A handful of poems from his famous and widely-available Diwan (Collection of Poems) …
Imam al-Shafi’i (150-202) was born in Mecca or Gaza, grew up in Mecca where he memorised the Koran and mastered Arabic and archery, all as a child. He obtained a copy of the Muwatta’ of Imam Malik (93-179) from Medina and memorised it all (about 2,000 hadiths) in nine days flat. He then went to Medina and became Imam Malik’s leading student. He later studied with students of Imam Abu Hanifah (80-150) in Iraq and founded his own methodology in Hadith and Law. His school of law later became one of the four main schools (madhhabs) of Sunni Islam. He died and is buried in Fustat (in the suburbs of modern Cairo).
A master of the Qur’an, Arabic, Hadith and Law, he was also expert in archery, rhetoric and poetry.
Here are some of his poems: Poetry of Imam Shafii – 1
More here from another source: Poetry of Imam al-Shafi’i – 2