Heaven Poems


“I don't like to commit myself about heaven and hell - you see, I have friends in both places.” Leave it to Mark Twain to find humor in the afterlife. Perhaps no topic captures our imagination more than what happens after we pass on. Do we simply stop existing, or do we go to heaven or hell? Heaven quotes help us see the light either way, giving us insight and yes, laughter about life eternal. From Mother Teresa to Benjamin Franklin, the great minds of our time have given us heaven quotes so that we can ponder the one question that we can not answer during our life here on earth: Where do we go from here?

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Found 63 poems in the topic of Heaven.
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In heaven by Stephen Crane
In heaven,
Some little blades of grass
Stood before God.
"What did you do?"
Then all save one of the little blades
Began eagerly to relate
The merits of their lives.
This one stayed a small way behind,
Ashamed.
Presently, God said,
"And what … [ Read More ]

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If there are any heavens my mother will by E.E. Cummings
if there are any heavens my mother will (all by herself) have
one. It will not be a pansy heaven nor
a fragile heaven of lilies-of-the-valley but
it will be a heaven of blackred roses

my father will be (deep like a rose
tall like a rose)

standing nea… [ Read More ]

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Emily Dickinson
I saw no Way -- The Heavens were stitched by Emily Dickinson
I saw no Way -- The Heavens were stitched --
I felt the Columns close --
The Earth reversed her Hemispheres --
I touched the Universe --

And back it slid -- and I alone --
A Speck upon a Ball --
Went out upon Circumference --
Beyond the Dip of Bell -- [ Read More ]

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The Cold Heaven by William Yeats
Suddenly I saw the cold and rook-delighting heaven
That seemed as though ice burned and was but the more ice,
And thereupon imagination and heart were driven
So wild that every casual thought of that and this
Vanished, and left but memories, that should be out of seasonRead More ]

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He Wishes For The Cloths Of Heaven by William Yeats
Had I the heavens' embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half-light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet:
But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dre… [ Read More ]

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Men Are Heaven's Piers by Robert Stevenson
MEN are Heaven's piers; they evermore
Unwearying bear the skyey floor;
Man's theatre they bear with ease,
Unfrowning cariatides!
I, for my wife, the sun uphold,
Or, dozing, strike the seasons cold.
She, on her side, in fairy-wise
Deals in diviner mysteries,… [ Read More ]

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Emily Dickinson
I went to Heaven by Emily Dickinson
I went to Heaven --
'Twas a small Town --
Lit -- with a Ruby --
Lathed -- with Down --

Stiller -- than the fields
At the full Dew --
Beautiful -- as Pictures --
No Man drew.
People -- like the Moth --
Of Mechlin -- frames --
Duties -- o… [ Read More ]

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Emily Dickinson
I've known a Heaven, like a Tent by Emily Dickinson
I've known a Heaven, like a Tent --
To wrap its shining Yards --
Pluck up its stakes, and disappear --
Without the sound of Boards
Or Rip of Nail -- Or Carpenter --
But just the miles of Stare --
That signalize a Show's Retreat --
In North America --
<… [ Read More ]

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How I Walked Alone in the Jungles of Heaven by Vachel Lindsay
Oh, once I walked in Heaven, all alone
Upon the sacred cliffs above the sky.
God and the angels, and the gleaming saints
Had journeyed out into the stars to die.

They had gone forth to win far citizens,
Bought at great price, bring happiness for all:
By su… [ Read More ]

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Emily Dickinson
Going to Heaven! by Emily Dickinson
Going to Heaven!
I don't know when --
Pray do not ask me how!
Indeed I'm too astonished
To think of answering you!
Going to Heaven!
How dim it sounds!
And yet it will be done
As sure as flocks go home at night
Unto the Shepherd's arm!

P… [ Read More ]

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Emily Dickinson
"Heaven" -- is what I cannot reach! by Emily Dickinson
"Heaven" -- is what I cannot reach!
The Apple on the Tree --
Provided it do hopeless -- hang --
That -- "Heaven" is -- to Me!

The Color, on the Cruising Cloud --
The interdicted Land --
Behind the Hill -- the House behind --
There -- Paradise -- is fo… [ Read More ]

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Emily Dickinson
Why -- do they shut Me out of Heaven? by Emily Dickinson
Why -- do they shut Me out of Heaven?
Did I sing -- too loud?
But -- I can say a little "Minor"
Timid as a Bird!

Wouldn't the Angels try me --
Just -- once -- more --
Just -- see -- if I troubled them --
But don't -- shut the door!

Oh, if I… [ Read More ]

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TO HEAVEN by Robert Herrick
Open thy gates
To him who weeping waits,
And might come in,
But that held back by sin.
Let mercy be
So kind, to set me free,
And I will straight
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Heaven by Rupert Brooke
Fish (fly-replete, in depth of June,
Dawdling away their wat'ry noon)
Ponder deep wisdom, dark or clear,
Each secret fishy hope or fear.
Fish say, they have their Stream and Pond;
But is there anything Beyond?
This life cannot be All, they swear,
For how un… [ Read More ]

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Rabindranath Tagore
Lover's Gifts XLIV: Where Is Heaven by Rabindranath Tagore
Where is heaven? you ask me, my child,-the sages tell us it is
beyond the limits of birth and death, unswayed by the rhythm of day
and night; it is not of the earth.
But your poet knows that its eternal hunger is for time and
space, and it strives evermore to be born in t… [ Read More ]

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Emily Dickinson
Is Heaven a Physician? by Emily Dickinson
Is Heaven a Physician?
They say that He can heal --
But Medicine Posthumous
Is unavailable --
Is Heaven an Exchequer?
They speak of what we owe --
But that negotiation
I'm not a Party to -- [ Read More ]

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Where Is Heaven? by Faye Kilday
Where is Heaven?

Is it somewhere in outer space?

Where does my loved one now dwell...

In some far and distant place?


Heaven is all around you...

It's as close as the air and love that surround you.

Heaven is everywhere.… [ Read More ]

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Winter Heavens by George Meredith
Sharp is the night, but stars with frost alive
Leap off the rim of earth across the dome.
It is a night to make the heavens our home
More than the nest whereto apace we strive.
Lengths down our road each fir-tree seems a hive,
In swarms outrushing from the golden com… [ Read More ]

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Emily Dickinson
Immured in Heaven! by Emily Dickinson
Immured in Heaven!
What a Cell!
Let every Bondage be,
Thou sweetest of the Universe,
Like that which ravished thee! [ Read More ]

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An Hymn Of Heavenly Beauty by Edmund Spenser
Rapt with the rage of mine own ravish'd thought,
Through contemplation of those goodly sights,
And glorious images in heaven wrought,
Whose wondrous beauty, breathing sweet delights
Do kindle love in high-conceited sprights;
I fain to tell the things that I behold,Read More ]

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General William Booth Enters into Heaven by Vachel Lindsay
[To be sung to the tune of The Blood of the Lamb with indicated instrument]


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[Bass drum beaten loudly.]

Booth led boldly with his big bass drum --
(Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?)
The Saints smiled gravely and they said: "He's com… [ Read More ]

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