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Best Elm Poems

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

Premium Member The Tale of Poetry Soup Forest
There's a defender among us, a friend who never surrenders or concedes
No thief is he, who offers encouragement to people with his kind deeds

A rapscallion,...

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Categories: elm, environment, poets,
Form: Narrative

Premium Member The Wood Nymph
She listens to the whispering of trees 
and views the dance of wind on dew kissed leaves. 
Surrounded by tall silhouettes, she sees 
emerging patterns...

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Categories: elm, fantasy, light,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Halloween on the Dark Side of Town
It's a nightmare down on Elm Street. Satan's waiting here at home.
Where's that little Freddy Krueger with his nails of sharpened chrome?
And that dearest Michael...

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© Roy Jerden  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: elm, holiday, satire,
Form: Rhyme
My Tree

Beside the Kinta River still it stands
Colossus of the primal forest panoply
The tree a native of the fecund land
It’s limbs support the graceful arcing...

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Categories: elm, nature, tree,
Form: Narrative
Sonnet for Kelly

The Spring has come a little late this year
Siberian winds and rain have chilled the soul
Though calendar proclaimed that April’s here
No tiny leaves...

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Categories: elm, celebration,
Form: Sonnet

Premium Member M-M-M First Kiss

Oh, how wonderfully innocent
and juvenile, 'twas for me.
You, scooting surreptitiously.
closer and closer to me.
Like a soft, gentle caterpillar,
slithering and smiling.
Making its way home in the

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Categories: elm, car, first love, growth,
Form: Free verse
I Embarked Upon a Great Escape
I've deleted this acrostic from the competition for personal reasons. 
        SORRY, J. D.

G lorious was the morning...

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© Lin Lane  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: elm, adventure,
Form: Acrostic
From My Window Lofty High
From my window lofty high
I sit and watch the passersby 
Safely from within the womb
Of this quiet and private room
That's my asylum in the sky

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Categories: elm, introspection, life, parody, people,
Form: Rhyme
Fever Dream
Night rain on the window pane is the night sweat of my fevered life dream. Time bloats like the reflection I try to avoid. Tears...

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Categories: elm, mental illness,
Form: Haibun
Main Street Laureate
(On the state of American Poetry-  A Non-Poem Poem )

I'm Poet Laureate Of Main Street.
They voted.  I won.

' came down to me and...

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Categories: elm, humor, irony, poetry, satire,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member Heartbroken
Through my window, I see your silhouette in moonlight,
on the far hill, each night as you sit alone
We were lovers once
You live on the cobbled...

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Categories: elm, lost love,
Form: Free verse
Solitude of love


“Neath blushing heavens up above, within the solitude of love” 

As evening captures your eyes
in moon shadow driftings
when stars blush
and heavens find their
dreams fulfilled

I taste...

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Categories: elm, good night, sensual,
Form: Free verse
Weaving Tears Among Saturn's Rings
She ventured far beyond Earth's realm
past cordoned confines of heart and soul
Tumbled,  as did Alice, down the rabbit hole
Drifted, like an Autumn leaf blown...

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© Lin Lane  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: elm, adventure, love,
Form: Verse
Premium Member We Do Not Own the Land
Renegade trees are popping up all over my yard.
Reminding me that I am the interloper; it is their turf.
This is a forest, wild and well-guarded...

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Categories: elm, tree,
Form: Free verse
And still i drive - part one
Stars fall under failing skies...stars fall...stars fall...
And sadly...i start to drive.
Through the unremarkable village with its tall 
Georgian Bay window panes, lightless,
devoid of visages; outwardly...

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Categories: elm, heartbreak, places,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Somewhere Past The Fallen Limbs
Somewhere past the fallen limbs
Of old tangled oaks and elm
Breaking silence as lighting dims
Rushing whispers split the realm

Mocking silence with a hush 
It slicks the...

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Categories: elm, nature,
Form: Rhyme

Near somber guards, units of children heap 
dead leaves, naive to any else fallen.
Friend, you chuckle, but your posture speaks
of duty on this day of...

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Categories: elm, friend, hero, places, poetry,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member BROTHER - BILLY
It started growing in a field
Billy Stover watched it grow

Because the corn was tall
Because Billy Stover was small
No one knew
Now one saw

No one saw how...

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Categories: elm, brother, childhood, family, fantasy,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Before the Bud
The wind is crisp when clouds cover the 
sun, what passes for warm when clouds 

Great oak trees, maple and elm, in full
bare-branched display, before...

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Categories: elm, nature,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Scent of Talcum
    A humid afternoon , in the middle of August,  has nothing much to commend about it.  I can hear...

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Categories: elm, age, august, beautiful, beauty,
Form: Haibun
Asparagus Full Grown
"Asparagus Full Grown"

Now it had been said again & again...
By those who sailed way away back then when~
Whot ayre aloft shall always come down~
So's may...

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Categories: elm, adventure, dance, me, summer,
Form: Dramatic Monologue
Premium Member GOD'S SHADOW-for contest
GOD’S SHADOW/for contest

There were prayers – hollow, empty – prayers.
Oh, the hands were folded, heads bowed,
voices muffled in saint-like submission,
reverberating the words – following
as children...

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Categories: elm, childhood, prayer, religion,
Form: Free verse
Far Away, Far Away
Far Away, Far Away

Children when you dream at night you may see an awesome sight!
Magic fairies in the dew near trilliums of snow white hue.

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Categories: elm, childhood, fairy, fantasy, imagery,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member A Rusty Screen

Ethereal rays of light
dilute darkness into gray.
And black no longer shrouds night,
only shadows defy day.

A spider's web casts a hue
of iridescent flashes.
And the morning mist...

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Categories: elm, beauty, imagery, imagination, nature,
Form: Quatrain
Too young to die
As the wind continue to sway,
We hurt from the inside but the outside can't lay.
Where there is a will there is a way,
But writing a...

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Categories: elm, age,
Form: I do not know?