Best Cryptic Poems
Below are the all-time best Cryptic poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of cryptic poems written by PoetrySoup members
Hidden beauty resides not in the grace like charms
Of coy smiles
Painted across a gentle Madonnas face.
Nor is she vested within the chastened vows
Cradled in the Arms of Midnight
Aloft, the gem was mounted in black velvet skies
A refulgent pearl, surrounded by glistening stars
Cradled in the arms of midnight, it hung in disguise,
cryptic, dark, evil, fantasy, gothic,
For I am death, the personification of pure evil,
The grand godfather, of legions of unnumbered generations.
Behold thy disciples, baptized beneath my crimson waters,
cryptic, life, words,
THE POET’S PANEGYRIC
“There’s someone I knew with talent unleashed
and a heart that had for so many relentlessly reached
This poet sought inspiration from the living and...
cryptic, appreciation, art, beauty, peace,
I look through my prism
Still I can not see
All of your vibrant colours
I wish for the beauty of a sunrise
To see the brilliance of flowers...
cryptic, me, mental illness, self,
I rise at the center of...
Is it a room? This is a face.
There is motion, too fast, too clamorous.
Cryptic and opaque. Shapes shift
into my field...
Prisons of Conceit
Confined within the steep banks of a narrow mind
is a cryptic river where men stumble in and go blind
They construct reinforced dams that hold...
cryptic, how i feel, poets,
So you fancy that you know the poet?
I for one, wouldn’t dare make that claim!
Poets have ventured where few men have been,
And the poet is...
cryptic, adventure, animals, happinesshome, home,
Though Santa never responded to pleas
There was just one gift on my list each year
A horse that could run at the speed of light
One Way Ships - Part 1
cryptic, lost love, stars,
Flings and wings and rings rejected…
Cupid’s arrows fly deflected…
“It clearly is too late” she signed, “to love, adore or pay me mind”
Penciled lines drew...
VOICE OF AN ANGEL
Locked high in the tower the Princess did cry
No school for her that was the golden rule
The King allowed her one pastime - she could...
The Pirate's Lady
Crew of scoundrels, scalawags
Skulls and crossbones, on her flags
Hull held low by money bags
The fruitful Pirate's Lady
Upon her splintered deck they rove
Safely anchored, hidden cove
Shades of Marmalade
cryptic, sea, sunset,
Evening drifting in on twilight shades
As sunset glimmers softly on the sea
Shimmering in colors of marmalade
My Poetic Restaurant
cryptic, appreciation, fun, poetry, poets,
Were I a restaurant proprietor
Al fresco and exclusively for poets
My menu would be cryptic metaphors
Original from memories echoic
Spring rhymes of happy times and brighter days
cryptic, angst, deep, depression, loss,
A poet's soul lay in slumber,
his pen a distasteful adversary.
A suffering soul lost in yesterday,
stumbled upon his somnolent path.
Enchanted eyes felt her nakedness
Touch the words in Braille
cryptic, art, butterfly, color, imagination,
Awake through afternoons and ageless nights,
the poet waits for a muse to sneak.
His brumous mind reminisces,
frantically exploring a galaxy of words.
He looks for a lofty...
Black Bird and Midnight Butterfly
cryptic, baptism, beauty,
There she sits, a "Black Bird on a wire"
On wings repose "she sings of light"
"Broken People" gather beneath her
People who have seen the...
THE CURSE OF BLACK BEARD
cryptic, adventure, boat, evil, fantasy,
Down deep beneath fathoms icy keep, where deadmen’s
Scream in utter silences aquatic hell, amongst the devils
Graveyard of wreckage's carnage, there exists a ghostly harbor
Behind cryptic doors
cryptic, angst, appreciation, poetry,
Clumsily tripping, over our own feet
Sometimes, minds aren't meant to meet
perhaps we're off just a micro beat
thoughts obscured, behind glass covered in sleet
Sure there are...
CHILDREN OF THE NIGHT
cryptic, halloween, history, holiday, horror,
Given are we the name of the vampire, creatures of the forbidden,
Driven to live forever within the shadows, or die
Beneath a wooden steak, through our...
I looked through my prism
Still I could not see
I wished for the beauty of a sunrise
Wild flowers blooming
Bright blue sky and emerald waters
The Mask of Alabaster
cryptic, anxiety, confusion, deep, dream,
Once the night had fallen upon a sleepless slumber,
Whence the winter woke me when the third was three in number.
I sense that a wince doth...
cryptic, dark, deep,
Shadowed veils of night are falling, as I hear the darkness calling,
all around me time is stalling, but my mind I cannot cure.
As I stoke...
Hiraeth of a Modern Celt
cryptic, adventure, family, history, inspirational,
Upon the green hills of Cymru
I stand arrested by the veiw
of cryptic sea and ancient shore
that stood ten thousand years before
they met my callow...
I am, Error
cryptic, friend, friendship, life, love,
Love should only ever kindle the present and the future. Not the past…
Primarily, I am second.
For I have placed others on similar platforms
Made of charred...