Some suitable poems to use to say goodbye to students include Helen H. Moore's "Summer's Here," “Aloha’oe (Farewell to Thee)” by Queen Lydia Kamakaeha Lili’uokalani and “Farewell” by Emily Dickinson. Teachers, professors and colleagues can also make up their own poems for a more personal goodbye.Continue Reading
The poem that is most suitable for a goodbye to students depends on the students' ages. Moore's "Summer's Here" is best suited for school children in elementary grades, although it also works for children of other ages. "Farewell to Thee" is suited for older students in high school as well as in college. It is also appropriate as a farewell to student colleagues. Dickinson's "Farewell" is an appropriate address for a teacher who is leaving his students for another position or school.
Saying a permanent goodbye to a dying student may require a more somber tone. Christina Rosetti's "Remember" offers a poignant goodbye message filled with beauty. Arthur Rimbaud's poem "Departure" is also appropriate for a final goodbye. Students who appreciate humor may prefer a funnier poem, such as "The Rhinocerous" by Ogden Nash. When the teacher himself is dying, a goodbye poem for students like Wilhelm Müller's "Good Night" also works well as a farewell message.Learn more about Poetry
Some poems about heaven are: "'Heaven' -- Is What I Cannot Reach!", by Emily Dickinson; "The Marriage of Heaven and Hell," by William Blake; and "Heaven-Haven," by Gerard Manley Hopkins. "Paradise Lost," by John Milton, is perhaps the most well-known.Full Answer >
Some popular poems about rainbows include William Wordsworth's "My Heart Leaps Up," Christina Georgina Rossetti's "Boats Sail on the Rivers" and Emily Dickinson's "On this long storm the Rainbow Rose." Some other poets who have been inspired by rainbows or used them as motifs in their work include Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Shel Silverstein.Full Answer >
A few of the most famous poems written about dogs are: "I started Early -- Took my Dog," by Emily Dickinson, "Epitaph on a Lap-dog," by Robert Burns, and "A Dog Has Died," by Pablo Neruda.Full Answer >
Among the many poems dedicated to springtime are William Blake's "To Spring," Robert Louis Stevenson's "Spring Song" and Emily Dickinson's "Spring Is the Period." Some more modern poems on the season are "Spring Is Special" by Seema Chowdhury and "Grand Spring" by S. D. Tiwari.Full Answer >