Enjoy our collection of famous friendship poems; classic poems to share with your friends. The poems were written many years ago but like that of a true friend, their famous words about friendship still apply today.
These poems have become famous because of the Poet's ability to express their thoughts
about being friends and about what friendship means.
Share these famous poems about friendship with people who have made a difference in your life - your friends!
In our lives, we all need people we can depend on and friends along with family complete our life relationships. Great words for reflection on what constitutes friendship.
Emblems Of Friendship
Poet: John Imrie, A Canadian Poet, 1846-1902
Friendship is a golden band
Linking life with life,
Heart to heart, and hand to hand,
Antidote to strife.
Friendship is a silken cord
Beautiful and strong,
Guarding, by each kindly word,
Loving hearts from wrong.
Friendship is a beacon-light
On life’s rocky shore,
Brightest in our darkest night
When the breakers roar.
Friendship is an iron shield
Where life’s cruel darts
Ever may be forced to yield
Ere they wound true hearts.
Friendship is the gift of God
Freely to us given,
As the flowers that gem the sod,
Or the light of heaven!
A Time To Talk
Poet: Robert Frost
When a friend calls to me from the road
And slows his horse to a meaning walk,
I don't stand still and look around
On all the hills I haven't hoed,
And shout from where I am, 'What is it?'
No, not as there is a time to talk.
I thrust my hoe in the mellow ground,
Blade-end up and five feet tall,
And plod: I go up to the stone wall
For a friendly visit.
Love and Friendship
By Sydney Smith
I am for frank explanations with friends in case of affronts
sometimes save a perishing friendship;
sometimes they even place it on a firmer basis than before.
Secret discontent always end badly.
And by the way,
we ought to remember that the word friendship applies to
relationships in the family quite as much as with outsiders.
Somebody once said that love may not be
any part of friendship
but friendship must always
exist for love to be happy.
Wise words about what friendship is and is not. Love in a friendship is a two way street.
Let the verses be ones that
remind you about loving a friend!
Famous Theologian: St. Augustine, Bishop of Hippo, 354 - 430
The love of friendship should be gratuitous.
You ought not to have
or to love a friend for what he will give you.
If you love him for the reason that
he will supply you with money or some other temporal favor,
you love the gift rather than him.
A friend should be loved freely for himself,
and not for anything else
Be a friend. You don't need money:
Just a disposition sunny;
Just the wish to help another
Get along some way or other....
Read the complete poem, Be A Friend
A Friend's Greeting
by Edgar A. Guest
I'd like to be the sort of friend that you have been to me;
I'd like to be the help that you've been always glad to be;
I'd like to mean as much to you each minute of the day
As you have meant, old friend of mine, to me along the way...
Read more A Friend's Greeting
The Making Of Friends
by Edgar A. Guest
If nobody smiled and nobody cheered and nobody helped us along,
If each every minute looked after himself and good things all went to the strong,
If nobody cared just a little for you, and nobody thought about me,
And we stood all alone to the battle of life, what a dreary old world it would be!
More verses The Making Of Friends
Wanted, A Friend
Poet: Edward Rowland Sill
The applicant must be rather old,
In order to be fitted to give advice
A limited amount of it wisely;
And at the same time rather young,
In order to receive it in liberal quantity
And in a meek frame of mind.
He must be of medium height, intellectually, and
In the enjoyment of robust spiritual health.
A written guarantee must be given of freedom
From all contagious defects of character!
From these classic poems we hope you have found verses to share with your friends. And may these famous poets remind
you of the importance of friends in our lives. Being a good friend gives you companionship and relationships that are to
be valued and treasured. A bond like no other!