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What are some good poems about life?

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Examples of poems about life include "Barter" by Sara Teasdale and "The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost. Other examples include "Yesterday's Sorrows" by Heather Burns and "When You Are Old" by William Butler Yeats.

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"Barter" is a poem about all the lovely things life has to offer. In this poem, Teasdale puts it as "Life has loveliness to sell..." She instructs people to spend all they have for the loveliness of life without counting the cost because moments of peace and bliss are worth more than years full of strife. The last lines say: "And for a breath of ecstasy / Give all you have been, or could be."

"The Road Not Taken" is a poem about crossroads and having to choose a path. It suggests that the choices people make regarding life paths make a huge difference in life.

In "Yesterday's Sorrows," Heather Burns writes about how the sorrows in life always pass and lead to a new day. The poem uses the metaphor of gentle rain as a cleansing agent that clears the skies of dark clouds.

"When You Are Old" is a poem about aging and remembering younger days that were full of youthful love and beauty. It also depicts how other people love the one that is aging.

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