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 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.


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  1. 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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  3. 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!



  4. 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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  6. 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.



  7. 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.



  8. A Vow
    Poet: Edgar A. Guest


    I might not ever scale the mountain heights
    Where all the great men stand in glory now;
    I may not ever gain the world's delights
    Or win a wreath of laurel for my brow;
    I may not gain the victories that men
    Are fighting for, nor do a thing to boast of;
    I may not get a fortune here, but then.
    The little that I have I'll make the most of.

    I'll make my little home a palace fine.
    My little patch of green a garden fair.
    And I shall know each humble plant and vine
    As rich men know their orchid blossoms rare.
    My little home may not be much to see;
    Its chimneys may not tower far above;
    But it will be a mansion great to me,
    For in its walls I'll keep a hoard of love.

    I will not pass my modest pleasures by
    To grasp at shadows of more splendid things,
    Disdaining what of joyousness is nigh
    Because I am denied the joy of kings.
    But I will laugh and sing my way along,
    I'll make the most of what is mine to-day,
    And if I never rise above the throng,
    I shall have lived a full life anyway.

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