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Best Cuckoo Poems

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

Premium Member - The Soup Cuckoo -

Jealousy is not the fear of losing
but the feeling that our position is threatened
As wet sand between your toes, unwanted

Sometimes jealousy turns into obsession
There are...

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Categories: cuckoo, angst, feelings, humorous,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member Twisted Goose Goes Cuckoo for Haiku
For P.D's "Going Haiku Crazy" Contest

How Many?

going to St. Ives
met folks on that smelly bus
more than I could count

Just Sleep Walking?

Wee Willy Winky
caught outside...

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Categories: cuckoo, funnyold, old,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member Cuckoo Clocks
Cuckoo clocks are quite ornate it is said

     But those raucous squawks we suffer with dread


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Categories: cuckoo, funny
Form: Limerick
Premium Member Dandy's Cuckoo Clock
On a spotty, sprinkled day, at the Plott's house on the block,
A squatty Uncle Scotty had sent a polka dotted,  cuckoo clock!
The family said...

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Categories: cuckoo, childrenhouse, house,
Form: Rhyme
I'm near cuckoo
This Monday blue
A day not eas'ly recommended
for making sense
I'm way too tense
And hung-over to comprehend it
My mind's on the bend
my imaginary friends

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Categories: cuckoo, humorous,
Form: Rhyme

I wandered as lonely as a dog,
Me pantaloons were full of frogs
Slurping suds while on the grog,
Dog paddling with the ducks,

I thought I knew her...

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Categories: cuckoo, adventure,
Form: Ballade
My Love Is Real
A pre-lit Christmas tree sparkles the entrance 

Monet, Van Gough, and Wassily Kandinsky prints 

adorn the walls of her sitting room

a dozen painted roses sit...

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© Tim Smith  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: cuckoo, love,
Form: Free verse
Whisper Sweet Nothings
Nothing is like riding this tornado,
wild and twisting, away that we go.
Oh, it is so magical, this adventure,
whipping around, an enchanted blur,
we are more than...

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Categories: cuckoo, love,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Enough with the Chitter Already
As if it’s not enough that I must share
this little stump of wood with you, my friend,
I have to HEAR you! How much must I...

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Categories: cuckoo, animalsbird, bird,
Form: Personification
Premium Member Grandfather s Clock
  ~ Grandfather's Clock ~
My old grandfather had a clock
It wasn’t a grandfather clock
A clock it was that went tick tock
It sent me...

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Categories: cuckoo, fun,
Form: Light Verse
Tadpoling parts 1 and 2
part 1 

We bend low under over-hanging branches
lit by reflected river-light gently shifting. 
Our boots suck the muddy bank.
We wade into clear water
the dappled up-light...

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Categories: cuckoo, childhood, friendship, happiness, nature,
Form: Free verse
Kiss Me in the Shadows
Keep well away from dark, forbidding dreams --
Instead, stay near the hearth and play your lyre;
Sleep even so will wait on wooden beams,
Seducing you beside...

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Categories: cuckoo, adventure, allegory, angst, imagination,
Form: Acrostic
I've a growing b-tch 
of a persistent itch
plaguing a part down under
in a well-hidden spot
sweaty and hot
tearing my sanity asunder

I long for a table
legs sturdy...

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Categories: cuckoo, funny
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Four for the Birds - Footles
Goose Lawsuit


Owl’s Knock Knock Joke

     Who Who

Hen with...

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Categories: cuckoo, bird,
Form: Footle
Slams Destroyed Her Head
Slams Destroyed Her Head

She was slammed by slam poetry, boo hoo!
Some folks wondered about the hullabaloo.
When bombarded with dread,
Sad thoughts destroyed her head.
Now, she thinks...

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Categories: cuckoo, funny, happiness, health, life,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member Spring

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Categories: cuckoo, nature, seasons, spring,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Do Dinos Soar

Do DINOS SOAR, do fish have SOLE
Do elephants have ANTS in their PHANTS
Have you ever seen a real HORSE FLY
Or a FIRE that's started by...

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Categories: cuckoo, humorous, mum,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member The Littlest Elf
Time was running out, Christmas Eve was drawing nigh!
The elves had worked day and night since early in July!
To meet Santa's toy-making schedule, there must...

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Categories: cuckoo, christmas, christmas, christmas,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Insomnia
Sick lungs whispering secrets untold
Bones reveal tempo with aches and moans
The clock precariously loses time
Pipe in teeth, pen writes the rhymes

Sounds of shadows haunt the...

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Categories: cuckoo, anxiety, imagery, loneliness, sleep,
Form: Rhyme
The map
Glacial ice melting
The climate suddenly changes
Old relationships.

When the blue jay sings
Listen how wide it ranges
The boundary of spring.

After rain rainbow
Thunder makes the coastland smile
Faith provides...

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Categories: cuckoo, philosophy
Form: Haiku
la la di dah dah la
Earth dwelling mongeese are neither toys nor coins and pedalling backwards then forward is not considered the primary way of jet propulsion off a very...

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Categories: cuckoo, allusion, baptism,
Form: I do not know?


white sky... low the clouds
winter... stuck in a drift again
spring... where are you...
the bobbin dipper flies
below our secret rivers
spring... summer delight
ring ouzel......

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Categories: cuckoo, nature,
Form: Haiku
Ode To Matsuo Basho
I find you in an old silent pond,
The imagery you've left will outlive all,
With nature,your immortal bond
You will stand like a kiri tree tall.

You, the...

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Categories: cuckoo, tribute,
Form: Ode
Wings stealing Sundrops
The elegance of a duck gliding over the still pond....poetry in motion.

Down here the serenity of this afternoon of May
suddenly shattered by a busy kingfisher,

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© kash poet  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: cuckoo, animals, nature
Form: Free verse
Ruby eyed cuckoo
Shall I stop “my lullaby?”
“Koo, koo” lulls  baby

This is my husband's theme. Thanks to him...

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Categories: cuckoo, environment, , Lullaby,
Form: Senryu