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Best Crab Poems

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

Premium Member The Red Leaf

the raspy whisper

gets my full attention -
wistfully I smile
..for its persistence reminds me of you..

the crisp red leaf 
scuttles scrapingly
across the gray pavement
to and...

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Categories: crab, death, emotions, grief, heartbroken,
Form: Free verse

Sand Dollar Dreams
It's quiet here - quiet in a way that catches me off guard. The tranquility is almost tangible, something I can touch and hold and...

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Categories: crab, memory, nature,
Form: Haibun
Diamond in the Sky
A dead star that inspired this poem--the companion of the star 55 Cancri, in the constellation of Cancer the Crab--has now shrunk to only about...

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Categories: crab, star,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Death Tolls
The atmosphere rings with the bell like calls
of the plover flock, long before they are spotted.
The flight herringbones a grey fedora sky.
Markings of white and...

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Categories: crab, beach, beauty, bird, ocean,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Apple Doesn't Fall Far From the Tree
You can see him now, dirty as a horse
that slipped in the mud, planting petunias
with that infamous shamrock thumb

(Irish from his Pop   ...

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Categories: crab, adventure, crazy, cute love,
Form: Free verse

Nana's Garden
You won't find a yard like this anymore. You'd think it would seem smaller now that I'm an adult, but it doesn't. It's still enormous,...

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Categories: crab, childhood, family, house, garden,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member The Broken It
puncturing glass cases 
with the back of a plastic spoon

the injustice toward 
the powder blue box
on the corner of 
57th and a sliver studded moon


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Categories: crab, life,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member ocean commotion
wind lifts salty air
scent of the sea fills my hair --
fishing without care

pelican dives fast
shrimp on the hook was my last --
strips the bait I...

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Categories: crab, nature, sea,
Form: Haiku

Animals or humans, who is the giant of them all?
Bearing a two sheathed wings, the Hercules Beetles
crash the Titans...

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Categories: crab, animal, character, imagery, nature,
Form: Abecedarian
Premium Member tides
lazily the waves

lap the pebbles on the beach

a crab scurries by

to burrow beneath wet sand

a prisoner of the tides...

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Categories: crab, ocean,
Form: Tanka
The horizon cuts straight, long, hard
silently declining less than a degree

like toys across a cartoon’s one frame stillness
a small yacht rocks like a child’s boat

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Categories: crab, beach, sea, simile,
Form: Blank verse
Premium Member Sister -- a poem in 2 parts

End-Cut Prime Rib of Beef,  
Crab-cake, Lobster Tail,
Sea Scallops.

I feel — no...

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Categories: crab, bereavement, food, forgiveness, grief,
Form: I do not know?
Today we are having fun at the sea
Mummy and daddy, Tommy and me.
White topped waves tickle our toes
Salty sea water splashes our clothes.
Mummy and daddy...

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Categories: crab, beach, family, fun, holiday,
Form: Rhyme
'Dear Prudence'
Hell breaks loose through the trusting door
Whining its splintering, wooden hinges
Claws wrapping onto the arches beyond
Gnarled feet pressed on the threshold
Lower limbs jingling with sparky...

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Categories: crab, angst, dark, judgement, life,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Back To Rio
Take me back, to good old Rio
Let me lie there in the Sun
Then take a ride to Capo Ferro
Dancing Samba, having fun
And the girls will...

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Categories: crab, addiction, appreciation, beauty, happiness,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member Fiddler's Love Song
The fiddler crab plays as he eats
A high pitched tune, around the dunes
A fast rhythm most can repeat
The fiddler crab plays as he eats
All can...

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Categories: crab, life, nature,
Form: Triolet
Premium Member Famous Sayings
There’s many famous sayings I’ve heard
I’m sure you’ve heard them to,
So see if you remember
As I mention just a few.

There’s “Home is where the heart...

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Categories: crab, funny
Form: Rhyme
Castle In The Sand
Castle In The Sand

Waves besiege the shore
As crashing long lost lovers--
Lonely lions roar--
Salty cling of sultry air
Glistens as sunlight weakens...

Latte-coloured sand
Reveals waving fiddler crab
The male--his...

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Categories: crab, animals, life, nature, sea,
Form: Tanka
An Old "Happy" Couple
Cherish me as I grow old, and am surely liable to forget things. 
 I know how interesting life is and the contentment it brings.

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Categories: crab, adventure, devotion, family, funny,
Form: Heroic Couplets
Lateral thought
Crab on a mission
So much inside that shell; leaves
writing in the sand

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Categories: crab, friendship, nature, on writing
Form: Haiku
The shortcomings of genius
Athletes of intellect ponder difficult questions
Cortex’s quiver to cerebral suggestions
A genius theorises with a deepening frown
Well, how come my toast always lands face down?

Quantum conundrums...

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Categories: crab, funny, science,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member My Friend Robbie
I have a dear feathered friend who greets me each day at dawn!
He likes to dwell in and around the crab apple tree on my...

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Categories: crab, funny, natureme, me,
Form: Rhyme


What’s Blue by me?  

Butterfly wings, 
the Blue Moth in flight,
stilettos, suede shoes, 
for dancing at night.
Moonbows and rainbows, 
in the spectrum...

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© Edlynn Nau  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: crab, blue, color, fun, humor,
Form: List
Where are my dolls
Little sweet Lucy..four small. 
Her pink teddy bear.. and her Barbie doll. 
Pushed strollers of fun. traipse of malls. 
Then a Topsy turvy...

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Categories: crab, child, death, destiny, emotions,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member By The Water's Edge

As a sanguine sun slowly starts to sink
rubicund ribbons render ripples pink.
And where a Midas moon mirrors its face 
bobbing bronze beams begin to take...

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Categories: crab, 10th grade, beach, beautiful,
Form: Alliteration