34 Easy Poems to Memorize

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

You will find the short verses cover many different topics and there will be ones that will make you smile, ones for reflection, and ones that you may want to share with others. Ones that you can commit to memory. Many famous ones call for repetition due to the words of encouragement and inspiration.

While the verses may be short, simple, and brief they all contain wisdom and are great to memorize to give you a positive thought for your day or to share with someone else to brighten their day!


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  1. Take Care Of Your Garden
    Poet: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

    Kind hearts are the gardens,
    Kind thoughts are the roots,
    Kind words are the flowers,
    Kind deeds are the fruits,

    Take care of your garden
    And keep out the weeds,
    Fill it with sunshine,
    Kind words, and Kind deeds.

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  2. Albums
    Poet: Whittier

    Our lives are albums, written through
    With good or ill - with false or true -
    And, as the blessed angels turn
    The pages of our years,
    God grant they read the good with smiles,
    And blot the bad with tears.

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  3. Be A Friend
    Poet: Edgar A. Guest

    Be a friend.
    You don't need glory.
    Friendship is a simple story.

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  4. Be Happy
    Poet: Mabel Wilton

    If you want to be happy,
    just begin to be glad
    Keep thinking of others
    And never be sad.
    Don’t wait till tomorrow
    but start right away
    Just doing one kindness
    For someone today!

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  5. Do It Well
    Poet: Unknown

    If a task is once begun
    Never leave it till it's done.
    Be the labor great or small,
    Do it well or not at all.

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  6. A Wise Old Owl
    Poet: Unknown

    A wise old owl lived in an oak,
    The more he saw, the less he spoke;
    The less he spoke, the more he heard,
    Why can't we be like that old bird?

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  7. Pass Through
    Poet: Stephen Grellet

    I expect to pass through this world but once.
    Any good therefore what I can do or any
    kindness that I can show to any fellow
    creature, let me do it now.
    Let me not defer nor neglect it, for I shall not
    pass this way again.

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  8. Journey With Us
    Poet: Grinnell Willis

    To gain and keep the love of those
    Who journey with us on our way
    Brings happiness and sweet repose,
    And makes life nobler day by day.

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  9. What You Do
    Poet: Unknown

    The world can't see your dreams, pard.
    Can't see them soar and mount;
    They're big things to you, and it may seem hard.
    But just what you do will count.

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  10. Time To Love
    by Sarah K. Bolton

    Now is the time to love, and, better still,
    To serve our loved ones, over passing ill
    To rise triumphant ; thus the perfect flower
    Of life shall come to fruitage : wealth amass
    For grandest giving ere the time be gone.
    Be glad to-day, to-morrow may bring tears;
    Be brave to-day, the darkest night will pass,
    And golden rays will usher in the dawn:
    Who conquers now shall rule the coming years.


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  12. Planning
    Chinese Wisdom

    If you are planning for a year,
    sow rice:
    If you are planning for a decade,
    plant trees;
    If you are planning for a lifetime,
    educate people.

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  13. Believe This
    Poet: Wilhelmina Stitch

    You're winning. You simply cannot fail.
    The only obstacle is doubt;
    There's not a hill you cannot scale
    Once fear is put to rout.

    Don't think defeat, don't talk defeat,
    The word will rob you of your strength.
    "I will succeed," This phrase repeat
    Throughout the journey's length.

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  14. Love And Reason
    Poet: Nixon Waterman

    The lily's lips are pure and white without a touch of fire;
    The rose's heart is warm and red and sweetened with desire.
    In earth's broad fields of deathless bloom the gladdest lives are those
    Whose thoughts are as the lily and whose love is like the rose.

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  15. House or Home
    Poet: Victor Hugo

    A house is built of logs and stone,
    Of tiles and posts and piers;
    A home is built of loving deeds
    That stand a thousand years.

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  16. Cloud Lining
    Poet: Ellen Thorneycroft Fowler

    The inner half of every cloud
    Is bright and shining;
    I therefore turn my clouds about,
    And always wear them inside out
    To show the lining.

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  17. Kindness
    Poet: Charles Russell Wakeley

    But kindly, gracious deeds abide,
    Their wealth will not depart;
    Their flowers of joy are multiplied
    In gardens of the heart.

