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Best Allusion Poems

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


THE ROSE
~THE ROSE~

This is not a poem about a rose
Nor a poem, about diligence and beauty
Today, I sit and stare at the walls
Walls, that bare the...

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Categories: absence, allusion, death, depression, emo, feelings,
Form: Dramatic monologue



A beautiful mirror
-Escape of the mountain-

Do you care about my breast?
The new curve - countryside corset. 
The beauty of every summer dress 
Laying down, wearing out gravity...

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Categories: absence, allusion, cancer, emotions, image, moving
Form: Free verse
Your Judas Like Tan
""Child's Play""

You go down like rain,
A wishing star in disguise, 
You scream bloody murder 
-the perfect two face disgrace
Your lips forever stain and reside with...

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Categories: allusion, betrayal, change, conflict, daughter, deep, depression,
Form: Dramatic monologue
Like Ice --- THE WALTZ
"Black Ice"

Sorrow flows from the first sunrise 
Eyes deeper than winter and rainfall
A painful combination never felt before 
At core death awaits
   -...

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Categories: absence, allusion, color, dance, depression, lost
Form: Alliteration
Escape
Escape
Introducing: Carl Fraser & Poet Destroyer

Oh Paint me a far away horizon
Across a tranquil azure sea,
Where sits a peaceful deserted island
Where no one lives but...

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Categories: allusion, blessing, dream, farewell, uplifting, visionary,
Form: Free verse



Unseen Rainbow
I've never ever seen her face, 
but in my mind, she's the color of love
Black
strong like dark coffee
She wakes you up early in the morning,
gives...

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Categories: allusion, beauty, love, rainbow,
Form: Dramatic monologue
Premium Member Ordinary man
Snow is falling and floods are flowing,
people dying and children keep crying,
but he's just an ordinary man,
sitting there watching TV.

Icebergs melting and penguins starving,
men in...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: allusion, analogy, political, pollution,
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 Let me own the Night
Let me own the Night 

Let the others play on bright sun-filled days,
in song and merriment, play on.

Let me own the shadows that seep into...

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Categories: allusion, morning, muse, riddle, solitude, sometimes,
Form: Free verse
Images of feathers
"Once upon a midnight Poe"

Underneath the midnight mask, I remove the makeup at last,
The moon is anvil to my mood, mooring along the vacant vast...

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Categories: allusion, devotion, loneliness, muse, sad love,
Form: Alliteration
Flying Over Vietnam, 1974
I flew,
a modern man in a steel bird,
with all the arrogance of
ancient Icarus, but my wings
did not melt nor I swoon.

I flew high, very, very...

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Categories: allusion, conflict, loss, remember, sad, war,
Form: Rhyme
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 I Do Not Exist
I have been erased
no face
no name
Silence invades

I speak yet have no voice
no soul
no heart
Darkness I embrace

Invisible to the mirror
Into society I peer
no one sees
what does...

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Categories: allusion, angst, destiny, humanity, introspection, life,
Form: Free verse
Of Perfect Beauty

And say unto Tyrus, O thou that art
situate at the entry of the sea, which
art a merchant of the people for many
isles, Thus saith the...

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Categories: allusion, america, religious, truth,
Form: Elegy
Premium Member Playground
Playground…

I am making decisions every morning,
None of them comes along with any warning.
To go right or to go left which one is right?
Living in darkness...

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Categories: age, allusion, anger,
Form: Masnavi
Premium Member About Time
Seconds lost on questioning,
why time's not left to chance?
Each moment is everlasting,
fate's no relentless circumstance.

We act as if time can be saved,
how pointless to believe.
Never...

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Categories: allusion, perspective, time,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member The life is
The Life Is …
When I was young there was no pain,
The only pain was to complain.
When I was young I did not care,
Just as long...

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Categories: allusion, angst, life, old, poetry,
Form: Masnavi
Premium Member O' How Long And Well This Night's Dark Shadows Oft Play, Poet Dedication Series
SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE-- Number One- (INSPIRED BY AND FROM HIS FROST AT MIDNIGHT POEM).

(1.)

O' How Long And Well This Night's Dark Shadows Oft Play,
Poet Dedication...

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Categories: allusion, appreciation, art, beautiful, creation, meaningful,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member SUNSET SHIVERINGS


                       Sunset Shiverings


...

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Categories: allusion, sunset, winter,
Form: Nonet
Premium Member Mirror Ball
I'm sure this hill is where it stood.
Amazing shapes of stuccoed wood.
A glass-brick, neon stream-lined place.
As if it flew from outer space,

A swing band auditorium,
An...

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Categories: allegory, allusion, analogy, color, culture, emotions,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Great Contest Expectations, the folly of man
Place parsed pennies, purposely upon pretty porcelain palms.
The wanderer, restrained her raised ranting wrists!
She fell to her Humpty Dumpty position,
unable to ever be put back...

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Categories: allusion, angst, dark, death, desire, engagement, history,
Form: Free verse
Elicit Illicit Lucid Dreams -contains nudity-
~JSLambert does not (currently:) use, or encourage hallucinogenic drug use.

    Telepathic psilocybin prescription erasing elastic depression. Competition 
wanes, just when nocturnal emission...

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Categories: allegory, allusion, appreciation, beauty, blessing, magic,
Form: Carpe Diem
The Brilliant Spring
Crazy wind whispers 
Into the ears of ‘champa’
A light scented Indian flower
Trees are full of them now
Your love in each and every bough


The breeze is...

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Categories: allusion, april, beautiful, books, celebration, longing,
Form: Lyric
THE ADVENTURES OF JIM THE TRIM - IN AN ISLET
Jim, now rich, bought a wee li’l islet;
there he lived, with ten men and a starlet.
Changed his partner each day,
heaved and huffed till they say,
the...

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© KP Nunez  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: adventure, allusion, humorous,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member A Talking Door - Mental Hospital 1
I sit with the wall against my back. The wall refuses to move despite endless requests.

The door opens and closes its mouth, it wishes to...

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Categories: allusion, anxiety, mental illness, metaphor,
Form: Narrative