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Best Gothic Poems

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

Premium Member Gothic Love Grind
I find you alone
in your favorite room of sorrow and suspense,
the woman I cherish more than victory or divine sense,
long untouched, you stare into a...

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Categories: gothic, love, passion,
Form: Epic

Premium Member The House of Spirits
It looks like a simple brownstone building,
Not much different then any other but it’s residents,
Are of the haunted kind, not made of flesh and bone.

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© Cherl Dunn  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: gothic, evil, fantasy, fear, god,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Prophet
The Prophet

I read the words of a poet
From the days of tomorrow
His verse flowed backwards in time
And rhyme 
I, a fair maiden, doomed to a...

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Categories: allah, beauty, eve, gothic,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Disorientation
Somethings are best 
said through blank
scriptures in sheer 
silence, but pulling the 
violin strings of
a poet strumming
to personify pain, 
with tempests of 
torment rushing 

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Categories: angst, emotions, gothic, jealousy,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Vampire
For I am death, the personification of pure evil,
The grand godfather, of legions of unnumbered generations.
Behold thy disciples, baptized beneath my crimson waters,
Of blood.
Then reanimated...

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© Cherl Dunn  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: dark, evil, fantasy, gothic,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member Gods At the Comedy Club
The house was full
Of Gods and deities
The curtain call was soon
The water vasos were poured
And became the finest of wines
The bread multiplied
The baker you see

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Categories: art, butterfly, gothic, humorous,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member How Do I See You
How Do I See You

People often wonder
How they are perceived
Some think they're kind and nice
When really they are filled with greed

Some are selfish and self-righteous...

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Categories: gothic, angel, art, bible, friendship,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Little

is left
little breath
sagging stem
begging eyes
trains come, then depart
rancid smoke over grey fields
I am little
I saw it all...

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Categories: angst, child, courage, gothic,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Knotted In the Dance
 Knotted in the Dance

Our eyes in a silent promise locked, 
the way only stranger's can.
Perhaps foretelling of lover's, unfrocked,
langoured and breathless ran. 

You, I...

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Categories: gothic, angst, beauty, dance, desire,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member Beautiful Disaster
Beautiful Disaster

There she is
Silhouette in the night
Lights glimmer, as fame simmers
She is all of my desires
She is all of my fires

Here I am wet
Flooded with...

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Categories: analogy, art, gothic, murder,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Deceptions Epiphany
A lie, wrapped in deception, in the cloak of silent nights
Deception, soothing as black ink, until dried
The wetness caresses the illusion of pretenses white
When it...

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Categories: gothic, angel, beauty, dark, evil,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Moonlight Shadow
Moonlight Shadow

Broken dreams
On purple flamed wings

Celtic rumors
Burning bright

Crosses and crescents
Knights and swords

In the mist of a weary mystical night
I saw her lying there, chest broken...

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Categories: angel, beauty, destiny, gothic,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Repose
Under stone
The road ends here
Grave of bones

I reached out to caress
The past, and her sweet heart so blessed
Tears water down flowers, that one day shall...

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Categories: art, death, gothic, introspection,
Form: Free verse
Mary and Frank
Mary Godwin -- soon to be Shelley --
Writing with Percy, Byron and Polidori
To create the scariest horror story,
Gave life to a monster of immortal glory....

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© Tom Arnone  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: creation, gothic, horror, poetry,
Form: Clerihew
Premium Member The Flame of Our Name
Do come, my love, for I insist!
Within the darkest crevices of time, we fight, we cry, I die
As vision gives us knowledge, we descend farther...

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Categories: gothic, adventure, beautiful, change, dark,
Form: Free verse
The Witch- Collaboration With Liam Mc Daid
in the town,
draped in black gown,
a WITCH is brewing a storm.
Bringing nightfall to the dainty
spiked with malevolence and vanity
spitting a curse from...

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© Red Fiery  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: gothic, scary,
Form: Free verse
Walk With Me Tonight
Will Thee walk with me tonight ?
Amongst the spirits of Twilight
Gothic verse we wilt recite
I wilt gage not to bite

Wilt thee with me slowly dance...

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Categories: gothic, black love, dance, dark,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Bloodstone, the Raven and Master Poe, Part One of Three
The Bloodstone, The Raven And Master Poe,
Part One

The ancient stone, here Raven bled
Cursed and flew away alone
To follow the dark and make its night-bed
Unholy accursed...

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Categories: art, dark, evil, gothic,
Form: Rhyme
My Poetry Soup Peeps
Here sitting are my Poetry Soup Peeps,
Comfortably calm within their abode…
Don’t stare too long for they’ll give you the creeps,
Plus one of them may pass...

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Categories: autumn, gothic, halloween,
Form: Sonnet
Craigie Manor
Within the Craigie Mile a manor house stands
Under sheeted rain and surrounded by shrouding fog
One night as Hell sang in the sky
A lady did run...

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Categories: dark, dream, fantasy, gothic,
Form: Free verse
Heart's Slumber
I'm a sinister shell, 
lost in bygone deepwaters of
gravity-less cerulean tears, 
that saturate molten sundrops, 
falling from zinc-plated skies;
As heliophilic snow,
melts frosted memories in 

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Categories: gothic, angst, deep, extended metaphor,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Hell Keeper
Dressed as the hell keeper, trick upon the sleeper,
as stars fade and shiver, dazed skies roar and quiver....

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Categories: gothic, halloween, imagery,
Form: Alexandrine
Premium Member Darkness of Night
Darkness of night,
introduce me to what lurks
underneath your enchanting moonbeams.
I know that I should stay away,
yet, I am drawn to these silent things
that could easily...

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Categories: dark, death, goodbye, gothic,
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: gothic, angst, appreciation, french, funeral,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Faithful Shadow
I saw a death shadow in the eyes of my infancy
a soft mercy with calm blue fancy,
in childhood, when free will asserted it's wild supremacy

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Categories: death, gothic, heart, introspection,
Form: Ode