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Best Contemplative Poems

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


Premium Member Soul Searching Trek Along Winter's Snow Painted Trails - a collaboration with Robert and Teppo

Waking to cold blown tent, ground frozen icy hard
woods are my love, as is poetry to a bard.
Today starts my anticipated forest trek,
seeking salvation from...

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Categories: contemplative, appreciation, beauty, introspection, nature,
Form: Rhyme



Premium Member Soul Searching Trek Along Winter's Snow Painted Trails
Soul Searching Trek Along Winter's Snow Painted Trails

Waking to cold blown tent, ground frozen icy hard
woods are my love, as is poetry to a bard.
Today...

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Categories: contemplative, appreciation, beauty, creation, introspection,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Epiphany

The first crystal drop 
of realization 
shatters your glassy surface

and radiates the idea outward
in reflective ripples growing in pristine concentric circles 
with the newness of...

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Categories: contemplative, inspiration, introspection, self, truth,
Form: Free verse
ANOTHER AFRICAN DAWN
ANOTHER AFRICAN DAWN

The silence of the dawn even before
the first bird sings its unique little composition to the world
crispness of the previous night fills the...

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Categories: contemplative, introspection, day, time,
Form: Imagism
Premium Member TWO SILLY FOOLS
Two Silly Fools (at the coffee shop)


The shop was full
Only one seat to spare
Excuse me sirs, can I have a chair?
Why yes they said, smiles...

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Categories: contemplative, art, imagination, poetry, psychological,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member POSTEMBER
POSTEMBER

December
Glorious month
Good will
Hearth-side colors    aromas
Sound of Jingle Bells    carols
All the senses taking one back -
    back...

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Categories: contemplative, inspirational
Form: Free verse
Premium Member IMAGINATION
IMAGINATION

Closed eyes; under a locked prism of unavailable light 
subjects our third eye to mind's internal creation; 
imagined images viewed by non-existent senses
on an opague...

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Categories: contemplative, image, imagination, introspection, life,
Form: Imagism
The Café
I would sit there for many hours
Surrounded by my contemplative silence-
My senses as warm as my latte;
My mind as frosty as my cheesecake 

The mixed...

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Categories: contemplative, introspection, passion, peace
Form: Free verse
Premium Member My inner sanctum



In my mind I have a place
Somewhere peaceful and serene
Where I escape life's hectic pace,
Where no-one else has ever been.

I imagine a desert island
Surrounded by...

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© Gary Smith  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: contemplative, beach, fantasy, imagination,
Form: Rhyme
New age babies.
Quantum leap, material mind,
learning curve steep, perceptive mankind,
this earth inherited to keep, in the depth eyes shined,
the karmic benefits we reap, after money too long...

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Categories: contemplative, hope, imagination, inspirational, life,
Form: I do not know?
Cobwebs and Tears
The moon casts a surreal light
Upon looking out of the window
The night is my mistress
Solitude my blanket
Then I think of you:
The daffodils dancing as they...

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Categories: contemplative, devotion, loss, love, me,
Form: Free verse
Silent One
              Silent One

Silent One rises with the solar system dawn
Drawn by solace...

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Categories: contemplative, adventure, age, history, identity,
Form: Quatrain
The Vagrant
He stumbles on the subway
Initially I cringe
I'm put off by the way he smells
From alcoholic binge

He mumbles incoherent
I start to feel ashamed
I slide my hand...

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Categories: contemplative, brother
Form: Quatrain
Alone
Wisdom murmurs amid paucity of things—
seekers contemplative in cross-legged trance.  
Pondering vaguities pensive meditation brings—
to apprehend with nonchalance of glance. 

While to acolytes, such...

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Categories: contemplative, corruption,
Form: Quatrain
Search for the Hidden Spark
The old man stood;elbows resting on the old stone wall
Wistfully he gazed over the snow laden field,
Watching the sheep nibble on bales of hay,
He thought...

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Categories: contemplative, age, allegory, imagery, loss,
Form: Dramatic Monologue
Premium Member Speaking of Love
I would speak of love
   if only, I knew how
  but so often, it did escape me
  and never did it...

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© DM Babbit  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: contemplative, angst, love, silly,
Form: I do not know?
Personification of Quiet
I came upon quiet the other day,
It was over by the little pond
Out of everyone’s way.

I wasn’t looking for it,
I was in a hurry.
But there...

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Categories: contemplative, nature
Form: Rhyme
THE ERASER CAME WITH SAGE ADVICE
The eraser belonged to me; it was saved by my mother and returned along with many other 
childhood items when I became middle aged. I...

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Categories: contemplative, introspection, on writing and
Form: Narrative
Premium Member The Ancient Cambodian Dancer -
In that meteoric moment
she exhibited eternal qualities of wonderfully wrought womanhood,
calm,disciplined and candid,
adorned with few distinctions from the rest behind her
the loving leadership was projected...

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Categories: contemplative, angst, integrity,
Form: Didactic
Premium Member Space, version 2
Between the ears of the greatest minds
Limits and laws do not exist    

Building roads and wrinkles to beyond
 Such brains are ripe...

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Categories: contemplative, childhood, love,
Form: Couplet
Sophie
I am in awe, oh dear Sophie
Of all things done and said
I am one single, wandering thought
In this world’s contemplative head

How do I dare speak...

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Categories: contemplative, faith, people,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Where The Vision Visits
Kentucky's late summer sunshine
sunk deep into their skin
as the boy rode on the back
of his Grandfather's coppered horse,
the tobacco harvest would begin soon,
aromas of sweet...

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Categories: contemplative, christian, heart, hope, ,
Form: Epic
I AM The Pond
I am the gold fish
Swimming in the pond

I am the blue bullfrog
Bellowing in the pond

I am the yellow tadpole
Feeding in the pond

I am the fluorescent...

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© Mel Brake  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: contemplative, naturelife, blue, blue, life,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Letters
The Letters

Jane sits alone in her own world,
adorned with crown of braided curls.
She dreams of love like other girls,
with memoirs precious as black pearls.

Once she...

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Categories: contemplative, family, relationship,
Form: Monorhyme
Desperate message to Kim jong un
Pardon any absent adulation, bequeathed capitulation, devoted dedication, indiscretion, blabbering peroration, improper salutation or any unintended vexation if this unknown earthling sent a nearly identical...

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Categories: contemplative, abuse, dark, emotions, evil,
Form: Free verse