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Best Arkansas Poems

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

I've  been a lot of  places in this land, 
From sea to shining sea. 
There's a  place in the hills of Arkansas

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Categories: arkansas, inspirational, love, people, song-
Form: Narrative

Premium Member The Spirit of Christmas, Dover, Arkansas
In our little Arkansas Dover town, we never clown around, about the sacrifice
Christmas is about Christ, and his great love, which suffices 

We live and...

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Categories: arkansas, inspirational, love, upliftingheaven, day,
Form: Rhyme
Five Stars
*Dedicated to Andrea Dietrich, Caleb Smith, Isaiah Zerbst, Anne Currin, and Eileen Ghali

I'll start with illustrious Andrea,
our talented sonneteer.
She peppers our poems with kindness, 

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Categories: arkansas, dedication, poems,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Signs and Times
You say: Wrong place—wrong time,
Maybe: Wrong place—not right time,
Not right place—but wrong time?
I say: This's right place—right time, 
In times and places,
What is the time?

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Categories: arkansas, people, places, time,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member My Country 'Tis of Thee
When children are taught never to forget
conflicts’ lessons, to love all humans,
to honor those through history
who, selfless, wrought liberty. . .
Then will spangled dreams for

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Categories: arkansas, peace,
Form: Etheree

Premium Member Succulently Sweet Pumpkin Pie (Epulaeryu)
“The finest poetry
     is the most feigning.”
           —William Shakespeare

Smelling scent soothe...

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Categories: arkansas, food, funny, happiness, sea,
Form: Epulaeryu
Premium Member Internal Image
peel away layers
behold emptiness

© Joseph S. Spence, Sr., (Epulaeryu Master) 5/15/09
All Rights Reserved, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Senior Advisor, to Founder of Motivational Strips
Ambassador De Literature
Noble Star...

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Categories: arkansas, life, nature, people,
Form: Didactic
Premium Member A Southern Vacation with my Sister Jenny
I’ve been to every corner of this good old U.S.A.
From New York to Miami; from Seattle to L.A.

I’ve visited state parks from the east coast...

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Categories: arkansas, vacation,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Dewberry Cobbler
"Caleb, go fetch me some dewberries from the fence row," Momma says, 
as I polish off my Saturday morning breakfast. "I'll make us a cobbler."...

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Categories: arkansas, growing up,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member Etherees

nice are


You simply add

a syllable to

each new line you write till

you finish with line ten. .  . or

start with ten syllables, ending

with one. ...

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Categories: arkansas, poems, writing,
Form: Etheree
Premium Member Monicagate - to Stain or Abstain
 Hee haw, hee haw, I'm Bill from Arkansas,
 I don't know what y'all are mad at me for.
    That woman, Miss...

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Categories: arkansas, humorous, political,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member In His Eyes - The Minute Poem Style
~In His Eyes~
(The Minute poem)

In His eyes precious you know
He loves you so
Jesus can save
For you life gave.

God in His goodness  gives option
With God...

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Categories: arkansas, faith, hope, inspirational, love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Old Pet
 I remember a riding pony I had as a lad which was born blind. A filly she was born during an 
Arkansas blizzard and...

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Categories: arkansas, friendshipwater, heaven, heaven, life,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Ole Brownie (P1)
“Ole Brownie”

The meanest and the best,
Proven among the rest,
My dog in Arkansas, pope county,
I present, ole Brownie,

With first cold front,
Arkansans begin the hunt,
Razorback hogs,
with their...

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Categories: arkansas, funnydog, dog,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member Those Crazy Pole Beans
This is a mostly true story!

A few years ago in central Arkansas
I planted a garden among rich fertile soil
Followed seed packet directions as though written...

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Categories: arkansas, food, funny, red,
Form: Rhyme
An Omen of Birds
Five thousand pairs of black wings halt
And fell from the cold Arkansas sky
In one district alone the default
In Beebe did the feathered creatures die
And while...

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Categories: arkansas, mystery, visionary, war
Form: Verse
Premium Member Razorback Hoghunt (Ole Brownie P2)
Meat in my smokehouse a bit light,
With the weather about right,
One morning at first light,
I headed to buzzard roost hollow,
A leash on Brownie’s collar,

But Brownie...

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Categories: arkansas, funnydog, light, dog, light,
Form: Light Verse
he is leaving home

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Categories: arkansas, absence, angel, betrayal, business,
Form: Blank verse
What Can't I Do
As a Kid, I never wanted to be viewed as Black. There were always negative connotations that came with that.
Death and Evil, things like the...

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Categories: arkansas, black african american, deep,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Glen Campbell -- A Special Person
Glen Campbell – A Special Person
      It was September 4th, 1968 and I threw an empty suitcase into the trunk...

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© John Posey  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: arkansas, birthday, daughter, music, home,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member A Church Service to Remember
Maud, the meek poverty stricken seventy year old matriarch
 of the people spoke proudly as the relief shown on her face. 
“Two weeks ago I...

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Categories: arkansas, mother, christmas, old, christmas,
Form: Narrative
the Angry Soup of Racism
ain't it a shame

when hate lynches 
a 14 year old Colored boy
in 1955 Mississippi
and blows away the dreams of
four innocent little Negro girls 
in 1963...

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Categories: arkansas, angst, care, old, care,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Greater Art Thou!
"Poetry is a way of 
               taking life by the throat."

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Categories: arkansas, faith, happiness, hope, life,
Form: Sonnet
My Mother In Law Just Did Die
My Mother In Law Just Did Die

Lee McCarroll Webster died around
One AM today. We were just notified
b the Batesville, Arkansas care home
near the Whitewater River....

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© James Horn  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: arkansas, bereavement,
Form: Couplet
Reformed Patriotism: Defining America
America is an idea
that "all men are created equal,"
before we cared to define "human", "created", or "equal."
America is freedom for our grandchildren
in a manner we...

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© Anamika N   Create an image from this poem.
Categories: arkansas, america,
Form: Free verse