Poem on Friendship by: H. W. Longfellow


Poem on Friendship by: H. W. Longfellow

I shot an arrow into the air,
It fell to earth, I knew not where;
For, so swiftly it flew, the sight
Could not follow it in its flight.
I breathed a song into the air,
It fell to earth, I knew not where;
For who has sight so keen and strong,
That it can follow the flight of song?
Long, long afterward, in an oak
I found the arrow, still unbroke;
And the song, from beginning to end,
I found again in the heart of a friend.

Poems on Friendship by: William Shakespeare

Poem on Friendship by: William Shakespeare

Blow, Blow, thou winter wind!
Thou art not so unkind
As man's ingratitude
Thy tooth is not so keen
Because thou art not seen.
Although thy breath be rude.
Heigh ho! sing, heigh ho! unto the green holly;
Most friendship is feigning most loving mere folly.
Then, heigh ho, the holly!
This life is most jolly.

Freeze, freeze, thou bitter sky,
That dost not bite so ngh
As benefits forgot:
Though thou the watters warp,
Thy sting is not so sharp
As friend remembered not.
Heigh-ho! sing heigh-ho! unto the green holly:
Most friendship is feigning, most love mere folly:
Then heigh-ho, the holly!
This life is most Jolly.



Poem on Friendship by: William Shakespeare

When my love swears that she is made of truth
I do believe her though I know she lies,
That she might think me some untutored youth
Unlearned in the world's false subtleties.
Thus vainly thinking that she thinks me young,
Although she knows my days are past the best,
Simply I credit her false-speaking tongue;
On both sides thus is simple truth suppressed.
But wherefore says she not she is unjust,
And wherefore say not I that I am old?
O, love's best habit is in seeming trust,
And age in love loves not to have years told.
Therefore I lie with her, and she with me,
And in our faults by lies we flattered be.


Poem on Friendship by: William Shakespeare

Full many a glorious morning have I see
Flatter the mountain-tops with sovereign eye,
Kissing with golden face the meadows green,
Gilding pale streams with heavenly alchemy;
Anon permit the basest clouds to ride
With ugly rack on his celestial face,
And from the forlorn world his visage hide,
Stealing unseen to west with this disgrace:
Even so my sun one early morn did shine
With all-triumphant splendour on my brow;
But out, alack! He was but one hour mine;
The region cloud hath mask'd him from me now.
Yet him for this my love no whit disdaineth;
Suns of the world may stain when heaven's sun staineth.

Inspirational Friendship Quotes

Sir James M. Barrie:
Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.

Alexander Hamilton:
Those who stand for nothing fall for anything.

May Sarton:
Though friendship is not quick to burn, it is explosive stuff.

Thich Nhat Hanh:
Though we all have the fear and the seeds of anger within us, we must learn not to water those seeds and instead nourish our positive qualities – those of compassion, understanding, and loving kindness.

Seneca:
Time heals what reason cannot.

Confucius:
To be able to practice five things everywhere under heaven constitutes perfect virtue... gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness.

William Hazlitt:
To be capable of steady friendship or lasting love, are the two greatest proofs, not only of goodness of heart, but of strength of mind.

German proverb:
To change and to change for the better are two different things.

Philip Massinger
To doubt is worse than to have lost; And to despair is but to antedate those miseries that must fall on us.

Abraham Lincoln
To ease another's heartache is to forget one's own.


Birthday Poems

A Prayer for a Mother's Birthday by Henry Van Dyke
Lord Jesus, Thou hast known
A mother's love and tender care:
And Thou wilt hear, while for my own
Mother most dear I make this birthday prayer.

Protect her life, I pray,
Who gave the gift of life to me;
And may she know, from day to day,
The deepening glow of Life that comes from Thee.

As once upon her breast
Fearless and well content I lay,
So let her heart, on Thee at rest,
Feel fears depart and troubles fade away.

Her every wish fulfill;
And even if Thou must refuse
In anything, let Thy wise will
A comfort bring such as kind mothers use.

Ah, hold her by the hand,
As once her hand held mine;
And though she may not understand
Life's winding way, lead her in peace divine.

I cannot pay my debt
For all the love that she has given;
But Thou, love's Lord, wilt not forget
Her due reward,--bless her in earth and heaven.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Birthdays by Robert William Service
Let us have birthdays every day,
(I had the thought while I was shaving)
Because a birthday should be gay,
And full of grace and good behaving.
We can't have cakes and candles bright,
And presents are beyond our giving,
But let lt us cherish with delight
The birthday way of lovely living.

For I have passed three-score and ten
And I can count upon my fingers
The years I hope to bide with men,
(Though by God's grace one often lingers.)
So in the summers left to me,
Because I'm blest beyond my merit,
I hope with gratitude and glee
To sparkle with the birthday spirit.

