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Best Herman Poems

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

and Woody Herman played
Blues in the Night.

A malignant moon
shines his metallic claws -
combs my hair and brushes me forward.
I am alone in the shadowy crooks 
of a poisoned...

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© John Heck  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: herman, angst, introspection, on writing
Form: Free verse

We Miss You Uncle Herman

When we think of our friend Herman Weeks.
We think of a person very gracious and sweet!

He was always a pleasure to be around!
And brought laughter...

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Categories: herman, death, devotion, faith, friendship,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Week 2 - Brian's Poet of Note - 'Herman Hesse'
Brian’s Poet of Note – ‘Herman Hesse’ Week 2

This week I thought I would discuss translating poetry from another language. I just finished retranslating from...

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Categories: herman, poetry, poets, writing,
Form: Didactic
Premium Member Week 2 - Stages by Herman Hesse - A Second Translation Revised
As ev’ry flower wilts and ev’ry youngster				11
Must age, so manifests each stage of living,				11
All wisdom blossoms too and ev’ry virtue				11
Enjoys its time, and cannot last...

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Categories: herman, journey, life, poetry, writing,
Form: Verse
In memory of Mathew Herman Vain killed 1970
23 may 2013 8:36 am

Mathew Herman Vain
A child who had no name

Was killed before he was born
His cell from his kidneys was torn

Cloned and named...

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Categories: herman, life,
Form: Epitaph

Premium Member My Addingham
(The memories are simple, living the feeling significant)

After conquering Beamsley Beacon due Southwest,
Rombald’s moor stood, while for centuries
within the valley the minute dwellings
of grey stone,...

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Categories: herman, nostalgia,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Baron Frankenstein's Halloween Ball
Baron Von Frankenstein sent me, an invitation to the ball
To be held on Hallows Eve, at his castle in the great hall
I had nothing planned...

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Categories: herman, halloween, horror, humor,
Form: Narrative
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: herman, autumn, gothic, halloween,
Form: Sonnet
The River
Before the weary pilgrim, flowed a river fair and wide
The way was filled with danger,  he couldn't cross the other side;
So the pilgrim sought...

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Categories: herman, life, boat, journey, river,
Form: Rhyme
America Wasn't So Bad Back Then
We have something in common, a fellow I talk to now and then. We’re about the same age and perhaps the only ones in the...

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Categories: herman, america,
Form: Prose
The Mermaid
A mermaid who was German
Made out with her boyfriend Herman
When they got past kissing
She found something missing
No wonder : he was a merman

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Categories: herman, humor,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member An Ode to E. A. Robinson
Whispers of talent are carried on New England breezes
Dickinson, Hawthorne, and the Irvings’ son Washington
Though I sense a special connection to all of these
None inspired...

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Categories: herman, dedication, on writing and
Form: Quatrain
Mrs. Brown You've Got A Lovely Jewel There!!
Mrs. Brown you've got a lovely jewel there,
Jewels like her are something rare...
She can't  disguise it,
Ruby's red eyes show "blues" in it,

Fred, you wanna...

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© tom bell  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: herman, adventure, allegory, angst, music,
Form: Ballad
Premium Member ''Because of Poetry''
"in placid hours, well-pleased we dream . . . "
Herman Melville (1819-1891) poem, Art, First Line

I write of dreams and dreams and of life's fight-

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Categories: herman, me, poetry, writing,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Cyclical Dance of the Cousins
Dorrie Ann left Herman again.
It happens on a cyclical schedule.
October, January, April and July.
A quad-yearly thing.
We cousins take her in.
Knowing in a day or two...

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Categories: herman, marriage,
Form: Free verse
Thought cops wouldn’t determine,
he put himself in that popcorn box.
Maybe he should have used his socks.

A world famous recluse.
Millions for planes, women...

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Categories: herman, funny, life, people,
Form: Clerihew
Premium Member Leaving On A Jet Plane
As I soared at forty-thousand feet strapped in the aluminum-tubed aerie,
Racing through my skull was a tune made famous by Peter, Paul and Mary!
They made...

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Categories: herman, humorous, travel,
Form: Sonnet
The News these day's
Where have all the feel good stories gone
I can't remember, it's been so long,
I hate to turn on and watch the news
I just walk away,...

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Categories: herman, funny,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Moby Dick Reunion
The Moby Dick Reunion 

One hundred fifty nine years have passed
Since Melville published his novel.
Seven hundred twenty pages in length
Some say it was much too...

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Categories: herman, parody
Form: Verse
Sicut Miles Christi

 Sicut Miles Christi I stand tall 
Sicut Miles Christi I give my all 
To a Man who deprived the devil of his will 

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Categories: herman, bible, christian, courage, soldier,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member The Music of My Soul: The Early Years
Mom bought records of the classic Disney films; each song
was played again and then again; we all sang along.

Mad Hatter singing he was late, Snow...

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Categories: herman, childhood, me, music,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Happy 105th Birthday, Dad
My dad, born today, the 17th of February
   bucked fate head-on, courageous and daring

Raised in a home on a block so poor

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Categories: herman, birthday, courage, growing up,
Form: Couplet
My Bedroom Zoo
My mother says my room's a zoo
I guess I'd have to say so too.
My bed is full from bottom to top,
With stuffies from a nearby...

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Categories: herman, animals, childhood,
Form: Rhyme
Danse Macabre
Danse Macabre

Twin Old Glorys jitterbug above the hoods as silent heralds; the motorcade 
congas three-abreast along the Stemmons Freeway sleek in shiny chrome.
Long honks and...

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© JAY HERMAN  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: herman, history,
Form: Free verse
Inside The Mysterious Enigmatic Fragmentary
Inside The Mysterious Enigmatic Fragmentary...
Mortal Mind Of Matthew Scott Harris

Seedy gobbledygook ergot
visibly argot bubbled, burbled, bustled...forth 
yea...give garbled, jangled, warbled shoutout

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Categories: herman, addiction, age, appreciation, art,
Form: Narrative