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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 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,
Form: Verse



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,
Form: Epic
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,
Form: Free verse
Life
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,
Form: Rhyme
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,
Form: Verse



Premium Member Absence of Complicated Vision
In the absence of complication,
trials and tribulations become distant memories.
Above sapphire skies delight sanguine eyes -
inspiring forthcoming musings of the mind.

In a drowsy hypnagogic state,...

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Categories: ephemeral, beauty, muse,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member ETERNAL RECURRENCE
ETERNAL RECURRENCE*


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“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,
Form: Epic
Premium Member On Such Divine Evenings
Aye, Summer-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,
Form: Free verse
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,
Form: Personification
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,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member LIFE IN ETERNITY
LIFE IN ETERNITY*


1.

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,
Form: Epic
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,
Form: Free verse
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,
Form: Free verse
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,
Form: Elegy
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,
Form: Free verse
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
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member For Darren
Some people you meet ...

Creep their way into your being
Like a kitten chasing shadows and dust
The pounce FAR more important than the prey
Little bits of...

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Categories: ephemeral, friendship, health, metaphor, tribute,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Poems come to life when tired tongues are silent
Slave to wayward thoughts,
unwritten poems return to haunt.
Tempest of tragedy arrives as a harbinger,
wrecking fences that divide sleeping paths. 

There is no one to show...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: ephemeral, destiny, life, philosophy,
Form: Free verse
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,
Form: Acrostic
Ashes

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
Do...

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Categories: ephemeral, death, deep, mystery, ,
Form: Free verse
The Night Before Christmas By Edgar Allan Poe
On the night before Christmas, alone in my house, 
Sorrow gnawed at my soul, like a ravenous mouse.
Entombed in my blankets, I struggled to sleep,
Ready...

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Categories: ephemeral, christmas,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Sylvia's Flower Garden
Musky fragrance inundates
my nostrils as I enter 
the garden center:
a rhapsodic feeling
in idyllic surroundings.
The air is humid
like an Amazon garden,
heat barely tolerable
making my glasses misty.
Soft...

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Categories: ephemeral, flower, garden,
Form: Free verse
Patina Of Pain

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,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Shooting stars
A spectacular show enlightens heavens above
In ephemeral musings of burning meteoroids
Mimicking likeness of falling ornamental stars--
Beaming streaks of rainbow-colors earthbound,

When earth crosses trajectory of comet's...

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Categories: ephemeral, sky, space, star, universe,
Form: Verse
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,
Form: Free verse