5 Poems Every Man Over 30 Should Know By Heart

If you are not the type of person on a regular day that listens to poetry, this article will definitely change you. It is just about finding the type of poetry you can connect with. Some people will memorize a poem to impress the girl they admire or just to sound smart. Here are some books that every man should definitely keep on their bookshelf.

“Invictus” by William Ernest Henley

Invictus which is Latin basically means unconquered and it talks about the human spirit being able to overcome difficulties. Henley penned down this poem while he was struggling to recover from the leg amputation he went through as a result of tuberculosis.

“Ode” by Arthur O’Shaughnessy

Arthur O’Shaughnessy’s wrote this poem in 1873 and it is an expression of art. Ode gives confidence to people who need a little boost when they have a project they are working on.

“Sonnet 29” by William Shakespeare

If you find yourself down on luck when it comes to money matters, Shakespeare’s Sonnet 29 will give you a bit of inspiration. The poem is basically about love and how having spiritual wealth is much better than economic wealth.

“She Walks in Beauty” by Lord Byron

Here is another great poem that will make you fall in love with romance. It is one of the best romantic poems of all time. Any lady would have to work hard not to fall in love after you read her this poem.

“Ode 1.11” by Horace

Have you heard the phrase “Carpe Diem”? Which also means seize the day. The popular term came from Horace’s poem Ode 1.11.

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