8 junio, 2024

30 beautiful poems about life

A compilation of poems that speak about life, by internationally recognized authors.

The poems about life They are reflections that poets make about the most precious asset we have, life. Because life can be beautiful, but also unbearable and devastating. Through poetry, poets give us their thoughts and transmit their wisdom to us.

Throughout the centuries, many poets have written about life, about their own perception, which by force of poetics becomes universal, which allows us to feel identified with the poems.

Next, we leave a list of life poems that speak of the conception of happiness and the passage of time, of some extraordinary poets such as Pablo Neruda, Walt Whitman, Rumi, Constantin Kavafis, Jorge Manrique or Miguel Hernández, among many other giants of universal literature.

List of poems about life

life and time

Life is a road,
that advances without ceasing,
and time is the guide
that takes us where to go.

Sometimes the road is hard
and time seems to fly
but if we move forward together,
we can go very far.

So don’t waste time
live each moment with passion,
because life is short,
and time always passes.

Life and death

Life is a gift,
a precious and brief treasure,
that we should take advantage of
to love, to create,
to leave a mark on the world.

Death is a mystery
a path we all must take,
But even if it’s the end of our time here,
our memory and our actions
will live forever in hearts
of those who loved us and will remember us.

Life and death are two sides of the same coin,
two sides of the same story
that together form a whole,
an endless cycle of existence.

So let’s live our lives to the fullest,
with passion and gratitude,
and when the time comes,
let us accept death with courage and peace,
knowing that our life had a purpose and a place in this world.

life and love

Life is a road
that opens before us
with its ups and downs and its surprises
that sometimes make us laugh
and other times cry

But love is the engine
that drives us to keep going
with strength and determination
Even when all seems lost
love gives us hope
to find happiness

love is a gift
what makes us see the world
with other eyes
makes us feel alive
and fills us with joy

So don’t be afraid
when walking through life
always carry love with you
and you will see how everything becomes brighter
and your days more full of light.

Life is a mistery

Life is a mistery
that is always evolving
a road full of ups and downs
that sometimes it’s hard to follow

It’s a mix of joys and sorrows
of bright and dark moments
of difficult decisions and uncertain paths

But despite all its unknowns
life is a precious gift
that should be appreciated and valued
every day, every moment

So live life to the fullest
follow your dreams and your passions
and don’t be afraid to take a risk
because in the end, life is an adventure
that it is worth living.

Life is a gift

Life is a gift,
a treasure that we must value.
It is a path full of joy,
that we must continue with fervor.

Happiness is a choice,
What can we do every day?
It’s a smile on our faces,
That shines like the sun in May.

Let’s not let fear or sadness,
rob us of the joy of living.
Let’s embrace each moment with gratitude,
and enjoy each day that God gives us.

May our hearts always be full,
of love and pure joy.
May life be a song of praise,
to the wonderful creation of our Lord.

«Carpe Diem» by Walt Whitman

Don’t let the day end without having grown a little,

without having been a little happier,

without having fed your dreams.

Don’t be overcome by discouragement.

Do not allow anyone to take away your right to express yourself, it is almost a duty.

Do not abandon your desire to make your life something extraordinary…

Don’t stop believing that words, laughter and poetry

they can change the world…

We are beings, human, full of passion.

The life is desert and also Oasis.

It knocks us down, hurts us, makes us protagonists of our own history…

But never stop dreaming

because only through his dreams can man be free.

Do not fall into the worst mistake, silence.

The majority lives in a scary silence.

Don’t give up…

Don’t betray your beliefs. We all need acceptance

but we cannot row against ourselves.

That transforms life into hell.

Enjoy the panic caused by having life ahead of you…

Live it intensely, without mediocrity.

Think that the future is in you and face your task with pride, drive and without fear.

Learn from those who can teach you…

Don’t let life pass you by without living it…

«I slept and dreamed that…» by Rabindranath Tagore

I slept and dreamed that life was joy.

I wake up and see that the life was service.

I served and discovered that joy is found in service.

What a brief and poetic way of emphasizing

the importance of service!

«Ethics» by Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi

On the Day of Resurrection, God will ask,

«During this stay that I gave you on earth,

what have you produced for Me?

With what job did you reach the end of your life?

For the sake of what food did you consume your strength?

What did you spend the shine of your eyes on?

In what did you dissipate your five senses?

You used your eyes, your ears and your intellect

and unadulterated heavenly substances,

And what did you buy from the land?

I gave you hands and feet as a shovel and pick

to plow the field of good works,

when did they start acting on their own?”

Ithaca, by Constantine Kavafis

When you set out on your journey to Ithaca

It asks for the path to be long,

full of adventures, full of experiences.

Do not fear the Laestrygonians or the Cyclops

nor the angry Poseidon,

such beings you will never find on your way,

if your thinking is high, if you select

it is the emotion that touches your spirit and your body.

