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Best Crane Poems

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

Refolding the Paper Crane
I tried folding a paper crane again the other day
  and  it didn't turn out right

tracing back my folds,
I knew I missed somewhere


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Categories: crane, dedication, life, recovery from...,
Form: Free verse


Moments of meditative serenity
Crimping pleating floral white hybrid washi
Shaping and triangulating dainty folds
Stringing vertex wings of freedom symmetry
A garland of classic crane origami
Symbol of happiness...

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Categories: crane, future, happiness, longing, meaningful,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Halloween's Headless Horseman
One Halloween night when I was five
Rain pelted city streets, we stayed inside

Dad lit the Jack-o-lantern candle
Told us the tale of a famous vandal

One “Headless...

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Categories: crane, childhood, children, dad, halloween,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member SPRING
Stunning spring is my favourite season
She swirls her skirts and drapes the garden in her finest clothes
Dressing the naked winter trees and bushes with bright...

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Categories: crane, daffodils, spring,
Form: Free verse
Beautiful Pain
Shes The prettiest picture…In The Ugliest Frame. 
We Turned A Beautiful Love Into A Beautiful Pain 
And There Was Never Another ..She was My Sun...

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Categories: crane, beautiful, break up, heartbroken,
Form: Ballad



A bevy of wavelets rushes to the shore
while on peach coastline, this quietude I feel,
Under the alloy of rocks not seen before
A hidden water-world encrypts...

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Categories: crane, day, peace, uplifting,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member It don't really matter

It don’t really matter   

If Plaster of Paris is not made in France
If Ginger and Fred never learned how to dance
If shoestring potatoes...

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Categories: crane, fun, humor, love,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Fear of Flying
I wonder if my false smile fools anyone at all?
Perhaps I am pulling it off!
Do I look like someone who does this every day?
Do I...

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Categories: crane, adventure, funnyme,
Form: Narrative
'...the wind plays andantes
    of lost hopes and regrets.'

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Categories: crane, loss
Form: Verse
The Hollow
The October night was dark and cold,
As the autumn sun was going down,
When I recalled the legends I had been told,
About this sleepy, little town.


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Categories: crane, halloween, horror, tribute, perspective,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member It Must be Hard
It must be hard
To carry it around
That load of hate
Weighing on your heart
A powder keg
Waiting to explode

You pretend it isn’t there
But now and again it...

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Categories: crane, hate, integrity,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Solitude in Academia
Homer, Aristotle, Hobbes, Locke, Goethe, and Crane;
Chaucer, Shakespeare, Dickens, Tolstoy, Whitman, and Twain;
Whose imagination and toil helped to unfold
Stories, philosophies, and lessons to be told.


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Categories: crane, books, deep, happiness, inspiration,
Form: Rhyme
God Knows I'm a Country Girl
God knows I'm a country girl,
and wouldn't trade it for nothin' in this world.
Long brown hair and big brown eyes,
I'll take you on an exciting...

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Categories: crane, cowboy-western, song-lyricbeautiful, beautiful,
Form: Lyric
Little Blue Bird of Rain
Little Blue Bird of rain.

Rain, rain go away
Little Blue Bird of Rain, needs to shine again
In her version the sun dried, up all her tears

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Categories: crane, absence, abuse, age, anger,
Form: Ballad
Premium Member Patriot Guard funeral Escort
Patriot Guard funeral Escort
Loch David Crane
August, 2008

Today is sunny: with three dozen bikes,
some decorated cars,  a pair of trikes,
two dozen Marines: all of the...

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Categories: crane, america, death, funeral, heaven,
Form: Sonnet
As I Journey East
Come along with me as I journey East
where fragile cherry blossoms flutter
before raining down from cloudless skies.
Let's climb majestic mountains whose crests 
are always laced...

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© Lin Lane  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: crane, beauty, journey,
Form: Free verse
The Dragline
THE DRAGLINE  for Pete Brett 

One hundred foot boom 
 7-½-yard bucket 
The tracks are like 
 Ones on the tracks of a tank

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Categories: crane, family, dance, me, old,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A Montage Moment
Black-headed flowers wear long drooping ruffled petal skirts.
A black crane, statuesque, stands in the tall green grass amongst them.
The tallest flower - distinctively blonde -...

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Categories: crane, nature
Form: Sijo
Premium Member She's Getting Married at Christmas
She's getting married at Christmas,
The granddaughter who had said she'd never wed.
We are all quite fond of the young fellow
Who convinced her to forget the...

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Categories: crane, wedding,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Just A Few Clerihews
Warning, if you are under 60 you may not "get" some of these.

Mohammad Ali
taunting with poetry,
his opponents he'd zing
as he danced 'bout the ring.

Graham Kerr...

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Categories: crane, fun,
Form: Clerihew
Grandmasters of Poetica - Revised
The Grandmasters of Poetica
Make the mass of us look small;
While I can’t speak for thee and they
I gladly take the fall.
From goodness grace, 
That unfathomable...

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Categories: crane, on writing and words,
Form: Rhyme
Manhattan Soliloquy
...dedicated to Hart Crane (1899-1932)

As I dream the sounds of morning sliver,
cut my senses; slow, persistent slices
pierce my eyes to ragged wakefulness.
The muffled cries...

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Categories: crane, writing,
Form: Verse
The Wind in the Pines 1
("Noh" is an ancient Japanese style of 
drama, broadly similar to Elizabethan
tragedy.  "The Wind in the Pines" is
my version of a well-known Noh play.)


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Categories: crane, myth, , memorial,
Form: Free verse

Oscar Wilde has his quotes
And William Yeats makes it clear,
Robert Frost will set the mood
With a candle and a beer.
Walt Whitman is worth reading
And Hardy...

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Categories: crane, poets,
Form: Rhyme
Manhattan Soliloquy
...dedicated to Hart Crane (1899-1932)

As I dream the sounds of morning sliver,
cut my senses; slow, persistent slices
pierce my eyes to ragged wakefulness.
The muffled cries...

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Categories: crane, writing,
Form: Verse