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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

Premium Member 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...

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Categories: absence, allusion, death, depression,
Form: Dramatic Monologue

Premium Member 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,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member 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,
Form: Alliteration
Unseen Rainbow
I've never ever seen her face, 
but in my mind, she's the color of love
strong like dark coffee
She wakes you up early in the morning,

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Categories: allusion, beauty, love, rainbow,
Form: Dramatic Monologue
Premium Member 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,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member Love's Silence
To count the ways, I dare to comprehend
such finite love defined in written line,
for quantity shall never find an end 
to love that lets infinity...

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Categories: allusion, art, love,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Porcelain Doll
Porcelain doll, with a face so pretty 
a country gal, ran away to the city 
Worked in a bar, dancing on tables 
beat shovelling sh-it,...

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Categories: age, allusion, girl, sad,
Form: Rhyme
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
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

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 Train of Thought
Am I dreaming 
or have I dreamt myself awake
I can’t seem to discern 
between real and fake
What’s right 
What’s wrong
which direction 
should I take
Am I...

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Categories: allusion, anxiety, child, imagery,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A Mountain From a Pile
How far do the ripples spread, when eventually we die 
Probably stay in the locality, level off, no major outcry
But let’s say we’re famous, suffering...

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Categories: allusion, corruption, prejudice, truth,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Sunset Shiverings
                       Sunset Shiverings


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Categories: allusion, sunset, winter,
Form: Nonet
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, metaphor, morning, muse,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Hereafter
Living on a planet, unsure if I belong 
Where only sand grains and fossils, seem to last long 
The instinct to breathe air, compelling me...

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Categories: allusion, life, meaningful, perspective,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Images of Feathers
"Once upon a midnight Poe"

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

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Categories: allusion, devotion, loneliness, muse,
Form: Alliteration
Premium Member A Yarn of Sunshine
"I've got sunshine" 

This heavyweight wind
jiggles the chimes limbs hanging
a thousand sound waves invade 
visible radiation

Dark moonlight tempest
blunders off the mountain top

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Categories: allusion, desire, earth day,
Form: Tanka
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,
Form: Free verse
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,
Form: Rhyme
What If
What If

  You live in a Matrix that you don't know, what is really happening around you.
That there are people that wish to control...

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Categories: allusion, america, anxiety, betrayal,
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,
Form: Free verse
The Life Is
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...

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Categories: allusion, angst, life, old,
Form: Masnavi
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 Time
Time is not
     a ticking clock,
          it has

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Categories: allusion, 10th grade, 11th grade,
Form: Verse

We all have so many diamonds that we own,
but we think of them as glass or bits of stone.
We often sell them as cheap pieces...

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Categories: age, allusion,
Form: Rubaiyat