9 Poems About Books

Those who love books will love these poems about books. Books can open doors of opportunity, they can take us on a journey, they can help us with life. Reading a good book, or a novel can be a relaxing pastime, it can take you to another place. Be inspired and encouraged by these poems!


Short Poems   /   Poems About Books

  1. My Books
    Poet: Howard Carleton Tripp


    Oh, books of mine! Ye take me ever
    Over the broken span of years,
    Where, in the light of Youth's endeavor,
    Life one sweet dream of bliss appears.

    With thee I feel as then, fresh-hearted.
    Glad as the lark, as blithe and free
    As when on Learning's way I started
    To find the sweetest sweets in thee!

    In gardens old and meadows vernal,
    Neath shady elms with thee I walk.
    And quaff from thee the sweets eternal,
    Aye, with the saints and sainted talk!

    Each treasured volume has a glory
    That seems a part of the divine,
    Each tells a truly perfect story
    So beautiful. Oh, books of mine!



  2. Books
    Poet: Alfred Lavington


    Though ne'er so humble should our station be,
    We still may mingle with the great and wise;
    Roam, unmolested, the vast treasuries
    Where wisdom's priceless gems are scattered free.
    We may, at will, explore sky, earth and sea;
    Man's heart and mind probe deep with Shakespeare's eyes;
    With blind old Milton walk through paradise;
    Of life and death possess the master-key.

    With books as guides, with prophet, poet, sage,
    In sweet companionship we daily dwell;
    With kings sit nightly round the banquet board
    By learning's light knowledge's gracious page
    Shall render unto us a precious hoard
    In an abundance inexhaustible.



  3. Find A Nook
    Poet: Catherine Pulsifer


    Find a little nook
    Where you can sit and read a book
    You can learn many things
    Or learn about life and what it may bring.

    Books can take you to a place
    And you can even discover space.
    Books can make you laugh
    Or you can look at the photographs.

    Books can calm you when you're mad
    And sometimes a story can make you sad.
    Books give knowledge and wisdom
    They can give solutions to a problem.

    Reading is a wonderful hobby
    What is better than a book and a coffee
    Take the time to sit and read
    It is relaxing, you will see!



  4. The Book
    P. Wheeler


    Each life of man is but a page
    In God's great diary; each age
    A separate volume and each race
    A chapter. For a little space
    We write, and, childlike, cry our powers,
    Nor deem His hand is guiding ours.



  5. Friends In Solitude
    Poet: Unknown


    My books, my friends in solitude,
    Which never mar my quietude;
    Whose silent voices gently speak
    In the great thoughts I love to seek.

    Such company I ever find
    A help to stimulate my mind,
    And stir the feelings of my heart.
    Which rise above all formal art.

    I love to think of them away.
    When I from home may go to stay;
    And hope again their face to see,
    Ere many days shall come and flee.

    They never, in a fitful mood,
    Do speak or act in way that's rude;
    But always in a pleasant style.
    They seem to greet me with a smile.

    While things around me often change,
    And take a course that is quite strange,
    These friends are always of one mind.
    And show a spirit mild and kind.

    In books are treasures more than gold.
    Great thoughts come down from minds of old,
    Embalmed in forms that ever live,
    And never cease their life to give.

    How grand the monuments of mind!
    Which leave all others far behind;
    And shine with light that is sublime.
    Lighthouses on the coasts of time.



  6. Book-Lover
    Poet: Ralph Eergengren


    My Pop is always buying books;
    So that Mom says his study looks
    Just like an old book store.
    The book shelves are so full and tall
    They hide the paper on the wall,
    And there are books just everywhere,
    On table, window seat, and chair,
    And books right on the floor.

    And every little while he buys
    More books, and brings them home and tries
    To find a place where they will fit,
    And has an awful time of it.

    Once when I asked him why he got
    So many books, he said, "Why not?"
    I've puzzled over that a lot.



  7. This Is My Dream
    Poet: Theodosia Garrison


    This is my dream, to have you on a day
    Of beating rain and sullen clouds of gloom
    Here with me, in the old, familiar room,
    Watching the logs beneath the flames' swift play
    Burst into strange conceits of bud and bloom.

    The things we know about us here and there,
    The books we love, half read, on floor and knee,
    The stein the Dutchman brought from oversea
    Standing invitingly beside your chair,
    The while we quote and talk and - disagree;

    Rebuild the castles that we reared in Spain,
    Reread the poet that our childhood knew,
    With eyes that meet when some quaint thought rings true.
    Oh, friend, for some such day of cheer and rain,
    Books, and the dear companionship of you!



  8. Take A Look
    Poet: Catherine Pulsifer


    Oh, the many books I have read
    Some quite good and others I dread
    Short ones, long ones on many different topics
    New ones, old ones, some are truly relics.

    You can lose yourself in a story
    And there are ones full of glory
    Ones to help you cope with life
    And others about being a good husband or wife

    But all of the books ever written
    The best one we have all been given
    Is the one that was inspired by God
    It is complete and very broad.

    The Bible is the best self-help book
    If you haven't read it you should take a look
    It is full of life stories that we all can see
    That life is, at times, not so easy.

    The pages of the Bible are full
    Once you get into it you will find a pull
    To understand the culture at the time
    It helps with life's small and big climbs.

    It is the all-time best selling book
    Which people at times overlook.
    Many have tried to destroy the words
    Only to find it still moving forward.

    The pages are full of ordinary people
    People like you and me
    God uses those to show his ways
    He loves you each and every day.

    So if you haven't read this book
    Take a moment and have a look
    Talk with others who have studied the book
    And your life will have a different look.



  9. Books Are
    Poet: Emilie Poulsson


    Books are keys to wisdom's treasure;
    Books are gates to lands of pleasure;
    Books are paths that upward lead;
    Books are friends. Come, let us read.

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