My heart leaps up when I behold A rainbow in the sky: So was it when my life began; So is it now I am a man; So be it when I shall grow old, Or let me die! The Child is father of the Man; And I could wish my days to be Bound each to each by natural piety.
Read our collection of poems for graduation, including classics by Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, Langston Hughes, and William Shakespeare, as well as poems by contemporary poets such as Joy Harjo, Natasha Trethewey, and Richard Wilbur. For more poems and resources for graduates, visit our Poems for Graduation page.
|2006||Theories of Time and Space||Natasha Trethewey|
|1998||First Gestures||Julia Spicher Kasdorf|
|1995||Famous||Naomi Shihab Nye|
|1980||Ithaka||C. P. Cavafy|
|1969||The Writer||Richard Wilbur|
|1916||The Road Not Taken||Robert Frost|
|1913||Beyond the Years||Paul Laurence Dunbar|