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Best Elk Poems

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


Among Elk
Up before dawn, a feeling has drawn 
You into the mountain and trees.
Till the silence within, upon the whispering wind
A chime of bugles tease the...

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Categories: elk, adventure, animals, education, friendship,
Form: I do not know?



Premium Member Crying River
Crying River (The Untold Ballad) 

Undercover waters of rain dash
Cold children, no smiling splash
Tragic sobs, epic force of the mountain rain
Beautiful as it may seem...

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© SKAT A   Create an image from this poem.
Categories: elk, beautiful, cry, deep, freedom,
Form: Ballad
Premium Member Campfire and Tall Tales
Campfire And Tall Tails

Friends and sons come walking into the campsite all dress in camo from their long day’s hunt
Around the crackling campfire, they all...

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© Eve Roper  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: elk, father, friend, friendship, nature,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member The Black Hills wept for Thee
The Black Hills wept for Thee

East of the Black Hills of South Dakota, 
On the Pine Ridge Reservation,
Live a proud tribe of Oglala Lakota, 
Part...

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Categories: elk, betrayal, blessing, children, december,
Form: Ballad
The Last Acorn


I shiver beneath a frozen sky of milky gray and white  
and like a little rabbit whos barely grown into his coat 
I linger...

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Categories: elk, analogy,
Form: Personification



One Winter's Night
I stood on the balcony one night,
The land was bathed in luminous light,
The air was filled with winter's chill,
Frost had covered the window sill.

I stared...

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Categories: elk, beauty, christmas, night, snow,
Form: Epic
Premium Member In The Forest Den
Deep in the Canadian wilderness she gave birth to four pups,
     It was a large dug out hole at the base...

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Categories: elk, animal, nature,
Form: Verse
Hares Hill
Posting early on a dozing suburban 
hill
Mays warming morning rises and 
Gently wakes.
The dewy hares move through the
Earthy till,
Small dry twigs the nesting pigeons
take.

Blue-high sky...

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Categories: elk, may,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Colorado Harvest Moon
A brilliant harvest moon hangs beneath the ebon Colorado sky.
Scudding clouds dare not darken its lustrous glow - tho' they often try!
Silhouetted against the moon...

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Categories: elk, autumn, moon,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Warrior's Sorrow
When I sit my horse on hilltops, I find,
I cannot see the buffalo no more.
As whites have come and made the plains unkind.
Soiled all wondrous...

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Categories: elk, sorrow,
Form: Rhyme
Darkness
My feet are cold; my tiredness lingers;
My back aches from stooping so low.
Dampened by the frigid water below,
I breathed warmth into my numbing fingers.
Again, I...

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Categories: elk, allegory, fear, nature,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Autumn Stroll
A woodland path in the dappled sun, hushed and quiet!
My soul is gratified as I meander midst its colorful riot!
Another glorious autumn has burst forth...

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Categories: elk, nature, seasonsprayer, autumn, me,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member A Deadly pack
The restless wolves begin to howl
A rallying call for the hunt
Watching closely,  ravens caw
As hungry wolves growl

Then the pack starts off in a trot
As...

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© Joseph May  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: elk, animal,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member IF
VOICE:  Ahmad Razvi

I write a few words
every day
A few words
Sometimes
not even words
Just to remember
what it feels like
Elk ilk
This is a pen
This is paper
These are...

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Categories: elk, anxiety, words, write, writing,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Where The Antelope (Used To) Play
Where the antelope used to play is now shopping malls and plats.
Man in his insatiable greed has encroached upon its ancient habitats.
Not so very long...

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Categories: elk, nature
Form: Rhyme
The Last Mountain Man
the eagle watches me 
from high above 
it has finally come to this 
I stand on this ragged lookout 
this jagged rock 
alone 

my friends...

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© Kim McAdam  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: elk, appreciation, change, sad, senses,
Form: Free verse
Back There
What is man that he should make much of his years though they bend him like a heavy snow? - Black Elk

   ...

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Categories: elk, allegory, angst,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member On the Sixth Day
On the Sixth Day

On the sixth day God created the animals
Oh what fun creating the animals;
Rolled up each sleeve to create all the animals
On the...

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Categories: elk, animal, bird, creation, fish,
Form: Lyric
Wild
4/26/2020
Wild poetry contest
Sponsor Anthony Slausin

The collared dog awaits his master’s love
and laps and licks the blessed hand above,

while the wolf, ephemeral shaddow of the unbiddable...

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Categories: elk, death,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member Is it stress
Is it stress,
or loss, despair and survival
we must discuss.
                ...

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Categories: elk, birth, city, dog, loss,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Seashells By The Seashore
A_Abalone by the sea floats to shore then adored
B_Bonnets of the world make my heart unfurl surely not bored

C_Conch alive how their song can jive
D_Dove...

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Categories: elk, education, moon, sea, universe,
Form: ABC
Premium Member Paradise
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© Eve Roper  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: elk, animal, imagery, paradise,
Form: Personification
Ode to Spring
Fair Spring, a lady, palely loitering,
    Whose brow is decked with flowers and with dew,
Whose bosom births youth’s essence which does bring
...

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Categories: elk,
Form: Ode
Premium Member Oregon Coast Vacation
Oregon Coast Vacation

My heart yearns for a place of peaceful desire
A place where the impulse of adventure will entice
Florence, Newport, and Yachats Oregon Coast where...

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© Eve Roper  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: elk, nature, ocean, universe, vacation,
Form: Pantoum
Premium Member Soul Stance River - 3
Night one on the new river, the campfire is spirited
and the future appears hospitable,
everyone has their rations, everybody is resting their pride
for on an expedition...

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Categories: elk, adventure,
Form: Epic