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Best Classical Poems

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


Premium Member Classical Music
I'm in the mood for Mozart, or Strauss, perhaps Beethoven,
   Even Bach or Handel would soothe this soul of mine tonight;
  ...

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Categories: classical, music,
Form: Verse



Premium Member Classical Incantation
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As if the sunlight breaks the day
And dawn arrives with a whispered breath
Ascending like a clarinet        ...

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Categories: classical, music,
Form: Free verse
The Classical Whisper
The tree is breezy you will come I know
The jasmine wind is waiting to greet you
The hands of the clock moving very slow
On the rose...

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Categories: classical, imagery, life, love,
Form: Iambic Pentameter
Premium Member IT'S A MAD HATTER'S WORLD
A spinning world globe just set off the center of its axis pole,
Welcome to the mad-mad Hatter’s topsy-turvy upside down
Wonderland, just another inside out hole...

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© cherl dunn  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: classical, adventure, character, fantasy, imagery,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Retired
Throw me high, higher still
Let me breathe again, 
Let me gain
height, I will
Live, smile, laugh, be filled
        ...

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Categories: classical, dance,
Form: Rhyme



Premium Member Where cheerful robins dance
Gleefully you and I smile from a scenic window on life
Enchanted by nightfall befriending quixotic autumn sky
Embossing crimson brushstrokes on vermilion arc
Akin to a painting...

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Categories: classical, imagery, nature, travel,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member All That I Am
You know me as a poet, and writer of poems sad,
I take poetic license, violating rules and conventions;
telling a story using figurative language, I share,
...

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Categories: classical, art, books, life, poetry,
Form: Verse
Premium Member In Land Of Cockaigne

I was driving home late one cold Winters night
It was minus ten and the moon shone bright
Then in my car headlights a young girl I...

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Categories: classical, car, chocolate, fantasy, girl,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member The Voice


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Categories: classical, emotions,
Form: Senryu
The Sequel - Dance to Love - Part 2
I awake to the beautiful plaintive strains
Of a violin - then realize it’s just in my head
Just a dream - a shame to find
I’m in...

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Categories: classical, dance, death, emotions, environment,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member HEARTBEATS ON PAS DE DEUX
HEARTBEATS ON PAS FE DEUX

Starstruck by your smile as I opened my eyes
Snow-white cheeks glows to peaches sweet
Running fingertip to heart shaped lips

As spring breeze...

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Categories: classical, feelings, first love, love,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Sounds of Splendor
Sounds of Splendor
 
Some say songs soothe the savage beast
On gentle melodies I feast
Sensual pleasures increase
 
Swing me, sway me, elevate me
Joyful psalms can jubilate...

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Categories: classical, happiness, history, musicbeauty, beauty,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Spanish Dancing
Rumbling in my mind
The song of Arleen Hurtado
Trying to get into a Spanish mood
As I gaze at the flamingo dancer,
Dressed in black flaming wide dress.

Hear...

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Categories: classical, dance,
Form: Free verse
A Poem as a Tribute on Mothers Day Part 1


A Poem as a Tribute on Mothers  Day Part 1

In the broad day light of one May afternoon,
When the heat of Sun was scorching...

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Categories: classical, inspirational, mother, mothers day,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member ''All That I Am''
You know me as a poet, and writer of poems sad,
I take poetic license, violating rules and conventions;
telling a story using figurative language, I share,
...

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Categories: classical, how i feel,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member O' Wheel Of Fortune
My heart shrivels dry, blackened rose in bitter anguish, ...
 Do you feel my pain? 
   Why must the flame of day dwindle...

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Categories: classical, musicme, me,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Lull-Lull-Lullabies
Lithesome fingers trailed along 
the ukulele’s  frets
as Lilah played her dulcet lullabies.
Swaddled in a blanket, smiling,
lay her little lad,
looking up at her with large...

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Categories: classical, sleep, song,
Form: Rhyme
On God, Faith, Evolution and the Evil in this World
[This excerpt from a memoir I wrote 20 years ago seems sadly apropos given the recent mass murders and bombings]

This then is where my faith...

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Categories: classical, allah, angst, appreciation, evil,
Form: Prose
Premium Member Conservative - What I Stand For
  ~ I am a Conservative
        Here is who I am
      ...

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Categories: classical, identity, perspective, philosophy,
Form: Acrostic
Premium Member DEDICATION TO AN ANONYMOUS POET


Dedication to an Anonymous Poet



Brilliant, so very loving and
supportive as can any be!
Humble yet attacked and avoided?
As he knows too much classical poetry?

Yet, he's the...

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Categories: classical, poets, tribute,
Form: Rhyme
Village in the Valley
Village in the Valley left behind, and then it's a fine find
Mountain in the making...in the dark alleys of my mind

You're a flashlight
In the night
You...

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Categories: classical, deep,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member SUPERBOWL SUNDAY

There’s a new American Holiday, guess what it is my football loving friends,
It’s a classical sport of champions, where helmet headed, game geared
Warriors challenge raw...

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© cherl dunn  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: classical, adventure, conflict, football, history,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A Walk Through the Trees
Birdwatching had become for me, such pleasurable summertime hobby,
So I was often among the trees, young ones or those old and knobby. 

I chased rose...

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Categories: classical, bird, fantasy, friend, green,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member THE SEA STORMS LULLABY
In the rocking, rolling surf I picked up a random seashell,
And just listened to the sea storms lullaby, the curling of
Spray urged a hushed soft...

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© cherl dunn  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: classical, adventure, beauty, imagery, inspirational,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A Progressive Shadow
A Progressive Shadow

A series of real challenges and troubling world events 
In our twenty-first century give us a definite reason and
An urgency to pause and...

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Categories: classical, change, earth, history, international,
Form: Terza Rima