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Best Asp Poems

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Premium Member ASP OF GRIEF
ASP OF GRIEF

She buries her head upon this asp of grief —
soft with reptilian fangs, hard with poison.
Her covetous husband lies upon the Nile’s reef.
She...

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Categories: asp, beauty, death, grief,
Form: Rhyme



Premium Member Tale of The Asp
Burlap marinated in back water ponds,
that's what the spirit of truth often dons
always forever and mahogany strong... 
pillar of marble in cyclones of neglect
hold tight...

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Categories: asp, life, truth,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Asp
A-s-p are three high-functioning letters
And while I imagine that some might do better
  Here are some ways to bring them together

At the start of...

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Categories: asp, humorous, word play, words,
Form: Light Verse
Asp-
 
ancient deceiver
slithering symbol of kings
perhaps Cleo's bane
 
...

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Categories: asp, adventure, animals, history, places
Form: Haiku
Premium Member In Our Blindness, Chalked Up To Just Be Fate
In Our Blindness, Chalked Up To Just Be Fate

Life, its complexity truly astounds
astounds this old soul so sadly earthbound
earthbound but not without imagined flight
flight into...

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Categories: asp, appreciation, art, conflict, corruption, evil, meaningful,
Form: Sonnet



As I Paddled the River Nile
As I paddled the river Nile
I met a monstrous crocodile. 
She smiled at me enticingly.   
I smiled deferentially.  
Through large white teeth...

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© John Smith  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: asp, adventure, funny, me, me, river,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member Iris-w
Prized for perfumes and medicines,
Rainbow personified & God’s messenger,
Resting the souls of dead women,
Decorum of the graves,
Delight of the ancient artists.

Blooming on Minoan Walls,
Sculptured in...

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Categories: asp, nature,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Mark Antony and Cleopatra
Dispatched by Mark Antony to fetch his queen
An Egyptian with beauty of world renown
Five-thousand mighty Roman warriors sailed
Committed to driving Egypt’s army down

Cleopatra was basking...

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Categories: asp, war,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Iris-II-w
Prized for perfumes and medicines,
Rainbow personified & God’s messenger,
Resting the souls of dead women,
Decorum of the graves,
Delight of the ancient artists.

Blooming on Minoan Walls,
Sculptured in...

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Categories: asp,
Form: Personification
Lizard hunting
I. 
In the orange land, 
the sidewalks race wild with them, 
postured like statues of royal gardens 
the marble lions 
amongst hibiscus limbs. 

II. 
I...

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Categories: asp, animals, childhood, introspection, life, nature,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Tubman





“Tubman”




What colours a heart
courage?

What colours a mind
belief?

What colours a soul
unity?

Underground
we carry torches

from station 
to station

We are the Light
We Lead

No colour 
No religion

No epic 
delusion

Where is...

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Categories: asp, anti bullying, courage, faith, freedom, humanity,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Last Pharaoh of Egypt
Cleopatra, the last Pharaoh of Egypt,
could have had Caesar or Anthony as a co-regent,
but rather than putting such power in either man's clasp,
she put leadership...

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Categories: asp, betrayal, conflict, power, relationship, sad, suicide,
Form: Clerihew
Premium Member The Swoon Hypothesis - Part 2
"The Swoon Hypothesis" - Part 2



Arimathea stands next to you and I on the deck, soon we are back in Nazareth, you press into my...

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Categories: asp, imagery, jesus, love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member To my poetry friends
There is a message for you at this greeting link. Aloha, Connie

http://www.jacquielawson.com/viewcard.asp?code=5267523408196&source=jl999&utm_medium=internal_email&utm_source=pickup&utm_campaign=receivercontent...

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Categories: asp, blessing,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member Train Track To Abstract
Asp! 

I can see
I am not
going to be 
on time?

That's a fact!

I am late,
and must wait,
while a gate
holds me back
from the tracks!

What a pain
is the...

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Categories: asp, art, people,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member cancer and confetti
it all blows around 
zig zagging in front of the eye
a million bits of lemon dipped confetti
tapping the carapace of a life
fawn dappled-silver maple leaf-...

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Categories: asp, adventure, cancer, death,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member RAVENOUS ELDRITCH WRATH a collab with James Fraser
RAVENOUS ELDRITCH WRATH

The darkening skies in choir of wrath;
The wind brisk banging blows;
The withering of trees;
The falling twirling leaves;
The branches sudden irate tweak and split.

Giving...

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Categories: asp, holiday, horror, imagery,
Form: Verse
Revised- Reflections On A Gift Of Watermelon Pickle...
That half grown chrysanthemums/
Stirring up like accuser's.
Life is compared with what two things ?
Which do you think is the richer more revealing comparison ?
Poets use...

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Categories: asp, school, sea, seasons, social, son, song-sorry,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member RAVENOUS ELDRITCH WRATH a collab with Olive Eloisa Guillermo
RAVENOUS ELDRITCH WRATH

The darkening skies in choir of wrath;
The wind brisk banging blows;
The withering of trees;
The falling twirling leaves;
The branches sudden irate tweak and split.

Giving...

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Categories: asp, angst, dance, dark, death, gothic, halloween,
Form: Verse
R and R
R and R

Fan those palm fronds a little faster, boys
As I recline here in dignified poise

I’m Cleopatra, your Egyptian queen
I require the most sumptuous cuisine

Not...

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Categories: asp, fantasy
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Alpine Wind
It's too hot and humid for September!
Even dust specks descending in the room's sunlight
are beads of sweat running down my sides.
I bring pencil, crossword and...

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Categories: asp, humor, longing, weather,
Form: Imagism
The Sad Farmer - A Rhyme Attempt
there flies a bird as white as life,
an ugly, peaceful dove,
 which carries darkness in its beak,
 the poem wroth with love:
 the farmer wakes...

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Categories: asp, angst, anxiety, death, longing, loss, lost
Form: Rhyme
Fidelity and Curiosity
Fidelity and Curiosity

Curiosity quickly seeks and finds
Tearful times; swiftly
Hiding from view, slickly.

© Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen
January 26, 2010

Poetic form:  Englyn  

Poetic Form: Englyn penfyr...

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Categories: asp, angst, life
Form: Englyn
New Hope Refreshes
New Hope Refreshes

As we endure life threshes, heartaches spawn.
Dreads dawn; enmeshes.
New hopes mist refreshes.


© Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen
January 26, 2010

Poetic form:  Englyn

Poetic Form: Englyn penfyr...

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Categories: asp, life
Form: Englyn
Premium Member Iris-w
Prized for perfumes and medicines,
Rainbow personified & God’s messenger,
Resting the souls of dead women,
Decorum of the graves,
Delight of the ancient artists.

Blooming on Minoan Walls,
Sculptured in...

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Categories: asp, nature,
Form: Lyric