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Best French Poems

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Premium Member French
In the orchestra of languages
Nobody would dispute
That French, with honeyed cadence,
Would be likened to the flute.

I pass a French school every day
And hear the conversation...

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Categories: french,
Form: Rhyme



Premium Member French Food as Art

The French have a reputation for 
combining food with art – with more
emphasis on art than food, and causing many
to leave the dining table still...

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Categories: art, food, french,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member I Knitted You A Scarf
                        ...

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Categories: french, humor, humorous, imagination,
Form: Shape
Premium Member Door to Nowhere
Door to Nowhere


Royalty have Chateau’s
With moats and drawbridges

Artists have colors
Paints and brushes and dreams

The poor have soup
And Marie's gateau’s

The lonely have open doors
To nowhere

I let...

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Categories: allegory, french, humanity, philosophy,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Leaves of the Dead
Leaves of the Dead

Les feuilles mortes 



They fall like dead soldiers
Dreams knifed in the dead of night
It is as yesterday
Once more
Where love was kissing my...

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Categories: french, imagery, music, paris,
Form: Lyric



Premium Member Beautiful
Lusting the passions of a secret desire
Unwinding the mystery of my needs
Funerals are for the future
Internment I ask be deferred
Timeless is my youth
Useless is my...

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Categories: autumn, beauty, death, french,
Form: Acrostic
Premium Member The Whore and the Sea part 1
The moon was neither full, nor was it not
She shone down radiant lighting the misty ole night
The waves lapped the shore
As a gentle breeze streaked...

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Categories: allegory, angel, french, imagination,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Whore and the Sea part 2
You know sailor man,
You woke the spirit in me
I thought you were drunken and carefree
I could not hope or dream
The whore of the seas must...

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Categories: allegory, angel, destiny, french,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member L'Overture
L'Overture


Lest we forget
Words often mouthed
For the dead of bloody war
Forgot not those great ones
Whose battles were on the home front
Seeking only equality of voice

Ray Charles...

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Categories: french, black african american, encouraging,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Darkest of Confessions
Darkest of Confessions


Voices in my head
Dancing abreast with the abstract
Shattered glasses and shattered dreams
History repeats many a lovers’ defeat

I demand a duel
With my heart
I welcome...

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Categories: angst, appreciation, french, funeral,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Paris in Turmoil
I
held the
hand of a 
stranger lying 
face down with flying
bullets spraying the room, 
killing, striking so many
innocents frozen in terror.
As I fled I realized she...

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Categories: anxiety, death, french, murder,
Form: Etheree
Premium Member Skies From A Little Girl's Eyes
She wades in until the water reaches her waist,
looks out and continues into the endless sea.
Her imagined long gown floats behind her.

Her little girl shoulder...

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Categories: child, french, nature, princess,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Lake Vaso
Skies falling, upon the ragged heart pasquil
Tranquility ripples across the lake in plethora
She is there, in my heart, a sweet delusion
As I cross the waters...

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Categories: art, french, imagination, lost
Form: Lanterne
Premium Member Ghosts of summer
Windmills
standing still
no wind
empty windowsill

minds 
at sleep
a death
of another time

heartless
flowers that never grow
no wine
tears fall silent

fragments appear
shooting stars at night
dispersed onto the dark
windmills of my mind
...

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Categories: allusion, angel, french, heart,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Blanc comme la neige
White like the snow

Ice stiffened limbs
Reaching out
No saviors about

Snow flakes in the wind
I reached and reached and reached
Towards deaths cold hands

Never to see her again
I...

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Categories: angst, art, french, grave,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Antonin Artaud Theater of Cruelty or Joie de Vivre Part 1
Paris then was a place
Where new ideas were
Brewing in the intellectual 
And art communities
And new ones were
Emerging everyday
Some brilliant some not 
Time will make it...

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Categories: allusion, french, symbolism,
Form: Ballad
Premium Member Notes
"A Paris"
Jazz and ballet
White dresses
Red wine

Violin strings
Moulin dances, stories so grim
Le Bois de Vincennes
Castles under clouds of sin

Cafes with causal chatter
When after all
What does life...

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Categories: art, dance, dark, french,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Death Of Marie Antoinette
 THE DEATH OF MARIE ANTOINETTE
 (MONSIEUR L'VAMPYRE)
Songwriters set their words about her style
and artists make pursuit to paint her smile
but all the light that's...

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© Vee Bdosa  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: absence, abuse, french, paris,
Form: Iambic Pentameter
Premium Member Rainbow of fun
I opened my love to a beautiful day, 
In rain, in hail, and cold,
And my heart ran off, to your open arms, 
To grasp, to...

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Categories: beautiful, freedom, french, love,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Waterloo Clerihew 23-Skidoo
Waterloo Clerihew 23-Skidoo

Napoleon Bonaparte
1769 Corsica is where he got his start
One of the greatest commanders in history
His manner of death a 200-year-old mystery

Napoleon played it...

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© Mark Toney  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: conflict, french, history, humorous,
Form: Clerihew
An American in Paris
When Toby removed to Paree
The people all called him Tobee.
   “That’s not me,” he’d plead,
   Then finally concede
To be, not to...

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© Ed Morris  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: french, funny, humor, humorous,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member Stolen Heart
I stood on the cobbled street
at midnight - gentle wafts of the Cassis vineyards
dancing on air, mixing, not unpleasantly,
with the bite of late December,
(reminding me...

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Categories: adventure, christmas, french, memory,
Form: Narrative
Pray For Paris
I’m all shocked and confused
after watching the news
hostages, bombings and shoot-
ings, this is really too much
I can’t do much
so my mission
is to pray for all...

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© Elis Artis  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: french, tribute,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Trumps Wall
Trumps Wall


He boasts
Walls he shall build
With his generals
More weapons for the King of the Hill
Sowing hate and creating
Fascist dreams
He divides and demeans all those
Who share...

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Categories: art, children, french, humanity,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Pere Lachaise
Pere Lachaise

Five into the Twentieth

Death is not worth the doing
Life is not worth the living
So I am in-between two worlds
Rotting above the ground
Whilst the corpses...

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Categories: beauty, death, french, funeral,
Form: Verse