Easy Poems to Memorize

A collection of easy poems to memorize with verses from poems that express a point of view, or a positive or inspirational thought. Or, we use a rhyming quote that has a jingle and a good message in it.

These short verses cover many different topics. There will be ones that will make you smile, ones for reflection, and ones that you may want to share with others. This is poetry that you can commit to memory. Many famous poems have a common factor like these: repetition of words of encouragement and inspiration.

To You, From Me
Poet: Jaymac, ©1994

For you, this day,
A rainbow 'cross the sky,
A safe, clear way
Without the asking: "Why?"
Just simple beauty
There for all to see,
A gift of gentle love
To you, from me!

The Superior Man

The way of a superior man is threefold:
Virtuous, he is free from anxieties;
Wise, he is free from perplexities;
Bold, he is free from fear.

The Task
Margaret E. Bruner

I found the task that I had dreaded so
Was not so difficult when once begun;
It was the dread itself that was the foe,
And dread once conquered means a victory won.

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Look For

When all seems doom
Don't despair
Look for the good
It is in the air

Friends Are Like Gold
B. Rivers

People come and people go
True friends will show
When you are low
Treasure these souls
For they are like gold

Wealth and Want
Poet: Henry Reed Conant

How often the poor are despised and neglected,
For no other reason except they are poor;
How often the rich are beloved and respected,
Because they have uncounted wealth at their door.

There’s many an honest and virtuous heart,
To-day within poverty’s prison enchained;
While thousands reside amid pleasures of art,
Whose wealth was thro’ vice and dishonesty gained.

Despise not the needy because they are poor,
Nor envy the wealthy because of their gold;
Good or ill fortune may stand at our door,
But true hearts are not to be purchased or sold.

Be Not Discouraged
Poet: Henry Reed Conant

When the clouds hang darkly o’er thee,
Be thou not discouraged:
When the world looks drear before thee,
Be thou not discouraged:
Let thy heart be light and gay;
Soon the clouds will pass away:
’Tis darkest just before the day;
Be thou not discouraged.

She Walks in Beauty
by Lord Byron
Written in 1813

She walks in beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all that's best of dark and bright
Meet in her aspect and her eyes:
Thus mellow'd to that tender light
Which heaven to gaudy day denies.

One shade the more, one ray the less,
Had half impaired the nameless grace
Which waves in every raven tress,
Or softly lightens o'er her face;
Where thoughts serenely sweet express
How pure, how dear their dwelling-place.

And on that cheek, and o'er that brow,
So soft, so calm, yet eloquent,
The smiles that win, the tints that glow,
But tell of days in goodness spent,
A mind at peace with all below,
A heart whose love is innocent!

Love and Friendship
by Emily Bronte

Love is like the wild rose-briar,
Friendship like the holly-tree—
The holly is dark when the rose-briar blooms
But which will bloom most constantly?

The wild rose-briar is sweet in spring,
Its summer blossoms scent the air;
Yet wait till winter comes again
And who will call the wild-briar fair?

Then scorn the silly rose-wreath now
And deck thee with the holly’s sheen,
That when December blights thy brow
He still may leave thy garland green.

The Crucible of Life
Poet: Edgar A Guest

Sunshine and shadow, blue sky and gray,
Laughter and tears as we tread on our way;
Hearts that are heavy, then hearts that are light,
Eyes that are misty and eyes that are bright;
Losses and gains in the heat of the strife,
Each in proportion to round out his life.

Into the crucible, stirred by the years,
Go all our hopes and misgivings and fears;
Glad days and sad days, our pleasures and pains,
Worries and comforts, our losses and gains.
Out of the crucible shall there not come
Joy undefiled when we pour off the scum?

Out of the sadness and anguish and woe,
Out of the travail and burdens we know,
Out of the shadow that darkens the way,
Out of the failure that tries us to-day,
Have you a doubt that contentment will come
When you've purified life and discarded the scum?

Tinctured with sorrow and flavored with sighs,
Moistened with tears that have flowed from your eyes;
Perfumed with sweetness of loves that have died,
Leavened with failures, with grief sanctified,
Sacred and sweet is the joy that must come
From the furnace of life when you've poured off the scum.

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Short Quotes For Reflection

Never make a defense or an apology until you are accused.
King Charles I

It matters more what's in a woman's face than what's on it.
Claudette Colbert

Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.
H. Jackson Brown Jr

Charity begins at
home, but should not end there. Thomas Fuller

There's no abiding success without commitment.
Anthony Robbins

Not the fastest horse can catch a word spoken in

It takes strength to be firm, it takes
courage to be gentle.
Author Unknown

Don't let a man put anything over on you except an umbrella.
Mae West

Poetry is to prose as dancing is to walking.
John Wain

failure establishes only this, that our determination to succeed was not strong enough.
John Christian Bovee

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