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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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Short Poems
Poem by Ruben O. | Details |

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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 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 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.


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Author: Paul Callus 
Contest: Five Lines or Less
Sponsor: Black Eyed Susan
Placing: 2nd


Poem by Elaine George | 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

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Author:  Elaine George


Poem by Charmaine Chircop | Details |

Meet Me Half Way




erased for publishing


Poem by HGarvey Daniel Esquire | Details |

Always Together

Two peas in a pod
One still on Earth, One with God
Together Always
Inspired By Nathan Leccese"s Contest "Two Peas In A Pod"
                        3rd Place


Poem by Phyllis Babcock | Details |

Autumn's Season

Autumn brushes her hair slowly Letting the glorious colors flow gently to the earth below. Showing off vibrant colors in contrast to summer's green dress. Out doing the starkness, of winter's white coat. Autumn compares the mutable shades of spring to her fall Giving a sigh ,end of another season. She packs her brush as frost touches her tips.


Poem by Rickie Elpusan | Details |

liquid little stones

liquid little stones
skipping and skittering free
on shared umbrellas


Poem by Emily Kroeger | Details |

Bittersweet

A love that lasts a summer,

A song that last forever,

A cry that will end in a short while,

And yet the morning stays in denial.


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 Chris D. Aechtner | Details |

Mesopotamia

Iraq is civilization's cradle -
a casket is being built
with the cradle's worn planks.



August 7th, 2014





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Poem by Ruben O. | Details |

Rain and Stars

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Sudden summer rain soaks the garden before dusk— Cat licks early stars
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Poem by Poet Destroyer A | Details |

Sad Song -Tanka

"Marriage after Sunrise"


sunset drunken light
on lavender glass of wine
a long lost tear falls
converts into sleeping pills
dismiss the rain again


 
"Divorce before Sunset"


Poem by craig cornish | Details |

Eyes

Enraptured - swept into the pools of your soul.
Your depths lure me deeper ... until I am blissfully lost.
Enticed and entranced, I surrender to you;
Slowly slipping into scintillating shivers.


Poem by Celene Crescent | Details |

Sunset's Concerto

Soft wind music plays                                                                            
0n last harp strings of sun rays
Clouds waltz in the sky


Poem by Ruben O. | Details |

Pink Ribbon

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Poem by Andrea Dietrich | Details |

Star Sugar

Oh, scattered flecks that sparkle light like crystals emptied from a bowl to dust the skies from some great height! Oh, scattered flecks that sparkle light, you sweeten up my somber night. Delight the lone and searching soul, oh, scattered flecks that sparkle light like crystals emptied from a bowl.


Poem by Elaine George | Details |

Broken Eyes

The saddest eyes I have ever seen, were green
Filled with broken promises and broken dreams
And looking closely in them I could see
Every horror and trauma she had ever seen
And the tortured past… that her life had been

And I cried the tears she could not cry
As she hid behind her broken eyes


Poem by Carolyn Devonshire | Details |

Erosion (haiku)

Gullies scar brown earth
     Hurricanes bring erosion
          Of both soil and lives


Poem by Charmaine Chircop | Details |

Just a note-Humbleness is a virtue

Be careful when going up a ladder Be kind to those you meet Remember,going down that ladder the same people you will greet


Poem by Caleb Smith | Details |

Duck and Cover

                                           I place a hand grenade
                                              into a box of words
                                             and pull the pen out
                                 I hold a pad in front of my my face
                                   and call the resulting destruction
                                                      Poetry


Poem by Johnette Loefgren | Details |

Life and Death Across the Sky

   Life and death across the sky
some must live and some
must die
   Broken wings and slivers
showing
   Shredded hopes the
wind is blowing
   Feathers flying, hear the
call
   Of the Night Hawk
through it all
   Terror blotting out
the stars
   Talons leaving
battle scars
   Life and death across the
sky some will live and some will die.


Poem by Arlene Smith | Details |

Stop Eyeing My Candy

Clothes all clean
but the washing machine
ate up all my panties.

Raced to the store 
to buy some more,
But bought instead some brandy.

Stopped at a shop
for a lollipop;
a treat I find so dandy.

My skirt fell down
In the middle of town.
Now everyone's eyeing my candy!


Poem by Deborah Dawson | Details |

Echoes From Unknown:

Mid Labyrinth 
of abyss,
in the vastness
they exist.
Unearthly voices
set the stage.
For mortal man
is all the rage.
Placed upon this
darkended page.
No rest, no peace 
for mortal bones, 
exist amid these
earthly tones.
Lost amid this
churning sea,
shrouds of 
darkness
beckon
thee.


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