Category: Lead Poems

Walt Whitman A Noisless Patient Spider

A noiseless patient spider, I mark’d where on a little promontory it stood isolated, Mark’d how to explore the vacant vast surrounding, It launch’d forth filament, filament, filament out of itself, Ever unreeling them, ever tirelessly speeding them. And you O my soul where you stand, Surrounded, detached, in measureless...

Jalaluddin Rumi- The Way Things Should

What will our children do in the morning? Will they wake with their hearts wanting to play, the way wings should? Will they have dreamed the needed flights and gathered the strength from the planets that all men and women need to balance the wonderful charms of the earth so...

John Milton- On Time

John Milton- On Time

FLy envious Time, till thou run out thy race, Call on the lazy leaden-stepping hours, Whose speed is but the heavy Plummets pace; And glut thy self with what thy womb devours, Which is no more then what is false and vain, And meerly mortal dross; So little is our...

Allama Muhammad Iqbal- Pathos Of Love

Allama Muhammad Iqbal- Pathos Of Love

O Pathos of Love! You are a glossy pearl Beware, you should not appear among strangers The theatre of your display is concealed under the veil The modern audience’ eye accepts only the visible display New breeze has arrived in the Existence’ garden O Pathos of Love! Now there is...

Henry Longfellow Loss And Gain

When I compare What I have lost with what I have gained, What I have missed with what attained, Little room do I find for pride. I am aware How many days have been idly spent; How like an arrow the good intent Has fallen short or been turned aside....

Rudyard Kipling- The Explanation

Rudyard Kipling- The Explanation

Love and Death once ceased their strife At the Tavern of Man’s Life. Called for wine, and threw — alas! — Each his quiver on the grass. When the bout was o’er they found Mingled arrows strewed the ground. Hastily they gathered then Each the loves and lives of men....

Allama Muhammad Iqbal- The Candle

Allama Muhammad Iqbal- The Candle

O Candle! I am also an afflicted person in the world assembly Constant complaint is my lot in the manner of the rue Love gave the warmth of internal pathos to you It made me the florist selling blood-mixed tears Whether you be the candle of a celebrating assembly or...

Walt Whitman Germs

Forms, qualities, lives, humanity, language, thoughts, The ones known, and the ones unknown, the ones on the stars, The stars themselves, some shaped, others unshaped, Wonders as of those countries, the soil, trees, cities, inhabitants, whatever they may be, Splendid suns, the moons and rings, the countless combinations and effects,...

Jalaluddin Rumi A New Rule

It is the rule with drunkards to fall upon each other, to quarrel, become violent, and make a scene. The lover is even worse than a drunkard. I will tell you what love is: to enter a mine of gold. And what is that gold? The lover is a king...

Ted Hughes -The Seven Sorrows

Ted Hughes -The Seven Sorrows

The first sorrow of autumn Is the slow goodbye Of the garden who stands so long in the evening- A brown poppy head, The stalk of a lily, And still cannot go. The second sorrow Is the empty feet Of a pheasant who hangs from a hook with his brothers....

Allama Muhammad Iqbal -A Mountain and a Squirrel

Allama Muhammad Iqbal -A Mountain and a Squirrel

A mountain was saying this to a squirrel “Commit suicide if you have self-respect You are insignificant, still so arrogant, how strange! You are neither wise, nor intelligent! not even shrewd! It is strange when the insignificant pose as important! When the stupid ones like you pose as intelligent! You...

Henry David Thoreau- The Inward Morning

Packed in my mind lie all the clothes Which outward nature wears, And in its fashion’s hourly change It all things else repairs. In vain I look for change abroad, And can no difference find, Till some new ray of peace uncalled Illumes my inmost mind. What is it gilds...

Allama Muhammad Iqbal- Death Of The Ego

Devoid the west of inner light, Her soul is struck with deadly blight : The loss of self has made the East A leper, for germs befitting feast. The Arabs have lost their former zeal, Their souls are shrunk, they can not feel : Iraq and Persia are bereft Of...

Robert Frost Mending Wall

Something there is that doesn’t love a wall, That sends the frozen-ground-swell under it, And spills the upper boulders in the sun; And makes gaps even two can pass abreast. The work of hunters is another thing: I have come after them and made repair Where they have left not...

Henry David Thoreau Prayer

Great God, I ask for no meaner pelf Than that I may not disappoint myself, That in my action I may soar as high As I can now discern with this clear eye. And next in value, which thy kindness lends, That I may greatly disappoint my friends, Howe’er they...

Allama Muhammad Iqbal A Longing

O Lord ! I have become weary of human assemblages! When the heart is sad no pleasure in assemblages can be I seek escape from tumult, my heart desires The silence which speech may ardently love! I vehemently desire silence, I strongly long that A small hut in the mountain’s...

Walt Whitman -To Think of Time

To think of time—of all that retrospection! To think of to-day, and the ages continued henceforward! Have you guess’d you yourself would not continue? Have you dreaded these earth-beetles? Have you fear’d the future would be nothing to you? Is to-day nothing? Is the beginningless past nothing? If the future...

Lead Poem

Hafiz Ghazal 22 When you hear the lovers’ words, think them not a mistake You don’t recognize these words, the error must be your take. The here and hereafter cannot tame my spirit and soul Praise God for all the intrigue in my mind that is at stake. I know...

Ralph Waldo Emerson -The Snow Storm

Announced by all the trumpets of the sky Arrives the snow, and, driving o’er the fields, Seems nowhere to alight: the whited air Hides hills and woods, the river and the heaven, And veils the farm-house at the garden’s end. The steed and traveller stopped, the courier’s feet Delayed, all...