, that perhaps another,
Sailing o’er life’s solemn main,
A forlorn and shipwrecked brother,
Seeing, shall take heart again.

Let us, then, be up and doing,
With a heart for any fate;
Still achieving, still pursuing,
Learn to labor and to wait.

These poems about life include many views and values that we share in life.

Some of these poems have been claimed by readers to be life-changing. Enjoy several of the best short, inspirational poems about life and love that are sure to move your heart.

End To Life And Life To Come – Poem About Life by Cassandra Reiman

Thunderous mountains brought forth from slumber.
Clashing on air in the midnight mists of souls,
Spiral to the depths of the earth,
Seek the mother to grasp the answers,
Instill she has the questions pondered,
Never ending whispers among-est the winds,
Embraced by the musical tenors of every season,
Fiery skies rape the sleeping beauty,
All is in a tither, patiently awaiting solace,
Come it will, when the heavens divide the earth,
Maker of life shield the eyes of the innocents,
Twisted agony ceases this day,
Exodus has come,
No more worship to life.

Human Life – Poem About Life by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

If dead, we cease to be ; if total gloom,
Swallow up life’s brief flash for aye, we fare,
As summer-gusts, of sudden birth and doom,
Whose sound and motion not alone declare,
But are their whole of being ! If the breath,
Be Life itself, and not its task and tent,
If even a soul like Milton’s can know death ;
O Man ! thou vessel purposeless, unmeant,
Yet drone-hive strange of phantom purposes !
Surplus of Nature’s dread activity,
Which, as she gazed on some nigh-finished vase,
Retreating slow, with meditative pause,
She formed with restless hands unconsciously.
Blank accident ! nothing’s anomaly !
If rootless thus, thus substance less thy state,
Go, weigh thy dreams, and be thy hopes, thy fears,
The counter-weights !–Thy laughter and thy tears
Mean but themselves, each fittest to create,
And to repay the other ! Why rejoices,
Thy heart with hollow joy for hollow good ?
Why cowl thy face beneath the mourner’s hood ?
Why waste thy sighs, and thy lamenting voices,
Image of Image, Ghost of Ghostly Elf,
That such a thing as though feel’s warm or cold ?
Yet what and whence thy gain, if thou withhold,
These cost less shadows of thy shadowy self ?
Be sad ! be glad ! be neither ! seek, or shun !
Thou hast no reason why ! Thou canst have none ;
Thy being’s being is contradiction.

Life Of My Life, You Seem To Me – Poem About Life by Torquato Tasso

Life of my life, you seem to me,
Like some pallid olive tree,
Or the faded rose I see:
Nor do you lack beauty,
But pleasing in every way to me,
In shyness or in flattery,
Whether you follow me or flee,
Consume, destroy me softly.

Life Is Love, And Love Is Life – Poem About Life by Anna Jonson

life is life, however it would go,
love is love, no matter what would occur,
love is growing more with every hearts beat,
feelings of my heart could never change,
love is life, life is love,
you can enjoy them as much as you want,

Life (The Real Meaning Of Life) – Poem About Life by C.N. Prem kumar

Life, the wonderful dream,
Never meets with reality,
Till its final moment,
Called death,
Every day we dream of,
Conquering new continents,
And kingdoms,
Without realizing,
All are illusions,
And without realizing,
The final reality,
Will one day envelop us,
So finality is the true reality.

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