Spiritual Poems that will uplift your Spirits and Renew your mind.
Spiritual Poems – Spiritual poems are the expressions of souls who are striving on the upward path, encountering the hurdles that we all face and looking within to find answers.
I have chosen this selection of poetry as a means for you to explore your own feelings towards similar challenges in your life, and to strengthen your resolve to climb higher.
1. Death Be Not Proud (Holy Sonnet X)
Death, be not proud, though some have called thee
Mighty and dreadful, for thou are not so;
For those whom thou think’st thou dost overthrow
Die not, poor Death, nor yet canst thou kill me.
From rest and sleep, which but thy pictures be,
Much pleasure; then from thee much more must flow,
And soonest our best men with thee do go,
Rest of their bones, and soul’s delivery.
Thou’art slave to fate, chance, kings, and desperate men,<
And dost with poison, war, and sickness dwell,
And poppy’or charms can make us sleep as well
And better than thy stroke; why swell’st thou then?
One short sleep past, we wake eternally,
And death shall be no more; Death, thou shalt die.
– Poem by John Donne