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Best Canvass Poems

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

Premium Member Dawns Gifts
Silver shimmers
   reflected by the sea 
When dawn kisses each 
    silhouetted tree.
As sunrise pierces 

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Categories: canvass, sun,
Form: Rhyme

A two-legged canvass
in crimsons and blues
dragons ginormous
and suchlike tattoos

Diamonds and rare gems 
that shimmer and shine
flowers on long stems 
with sleek strokes and lines

Exciting ones...

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Categories: canvass, art, humorous,
Form: Rhyme
Painted Echoes
A wash of gold adorns the westward sky
as waning light departs a summer’s eve;
in readiness to roost, crows cease to fly
and seek their resting place...

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Categories: canvass, inspirational, life, nature
Form: Sonnet
Years Of The Rose
Have I not heard the calling of day's gone by
or sat in careless prose and wondered why?
but years are as the rose
which are but reflections

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Categories: canvass, lost love, loveday,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Why do You Write
Why do you write?

To give birth to beauty
To decorate a drab wall
To splash color on a canvass
To entertain and enthrall

Why do you write?

To become immortal

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Categories: canvass, on writing and words,
Form: Rhyme


Color me naked with your sighs
Scribble me stripped
Stippled on your skin

Paint me black
Seething in charcoal amber
Writhing in lines
The brush strokes of your tongue

Craft me...

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Categories: canvass, art, loveme, me,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Sunrise-Sunset
The sunset glows in the wide Western sky,
placed there by the Master from on high.
Reds and golds of various shades
are splashed in mounds of beauty

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Categories: canvass, sky, , western,
Form: Etheree

I reached up far to touch a star.
It only took a second.
I thought I heard a salient call 
alas it did not...

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Categories: canvass, art, creation, growth, identity,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member A Kneaded Life
I’ve watched him whither. He came to me a decade ago, stooped in pain. The fine-boned features of his face and the clarity of his...

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Categories: canvass, age, dream, love,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member In Your Smile
How could I paint someone else's smile,
If my eyes can barely see the sky.
How could I start stroke a brush,
Then paint your face in a...

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Categories: canvass, beauty, feelings, smile,
Form: Blank verse

Silent songful wanderer, soaring free on the sky
conquering, unafraid to the golden rays of the sun, 
fluttering either slow or fast, their colors...

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Categories: canvass, beauty, butterfly, inspiration, uplifting,
Form: Blank verse
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: canvass, growing up,
Form: Haibun
It seemed at first , a colour burst
Of dots and crooked lines ,
As I watched my "artful expert" 
See how he defines
The colourful expression
That is...

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© Sean Kelly  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: canvass, art
Form: Rhyme
Strange shadows on these coral walls
stay hidden from the setting sun, 
yet creeping through the shafts of amber light
drag behind them to the high parapet

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Categories: canvass, death, dedication, family, introspection,
Form: Elegy
Premium Member Deserts
Vast dust bowls surrounding the land
barren barely supporting any life
Stark and so bleak, just sand
sand as far as you can see

Wicked winds churning up
forever changing...

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Categories: canvass, earth, sun,
Form: Verse
Premium Member The endgame
The endgame 

And the cemetery was
nowhere to be found
yet was so present
in the shallow depth
the graveyard of the mind

No tombstone unturned
fragmented torn and twisted 

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Categories: canvass, death, depression, emotions, grave,
Form: Free verse
If I Knew Picasso
If I knew Picasso,
I’d say Pablo come and see.
Bring your canvass here,
And capture this beauty. 

I’d ask him as he painted,
The things he’s thinking of.

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Categories: canvass, art, education
Form: ekphrasis


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Categories: canvass, autumn, life, seasons, spring,
Form: Light Verse
Sickle Moons
Sickle moons have shone above me
In the dark of night,
Standing on the mountain edges
Writing by their light.

Fall with eagle wings of colour
Soared the starry skies,

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Categories: canvass, natureworld, dark, dark, moon,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member When Alone, Love A Stone
I have to admit, I was perusing Broken Wings page and saw what she had written for a contest about Michelangelo  vs  De...

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Categories: canvass, humorous,
Form: Rhyme
The Picture of Life

Today I saw thunder leak from the sky,
As if the sky was water and the thunder was dye.
There was no sound there was only red,

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Categories: canvass, art, blessing, creation, deep,
Form: Verse
Premium Member The Hardest Hue To Hold
Colors dance on the canvass of my life
In an intricate interplay of hues
Intensifying and weakening at different stages
Fluid colors in constant motion
As I age, different...

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Categories: canvass, color, feelings, life,
Form: Free verse
Dawn Breaks
The breaking of dawn
and I start my day off with a yawn,
the dew covered the lawn,
the cool air blowing through my window
as the streets still...

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Categories: canvass, beautiful, beauty, blue, day,
Form: Free verse
A Mystic Rose Smile

A mystic rose smile that belonged to my mother this is what I recall   

My easel and I resting in the spirit, ...

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Categories: canvass, appreciation, mom,
Form: Acrostic
Premium Member Vicarious Lines
Poets dream utopian dreams
Dreams of ideals and perfection
Dreams of places never visited
People never met
Songs never sung
Love stories never written
Passion never experienced
Lives never touched
Hearts never caressed


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Categories: canvass, poets,
Form: Free verse