Submit Your Poems
Get Your Premium Membership




Best Short Poems

Best Short Poems and Short Poetry. Read the best short poems on the web. These are the top short poems on PoetrySoup. Links to famous short poems as well. See the short poem categories listed below.

Popular Short Poem Pages

Top Short Poems

12
Poem by Ruben O. | Details | |

Don't Come

.

     I don't want your fingerprints ...
     


     (Work in progress)
     (Re-rewriting it)
     (Sorry for the inconvenience)
                             


Poem by Paul Callus | Details | |

Unspoken Words

I often scribble in the sand 
The words I find so hard to say
And hope the wind will come along 
And blow them all your way.


---------------------------------------
Contest: Simply Beautiful
Sponsor: Kelly Deschler
Placing: 2nd   (April 2015)

Contest: Five Lines or Less
Sponsor: Black Eyed Susan
Placing: 2nd   (April  2014)


Poem by Donna Jones | Details | |

A Ripple In Time

A new borns cry
Tearful last good bye

Swaying waves of golden prairie grass
Shifting desert dunes - an hour glass

An acorn dropping among forest leaves
To mighty oak - a lifetime of dreams

The changing moon - to full again
Each morn' the sun - new skies begin

Eagles soar high - our hearts go there
These ripples in time - we all share

©Donna Jones


Poem by Keith Bickerstaffe | Details | |

Petal


Pink and perfect mystery 
to which I ply my finger, 
she ripens so exquisitely
the longer that I linger

and fluff the modest blossom
with my gentle loving hand,
teasing, ever pleasing
so that now I understand

how beautiful the flower
that yields without duress,
blooming now so fully
in the warmth of my caress.


Poem by JAN ALLISON | Details | |

WINTER

thick blanket of snow snuggling the flowerbeds with a winter wrap 6th October 2014
~awarded 4th place in Charlotte Puddifoot's contest~ ~awarded 5th place in PD's contest~


Poem by Poet Destroyer A | Details | |

JEALOUSY

~It's Out There~

Green colored field 
A flower without the sun 
Wilts from distrust 
now washed away 
by the man storm

by:


Poem by Charmaine Chircop | Details | |

About Life,Death ,and Cherry Blossoms

Erased for publishing




Inspired by the tanka tears contest tanka posted

Not for the  contest

5/6/5/6/6  syllable modern tanka


Poem by Elaine Cecelia George of Canada | Details | |

Snowflake

A fragile winter butterfly
Flutters from the sky
So soft and yet her heart
Is cold and made of ice
But if I warm it
She will melt and die

                      ~~~

Author:  Elaine George


Poem by JAN ALLISON | Details | |

HEAVENLY HERALD

dainty daffodil your golden trumpet fanfares the dawning of spring 09~18~14 Contest: Creative Haiku Sponsor: Charlotte Puddifoot ~awarded 1st place ~ ~awarded 3rd place in under 12 lines contest~ Published in Haiku Journal #33 by Prolific Press


Poem by JAN ALLISON | Details | |

THE RIVER OF TEARS

Wind whistling through the weeping willow tree Its teary leaves drip silently into the fast flowing river They float freely dancing in the dappled daylight Caught in the rustic reeds they plan their escape 10th December 2014


Poem by SKAT A | Details | |

Sand Castle De Mal

~Sand Castle De Mal~

Beauty sails along the shores of life
Out there broken dreams form above sand dunes
Silent, God listens to the triumph of his creation



3-14-2015
3 line verse


Poem by Paul Callus | Details | |

Love Is Free


      a puppet dances

   to its own merry tune

    no strings attached

----------------------------
[Inspired by Jan Allison’s 
      poem “Love is Bind”]


Poem by JAN ALLISON | Details | |

SCINTILLATING SNOWFLAKES

Wintry white wisps wondrously whirl Soft sparkling snowflakes silently swirl Coolly carpeting countrysides carefully Dazzling diamonds dancing delightfully 28th December 2014


Poem by Tim Smith | Details | |

Beauty Inside

Your beauty deep inside
Behind those bedroom eyes
Most men will fail to find
With you only as a prize

I can see it clear as day
Shining from your soul
Hiding from the prey
It truly makes you whole

So wipe away your tears
Set your beauty free
Leave behind your fears
Come walk away with me



Poem by JAN ALLISON | Details | |

INNER PEACE

Unspoken word Nothing is heard Thoughts now deferred Float in my mind Safe from all harm Peaceful and calm Soothing with balm Time to unwind Jan Allison 7th December 2014 Contest: Desiderata Sponsor:- Nette Onclaud Syllable Counter: How Many Syllables Theme 1 - Remember what peace there may be in silence


Poem by Poet Destroyer A | Details | |

Pirate Bay

```Pirate Bay the Haiku``` 

pirates fierce and mean 
drowning fish, sea to sea 
parrots on their butt 


```Polly Wants A Cracker``` 

bloodthirst & brutal 
Quartermaster Gone Wild 
dirty wings on deck 


```Sea World Adventure``` 
ship crew goes on strike 
sailing the Caribbean 
wooden leg splashing 


~A Poet Destroyer Collaboration~ 
                PD & Phil Boy


Poem by Anne Lise Andresen | Details | |

- Sweet Moon -



     Silver sprinkle moving across the dreams
     Silhouetted by the moon
     O ... such a peaceful night





     13.04.2015 A-L Andresen :)
     Kimo : three lines of 10, 7, and 6 syllables
     Copyright © All Rights Reserved


Poem by Charmaine Chircop | Details | |

Every night

Erased for publishing









Poem by JAN ALLISON | Details | |

MORNING OR MOURNING

Such precious gemstones Morning dew shines like diamonds God’s tears from heaven Written on 18th February – 2 days before my father died Posted 22nd February 2015


Poem by Chris D. Aechtner | Details | |

instead of haiku


instead of haiku
my heart eclipses mind,
freeing syllables
to praise shoots poking through
the snowmelt -- so many !



(5/6/5/6/6 syllybulls)

March 15th, 2015




+/-


Poem by Charmaine Chircop | Details | |

Meet Me Half Way




erased for publishing


Poem by Seren Roberts | Details | |

Longing

Longing
Waiting, hoping
Heart slowly dying
Memories re-fuelling forgotten dreams
Yearning

Longing
Wistfully awaiting
Dreams to stir
Prayers to be answered
Caring



Penned 18 December 2014


Poem by JAN ALLISON | Details | |

FLYING HIGH - VISUAL 5

Soaring Free as a bird No wings to restrain us Blown gently on salmon pink clouds Heaven! 01~11~15 Contest: An American Beauty – Andrea Dietrich Visual 5: Balloons Checked Using How many Syllables 2,4,6,8,2 ~awarded 4th place~


Poem by Charmaine Chircop | Details | |

Don't Skip A Beat

Love knows no age or beauty Love knows no rich or poor Love knows no religion or race Love knows no straight or gay Love knows no boundary or reason Love knows no distance or time Love knows only the rapid beating of a giving heart sublime


Poem by Andrea Dietrich | Details | |

The Pathway I Will Lay For You

The pathway I will lay for you with seeds that I will scatter round will soon have blooms come into view so you can tread on fragrant ground and feel your spirit fill with song when we can meet among the blue of blooms that will have sprung along the pathway I will lay for you! for the 8 Lines 7 Words Enjambment Poetry Contest of Rick Parise


Short Poems
12