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Best Culture Poems

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


Premium Member Dreams of India
Dreams of India

Her music haunts me
in such a knowing way
it makes me weep
and causes my heart to ache.

I become homesick for her
scents, her sounds, her...

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Categories: beauty, culture, desire, dream, hindi, longing,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member WORLD DAY AGAINST RACISM








You asked me the other day, my friend, 
who I am and I replied:
I am you in another body!
Yes, it is true,  
Look, how...

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Categories: culture, love, peace,
Form: Free verse
Ancient Warrior
I see the wrinkles in your suntanned brow,
You carried burdens then; you see them now.
You’ve heard the cries your people who in pain,
Have shed their...

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Categories: angst, culture, native american, nature, spiritual,
Form: Iambic Pentameter
Premium Member SCARRED LAND
SONNET – SCARRED LAND

The trees were leafless, burnt, the branches charred, 
the ground covered by blackened forms; ashen.
The golden soil turned gray, the earth scarred,
nature’s...

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© Teppo Gren  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: culture, beauty, fire, life, nature,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Amidst the Fallen Petals
He was ever gentle with her
always careful
composed
never passing the boundaries
never asking too much
a man of his culture
and bearing
didn’t move too fast

She was a flower
pristine...virginal
a flower...

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Categories: culture, longing, love,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member listen for the drum

listen to the drum,

talking to the dance

listen to the elders, 

whispering their chants

listen to the hooves, pounding on the plain

listen to the birds, prophesying rain

listen...

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© P.S. AWTRY  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: appreciation, culture, environment, native american, tribute,
Form: Rhyme
Windowpanes
An ancient river, centuries-old shops and restaurants steeped in a 2000-year history and 
culture set the scene. The ambiance seemed divinely contrived to facilitate the...

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© Jim Fish  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: culture, caregiving, friendship, hope, introspection, philosophytime, autumn,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Poetry was Her Best Lover- Not for Contest
Poetry was her best lover
like no other
he loved her
without restraint
She could be herself
and explore
discovering
secret pleasures and fantasies

Naked above the covers
he let her lie exposed
as he...

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Categories: culture, passion, poetry,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Turnip and the Cabbage
A Turnip and a Cabbage
    are walking down the street.
This may seem a might peculiar 
    as they hadn't...

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Categories: culture, adventure, funny,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member A Love Letter to My Friends of India
When I think of India, I think of dark eyed beauties,
their foreheads painted with decorative red dots,
and I see them moving deliciously in beautiful bright...

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Categories: culture, community, friend,
Form: Prose
Premium Member Poetry was Her Best Lover- Adult Content
Poetry was her best lover
Like no other
He loved her
Without restraint
She could be herself
And explore
And discover
Secret pleasures and fantasies
Naked above the covers
He let her lie
Exposed
As he...

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Categories: culture, body, feelings, freedom, sensual,
Form: Personification
Premium Member Cyber real
Has the convenience of technology 
inoculated us from reality?
Do androids dream of electric sheep?
I pray the code my soul to keep?
Does your universe live within 4G
Or...

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Categories: computer, culture, identity, satire, social, universe,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member WE ARE BROTHERS II


 
Don’t look at me 
As though I am an alien or a stranger,
Don’t let the dagger of antipathy 
Fly out of your eyes.

I am...

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Categories: culture, immigration, love, peace, prejudice, , cute,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Famous Last Line
India (Original Poem)

I hear much joy in the music,
View elation in the dance
Feel happiness in the laughter,
Soulful spirit in poetic romance.

I feel love in the...

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Categories: culture, hindi, people, places,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Fear and Loathing
This town, this Silk Road had no toll to pay
till from the east caravans again fill its
pharaonic marble and glass temples. Monolith

malls rise its clefts;...

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Categories: culture, introspection,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Soaring Hawk - A Haiku Series
Soaring Hawk poised high
Back drop a deep sapphire sky 
Winds in attendance

Mighty wings unfold
Caressing the Wind Spirits
They lift and support

Circling Hawk perceives
Rainbow circle on a...

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Categories: culture, beach, beauty, bird, flower, nature, rainbow,
Form: Haiku
Threadbare Clouds
Gray smeared sky like a quilt of rags
Winos sip rotgut from brown paper bags
Threadbare cloud crotch splits up the side
Rain pours down, you got nowhere...

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Categories: angst, beautiful, change, culture, depression, drink,
Form: Rhyme
Of Road Rage and the Poetrysoup Profanity Policy
As Joe was biking down the side of the road
He ran across a chap with a dearth of driving skills.  
Or more accurately, the...

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Categories: anger, conflict, culture, funny, humorous,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member Oft From A Distant Echo, It Is Heard fifth poet in my dedication series
(1.)  Honoring John Keats
, fifth poet in my dedication series

Oft From A Distant Echo, It Is Heard

At the start comes just a solitary word
oft...

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Categories: culture, appreciation, art, beautiful, creation, poetry, poets,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Ancient Embers

     My Chief ...

Thoughts go back to it again, the day you found me on the plain,
   Bloody from...

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Categories: culture, appreciation, farewell, father, fire, funeral, grief,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Hell's Hospitality
The sun cries for us, its heat fades away
snowflakes sprinkle round its orbit, yet go unmelted
it feels like evening, but its yet noon
time never changes...

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Categories: africa, anger, corruption, culture, life, political,
Form: Prose Poetry
Prophecy of Sand
Men, they say
Dominators
Slayers
Conquerors

We have been subjugated by their culture and rules
The norms and the religions of masculine fools
The laws and the clowns
The world one day...

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Categories: culture, dedication, divorce, history,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member MADE IN CHINA
"Made In China"

They can have my money
If it saves me money

The toys I played with when I was young,
Says I enjoyed their hands
The Labels read...

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© SKAT A   Create an image from this poem.
Categories: business, culture, dedication, funny, thanks,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Call Me Insensitive
You call me insensitive,
But I don't believe that's true;
Because, you see,
It's all about me.
It's not about you.

You say your opinion doesn’t matter,
That I’ve no respect...

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Categories: angst, culture, funny, giggle, humorous, irony,
Form: Rhyme
Chains of Colonialism
Chains of Colonialism        

With guns they came
With whips and chains
Chains to capture the Dark Continent
Chains snaking across Africa
Africa...

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Categories: culture, africa, discrimination, people, racism,
Form: Blitz