PEACE POEMS

Peace
When will you ever, Peace, wild wooddove, shy wings shut,
Your round me roaming end, and under be my boughs?
When, when, Peace, will you, Peace? I'll not play hypocrite
To own my heart: I yield you do come sometimes; but
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Gerard Manley Hopkins
Peace
A man must earn his hour of peace,
Must pay for it with hours of strife and care,
Must win by toil the evening's sweet release,
The rest that may be portioned for his share;
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Edgar Albert Guest
The Ghost
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Walter de la Mare
Making Peace
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imagination of peace, to oust the intense, familiar
imagination of disaster. Peace, not only
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Denise Levertov
From The Cantata For N. F. S. Grundtvig
His day was the greatest the Northland has seen,
It one was with the midnight-sun's wonders serene:
The light wherein he sat was the light of God's true peace,
And that has never morning, nor night when it must cease.
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Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson
Sabbath Queen
The sun has already disappeared beyond the treetops,
Come let us go and welcome the Sabbath Queen,
She is already descending among us, holy and blessed,
And with her are angels, a host of peace and rest,
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Hayyim Nahman Bialik
For Peace
Flowers grow in the grass,
Baby footfalls pass
Over the fields once red,
Over the hero's head-
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Harriet Monroe
A Tooth upon Our Peace
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A Tooth upon Our Peace
The Peace cannot deface-
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Emily Dickinson
I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day
I heard the bells on Christmas day
Their old familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet the words repeat
Of peace on earth, good will to men.
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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Flower-De-Luce: Christmas Bells
I heard the bells on Christmas Day
Their old familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet
The words repeat
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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Songs In The Masque Of Alfred: To Peace
O Peace! the fairest child of heaven,
To whom the sylvan reign was given,
The vale, the fountain, and the grove,
With every softer scene of love:
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James Thomson
I many times thought Peace had come
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I many times thought Peace had come
When Peace was far away-
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Emily Dickinson
The Price Of Peace
Peace without Justice is a low estate,-
A coward cringing to an iron Fate!
But Peace through Justice is the great ideal,-
We'll pay the price of war to make it real.
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Henry Van Dyke
For You
THE PEACE of great doors be for you.
Wait at the knobs, at the panel oblongs.
Wait for the great hinges.

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Carl Sandburg
Christmas Bells
I heard the bells on Christmas Day
Their old, familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet
The words repeat
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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
My Child Wafts Peace
My child wafts peace.
When I lean over him,
It is not just the smell of soap.

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Yehuda Amichai
Kissass
Kissass is the Part of Peace
America will have to Kissass Mother Earth
Whites have to Kissass blacks, for Peace & Pleasure,
Only Pathway to Peace, Kissass.
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Allen Ginsberg
Gramercy Park
For W. P.

The little park was filled with peace,
The walks were carpeted with snow,
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Sara Teasdale
Peace
Sweet Peace, where dost thou dwell? I humbly crave,
Let me once know.
I sought thee in a secret cave,
And ask'd, if Peace were there,
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George Herbert
In A School Chapel
THE clear young voices rise and soar: 'Oh, pray
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they
Shall prosper that love thee.' Yet each boy's heart
Harbors the hope that he may have a part
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Alice Duer Miller

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