Living A Simple Life, Short Poems For Reflection

Living A Simple Life

Read these poems about living a simple life for encouragement and thoughts on why a simpler lifestyle may be better.

These poems about life remind us that living a simple life can help us uncomplicate our lives. They are the thoughts of others for inspiration and motivation, true food for thought on life and how we live it. Feel free to share these poems with others.

A Plain Life
Poet William Henry Davies

No idle gold - since this fine sun, my friend,
Is no mean miser, but doth freely spend.
No precious stones - since these green mornings show,
Without a charge, their pearls where'er I go.

No lifeless books - since birds with their sweet tongues
Will read aloud to me their happier songs.
No painted scenes - since clouds can change their skies
A hundred times a day to please my eyes.

No headstrong wine - since, when I drink, the spring
Into my eager ears will softly sing.
No surplus clothes - since every simple beast
Can teach me to be happy with the least.

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Living A Simple Life

Simply Living
Poet: Catherine Pulsifer, ©2005

Busy, rushed, hurried,
Buying, having, doing,
Words for the life
Of the living

Is something missing
Technology, and gadgets
Do we have more time
Are we happy

Where is the time
Time for relaxation
Time for playing
Time for appreciation

Stop and living simply
See the beauty of the sunset
The sound of the wind
The feeling of the sunshine

Simply simplicity will...
Allows you to see
Allows you to feel
Allows you to be free!

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A Little More
Poet: Unknown

A little more kindness, a little less creed
A little more giving, a little less greed
A little more smile, a little less frown
A little less kicking, A man when he's down
A little more "we" a little less "I",
A little more laugh, a little less cry,
A little more flowers on the pathway of life
And fewer on graves at the end of the strife.

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The Art of Simplicity
by Wilferd Peterson

Simplicity deepens life.
It magnifies the simple virtues
On which man's survival depends:
humility, faith, courage, serenity,
honesty, patience, justice, tolerance, thrift.
Simplicity is the arrow
Of the spirit.

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Simple Things
Poet: Catherine Pulsifer©2020

Treasure the simple things life gives to us all
Don't always be wanting, otherwise, you will fall.
Stop and appreciate the small things every day
Take time to stop and smell the flowers on your way.

Living a simple life can bring much joy
You don't need more, you don't need all the toys
If you find contentment with where you are
You will be happier than others by far.

You see living a simple life allows you to see
Nature around you, the honeybee
You appreciate the beauty in the sky
You are not trying to keep up with the other guy.

Making time for relationships too
For they are important in all we do
Family and friends made you who you are
Spend time with them, don't keep them afar.

You see at the end of the day
When you look back and can say
What was important and what was the best
You'll find the simple things outdid the rest.

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