Graduation poems for students recommended by teachers

A bitter sweet, beautiful time for graduate students, parents and teachers. With the end of a chapter of life, a new chapter begins. Paid with perseverance all week, month and year. Now, it’s time to move on. Graduation poetry is the perfect way to capture these emotional and exciting moments. Here are all of our favorite graduate poems to share with students.

1. Running by Jenny Xie

Graduation Poems - Ongoing

“Don’t think of distance travel as something.”

2. If by Rudyard Kipling

“The world and everything in it is yours.”

“There are thousands to tell you it can’t be done.”

4. Up-heel by Christina Rosetti

Graduation Poetry - Up Hill

“Does the road go all the way up the hill?”

“Here I learned some things and not others.”

“Your whole life is an education that has just begun.”

Graduation Poetry - The Road Was Not Taken

“Two roads split into a yellow wood.”

“… and who goes now and always goes every day”

9. The life of Charlotte Bront

“Yet hope again elastic springs.”

Graduation Poetry - Beyond the Year

“The day that will come is the best day.”

“Whose music is the joy of the world.”

12. Song of Life by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“Life is real! Life is sincere!”

13. Invictus by William Ernest Henley

Graduation Poetry - Invictus

“I am the master of my destiny.”

14. Joanna Fuchs Award

“Spread your wings: you’re going to fly!”

“And on ambitious feet, safe and proud,
Leaning on the clouds and climbing the stairs! ”

Graduation Poems - Instructions Not To Give Up

“More than a fuchsia funnel from a crab tree …”

“Go, poor, child, and don’t hate yourself.”

18. You by Walt Whitman

“Whoever you are! Claim yourself in any danger!”

Graduation Poetry - My heart leaps

“It simply came to our notice then.

“But can it teach it?”

21. A Blessing of Lucy Tapahonso

“Today we reflect the rainbow of creation.”

22. Remember by Joy Harjo

Graduation Poems - Remember

“Remember the sky that you were born under the sky.”

23. Coming of Age by Taylor Lauren Davis

“You are not perfect, you cannot be perfect in everything.”

“Lift your chin and set your shoulders.”

25. Desire by Henrietta Cordelia Ray

Graduation Poetry - Aspiration

“And don’t dream of the eyes widening, or the darkness coming.”

“I have been a black hole in the classroom for a long time;
It exploits everything without allowing my light to escape. “

“And all men and women are mere players.”

28. The dream of Langston Hughes

Graduation Poems - Dreams

“Life is a bird with broken wings.”

“What’s your character?”

30. Famous by Naomi Shihab Nai

“The river is famous for fish.”

Graduation Poetry - Theory

“You can go from here to there, although there is no going home.”

“We dropped out of school.”

Graduation Poetry - Graduation from college

“Can I hear the summons?”

Did you enjoy this list of the best graduation poems? For more poetry suggestions, be sure to subscribe to our newsletter!

33 graduation poems to inspire students

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.