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  18. Roses
    Poet: George Eliot

    You love the roses - so do I. I wish
    The sky would rain down roses, as they rain
    From off the shaken bush. Why will it not?
    Then all the valley would be pink and white
    And soft to tread on. They would fall as light
    As feathers, smelling sweet; and it would be
    Like sleeping and like waking, all at once!

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  19. Roses Sweet
    Poet: Unknown

    This world we're livin' in
    Is mighty hard to beat;
    We get a thorn with every rose -
    But ain't the roses sweet!

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  20. Harsh Words
    Poet: Heather K. Barclay

    Harsh words, like chickens, love to stray
    but they come home to rest each day.
    If you have angry words to say-
    stop and think!

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  21. A Miracle
    Poet: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

    If Spring came but once in a century,
    instead of once a year,
    or burst forth with the sound of an earthquake,
    and not in silence,
    what wonder and expectation there would be in
    all hearts to behold the miraculous change.

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  22. Moment by Moment
    Poet: D. W. Whittle

    Never a trial that He is not there,
    Never a burden that He does not bear,
    Never a sorrow that He does not share,
    Moment by moment I'm under His care.
    Moment by moment I'm kept in His love,
    Moment by moment I've light from above,
    Looking to Jesus till glory doth shine,
    Moment by moment, 0 Lord, I am Thine.

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  23. An Aged Face
    Poet: Joseph Campbell

    As a white candle
    In a holy place
    So is the beauty
    Of an aged face.

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  24. I Have Today
    Poet: Pearl Yeadon McGinnis

    I have no Yesterdays,
    Time took them away;
    Tomorrow may not be -
    But I have Today.

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  25. The Heart
    Poet: Robert Frost

    The heart can think of no devotion
    Greater than being shore to the ocean -
    Holding the curve of one position,
    Counting an endless repetition

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  26. I Sought
    Poet: Unknown

    I sought a soul,
    But my soul I could not see.
    I sought my God,
    But my God eluded me.
    I sought my brother,
    And I found all three.

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  27. I Never
    Poet: Emily Dickinson

    I never saw a moor,
    I never saw the sea;
    Yet know I how the heather looks,
    And what a wave must be.

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  28. It Is
    Poet: John McLeod,

    It's the little bit of sunshine
    Lighting up the dullest day,
    That brings a glow of pleasure
    As we journey on Life's way.
    It's the simple things that please us
    Like a willing kindness done,
    That son blow away each storm-cloud
    'Till once more we see the sun.

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  29. What's Life To You?
    Poet: Catherine Pulsifer, 2015

    One, two,
    What's your point of view.
    Three, four,
    Is life a bore?
    Five, six,
    Or is it the kicks?
    Seven, eight,
    Maybe its fate.
    Nine, Ten,
    Let's think again.
    Eleven, twelve,
    Let's check our shelve.
    Thirteen, fourteen,
    What does it all mean?
    Fifteen, sixteen,
    Is life a field of green?
    Seventeen, eighteen,
    Or do you need to clean?
    Nineteen, twenty,
    Life can be plenty!
    If you stop and,
    Be happy as any.

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  30. Silence
    Poet: Paul Laurence Dunbar

    "Tis better to sit here beside the sea,
    Here on the spray-kissed beach,
    In silence, that between such friends as we
    Is full of deepest speech.

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  31. Friendship
    Poet: John Imrie

    The friendship of the good and true
    Is more to me than gold,
    And, while I welcome one that's new
    I'll treasure well the old;
    Old friends are like the goodly tree
    Whose leafy branches throw
    A grateful shelter over me
    When adverse winds may blow!

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  32. Lemon Pie
    Poet: Edgar A. Guest

    The world is full of gladness,
    There are joys of many kinds,
    There's a cure for every sadness,
    That each troubled mortal finds.
    And my little cares grow lighter
    And I cease to fret and sigh,
    And my eyes with joy grow brighter
    When she makes a lemon pie.

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  33. The Poet's Advice
    Poet: Jorge Godoy

    You can live and be happy.
    If you follow this rule:
    Take advice from the wise man -
    Give advice to the fool.

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  34. Keys To Opening Doors
    Poet Unknown

    Hearts like doors will open with ease
    To very, very little keys;
    And don't forget that two of these
    Are "Thank you, sir " and "If you please"

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  35. The Purple Cow
    Poet: Gelett Burgess

    I never saw a Purple Cow,
    I never hope to see one;
    But I can tell you, anyhow
    I'd rather see than be one.

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