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Allusion Poems

Allusion Poems. Read and share great examples of poetry about allusion. This list of poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples for allusion.

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    Slowly go away
   life truly test of patience,
    for man, slug, turtle ......Read More
Categories: allegory, allusion, creation, metaphor,
Form: Haiku


                 Stone by stone
     faith with faith, temple erected
     in the fortress of my spirit ......Read More
Categories: allegory, allusion, creation, faith, literature, metaphor, prayer,
Form: Epigram
Gratitude: A Choice
An ugly contraption, but you didn’t mind ; a temporary solution of the permanent kind. It served you well in those hard years when you were most unwell, when you needed utility more than beauty, economies more than luxury, and...Read More
Categories: allusion, appreciation, friendship, inspirational, wisdom,
Form: Prose Poetry

           I don't envy rotten powers
      semi healer spell
   only the alchemy of music ......Read More
Categories: allegory, allusion, analogy, creation, music, power, spiritual,
Form: Free verse
unwanted affection
Unwanted affection 

I’m writing a play about an older man who was helpful
to a woman crying in the street and he thought that
 was the end of the incident.
At night a knock on his door, the woman wanted
to thank him...Read More
Categories: absence, abuse, africa, age, allusion, analogy,
Form: Blank verse

Pondering a Winter Dusk
I ride the bus...

Tilt a bit, balance-
ponder later. Yolk yellow 
and sky blue, chalk

grey paint. Steel
rectangles; winding parallel 
lines. Circles- Eternal.

Toothed horizons-
golden rose shaped sunset
tauten, its nectar 

steeps; blushes. Inks gnarled
columns of trees, dusky, their
limbs webbed crosses

open to royal skies...Read More
Categories: allusion, anxiety, bereavement,
Form: Haiku
Downhill dart in a hard rain
Brakes squeeling yielding no refrain 
No line to start
Only a race to begin
Staring at death with a good tooth grin
Worthy adversary
Trophy worth taking
Mimicking the devil
Pall Mall blazing
Fumes fade fast
Chasing destiny on a hairpin turn
Reasons written...Read More
Categories: age, allusion, car, metaphor, time,
Form: Rhyme
The Whirlpool
Waking up and shaking up
Running up for the daily dose 
Drying up is every rose
Dying up is every rose
Drugs and thugs ruining lives 
Selling smiles and all knives 
It's not to give you joy 
It's mere a deathful toy 
Waiting...Read More
Categories: abuse, allusion, corruption, environment, for her, for
Form: Bio
Premium Member Globetrotter
Let me consult this little old globe,
Its maps of the world I wish to probe,
Eeeny, meeny, miny, mo,
To which country should I go?
I'd like to choose before I disrobe!

25 - 2 - 20 
"Picture Prompt"
B. Chiri...Read More
Categories: allusion, travel, world,
Form: Limerick
Awareness VS Response
I woke up aware tho not responsive. I did not connect with any stored knowledge. Like when your computer is shut down 
improperly and Windows is not set to start up on next boot. All that surrounded me i drew...Read More
Categories: allusion, change, computer, freedom, humanity, introspection, spiritual,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Alive And Well
Living won’t be yours if you are dead
Sunny days wouldn’t be a blessing to you 
If it is cloudy
Joy wouldn’t be so happy if there is doubt
Seeing won’t be your sight
If it wasn’t for the dark
Walking won’t benefit if
You had...Read More
Categories: absence, allusion, beautiful, care, confidence, feelings, giving,
Form: ABC
Premium Member Opining On Sacraments Of Self-Ordained Loathsome Sacredotalists
Opining On Sacraments Of Self-Ordained Loathsome Sacredotalists

When the rascal dons his garments of meerschaum shade
with loud mendacious voice he covers his mugwump cries
Waving a banner of loquacity, expostulations are made,
and he assumes a 'Forma Pauperis,' as greed's vault denies.
In presentation...Read More
Categories: allusion, art, courage, integrity, light, symbolism, truth, wisdom,
Form: Rhyme

    Whar a  Magic instrument ,
    woman... !
    just a loving virtuoso
    can touch her deeply ......Read More
Categories: allegory, allusion, creation, leadership, metaphor, tribute, woman,
Form: Free verse

   We are like that: equal,
   different, dubious,
   almost inhuman ...!...Read More
Categories: allegory, allusion, creation, humanity, hyperbole, poetry, satire,
Form: Epigram

     build myself  poet,
     as the springs of the river,
     as tidal cycle ......Read More
Categories: allegory, allusion, analogy, creation, literature, metaphor, poetry,
Form: Haiku

   it's every woman,
   every man ...
   It comes from the womb,
   comes from semen,
   but...Read More
Categories: allegory, allusion, birth, creation, literature, metaphor, poetry,
Form: Free verse

         read it as leaflet but
       shake yourself...Read More
Categories: allegory, allusion, analogy, extended metaphor, health, poetry,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Finger

Classify myself as one of the great thinkers
At times been known to come up with a clinker
Try my bestest
Surely passed the testest
Still, random people are giving me the finger

...Read More
Categories: allusion,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member RAIN CRY- -
I used to cry at the littlest of things;
Upon rethinking this what does it really bring;
Mystic Misty rather cloudy rays;
My tears flow down my face;
Like a raging storm amidst the suns glaze;
Down flows on  downflo unto my intimate space;
And...Read More
Categories: allusion, anxiety, emotions,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Over Easy
Running away, Humpty fell on his head

King’s horses and men just left him for dead

Fractured at once, so he cannot be tried

Dropped over easy then scrambled or fried...Read More
Categories: allusion, humorous, nursery rhyme,
Form: Rhyme
Faded pain
I've been detached from reality, I can't hear Earth's Melody. foe and friend are the same in the end. the sky is blue but yet the lie is still not true. far from that field of green I wonder do...Read More
Categories: abuse, addiction, allegory, allusion, anxiety, dark, lonely,
Form: Free verse

      asking  for advice,
   in the land of the mirros
     optical illusion ...!...Read More
Categories: allegory, allusion, imagery, literature, metaphor,
Form: Senryu

      When everything is quiet
    and only silence speaks,
     we hear in high fidelity ......Read More
Categories: allegory, allusion, creation, metaphor, poetry, senses,
Form: Haiku

    In this world of God,
   people die every minute,
   each second, more  born...Read More
Categories: allegory, allusion, creation, god, humanity, literature, wisdom,
Form: Senryu

    Munich disco bar,
  young people Nazi fancy,
   orgy Cabaret ......Read More
Categories: adventure, allegory, allusion, creation, history, literature, metaphor,
Form: Senryu