Heaven Poems

Found 63 poems in the topic of Heaven.
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Emily Dickinson
Except the Heaven had come so near by Emily Dickinson
Except the Heaven had come so near --
So seemed to choose My Door --
The Distance would not haunt me so --
I had not hoped -- before --

But just to hear the Grace depart --
I never thought to see --
Afflicts me with a Double loss --
'Tis lost -- and l… [ Read More ]

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Psalm XIX: The Heavens Declare Thy Glory, Lord by Isaac Watts
The heavens declare thy glory, Lord,
In every star thy wisdom shines;
But when our eyes behold thy word,
We read thy name in fairer lines.

The rolling sun, the changing light,
And night and day, thy power confess;
But the blest volume thou hast writ
R… [ Read More ]

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Emily Dickinson
Which is best? Heaven -- by Emily Dickinson
Which is best? Heaven --
Or only Heaven to come
With that old Codicil of Doubt?
I cannot help esteem

The "Bird within the Hand"
Superior to the one
The "Bush" may yield me
Or may not
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Ignorant Before The Heavens Of My Life by Rainer Rilke
Ignorant before the heavens of my life,
I stand and gaze in wonder. Oh the vastness
of the stars. Their rising and descent. How still.
As if I didn't exist. Do I have any
share in this? Have I somehow dispensed with
their pure effect? Does my blood's ebb and flow
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Heaven by Philip Levine
If you were twenty-seven
and had done time for beating
our ex-wife and had
no dreams you remembered
in the morning, you might
lie on your bed and listen
to a mad canary sing
and think it all right to be
there every Saturday
ignoring your … [ Read More ]

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William Blake
Proverbs of Hell (Excerpt from The Marriage of Heaven and H by William Blake
In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy.
Drive your cart and your plow over the bones of the dead.
The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
Prudence is a rich, ugly old maid courted by Incapacity.
He who desires but acts not, breeds pestilence.
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John Donne
Holy Sonnet VI: This Is My Play's Last Scene, Here Heavens Appoint by John Donne
This is my play's last scene, here heavens appoint
My pilgrimage's last mile; and my race
Idly, yet quickly run, hath this last pace,
My span's last inch, my minute's latest point,
And gluttonous death, will instantly unjoint
My body and soul, and I shall sleep a spa… [ Read More ]

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Emily Dickinson
Who has not found the Heaven -- below -- by Emily Dickinson
Who has not found the Heaven -- below --
Will fail of it above --
For Angels rent the House next ours,
Wherever we remove -- [ Read More ]

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William Blake
The Marriage of Heaven and Hell (excerpt) by William Blake
In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy.
Drive your cart and your plow over the bones of the dead.
The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
Prudence is a rich, ugly old maid courted by Incapacity.
He who desires but acts not, breeds pestilence.
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The Heavenly Hills of Holland by Henry Dyke
The heavenly hills of Holland,--
How wondrously they rise
Above the smooth green pastures
Into the azure skies!
With blue and purple hollows,
With peaks of dazzling snow,
Along the far horizon
The clouds are marching slow.

No mortal foot has t… [ Read More ]

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Emily Dickinson
A Pit -- but Heaven over it -- by Emily Dickinson
A Pit -- but Heaven over it --
And Heaven beside, and Heaven abroad,
And yet a Pit --
With Heaven over it.

To stir would be to slip --
To look would be to drop --
To dream -- to sap the Prop
That holds my chances up.
Ah! Pit! With Heaven over i… [ Read More ]

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Emily Dickinson
Not One by Heaven defrauded stay -- by Emily Dickinson
Not One by Heaven defrauded stay --
Although he seem to steal
He restitutes in some sweet way
Secreted in his will -- [ Read More ]

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The Hound of Heaven by Francis Thompson
I fled Him down the nights and down the days
I fled Him down the arches of the years
I fled Him down the labyrinthine ways
Of my own mind, and in the midst of tears
I hid from him, and under running laughter.
Up vistaed hopes I sped and shot precipitated
Adown t… [ Read More ]

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Emily Dickinson
Than Heaven more remote, by Emily Dickinson
Than Heaven more remote,
For Heaven is the root,
But these the flitted seed.
More flown indeed
Than ones that never were,
Or those that hide, and are.

What madness, by their side,
A vision to provide
Of future days
They cannot praise.
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Emily Dickinson
The Heaven vests for Each by Emily Dickinson
The Heaven vests for Each
In that small Deity
It craved the grace to worship
Some bashful Summer's Day --

Half shrinking from the Glory
It importuned to see
Till these faint Tabernacles drop
In full Eternity --

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Lord Byron
I would to heaven that I were so much clay by Lord Byron
I would to heaven that I were so much clay,
As I am blood, bone, marrow, passion, feeling -
Because at least the past were passed away -
And for the future - (but I write this reeling,
Having got drunk exceedingly today,
So that I seem to stand upon the ceiling)
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Whispers of Heavenly Death. by Walt Whitman
WHISPERS of heavenly death, murmur'd I hear;
Labial gossip of night--sibilant chorals;
Footsteps gently ascending--mystical breezes, wafted soft and low;
Ripples of unseen rivers--tides of a current, flowing, forever flowing;
(Or is it the plashing of tears? the measu… [ Read More ]

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Howard Nemerov
Amateurs of Heaven by Howard Nemerov
Two lovers to a midnight meadow came
High in the hills, to lie there hand and hand
Like effigies and look up at the stars,
The never-setting ones set in the North
To circle the Pole in idiot majesty,
And wonder what was given them to wonder.

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Emily Dickinson
"Heaven" has different Signs -- to me -- by Emily Dickinson
"Heaven" has different Signs -- to me --
Sometimes, I think that Noon
Is but a symbol of the Place --
And when again, at Dawn,

A mighty look runs round the World
And settles in the Hills --
An Awe if it should be like that
Upon the Ignorance steals --… [ Read More ]

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A Glimpse of Heaven by Danette Kettwich
God has given me....
A little glimpse of heaven
Here upon this earth
In a sun filled morning
In a newborn baby's birth.

In the droopy dandelions
In a wet slobbery kiss
Just the simple things
I'm glad I didn't miss.

In the … [ Read More ]

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Elizabeth Bishop
Seascape by Elizabeth Bishop
This celestial seascape, with white herons got up as angels,
flying high as they want and as far as they want sidewise
in tiers and tiers of immaculate reflections;
the whole region, from the highest heron
down to the weightless mangrove island
with bright green … [ Read More ]

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