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Friendship Poetry

We have featured below the most famous Friendship poetry by the most celebrated Poets covering both Classic and Modern Comradeship and Companionship Poems ensuring that your search for the online friendship poetry of your choice will be successful. Click any link to go to the section dedicated to your chosen friendship poem.

Auld lang syne - Friendship poetry by Robert Burns

Beautiful Dreamer - Friendship poetry by Stephen Foster

Friends - Friendship Poem by William Butler Yeats

Goliath and David - Friendship poetry by Robert Graves
Gunga Din - Friendship Poem by Rudyard Kipling

If - Friendship poetry by Rudyard Kipling

Love and Friendship - Comradeship Poem by Emily Bronte

Stellas Birthday - Friendship poetry by Jonathan Swift

Tact - Friendship poetry by Ralph Waldo Emerson
To A Friend - Friendship Poem by Matthew Arnold

When you are old - Friendship poetry by William Butler Yeats

   Friendship Poetry

There are so many wonderful poems to choose from it is difficult to know where to make a start! We have therefore devised a Top 20 List of our favourite poems. It was an extremely difficult task and obviously our choice, in the end, was based on personal preferences! We hope that the list will provide our readers with as much pleasure that these famous verses have given to us. A good knowledge of these famous verses will provide all students and children with a good grounding of the subject. Each poet has a different style of writing making expert use of the English language. We have been asked on many occasions which is our favourite poem. Impossible! Writing styles, subject matter and even childhood memories influence choices, so we gave up and endeavoured to, at least, compile a list of our top twenty famous and favourite poems! The first line of the famous verse has been included to jog the memory! Please refer to the Index for the Top 20 list! We can, however give examples of some lovely verses from a selection of the most popular Friendship poems, starting with the first two verses of the most popular Friendship poem of all - the Auld Lang Syne poem by Robert Burns.

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And auld lang syne?

For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne,
We'll tak a cup o' kindness yet,
For auld lang syne.



If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too:
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or, being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or being hated don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise;

If you can dream and not make dreams your master;
If you can think and not make thoughts your aim,
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same:
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build'em up with worn-out tools

From the inspired Friendship poem ' If ' - by Rudyard Kipling

The Friendship Poetry listed on this page details the full titles of the Comradeship Poem and their poets. Clicking on your chosen Friendship Poetry will enable access to the lyrics / words of the Comradeship Poems. The list is clearly not exhaustive but it is believed that a good cross section of popular Friendship Poetry and their poets have been included. Friendship poetry is on of the most popular types of poetry, providing great pleasure to many people.

Friendship Poetry

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