Enjoy our collection of famous friendship poems; short 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.
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!
A Friend Or Two
Poet: Wilbur D. Nesbit
There is all of pleasure and all of peace,
In a friend or two.
And all your troubles may find release,
In a friend or two.
It's in the grip of a friendly hand
On native soil or in foreign land,
But the world is made — do you understand? —
Of a friend or two.
And would you have a host of friends.
On land or on the sea?
If that you would - just bear in mind:.
That YOU a friend must be.
And would you have the greatest joy,
A joy that you can lend?
Go slip your hand into his palm
And say, "I am your friend."
Poet: Dr. Rosalie Carter
I think that God will never send
A gift so precious as a friend,
A friend who always understands
And fills each need as it demands
Whose loyalty will stand the test,
When skies are bright or overcast.
Who sees the faults that merit blame.
But keeps on loving just the same;
Who does far more than creeds could do
To make us good, to make us true,
Earth's gifts a sweet enjoyment lend
But only God can give a friend.
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
Poet: John Greenleaf Whittier
O one in sun and shade the same,
In weal and woe my steady friend,
Whatever by that holy name
The angels comprehend.
Not blind to faults and fetters, thou
Hast never failed the good to see.
Nor judged by one unseemly bough
The upward struggling tree.
Through all the shadows of my way
Thy smile hath fallen soft and clear —
And at the close of my life's day
May it still seem as near.
From these short 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!