22 Poems About Books

Those who love to read 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. Books can also teach us. And they can inspire and motivate us to take action. Be inspired and encouraged by these poems!

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  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. Expand Our Minds
    Poet: Catherine Pulsifer

    In pages bound, a universe unfolds,
    A journey we take as the story is told.
    Words dance and weave, beckoning us near,
    The thoughts of others expand our sphere.

    With every page turned, wonders emerge,
    Eyes wide open, our minds begin to surge.
    Adventure and knowledge hand in hand we find,
    Books we read, truly expand our minds.

  3. This poem celebrates the world of books and learning. It describes how books are like whole universes waiting to be explored. Reading is compared to going on a journey as we engage with the story. The words in the book are lively and inviting, and they open up new perspectives from the minds of others. Each time we turn a page, we encounter learning that expands our knowledge and broadens our horizons. The poem underscores the idea that books are a source of both adventure and learning, contributing to the expansion of our minds and understanding. Find more poems about learning.

  4. 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!

  5. Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are. Mason Cooley
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  6. Show Us Many Things
    Poet: Catherine Pulsifer

    Books can show us many things
    Open one and find the knowledge they bring
    Books can take us to places we have never seen
    They can teach us how to cook and clean.

    To a child, they can be
    A treasure full of glee
    Picture books and storybooks
    Oh, how a child loves to look.

    A book can be read for pleasure
    They give us relaxation that is hard to measure
    A biography, a mystery, or a romance
    Sometimes we find an author by chance.

    And when we are feeling down,
    A book of jokes is like a clown
    Reading them brings smiles
    Motivating us to go another mile.

    And some books can inspire
    Helping us realize our desire.
    And you will find motivation too
    To help you with all you do.

    So whatever you are looking for
    Pick up a book that could open the door
    Always make time to read each day
    You will learn lots on the way.

  7. This poem, by Alfred Lavington, is about the accessibility of knowledge through books. It suggests that regardless of our social status, we can engage with the great and wise through reading. Books open the door to vast treasures of wisdom, allowing us to explore various subjects and insights freely. The poem highlights how literature enables us to journey through history, science, human emotions, and even the realms of imagination. It describes how books are our guides, leading us to the wisdom of prophets, poets, and sages, enriching our daily lives. With the help of books, we can gather a precious and endless wealth of knowledge. Be inspired by poems about knowledge

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. A World Unknown
    Poet: Catherine Pulsifer

    I open a book to a world unknown
    An open page becomes my throne.
    Where fiction dances, and truths untold,
    I find myself both young and bold.

    Entertained by tales of distant lands,
    Or histories etched by ancient hands.
    Through books, I learn and realize
    Dreams that can materialize.

  11. 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.

  12. 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!

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  14. Take A Look
    Poet: Catherine Pulsifer

    Oh, the many books I have read
    Some are 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.

  15. In The Study
    Poet: Burges Johnson

    Nicest place in all the house
    Is my poppa’s study chair;
    Just as quiet as a mouse
    I go creeping there,
    An’ he gives a little smile,
    Writing, writing, all the while.

    There's at least a million books
    Up and down and round the wall.
    I guess, from the way it looks,
    I can’t read them all!
    If I did I'm sure I’d be
    Just as wise and big as he.

  16. With literacy, books become keys to uncharted horizons.
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  17. Books
    Poet: Unknown

    Many of the finer things are to be found in books if we profit
    by the opinions of learned people. The following expresses the
    estimate of a few writers as to value of books:

    Channing said: God be thanked for books. They are the voices
    of the distant and the dead, and make us heir of the spiritual life
    of the past ages. In the best books, great men talk to us, give us
    our most precious thoughts, and pour their souls into ours.

    Carlyle said: All that mankind has done, thought or been, is
    lying as in magic preservation in the pages of books.
    They are the chosen possession of men.

    Emerson said: Give me a book, health, and a June day, and
    I will make the pomp of kings look ridiculous.

    Philip Brooks thought that four kinds of books should be in every
    library. Memoirs, biography, portraits and letters - Good books
    cost you little in money, but they may cost you years and decades
    of toil and labor and energy if permitted to pass through life without
    knowing the finer ideal of life revealed in books.

  18. Imagination Caught
    Poet: Catherine Pulsifer

    In pages bound, a world unveiled,
    Where tales and truths forever dwell.
    With every word, a mind set free,
    Entertainment and enrichment in synergy.

    Through stories woven, we learn and grow,
    Giving us thoughts that tend to flow.
    For in the realm of ink and thought,
    Intellect thrives, as imagination is caught.

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  20. Books Are A Treasure
    Poet: Catherine Pulsifer

    Truly I say that books are a treasure,
    Where knowledge hides beyond measure.
    With every page turned and letter read,
    A world of wisdom sparks in my head.

    Through ancient tomes I traverse and roam,
    Learning, from their pages, to proudly own
    The power that springs from a book's gentle touch,
    Grateful for the teachings it bestows so much.

  21. The World Of Books
    Poet: James Thomas Ward

    The world of books is a wonderful world.
    Embracing all facts and fancies;
    And through it the mind may be rapidly whirl'd.
    As the car of thought advances.

    But not too rapidly should we go,
    If we would behold its beauties,
    And learn the lessons we need to know
    To fit us for life's great duties.

    The traveler through it, if he be wise,
    Will pause at every station.
    And take due time for his mental eyes
    To make full observation.

    How many the lessons he may thus learn
    For future profit and pleasure!
    Each answering some good, in turn,
    For hours of business or leisure.

    But the best of all in this world of books
    Is the Book that God has given,
    To guide the soul, through all life's crooks,
    To an endless home in heaven.

  22. Books Can
    Poet: Catherine Pulsifer

    Books can teach us many things
    And to life another bring
    Read to learn something new
    Read if you are feeling blue.

    Libraries lend books for free
    To get a book is so easy
    The value of books is hard to measure
    They can bring so much pleasure.

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  24. 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.

  25. The Book of Books
    Poet: Unknown

    There's good books and bad books.
    There's think books and fat books,
    There's big books and some that are wee,
    But far above all books,
    Most precious of all books,
    The Bible is dearest to me.

  26. A book can take you far away Or they can keep you home for a day They allow your imagination to soar And they can open many doors.

  27. The Book
    Poet: 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.

  28. Portals To Success
    Poet: Catherine Pulsifer

    Books are portals to success, wide and grand,
    In their pages, knowledge and dreams expand.
    In libraries and homes, they patiently wait,
    To guide us through life's intricate fate.
    Books, our companions, in them we confide,
    Opening doors to success, far and wide.

  29. Books Are Keys
    Poet: Catherine Pulsifer

    Books are keys to doors of opportunity bright,
    Guiding us on journeys with knowledge and light.
    They lend a hand through life's joys and strife,
    A source of wisdom, enriching our life.

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