Remember the sky that you were born under,
know each of the star's stories.
Remember the moon, know who she is.
Remember the sun's birth at dawn, that is the
strongest point of time. Remember sundown
and the giving away to night.
Remember your birth, how your mother struggled
Read our collection of poems for graduation, including classics by Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, Langston Hughes, and William Shakespeare, as well as poems by contemporary poets such as Joy Harjo, Natasha Trethewey, and Richard Wilbur. For more poems and resources for graduates, visit our Poems for Graduation page.