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Best Cardinal Poems

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


Cardinal
The years have stolen details from my mind.
Your face, once clear, has faded like a print
Within an album ready to unbind
And plunder from this sadness...

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Categories: cardinal, farewell, grief,
Form: Sonnet



Cardinal at the feeder
The brittle stems of Queen Anne's Lace
reduced to barren winter bone;
a hoarfrost Ermine coat embrace,
impaled in soil that's turned to stone.

The flowers now are wicker...

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© Wayne Sapp  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: cardinal, nature, upliftingwinter, winter,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member male red cardinal
male red cardinal
rules the feed trough by strong force...
nuthatcher eats seed

I was watching the birds at 
some food that I had placed 
out on a...

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Categories: cardinal, nature,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member dead red cardinal
dead red cardinal
swarmed by sugar ant workers....
cat's supper consumed  ...

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Categories: cardinal, nature,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member December Magic
Frost crisped, the lawn remained
beneath the frozen dew.
Water dripped to ice as gutters drained.
The cardinal bids the day adieu;
the winter storm has left a gelid...

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Categories: cardinal, nature,
Form: Quintain (English)



Premium Member Java and Me
A sonnet I will write with you today
Inspired by the beauty that I see
Beyond this pane of glass where snowflakes play
Beyond this pane where raindrops...

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Categories: cardinal, winter,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member GIFT OF SPRINGTIME


Praise this moment with charms it brings
Through mid of June, on robins' wings

Sunflowers blush as petals creep
Along easels of meadow's keep.

Winter's arctic days now long...

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Categories: cardinal, blessing, image, spring,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member By Any Other Name
If love could have a color, I suppose
it wouldn’t be just any common shade.
I’d name it for the colors of the rose.
In heaven’s hues this...

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Categories: cardinal, love, rose,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member A Bird and A Boy

      One day as a boy, I went down to the sea,
   Clambered o'er rocks way out to...

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Categories: cardinal, beach, bird, childhood, nature, ocean, soulmate,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Perfect Christmas Tree
We ventured out into the woods one day
Trying to find the perfect Christmas tree
A beautiful fir all will want to come and see
Planning to cut...

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Categories: cardinal, beauty, bird, christmas,
Form: Enclosed Rhyme
Premium Member God's Whispers
An amethyst sunset
splashed across the sky,
a rainbow after a storm;
majestic mountains
crowned with snow,
and a pristine lake
of cobalt blue.
A crimson cardinal
hopping across the lawn,
the purring of...

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Categories: cardinal, beauty, blessing, god,
Form: List
Premium Member Scars Left Behind
Remembering the days of yesteryear
when family ties were held most dear,
gas lamps flickered in the back street
while most of us danced a different beat.
Tragic alleyways...

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Categories: cardinal, life, nostalgia, school,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Sounds and Nuances of Blue
Blue washes over me sometimes and will not let me go.
Melancholy soon becomes the ROAR  of frothing ocean waves,  
 toppling me ...

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Categories: cardinal, blue,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Summer Nights in the South
Summer Nights in the South


Green fireflies blink in the quiet of night

and our sleeping old dog heaves a sigh.

Dreaming, she sprints through a youthful blue...

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Categories: cardinal, america, august, beautiful, bird, earth, nature,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Winter Magic

How cold it was that one December day.
We’d put on boots and walked into the wood,
but in new-fallen snow, we lost our way.
As dusk began...

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Categories: cardinal, winter,
Form: Sonnet
BLOODLESS - Tale of a Hero and the People He Died For
You knew you were going to die. 1
And yet you came, thinking no matter how insane,
the man on the seat of power would never want...

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© KP Nunez  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: cardinal, change, corruption, hero, history,
Form: Epic
Premium Member Each Day, A Gift - Answer Me
Each Day, A Gift - Answer Me (this is my response to contest poem below)


I watch the splendor of the rising sun.
A new beginning when...

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Categories: cardinal, day, morning, thanks,
Form: Rhyme
SNOW BLOSSOM
One bright splash of red
On the snow-covered holly--
A cardinal bloom. 
...

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Categories: cardinal, animals, nature, seasons,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member Passion's Color
Examine your surroundings,
 most importantly their hue,
 for I recall a day when setting sun 
hung in the fire of a neon sky
 and blazed...

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Categories: cardinal, lost love, passion,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Love's Flower
If love could have a color, I suppose
it wouldn’t be just any common shade.
I’d name it for the colors of the rose.
In heaven’s hues this...

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Categories: cardinal, flower,
Form: Quatrain
My Kentucky in autumn
My Kentucky in Fall
 
Peaceful country roads winding through meadows and hills,
and golden rays kiss purple asters, tall ironweed and abundant goldenrod.
Gorgeous colors are greeting...

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Categories: cardinal, nature, seasonsautumn, autumn, red, rose,
Form: Free verse
Skipping Stones
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Skipping stones across the still quite waters 

While as enclosed within these submerged thoughts....

Pondering this blanket of fogful mist alongst the path, have I tread...

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Categories: cardinal, hope, life, love,
Form: I do not know?
* Imagine.... ~
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Reformations amities amid poetics tour de force overture within, virtuoso's....

Fatalisms exuberant pas de deux; foreordained this ballet in exquisites verse

To cross dimensions of spatial extent;...

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Categories: cardinal, faith, love, passion
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member Birds of Youth Released
My sweetest cravings, fledglings in a nest,
were held up high; into the air released
by eager hands of mine.  A world to test
was mine before...

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Categories: cardinal, nostalgia,
Form: Sonnet
Battle of the Seasons
From the north he came nimbly in the night
	Softly silently bombing blanketing buds

Saturating each single stem
	Snowy sneak attack barraging bombarding bark

Wracking white war-like wonder
	With relentless...

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Categories: cardinal, seasons
Form: Alliteration