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Best Allegory Poems

Below are the all-time best Allegory poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of allegory poems written by PoetrySoup members


Premium Member The Hollow
I’ve been down to The Hollow, and I’ll never be the same,
So many have been taken there, yet never speak its name,
It’s a place as...

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Categories: allegory, depression,
Form: Rhyme



Premium Member The Angel Inside
Coral life forms in copious swarms
feast in the Cambrian chyme,
dividing their cells and forming their shells
to end on the seafloor as lime.
Tectonic churning and magma...

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© Roy Jerden  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: allegory, angel, art, beautiful, pain,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Music of the Night

With the tremulous dark vista so far and yet so near
Abandoning my defences ~ I stand in awe ~ not in fear

 Virtuoso Maestro unleash...

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Categories: allegory, desire, music, night, romance, storm,
Form: Dramatic Verse
The Philosopher
*Based on Plato's Allegory of the Cave

Numb fists with bloody wrists 
chained to crumbling walls.
Glazed eyes that never spy 
a single truth or fault.
Dim light...

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Categories: allegory, metaphor,
Form: Rhyme
The Older I Get
I once heard the whisper of falling snow,
saw a spark in the eye of a coal-black crow,
felt the power and awe of a swift river's...

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Categories: allegory, angst, health
Form: Monorhyme



Premium Member My Heart Skips a Beat My Love
My heart skips a beat my love each and every time 
I’m with you my dearest sweet and lovely Darling
Since the passions and feelings you...

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Categories: allegory, beauty, celebration, emotions, feelings, i
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Door to Nowhere
Door to Nowhere


Royalty have Chateau’s
With moats and drawbridges

Artists have colors
Paints and brushes and dreams

The poor have soup
And Marie's gateau’s

The lonely have open doors
To nowhere

I let...

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Categories: allegory, french, humanity, philosophy, poets,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Four Seasons
The Four Seasons…

It was spring and I was young when I had wine.
I was singing and dancing and doing fine. 
The wine was so divine,...

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Categories: age, allegory, allusion, seasons,
Form: Rubaiyat
Premium Member Your Look of Precious Love
Your Look of Precious Love

Whilst I gaze so warmly in your eyes my dearest, 
I see deeply your pure angelic soul of love 
Reflecting like...

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Categories: allegory, beauty, emotions, feelings, love, romance,
Form: Italian Sonnet
Premium Member Freedom
In solitude I dream tonight
And watch a moth in fevered flight.

It’s drawn toward my quaint porch light
And flies consumed with all its might.

Through open window...

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Categories: allegory, death, dream, flying, freedom, insect,
Form: Couplet
The Blood Stained Bridge
Into the timeless wood he fled, running from the night
While demons of his past gave chase beneath the pale moonlight
The man dressed in soiled rags,...

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Categories: allegory,
Form: Heroic Couplets
Crescent Waltz
She slants her shining, golden glance
Across desert, mountains, rivers, plants
Greets her rising, true romance
In the purpling, opposite skies

Her lunar love, her heart’s delight
Soars to ever...

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Categories: allegory, friendship, life, love, nature, space,
Form: Tail-rhyme
Premium Member WE, NASTY WOMEN
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Categories: allegory, history, political,
Form: Ekphrasis
Premium Member Ode to spring
The light breaks free from winter’s bone
to cast its warmth; to life atone,

to warm the dark; to thaw the chill,
to synthesize through chlorophyll,
a dormant seed...

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Categories: allegory, analogy, spring,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Not Missing Loves Beat
Not Missing Love’s Beat

Not missing love’s beat . . . .
Sails to you this golden bright morning rising so high 
Sails waving with light, joy,...

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Categories: allegory, beauty, emotions, feelings, love, metaphor,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Three Messengers
Old and ugly and well married is the visage
that I carry, and yet, there is another world
that keeps opening up its magic door.
It sends me...

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Categories: allegory, old, me, old,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Where Freedom Finds the Fire
You'll find it in the crimson eyes
of a throwaway photo somehow frozen in time.
When the past painted us like demons
with secret fury.
And you'll find it...

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Categories: allegory, analogy, beauty, deep, fire, freedom,
Form: Romanticism
Premium Member Periodical and Rash
elements combine
elements are periodical
periodical books bore
periodical tables
tables made of symbols
tables without plates
plates are round
plates which hold pi
pi is a formula
pi is a tool
tool for a...

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Categories: allegory,
Form: Blitz
Premium Member Element Water
It took place shortly after   and the stage was set
before words      before ink     ...

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Categories: allegory, allusion, bible, deep, religious, spiritual,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Hole Deep in One's Own Heart
The Hole Deep in One’s Own Heart

In moments of greatest loss, sadness and sorrow,
A hole formeth so deep within one’s own heart;
There it shall remain...

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Categories: allegory, god, heaven, imagery, metaphor, spiritual,
Form: Sonnet
Truths Unspoken
Born of glaciers, rivers flow,
turquoise ice and untouched snow,
deep green valleys far below,
ancient stands of hardwoods grow.

Icy rivers running deep,
through the mountain's midnight sleep,
darkened waters...

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Categories: allegory, imagination, nature, philosophy, time
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Ultimate Centerfold Girl
At center of soul,
Lien my  wealth  of gold,
In the bible,
You’re very well liable,
To see gold,
In centerfold,
Of soul,

Not in centerfold ,
Of playboy, so bold,
Not...

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Categories: allegory, love
Form: Rhyme
Mystical Lore of the Moonlight Moth

Mystical amour of moonlight moth's whimsical lure,
her glowing flame in sensual saffron gold attire;
restless tease with every breeze, gilt cavorting contour,
pale green flutterings, her wings...

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Categories: allegory, desire, fire, hurt, longing, love,
Form: Rhyme
EVERYTHING
The mind and universe confide. Between
Them, they are one. Like lovers devoted.
They share fluctuations on an ocean
Wave, washing mindful shores, to redeem
Those sparkling pearls, that...

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Categories: allegory
Form: Sonnet
I HAVE BEEN TO PLACES OF GREAT DEATH
I have been to places of great death:
walking the battlefield at Gettysburg,
as a lusty young man of no firm belief
who stepped between the great rocks
of...

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Categories: allegory, angel, death, love, prayer, visionary,
Form: Free verse