Use Free Greeting Card Poems to Spice Up Your Card Messages

Add variety to your greeting card phrases with various free greeting card rhymes for different occasions including Christmas, birthdays, and many more.

Bringing in greeting card poems into the project is one of the many ways to personalize your cards. They can also add humor to the greeting card messages.

Some poems and famous quotes are great for cards straightaway. However, sometimes, it’s challenging to find the perfect rhyme to suit the perfect card.

Alternatively, with a little creativity, you can transform those challenges to suit the situation by adding a few words of your own.

The good news is that there are numerous greeting card poems to choose from on this page. Nonetheless, always reference the writer of the poem.

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Birthday Card Poems

Birthday poem humor:

I'm sorry you are wiser,
I'm sorry you are taller;
I liked you better foolish
And I liked you better smaller.
- Aline Murray Kilmer

Birthday card rhyme:

Although I'm trying very hard
To sound unlike a birthday card,
That's all this is: so you may find it
Full of all that lies behind it
Admiration; friendship too;
And hope that in the future you
Reap ever richer revenue.
- Philip Larkin

34th birthday poem:

Stella this day is thirty-four
(We shan't dispute a year or more)—
However, Stella, be not troubled,
Although thy size and years are doubled,
Since first I saw thee at sixteen,
The brightest virgin on the green,
So little is thy form declined,
Made up so largely in thy mind.
Oh, would it please the gods, to split
Thy beauty, size, and years, and wit,
No age could furnish out a pair
Of nymphs so graceful, wise, and fair,
- Jonathan Swift

A Christmas birthday poem:

Monday's child is fair in face,
Tuesday's child is full of grace,
Wednesday's child is full of woe,
Thursday's child has far to go,
Friday's child is loving and giving,
Saturday's child works hard for its living;
And a child that is born on a Christmas day,
Is fair and wise, good and gay.
- Anonymous

Other birthday greeting card poems:

Birthdays? yes, in a general way;
For the most if not for the best of men:
You were born (I suppose) on a certain day:
So was I: or perhaps in the night: what then?
- James Kenneth Stephen

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Christmas Card Poems

Christmas greeting card poems include:

And is it true? And is it true,
This most tremendous tale of all,
Seen in a stained-glass window's hue,
A Baby in an ox's stall?
The Maker of the stars and sea
Become a Child on earth for me?
- Sir John Betjeman

I heard the bells, on Christmas Day,
Their old, familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet
The words repeat
Of peace on earth, good will to men
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“Midnight, and the clock strikes.
It is Christmas Day, the werewolves' birthday,
the door of the solstice still wide enough open
to let them all slink through.”
- Angela Carter

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Love Card Poems

Love greeting card poems include:

My heart is like a singing bird
Whose nest is in a watered shoot;
My heart is like an apple-tree
Whose boughs are bent with thickset fruit;
My heart is like a rainbow shell
That paddles in a halcyon sea;
- Christina Georgina Rossetti

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Get Well Card Poems

Get well greeting card poems incldue:

This Day, whate'er the Fates decree;
Shall still be kept with Joy by me:
This Day then, let us not be told,
That you are sick, and I grown old,
- CSwift

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Condolence Card Poems

As life runs on, the road grows strange
With faces new,—and near the end
The milestones into headstones change,
'Neath every one a friend.
- James Russell Lowell

How seasonably
leaf and blossom uncurl
and living things arrange their death,
while someone from afar off
blows birthday candles for the world.
- Irving Layton

For in the word death
There is nothing to grasp; nothing to catch or claim;
Nothing to adapt the skill of the heart to, skill
In surviving, for death it cannot survive,
Only resign the irrecoverable keys.
The wave falters and drowns. The coulter of joy
Breaks. The harrow of death
Depends. And there are thrown up waves.
- Philip Larkin

Death quarrels, and shakes the tree,
And fears are flowers, and flowers are generation,
And the founding, foundering, beast-instructed mansion
Of love called into being by this same death
Hangs everywhere its light.
- Philip Larkin

This is what we fear—no sight, no sound,
No touch or taste or smell, nothing to think with,
Nothing to love or link with,
The anaesthetic from which none come round.
- Philip Larkin

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Moving Card Poems

You can use it for relocation and promotions as well:

Morning, a glass door, flashes
Gold names off the new city,
Whose white shelves and domes travel
The slow sky all day.
I land to stay here....
- Philip Larkin

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Divorce Card Poems

Encouragement in time of divorce:

As a war in years of peace
Or in war an armistice
Or a father's death, just so
Our parting was not visualized....
- Philip Larkin

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Spring Card Poems

Gull, grass and girl
In air, earth and bed
Join the long whirl
Of all the resurrected....
- Philip Larkin

All catches alight
At the spread of spring:
Birds crazed with flight
Branches that fling
Leaves up to the light
- Philip Larkin

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Summer Card Poems

Behind the glass, under the cellophane,
Remains your final summer sweet
And meaningless, and not to come again.
- Philip Larkin

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Winter Card Poems

All men hesitate
Separately, always, seeing another year gone
Frockcoated gentleman, farmer at his gate,
Villein with mattock, soldiers on their shields,
All silent, watching the winter coming on.
- Philip Larkin

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Fall Card Poems

Leaves chase warm buses, speckle statued air,
Pile up in corners, fetch out vague broomed men
Through mists at morning.
- Philip Larkin

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Autumn Card Poems

Hundreds of dewdrops to greet the dawn,
Hundreds of bees in the purple clover,
Hundreds of butterflies on the lawn,
But only one mother the wide world over.
- George Cooper

The air deals blows: surely too hard, too often?
No: it is bent on bringing summer down.
Dead leaves desert in thousands, outwards, upwards,
Numerous as birds; but the birds fly away....
- Philip Larkin

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What other greeting card poems come to mind?

As you already know, when it comes to poems, the possibilities are endless. Apart from these, there are so many other resources for famous quotes, pros, rhymes, and all sorts to help with your greeting card messages.

Also, more greeting card poems and rhymes will always show up on this page from time to time. So keep in touch.

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