The 10 Best First Lines in Poems
A poem’s first line just like a song’s or a great book’s can hook you for life. These are in my opinion the best ten lines from some of my favorite poems and I have to admit I have many. Poemattic will provide the titles and authors in the next post.
What is the best first line in a poem that you have read?
Do you know the titles of the poems these first lines are from?
Hold fast to dreams
The art of losing isn’t hard to master;
Oh mother, mother, where is happiness?
I know what the caged bird feels, alas!
If I could catch the green lantern of the firefly I could see to write you a letter.
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
I woke up real early to write about death, but
Do not go gentle into that good night
- [15 Words or Less Poems] Hieroglyphics (laurasalas.wordpress.com)
- How Do I Love Thee? (captainduff.wordpress.com)
- Dylan Thomas Recites ‘Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night’ and Other Poems (openculture.com)
- How to write a poem when you are so angry that you would rather not (poemattic.wordpress.com)