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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,
Have YOU been to The Hollow? Would you dare to speak its name?
It’s a...

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Categories: allegory, depression,



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,

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

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

Premium Member WE, NASTY WOMEN
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Categories: allegory, history, political,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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

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

Premium Member 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,

Premium Member Feverish Fear - In collaboration with Maria Williams
 I thank Maria for our collaboration. 

I recall the hopelessness that I felt
when it brought its dark decline.
Icy fingers of apprehension run the length...

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Categories: allegory, fear,

Premium Member Carry My Soul:
Sound
Once more
Thy Trumpets
Sweet    melody
To my ears this night
Carry my soul upwards
To  the  ethereal   sphere
Where I shall reside for...

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© White Wolf  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: allegory, music, universe,

Premium Member Parable of the Talents
The Master left to go away,
But, being wise and just,
He first called forth three servants and
Placed Talents in their trust.

According to their proven skills
He portioned...

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© Jesse Rowe  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: allegory, bible, spiritual,