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Best Honed Poems

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

Premium Member Alabaster Night
Untroubled is the quiet night
How peaceful is a world that glimmers white
Frost and moonlight have whipped a silver glaze
And silhouettes of trees are black as...

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Categories: honed, nature, planet, sea,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member Ecstasy
Exquisitely frail, a lone flute exhales, leaving this heart in a flutter 

Cascading aloft, soft violins rise, from the flow of smooth silver rivers

Swelling the...

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Categories: honed, beautiful, music,
Form: Acrostic
The ranch on which I hang my hat, though short on most the frills,
Is thirteen sections, give or take, of rugged trails an’ hills.
We call...

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© Jim Fish  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: honed, adventure, cowboy-western, education, imagination, inspirational, native
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member It Was Her Poetry Seduced Me

When Thor struck his hammer
upon the flat ground on Earth
it was the pieces withstood the blow we named rock,
constructs we came to know as the...

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Categories: honed, beauty,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member My Darling Little One, You Carried Me
A hardened and disciplined man drove to the grocery store lost in thought, 
with setting of sun, the long day's work almost found it's end.

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Categories: honed, daughter, joy, sleep, true love,
Form: Rhyme

A Debutante's Ball To Remember
A Debutante’s Ball to Remember

In the autumn of my life, oft have I recalled that superb summer night,
when I finally experienced my long-awaited heart’s delight.

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Categories: honed, celebration, dance, fun,
Form: Rhyme
Truths Unspoken
Born of glaciers, rivers flow,
turquoise ice and untouched snow,
deep green valleys far below,
ancient stands of hardwoods grow.

Icy rivers running deep,
through the mountain's midnight sleep,
darkened waters...

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Categories: honed, allegory, imagination, nature, philosophy, time
Form: Rhyme
Such a finely honed sword is this loneliness
Slicing through tenuous sinews of yesterday.
I search for obscure corridors of happiness
Knowing that somehow I forgot the way.


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Categories: honed, introspection, life
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member In Negative Light
One moment east of twilight
Shadows outdistance the sun
Sharpening peaks and hallows,
Honed against the sparks of light.
Deep in the brow of the silence
I stand to watch...

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Categories: honed, dark, eve, nature, night,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Red is the colour of passion
Me a colored blind dreamer
My other senses honed
You ask
What can I know about color
I am told red is the color of passion
I feel the heat...

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Categories: honed, love, lust, passion,
Form: Free verse
I am he as you are me
When the night wind changes course
sending breezes from the north,
when farmer's fields lie brown and fallow
and empty ropes swing from the gallows,
when children's faces are...

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Categories: honed, adventure, fantasy, imagination, science, science fiction
Form: Ballad
Premium Member Veil of Evil - Jimmy Savile

       Oh, if only ...

If only monsters ...
LOOKED like monsters.
If they lurked ONLY in the dark,
Glowing red eyes and...

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Categories: honed, abuse, anger, child abuse, evil, horror,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Hidden In The Stones
Imagine someone watching you
who wants you for his own
Imagine in the catacombs, a secret plan is honed
It echoes with a wounded heart
of someone so alone

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Categories: honed, art, fantasy, lost love, music,
Form: Lyric
Words With a Venomous Sting
It was not my intention to ever post in PS again
but through an open window I've caught a glimpse
and smell of what's been dumped into...

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© Lin Lane  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: honed, introspection,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Dear Memory Rays

You first held my hand in rapture's own sown, green honed land -

Shared time was easy laughter that rose layered throes thru joy-spiced air -


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Categories: honed, cute love, desire, dream, meaningful, remember,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Tunnel Vision
Graffiti frames a tunneled tomb, beneath the city's core
where writings stretch upon the wall in dialects profaned
A hallmark and a tell-tale sign, but somehow, no...

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Categories: honed, people, places, society,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Promise
Moon held and made
bathed-beams of love sonnets
dried by sun's own romantic pledge
of streamed warm rays on love's future solace ~
As days then nights honed my...

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Categories: honed, desire, destiny, emotions, faith, heart, sky,
Form: Rictameter
Premium Member OVERLY sensitive
They say I’m sensitive
Negative connotation
A shroud they want to wrap me in
And put the blame on me
It’s only a joke, you see
Overly sensitive
That’s me

I smile

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Categories: honed, how i feel, identity,
Form: Dramatic monologue
Premium Member Whats in a Name
Whats in a name
As i look on the soup
From various backgrounds
And various nooks
English, Hispanic 
French too
How did we get the names
Of me and you

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Categories: honed, history
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member We Will Know As We Are Known
Love substance seems to be twain
by the natural human brain
and will always remain the same
as thinking remains on a natural plane

When human concepts we clip

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Categories: honed, inspirational, angel, angel, love,
Form: Rhyme
The Cronus
The Cronus prowls the darkened glade,
in pitch black robe of sackcloth made.
He foretells of eternal night,
and seeks to wield death's heinous blade.

From shadow he haunts...

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Categories: honed, fear,
Form: Rhyme
Our separation's taking its toll
more frequently my tears simply roll
for you, orphans of the virtual kind
from solid stock and elders fine
Your aims are certain,...

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Categories: honed, children,
Form: Rhyme
Oh Beautiful Gypsy
Oh beautiful Gypsy,
I see you there, in amber campfire mist.
On the banks of a crystalline pool, a bronze skinned lovely moving with intoxicating rhythm to...

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Categories: honed, beauty, celebration, leaving, longing, romantic, travel,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Priceless
Sun from the window, shines gold on the grain
with a faded patina that the new can't attain 
You have dusted my cobwebs, and polished my...

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Categories: honed, appreciation, beauty, history, home,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Cruisin' Pirate Style
Arggh me hearties! We're takin' a long-awaited vacation!
Th' enchantin' isles uv th' Caribbean is ar final destination!
Hoist th' Jolly Roger an' them billowin' sails an'...

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Categories: honed, funnyme, me,
Form: Rhyme