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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.

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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 Ruben O. | Details | |

Don't Come


     I don't want your fingerprints ...

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

Poem by Charmaine Chircop | Details | |

Erased for publishing

Who is the poet . Published in Poetry Quarterly  journal

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 JAN ALLISON | Details | |


thick blanket of snow snuggling the flowerbeds with a winter wrap my most viewed poem 6th October 2014

Poem by Keith Bickerstaffe | Details | |


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 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 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 Silent One | Details | |

As angels cry Andaree

Heart broken angels turn away in sorrow Dark days predicted for tomorrow Humans watch as others die Leaders only lie Angel saints cry Their complaints are heard in the sky Atrocities make God sigh Mortals think they have time to borrow Heart broken angels turn away in sorrow Andrea Dietrich Andaree contest II 9 October 2015

Poem by Kim Patrice Nunez | Details | |

Jim The Trim Returns, Not

      (A limerick for Jack Ellison)

A surgeon was called to do operation,

as Jim's "little friends" need urgent attention.

His aspiring poetess wife

Scarlet yields a mean word knife;

To reduce sillyballs was her only intention.

*sillyballs? syllables! duh...

09 October 2015

Poem by Casarah Nance | Details | |

Halloween Ninette

Beast of dark burns eyes shut quiver, cold touch. Maker of nightmares disturbing death shallow breath blood mark Feast. October 9, 2015

Poem by Elaine George | Details | |


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 | |


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

Poem by Poet Destroyer A | Details | |


~It's Out There~

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


Poem by JAN ALLISON | Details | |


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 JAN ALLISON | Details | |


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 JAN ALLISON | Details | |


dainty daffodil your golden trumpet fanfares the dawning of spring 09~18~14 Published in Haiku Journal #33 by Prolific Press

Poem by Silent One | Details | |

Pain never lasts

is too
short to cry
Pain never lasts
Smile and be happy
Look around you
Be content
with these

The Silent One
2 October 2015

Poem by Silent One | Details | |

Season of love etheree

Don't hibernate in the season of dreams
A new sunrise brings a new desire
Crops are harvested for sharing
As rustic leaves signal change
While the cold fills the air
Let love be your guide
A lover's kiss
Provides warmth
on cold

21 September 2015
For love of October contest by Andrea Dietrich

Poem by Silent One | Details | |

Live life to the max

life ends
no possession
you take with you
All alone you leave
Death has no date
Your last breath
can come
to your soul
Reach for the stars
Live life to the max
Fulfil your dreams
till the

The Silent One
2 October 2015

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 SKAT A | Details | |

Secret of the Mortician

The Secret of the Mortician

Dead, but I got eyes
Prepares my body at the morgue
Opens the chest
Drains the blood from its nudity
Admires my body before it decays

After The process of embalming
His hands run all over
I'm still dead
He's satisfied

The next day 
Writes an outstanding obituary 
I sit on display


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 JAN ALLISON | Details | |


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