Poems, Quotes & Song Lyrics

Grandma writing a letter Michael Cote

Just in case you’re not feeling inspired to write messages inside your cards today, here are a few sources of inspiration for you and plenty of great stuff you can just copy verbatim.

(You’re welcome.)



~  A few favorite quotes and poems about Love and Being:

  • “The salvation of man is through love and in love.”  Victor Frankl, in “Man’s Search for Meaning”…   (thanks to Pat Robertson)
  • “I Am That”  by RUMI…

The marvelous sound
That comes from the sky
I Am That.
The sweet fragrance
That comes from the garden
I Am That.
The great beauty
That comes from the Heart and Soul
Until I leave . . .
I can’t leave
I Am That.

  • Another by RUMI:

When I run after what I think I want, my days are a furnace of stress and anxiety;

If I sit in my own place of patience, what I need flows to me, and without pain.

From this I understand that what I want also wants me, is looking for me and attracting me.

There is a great secret here for anyone who can grasp it.

~  Sources for Poetry about Friendship:

  • One of my favorites:

On Gifts for Grace, by Bernadette Mayer, 1945

I saw a great teapot

I wanted to get you this stupendous

100% cotton royal blue and black checked shirt,

There was a red and black striped one too

Then I saw these boots at a place called Chuckles

They laced up to about two inches above your ankles

All leather and in red, black or purple

It was hard to have no money today

I won’t even speak about the possible flowers and kinds of lingerie

All linen and silk with not-yet-perfumed laces

Brilliant enough for any of the Graces

Full of luxury, grace notes, prosperousness and charm

But I can only praise you with this poem—

Its being is the same as the meaning of your name

Sources for Quotes:

  • One of my favorites:

Miracles are a retelling in small letters
of the very same story
which is written across the whole world
in letters too large for some of us to see.
by C. S. Lewis

Sources for Song Lyrics:

  • One of my favorites:

Friendship, sung by Judy Garland, excerpted

If you’re ever in a jam, here I am
If you’re ever in a mess, S.O.S
If you ever feel so happy you land in jail
I’m your bail

And if you’re ever down a well, ring my bell
And if you’re ever up a tree just phone to me
If you ever loose your teeth and you’re out to dine, borrow mine

Read more:  Judy Garland – Friendship Lyrics | MetroLyrics

Writing a real letter by notafish

Enjoy yourself; life’s shorter than you think.