Neither the Laestrygonians nor the Cyclops

nor will you find the wild Poseidon,

if you don’t carry them inside your soul,

if your soul does not set them up before you.

It asks for the path to be long.

May there be many summer mornings

when you arrive –with what pleasure and joy!–

to ports never seen before.

Stop at the emporia of Phoenicia

and get beautiful merchandise,

mother-of-pearl and coral, amber and ebony

and all sorts of sensual perfumes,

the more abundant sensual perfumes you can.

Go to many Egyptian cities

to learn, to learn from their wise men.

Always keep Ithaca in your mind.

Getting there is your destiny.

But never rush the trip.

It better last many years

and dock, old now, on the island,

enriched with how much you earned along the way

without putting up with Ithaca enriching you.

Ithaca gave you such a beautiful trip.

Without her you would not have set out on the path.

But he no longer has anything to give you.

Even if you find her poor, Ithaca has not deceived you.

Thus, wise as you have become, with so much experience,

you will understand what the Ithacas mean.

«Don’t Give Up» by Mario Benedetti

Don’t give up, you’re still on time

to reach out and start again,

accept your shadows, bury your fears,

release the ballast, resume flight.

Don’t give up, life is that

continue the journey,

follow your dreams,

unlock time,

move the rubble, and uncover the sky.

Don’t give up, please don’t give in

although the cold burns,

although fear bites,

Even if the sun goes down and the wind stops,

There is still fire in your soul,

There is still life in your dreams,

because life is yours and your desire too,

because you wanted it and because I love you.

Because there is wine and love, it is true,

Because there are not wounds that time can not heal,

open the doors, remove the locks,

abandon the walls that protected you.

Live life and accept the challenge,

recover the laughter, rehearse the song,

lower your guard and extend your hands,

Spread your wings and try again

celebrate life and retake the skies.

Don’t give up, please don’t give in

although the cold burns,

although fear bites,

even if the sun sets and the wind stops,

There is still fire in your soul,

There is still life in your dreams,

Because every day is a new beginning,

Because this is the time and the best time,

Because you are not alone, because I love you.

«Ode to Life» by Pablo Neruda

The whole night

with an ax

pain hit me,

but the dream

washed away like dark water

bloody stones.

Today I am alive again.


I get up,


on my shoulders.

Oh life, clear cup,


you fill up

of dirty water,

of dead wine,

of agony, of losses,

of overwhelming cobwebs,

and many believe

that that color of hell

you will keep forever.

It isn’t true.

Spend a slow night

a single minute passes

and everything changes.

it fills up

of transparency

the cup of Life.

The spacious work

he’s waiting for us.

Pigeons are born in one fell swoop.

light on Earth is established.

life, the poor


they thought you were bitter

they didn’t go out with you

from the bed

with the wind of the world

they took the blows

without looking for you,

they drilled

a black hole

and they were submerging

in mourning

from a lonely well

It’s not true, life



like the one i love

and between the breasts you have

smell of mint



a full machine,

happiness, sound

of storm, tenderness

delicate oil.


you are like a vine:

you treasure the light and distribute it

transformed into a cluster.

The one who denies you

what are you waiting for

one minute, one night,

a short or long year,

to leave

of his lying loneliness,

that investigates and fights, gathers

their hands to other hands,

that does not adopt or flatter

to misfortune,

that rejects it by giving it

wall Shape,

stonecutters like stone,

let misfortune cut

and be done with her


life awaits us

to all

the ones we love

the wild

smell of sea and mint

that she has between her breasts.

«Moments», poem attributed to Jorge Luis Borges, by Don Herold or Nadine Stair

If I could live my life again,

Next time I would try to make more mistakes.

Do not try to be so perfect, I would relax more.

I’d be dumber than I’ve been

in fact I would take very few things seriously.

It would be less hygienic.

I would take more risks

I would make more trips

I would contemplate more sunsets,

I would climb more mountains, I would swim more rivers.

I’d go to more places I’ve never been

I would eat more ice cream and less beans,

you would have more real problems and less imaginary ones.

I was one of those people who lived sensibly

and prolifically every minute of his life;

of course I had moments of joy.

But if I could go back I would try

to have only good moments.

In case you don’t know, that’s what life is made of,

only of moments; Do not miss the present.

I was one of those who never

I went nowhere without a thermometer,

a hot water bottle,

an umbrella and a parachute;

If I could live again, I would travel lighter.

if i could live again

I would start walking barefoot at the beginning

of spring

and would remain barefoot until the end of autumn.

I would go around more in a carousel,

I would contemplate more sunrises,

and I would play with more children,

if I had another life ahead of me.

But you see, I’m 85 years old…

And I know that I’m dying.

«What is life?», by Patricio Aguilar

What is life?

Life is

a drop of dew

at dawn;


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