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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,



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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

Premium Member Oneness
Oneness… 

I was thinking of my good old grandpa, 
I loved him so much and called him Bababa.
He was my favorite person in my life,
He...

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Categories: allusion, muse, spiritual,

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,

The Language Of Words
You come into my world
a child of mine
of heart and mind creation
sweetly under my flair
following my soul
tracing my steps
growing to a tremendous wealth
encoding my particles.
Soulless,...

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Categories: allusion, beauty, blessing, creation,

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,

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,

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,

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,

Premium Member 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,

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,

Premium Member Regret
                        ...

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Categories: allusion, fantasy, imagination, love,

Premium Member Light On the Devil's Chord - Day 7
I…breathe again…
Meditating on flowers of my pasture, plucked with my eyes,
Resting…open, like buds blooming, and resting…

“Take me…” he said weakly, so softly in my ear…

I...

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Categories: abuse, adventure, allusion, anger,

Premium Member The Man in the Wheelchair
He comes rolling around
I hear the wheels, I know the sound
Everyone clears out of the way
Except me, I stand my ground
 	With a smile and...

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Categories: allusion, art, brother, dedication,