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Best Double Dactyl Poems

Below are the all-time best Double Dactyl poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of double dactyl poems written by PoetrySoup members

I can put things together
Sometimes I'm on what you wear
Sometimes on things
Sometimes I get stuck and you get mad at me
Its not often for me...

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Categories: funny,

Premium Member Beyond Your End
Look deep into yourself my friend,
if then, you need to look to me, 
and deep enough to see the end,
beyond your end...

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© Vee Bdosa  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: adventure, angst, art, black

Premium Member Queen of the Dancefloor
Ooyakah Booyakah
Dear Queen Elizabeth’s
Ninety third birthday turned
Into a rave

She did the running man
Crafting a move from her
Famed royal wave

9 December 2018

I challenged myself to write...

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Categories: dance, fun, funny, humor,

Premium Member The Ancient Mariner's Fate
The Ancient Mariner’s Fate
Eternally doomed adrift
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
The Mariner repeats his 
Story over and over now.

A sad soul in true agony
His heart now dry...

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Categories: allegory, allusion, destiny, fate,

Basketball limerick
A basket ball player with bounce
Said, “All my opponents I'll trounce.”
But thanks to a gale
He fell on his tail,
And off in a huff he'd to...

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Categories: sports,

Baseball limerick
A big baseball player on pitch
Developed a strange kind of itch:
The ball flew up straight
Then down on his pate,
So he blamed the whole thing on...

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Categories: sports,

Premium Member Complexus-Syntaxus-Maximus

Ezra Weston Loomis Pound
Flamboyant expression
Poetic modernity new.

Seeking no rifacimento
Confusing readers so
Intricate verses make us blue.

Gary Bateman, Copyright © All Rights Reserved 
November 22, 2014
(Double Dactyl)

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Categories: allegory, confusion, imagery, introspection,

Have you been in love?
Have you shared a kiss?
Have you ever got a hug?
Have you ever gone thru all of 

I have not, nor ever...

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Categories: loneliness

Young Dr Frankenstein
Young Dr. Frankenstein.
thought he was able to
cook up a man.
baking and broiling and
things to invent such a
Frankenstein plan....

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Categories: crazy,

Premium Member Roads and Romans
Roads and Romans 

Poem 1     Roads
Poem 2     Romans

Two poems by Bev Smith and Arthur Vaso

Form: Double...

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Categories: beauty, history, introspection,

Premium Member Paracelsus
Philippus von Hohenheim
Alchemist, Astrologer, and Physician
Arrogant to a fault.

Medical genius 
Iconoclastic for sure
Ignorance he couldn’t halt.

Gary Bateman, Copyright © All Rights Reserved,
June 15, 2015...

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Categories: culture, health, history, international,

Incomprehensible! (A Brief Critique)

Monomaniacally, Thomas Sterns Elliot
wrote in The Waste Land a Lyrical Lay

Sadly for those of us hollow like other men
Incomprehensible! Take it away!...

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Categories: humorous,

Premium Member Boast
Arrogance is a need to be better than most
An inflated sense of self is much of  the boast
Walking  through the day
Up on the...

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Categories: celebrity, character, dedication, howl,

Premium Member Keats - Romantic Humanist
Keats—Romantic Humanist  
John Keats
La Belle Dame sans Merci
Circe-Enchantress to all.

Beautiful, deadly in her elfin grot
She wept and sighed full sore
Hath thee in “Keatsian”...

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Categories: allegory, death, destiny, imagery,

Premium Member King Vlad the Greatest
King Vlad the Greatest
Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin
Arrogance absolute.

Master of Malarkey
Mask of a Monster
Hooliganism to boot.

Gary Bateman, Copyright © All Rights Reserved,
August 20, 2015 (Double Dactyl)...

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Categories: betrayal, corruption, discrimination, evil,

Scarlett's Lament

Scarlett's Lament

Scarlett O'Hara, she
slew all the fellas--not
lifting a hand
'Cepting Rhett Butler proved
with, "Frankly, my dear, I
don't give a damn!"

©deborah burch

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Categories: history, humorous, lost love,

Premium Member Bryant's Necropolis Conceit
Bryant’s Necropolis Conceit
Silent halls of death so cometh
William Cullen Bryant
Thanatopsis supremeus now
A sepulchre awaits us all.

Dour darkness and shroud forever
The spirit world so beckons...

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Categories: allegory, death, grave, imagery,

Premium Member Shelley-Romantic Visionary
Shelley—Romantic Visionary  
Percy Bysshe Shelley
One Heaven, One Hell
Promise of a later birth.

About a little soul
One immortality, one annihilation
Wilderness of this Elysian earth.

Gary Bateman,...

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Categories: allegory, destiny, imagery, love,

Premium Member Prufrock's Symbolic World
Prufrock’s Symbolic World
Thomas Stearns Eliot
Metaphysical consciousness
Aura of aging and decay.

Streams of consciousness forever
The mermaids singing each to each
The mermaids will not sing today.

Gary Bateman,...

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Categories: allegory, imagery, introspection, metaphor,

Hunger Games
The Victor
Their cheers,
Your tears,
Blood drips from your hands,
Their lies,
Your cries,
You stand where the victor stands.
Was it worth it, worth the death,
Destruction, to your right and...

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Categories: happiness,

Premium Member Goethe's Emissary
Goethe’s Emissary
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Faust on the Brocken summit
Go our own sweet way for show.

Walpurgis Nacht’s spirit of perversity 
Time now for your...

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Categories: allegory, dark, destiny, evil,

Premium Member Lord Byron-Genius Unchained
Lord Byron—Genius Unchained
George Gordon Noel Byron
Destiny in Missolonghi at 36 
A soldier’s death.

Legendary immortality
For him the best
And now he’s at rest.

Gary Bateman, Copyright ©...

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Categories: allegory, destiny, imagery, love,

Fifth time's the charm
Semi-creatively, Ludwig von Bethovan 
sat in his music room, sucking his thumb.

Heavens to Murgatroyd! After four symphonies 
more could be asked of me? Da Da...

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Categories: humorous,

Premium Member A Night Of Passion - A collaboration with Mystic Rose
Angel’s sing a chorus from cloisters that echo lustful cries of love 
While lovers drink in glances, passion turns to intimate desires
With trembling limbs they...

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Categories: beauty, feelings, love,

A New Day
He had a dream, it was meant for all,
This dream was mostly for us to stand tall.

In the year of our Lord Jesus Christ 2008,

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Categories: inspiration, leadership, political, religious,