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Best Ephemeral Poems

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

Premium Member Light On the Devil's Chord - Dear Lucifer
I cannot compete with something as painstakingly glorious as you
Envy is but a humbling tumble down a steep, rocky hill
I am crushed in your fits...

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Categories: ephemeral, absence, analogy, character, corruption,

Premium Member Infatuated love Limerence

Lost in your elegance,
if only time could stand still
to capture this memory eternally.

Reflection of the moon shimmers
upon tranquil waters
in congregation with the stars,
as we sail...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: ephemeral, desire, love, romance,

The heartaches of living are many
The comforts of living are few;
The truths we are told are not many
And the lies we were told have come...

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Categories: ephemeral, life,

Premium Member je t'aime 'neath a Banyan Tree - Erotic Verse
The story behind this poem
The curiosity of many of my readers (many of them women) was excited in my previous poem ‘Passion in Black and...

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Categories: ephemeral, i love you, inspirational,


“I am certain that I have been here as I am now a thousand times before and
 I hope to return a thousand...

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Categories: ephemeral, future, life, , atheist,

Premium Member On Such Divine Evenings

Aye, Spring-tide ...

On such divine evenings, thus, are perfect odes not freely spun?
The Perseids, dancing their jigs - evanescent stripes of golden ire,
under a tapestry...

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Categories: ephemeral, august, eve, joy, metaphor,

A Butterfly's Ballad in the Faraway Land
 I get a glimpse of you

A soft hue of light lavender rising in my dawn

gliding fervently in sun-kissed breeze

An ephemeral beauty enchanting the depths...

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Categories: ephemeral, beauty, love,

The Butterfly's Ballad
I get a glimpse of you
A soft hue of light lavender
 rising in my dawn
Gliding fervently
 in sun-kissed breeze
An ephemeral beauty
 enchanting the depths
of these...

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Categories: ephemeral, beauty,



The cheerful trumpet of miraculous life, imperatively sounded in 
My mother’s life-giving womb,
Heralding with its melodic tune another animation: MINE!
And as my innocent...

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Categories: ephemeral, birth, life, universe,

Premium Member Brokenhearted sunsets
It's never anything big, just a nagging defeat
Of wanting to be exclusive in your ambit,
For in your eyes, I see an opportune disguise
Living as a...

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Categories: ephemeral, heartbreak, love hurts,

Premium Member WHAT ARE WE

What are we but vibrant green leaves in the foliage of the tree of life, soon to be turned brown and fall before others take...

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Categories: ephemeral, life, love, people,

Premium Member You Will Remember
You can simply lay me there in shade of trees
that slowly breeze their umbrage with the 
ephemeral sun, a caress with tenderness across this

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Categories: ephemeral, death, emotions, goodbye, remember,

Lullaby of the Lost
for Chris Matt's
Favorite Songs and Lyrics Contest

“We were born before the wind”
  Held by angels and given wings
  To fly this world ephemeral...

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© Soulfire  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: ephemeral, life

Premium Member Dark Wings

Dance for me now ...

Eyes of polished onyx pierce me like the keen edge
Of a scalpel, deftly wielded ... the black blood of my

Heart flowing...

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Categories: ephemeral, dance, metaphor, passion, sensual,


Hell's perpetual fires
Burning up my frenzied desires
I'm gurgling up a rebellion
Can you feel it frothing?

You sure have claws
That scratched my skin raw
The blood is everywhere

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Categories: ephemeral, death, deep, mystery, ,

Premium Member Dawning of a Child's Mind
Born to Wonder
How & Why
Rapt in Awe
Thee & I


Thru a child's clarion eyes
Sweet simplicities sought
What astonishing conversions
Fledgling senses
Begetting thought

Ephemeral glimmers of light
Glimpses of eternity
Natures feathered...

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© Word Hobo  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: ephemeral, children, miracle,

Premium Member Sign of the Times
Satellites in space keeping an eye on the human race
Independence in place a parental pacified pallid pace
Gods of war prepare for their cadaverous command
Narcissistic lair...

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Categories: ephemeral, conflict, destiny, humanity,

Inexorable Want
Inexorable Want

How do I find
These sentences 
Written as they are
In ephemeral ink
Indelible lines
Inscribed in my being 

Spectral yearnings

It crashes me
To rocks
In unanswerable waves
Swimming tidal
To the...

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Categories: ephemeral, loveme, me,

Patina Of Pain


Beneath the kaleidoscopic chameleon skin
the concept called color doesn’t ever change,
blood flows always as red stream in the vein.
The truth dwells beyond the...

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Categories: ephemeral, analogy, color, image, pain,

Premium Member All Beauty's Ephemeral
Would Autumn's leaves' colors dazzle us so
      displayed on their twigs the year round? 

Would Spring's peonies seem so full,...

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Categories: ephemeral, beauty, death, life, meaningful,

Premium Member BEAUTY ABIDES

Beauty abides, and as her lover, 
I lift her veil to see transparent eyes glimmering
with an enticement worthy of seduction.

Touching some primordial passion, 

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Categories: ephemeral, beautiful, desire, dream, emotions,

Premium Member Snowflake
A crystal lattice so Devine
Slowly falling on earth supine
Surely we now must redefine
Our place in nature so sublime

Such elegant beauty a shrine
A crystal lattice so...

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Categories: ephemeral, beautiful, nature, snow,

When Sheep Collide
'Tis strange where we should get the notion
That poetry expressed in motion
Should within the human form reside.
When nature gives us many chances
Unpractised and ephemeral dances

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© Lee Leon  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: ephemeral, allegory, animals, confusion, fantasy,

Premium Member The Ghost Town
It was
a dalliance
this bucolic lost town,
just ephemeral my visit,
petrichor scents of fresh rain, just fallen,
birds songs a harbinger of me,
oh serendipity,

I feel
the erstwhile past
in the...

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© Dear Heart  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: ephemeral, imagery,

Premium Member A Senendipity Happening
I left my little bucolic home to spend a day in town,
A few hours of mere dalliance and shopping for a gown.

A mansion with demesne...

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Categories: ephemeral, senses,