Let me inform myself each day
Who's proudmost on the natal roster;
If Washington or Henry Clay,
Or Eugene Field or Stephen Foster.
oh lots of famous folks I'll find
Who more than measure to my rating,
And so thanksgivingly inclined
Their birthdays I'll be celebrating.

For Oh I know the cheery glow|
Of Anniversary rejoicing;
Let me reflect its radiance so
My daily gladness I'll be voicing.
And though I'm stooped and silver-haired,
Let me with laughter make the hearth gay,
So by the gods I may be spared
Each year to hear: "Pop, Happy Birthday."
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

A Birthday Candle by Donald Justice
Thirty today, I saw
The trees flare briefly like
The candles on a cake,
As the sun went down the sky,
A momentary flash,
Yet there was time to wish.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------



A Birthday by Christina Rossetti
My heart is like a singing bird
Whose nest is in a water'd shoot;
My heart is like an apple-tree
Whose boughs are bent with thickset fruit;
My heart is like a rainbow shell
That paddles in a halcyon sea;
My heart is gladder than all these
Because my love is come to me.

Raise me a dais of silk and down;
Hang it with vair and purple dyes;
Carve it in doves and pomegranates,
And peacocks with a hundred eyes;
Work it in gold and silver grapes,
In leaves and silver fleurs-de-lys;
Because the birthday of my life
Is come, my love is come to me.

----------------------------------------------------------


Nice Poems by Famous Poets

A Dream Within A Dream by Edgar Allan Poe
Take this kiss upon the brow!
And, in parting from you now,
Thus much let me avow--
You are not wrong, who deem
That my days have been a dream;
Yet if hope has flown away
In a night, or in a day,
In a vision, or in none,
Is it therefore the less gone?
All that we see or seem
Is but a dream within a dream.

I stand amid the roar
Of a surf-tormented shore,
And I hold within my hand
Grains of the golden sand--
How few! yet how they creep
Through my fingers to the deep,
While I weep--while I weep!
O God! can I not grasp
Them with a tighter clasp?
O God! can I not save
One from the pitiless wave?
Is all that we see or seem
But a dream within a dream?
-----------------------------------------------------------

Why Suffer?...

HTML clipboard
Roses

Roses

Roses

Why Suffer?...


Oriza Martins


Why lament the darkened day,

if tomorrow the sun will return glorious?

Why sadden ourselves

with the severity of winter,

if spring is coming soon

to cover the nature with colors and loves?

Why live remembering

ominous souvenirs of the past,

if the life is to our front and

it should be enjoyed?

Why close the heart to future relationships,

if we are born to love, to love… and to love?

Why insist on the cold solitude

and not enjoy the warm presence of someone?

Why discourage ourselves because of financial difficulties

if we have a great potential to face challenges?

Why suffer because of problems of health

and not to use optimism - the way to win all battles?

Finally…As great Poets say:

I cannot choose how I feel, but I can choose what I do about it.”

Or…

“Pain can be inevitable, but Suffering is optional.”

Namoro Cristão, Romance online

Sport Animated Gifs - Boston Red Sox

Gifs by Oriza


Myspace-Orkut-code:



Have a nice day!!

Rise and shine!!



Good Morning Message for lovers

Gifs by Oriza


Myspace-Orkut-code:



Have a nice day!!

Rise and shine!!



Good Morning for a Lover

Gifs by Oriza


Myspace-Orkut-code:



Have a nice day!!



Love Birthday Message

Gifs by Oriza


Have a nice day!!  Rise and shine!!





*** ***

***



INDEX - View other messages: top labels, categories, tags

Happy Birthday Love Poem

Gifs by Oriza


Myspace-Orkut-code:



Have a nice day!!



Happy Birthday Love Message

Gifs by Oriza


Myspace-Orkut-code:



Have a nice day!!



Good morning, my dear love!

Gifs by Oriza


Myspace-Orkut-code:



Have a nice day!!



Good Morning!

Gifs by Oriza


Myspace-Orkut-code:



Have a nice day!!



Mammy, I love you!!

Gifs by Oriza


Myspace-Orkut-code:




Happy Birthday! Congratulations!

Gifs by Oriza

Send by email

Myspace-Orkut-code:




Sweet Words of Love - love poem by Oriza Martins

Gifs by Oriza


HTML clipboard

Sweet Words of Love


There are words that show feelings,
Some words express different thoughts,
Some words transform us all,
They touch the deep of our souls...
There are magic words: sweet ones,
Simple ones, but powerful...
Some words have ambrosia flavor,
Some ones - roses smell and color...
There are words - finally -
That bring us hope and peace...
Amongst all words, however, my choice goes
To those that mix innocence
With a lot of passion and so much desire...
The sweetest, that I very much like,
The words I more eagerly enjoy,
The ones that come from your lips, my love.

© Oriza Martins

View this poem in:
portuguese - español - french- italian










INDEX - View other messages: top labels, categories, tags