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Best Homeward Poems

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

Premium Member Homeward
Her journey begins.
Moving through soft veils and mists,
Pilgrimage homeward....

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Categories: homeward, angst, death, sister,
Form: Haiku


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I‘d have climbed the highest mountain
I’d have swum the deepest sea
Just to see...

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Categories: homeward, break up, heartbreak,
Form: Lyric
Canadian geese
shadows in southern sunset
winter vacation

Jan Allison
13th September 2015

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Categories: homeward, bird, nature,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member Island Spirit
Palm trees are swaying island style
Within the gentle trade wind's flow,
As Egrets glide on salty air—
Then land where verdant grasses grow.

Breathe in sweet scents of...

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Categories: homeward, adventure, beauty, nature, ocean,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Rain over Vietnam
There is the calm before the rain
It’s almost silent all around
The clouds expectant in the sky
Foreboding birds are homeward bound.

The soldiers stare at looming clouds

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Categories: homeward, rain, war,
Form: Quatern

Premium Member Island Aloha
Island Aloha

Tall and lovely palms are swaying island fair
within the tropical gentle trade wind's flow
as elegant Egrets glide on salty air—
then softly land where verdant...

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Categories: homeward, animal, beautiful, memory, places, romantic, tree,
Form: Rispetto
Premium Member Letters from Afghanistan (cowritten by James Fraser)
Dear Carolyn:
Another letter from another tour
In this place in the sand they call Helmand
This will be my last, for you can be sure
To never look...

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Categories: homeward, life, loss, warjoy,
Form: Rhyme
Approaching storm
Skulking between the thinning clumps 
Of tattered sedge
A balding coot despondently calls,
Scratching Blackbirds scutter deeply 
Into a Hawthorn hedge;
Whilst, creeping stealthily,
Gathering darkness onwardly crawls.

The blackened...

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Categories: homeward, weather,
Form: Rhyme
Ode to a rose on a sunset
A kiss from a rose on a sunset night,
as the clouds dip into the sea.
A kiss from that rose as the waves fall,
over the beach...

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Categories: homeward, caregiving, dedication, devotion, happiness, health, hope,
Form: Quatrain
Silent Running
The coolness of the morning air, rushing over me,
Silent running, sunrise, peace, tranquility,
Heart is pumping faster, breathing getting deeper,
Stride’s becoming shorter, as the hill grows...

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Categories: homeward, happiness, sports, uplifting,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Crisp Winter
From blade of grass to the tip of twig,
The white dust of winter fall’s.
Frenzied  flakes move in lost abandonment,
Finally pitch on fence and wall’s.

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Categories: homeward, inspirational, life, nature, seasonswinter, winter,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member Halloween Night
Come with us Halloweening.
We’ll frolic in the streets.
We’ll race from house to house to house
Spouting  “Trick-or-Treats.”

And eagerly we’ll each collect 
Confections in a bag.

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Categories: homeward, day, halloween, house,
Form: Rhyme
Passing Storms
Children playing, picking flowers
on this April afternoon
up and down the grassy hillside
shadows will be fading soon

As the sudden storm approaches
all of nature darkening
the children dashing...

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Categories: homeward, adventure, childhood, imagination, innocence, nature, spring,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Payment, Past
"Listen to the wind, it talks. Listen to the silence, it speaks. Listen to your heart, it knows." - Native American Proverb


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Categories: homeward, adventure, age, analogy, time, travel, true
Form: Epic
You’re in Palm Springs, not much to do 
But golf and get some sun
Hop on a cart, still almost dark
Get out and have some fun


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© Vic Pister  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: homeward, funny, golf, sports,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Santa's Special Delivery: a collab
Brutal was the biting wind,
sweeping brown locks of a tiny urchin 
side to side, often hiding her eyes.
Oversized slippers she had donned
were lost in...

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Categories: homeward, granddaughter, grandfather, love,
Form: Prose
Premium Member MOCKINGBIRD - crown of sonnets
"It is a sin to kill a Mockingbird.
When playing games with rocks or guns, defray,
them, please, ...shoot old tin cans!"  "Whispered words 
of Mockingbirds,...

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Categories: homeward, children, discrimination, prejudice, integrity,
Form: Crown of Sonnets
Premium Member Christmas Magic
(A Christmas Collage) 

The sun has set and night is stealing
Softly o'er the silent land,
While snowflakes slowly down are falling,
Shaken from an unseen hand.

To the...

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Categories: homeward, angel, child, christmas, god, jesus,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Kate and Isobel
*There are only two damsels in this tale; all variations were simply for ease of writing.

Once Kate and Isabella went
To see the pretty fields of...

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Categories: homeward, character, friend, girl, hero, history,
Form: Tail-rhyme
Premium Member Translation of Wen Hairy Met Tarry
Somebody suggested I write the tale using the correctly spelled words because my story (below here in the Homophone contest) is simply too distracting to...

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Categories: homeward, fantasy,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Moving Lightly
I move lightly at sixty,
a little less than the max.
Any faster, and the sunflower shells I spit
blow back in my face,
and any slower and the...

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Categories: homeward, allegory, introspection, life, seasons, old, love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member It Would Take A Million Years
There's a moment in the morning, when the light is streaming in

When there's gold upon the pillow, and your hair is like the sun

I am...

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Categories: homeward, devotion, longing, love,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member If I Were Rich
If I had more than my share of gold.
Ranked favorably with Mr. Gates,
I'd travel forth to see the world,
Try all the lavish food that sates.

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Categories: homeward, home,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member A Cherished Memory

Rusted with memories
among emerald blades
the old bicycle sat silent 
as she reminisced youthful days 

From the aged old window 
to the hill of satin...

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Categories: homeward, beauty, fantasy, memory, nature, youth,
Form: Verse
Premium Member The Drove
The trail was long and very dusty
great clouds churned up by hooves
of the vast herd being wrangled on
300 more miles of eating their dust

Bandana's tightly...

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Categories: homeward, horse, storm,
Form: Epic