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Best Bison Poems

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


Lords Of The Prairies - An Epitaph : A Tribute To The Bison
Dressed in my shaggy brown coat
I stand nearly six feet
at my shoulders
and weigh almost a ton
My brethren and I 
once roamed the prairies
in herds of...

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Categories: bison, animal, death, eulogy, native
Form: Personification



haiku Bison
dawn time leaves

steamy breath on the window ~

a bison snorting...

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Categories: bison, animal, dark,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member She Wolf
My nostrils sniff the air seeking,
the various scents tantalising.
Then I smell the bison and throwing
back my head I howl to my pack.

The bison start to...

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Categories: bison, animal, howl,
Form: Personification
Frail Paper Etched With Words
Whether poets, showmen or philosophers,
Or mere cowboys who follow herds—
They all want to leave behind a lasting mark—
More than frail paper etched with words.

But the...

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© Glen Enloe  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: bison, art, cowboy-western, on writing
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member A Nook and a Storybook
What would I give for a book and a nook
I'd forfeit some cash from my pocketbook
Surrender my coat to a hanging wall hook
Then give it...

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Categories: bison, adventure, appreciation, books,
Form: Quatrain



Premium Member Model Of Peace
Bend your eyes and ears around
the sights and sounds of a
world at peace.

A squadron of oak trees on
a hill, laughing and playing acorns
with unsuspecting travelers...

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Categories: bison, analogy,
Form: Alliteration
Premium Member Walled In
The paint recalls, layered and petulant, groans
mindless in its ground, it decomposes.
Granules of hematite, pale traceries of gypsum,
the crevasses of cave wall are soot soothed.
Layered...

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Categories: bison, memory, men,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Mystical Lore of the ThunderBeast



Great Spirit whispers on breathing breeze; 'It is time',
puce plume in saffron noon signals hunt's aborning,
ThunderBeasts' harrowing hooves erupt Great Plains grime,
soon will ail, widow's...

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Categories: bison, death, native american, nature,
Form: Rhyme
Poetry Grass
I blow here in the prairie wind,
A grass that seems to have no end.
A pheasant asked me yesterday,
"How long you been here would you say?"
I...

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Categories: bison, funny,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Battle Rap
Battle Rap


...poet in da house...


Now have a listen, for I’ll be a kissing…I’m on a mission
And you’ll be a pissing your hemolysin…a smelly emission
My words...

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Categories: bison, fun, rap,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Creatures
Anteater's with their incredible 2 foot tongue
Bison their hides, one time under the gun
Cheetah's my, can they run
Dolphins bringing so much fun.

Elephants, Indian and African...

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Categories: bison, animals
Form: Rhyme
North Of Sixty

North of sixty, you see the cold. 
Big skies, and short days told. 
Forests shrink, past big river. 
Listen closely, hear them shiver.
Bison wild, roam...

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Categories: bison, spiritual, mother,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member spirit grass
spirit grass

wind wanders through 
invisible bison graze
raise dust devils that flirt with larks
buzzing insects in the air
swirl dip rise into the sun

swishes almost whispers
play around...

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Categories: bison, abuse, betrayal,
Form: Free verse
Longfellow's Hades
My aunt was a weirdo: she talked to trees, walked around the house naked and used to read me “The Metamorphoses” by Ovid and “The...

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Categories: bison, books, dream,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member American Osmosis
American Osmosis

Jamestown was the source of this
Movement that swept across the continent
At first the ships were left behind
And people used what they could find
A mule,...

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Categories: bison, adventure, history
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Many Moons Ago - Native American Lore


Before ten thousand moons passed by
reigned Mother Earth and Sacred Sky.
Their spirits whispered on the breeze,
from mountain streams to deepest seas.

Nomadic souls rode ne’er to...

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Categories: bison, native american, nature, pride,
Form: Quatern
Premium Member The Ghost Dance, Part I
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Categories: bison, history, native american,
Form: Free verse
The Wall
He is the row locker that holds the bridge
He is the Bison that carries the load from the deck
A wall that resists oppositions, guards them...

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Categories: bison, football, games, nostalgia, soccer,
Form: Ode
Premium Member Imperial Corporate Jurisprudence, The Lurid Leviethan Part Two -
Self reliancy stimulates political independence,
pragmatic critical thinking spurs revocation of spurious Partisan information,
vigilanteism guards against the Juntas,
systematic interdiction of peoples' ability to to procure food,...

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Categories: bison, history, world, self, self,
Form: Didactic
AMERICAN WEST
The true story of the American west
Is one of killing field slaughters and 
waste
The bison killers worked day and night
They were all busier than a...

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Categories: bison, allegory, analogy, animal, environment,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Nautdah
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Categories: bison, history, identity, loss, memory,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member breaking my heart
 
chinese food dripping sauce
spicy beef and noodles
steaming vegetable rice
eggrolls and plum dip
spareribs and garlic
delightful
food


oh so delicious-    most of us have all...

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© Dear Heart  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: bison, death, food, history,
Form: Epulaeryu
Packed Up Pachyderm
You know when I think about it now and what I have to do,
a lot of you folk out there would have a bit of...

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Categories: bison, humorous,
Form: Epic
Inuit Silence
The lake freezes over as the snow falls deeper,
Tiny white stars that drift tenderly from up high.
The heavens steal sacred crystals from their keeper,
Like silver...

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© Elaine Ho  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: bison, animals, inspirational, native american,
Form: Rhyme
Tea with Bigfoot
Well! How ya doin' ? Come on in,
the door ain't got no lock,
and let me help you sit right down
before you die of shock.
Yes, home...

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© Viv Wigley  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: bison, humor,
Form: Light Verse