O, In A World Of Men And Women
0, in a world of men and women,
Where all things seemed so strange to me,
And speech the common world called human
For me was a vain mimicry,
World Was In The Face Of The Beloved
World was in the face of the beloved--,
but suddenly it poured out and was gone:
world is outside, world can not be grasped.
Rainer Maria Rilke
The World Is Against Me
'The world is against me,' he said with a sigh.
'Somebody stops every scheme that I try.
The world has me down and it's keeping me there;
I don't get a chance. Oh, the world is unfair!
Edgar Albert Guest
The World And I
This is not exactly what I mean
Any more than the sun is the sun.
But how to mean more closely
If the sun shines but approximately?
Laura (Riding) Jackson
The Way Of The World
Since Adam's first sin in the garden of song,
Where the hopes of the race were empearled,
Whenever a mortal does anything wrong,
It is only the way of the world!
Freeman E. Miller
I Dream A World
I dream a world where man
No other man will scorn,
Where love will bless the earth
And peace its paths adorn
Prairie Greyhounds (C.P.R. "No. 1," Westbound)
Emily Pauline Johnson
What can I do, blind and outcast
In a world where all are fathered and sighted,
Marina Ivanovna Tsvetaeva
In This World
In this world all the flow'rs wither,
The sweet songs of the birds are brief;
I dream of summers that will last
Rene Francois Armand Prudhomme
"The worlds in which we live are two
The world 'I am' and the world 'I do.'"
The worlds in which we live at heart are one,
Henry Van Dyke
O world, I cannot hold thee close enough!
Thy winds, thy wide grey skies!
Thy mists, that roll and rise!
Thy woods, this autumn day, that ache and sag
Edna St. Vincent Millay
It has no time to stop and pet
The sulker in a peevish fret,
Who wails he'll neither work nor play
Edgar Albert Guest
Your Smile Is A Bridge To The World
You've got to get up every morning,
With a smile on your face,
You need to show to the world all the love that you hold,
Share your smile with the world and the world will smile you back.
You Walked Away
My thoughts are running crazy through my mind,
Reaching the open sky and stars,
No one is there to share my sorrows,
You walked away, you walked away.
The Loom Of Dreams
I broider the world upon a loom,
I broider with dreams my tapestry;
Here in a little lonely room
I am master of earth and sea,
Looking, Walking, Being
"The World is not something to
look at, it is something to be in."
When Wisdom tells me that the world's a speck
Lost on the shoreless blue of God's To-Day…
I smile, and think, ‘For every man his way:
The world's my ship, and I'm alone on deck!'
A Song For Marna
Dame of the night of hair
Like blue smoke blown!
World yet undreamed-of there
Lurks to be known.
Bliss Carman and Richard Hovey
Is it for fear to wet a widow's eye
That thou consumest thyself in single life?
Ah! if thou issueless shalt hap to die.
The world will wail thee, like a makeless wife;
The World Is Great
The world is great!
The birds fly from me;
The stars are golden fruit
Upon a tree