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Best Horizontal Poems

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

Premium Member Poems Can Be
Poems can be jubilant spring
Melodies caught, lyrics to sing
Hope's revival, heartbreak's surcease
The joy of ink-stained paper's crease
Reposing grace on summer swings

Cathartic burn - sweet biting...

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Categories: horizontal, creation, inspiration, journey, poetry, writing,
Form: Rondeau

Premium Member When Scorpio Goes Dark

Antares' red glow bears firmly down
upon plush, chartreuse carpet
lying prone against the obsidian expanse,
blanketing sections of a remote 
blue sphere, purling,

spinning helplessly 
through distant time...

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Categories: horizontal, space, stars,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Rain

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Categories: horizontal, rain,
Form: Haibun
The Color of Poetry
       As the ink touches my writing pad every letter seems to glow.
I feel I'm going mad watching sentences...

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Categories: horizontal, fantasy, inspirational, on writing and wordswriting,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Fighting the confusion
We all think he is strong

but he is crumbling
from the things he can't discuss.

His smile is actually his tears,
invisible to your eyes -
drowning him inside.


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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: horizontal, depression, emotions, stress,
Form: Free verse

As I watch her from across the open squares way ~

Beneath this black and white zebrad umbrellas, curtain and stage....

Navigating, throughout the hurried animated crowds


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Categories: horizontal, love
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member I AM A WATER LILY

When blue skies kiss whisper and queer ripples quiver...

I drink on sun rays and bathe from falling rain,
I stand there afloat:...

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Categories: horizontal, beautiful, flower, imagery, journey, nature,
Form: Personification
Premium Member Flickered Candle - A collaboration with Eileen Ghali
A huge shout out to my dear friend, Eileen, for creating a wonderful memory with this collaboration. There is a vital lesson when moments like...

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Categories: horizontal, feelings, friendship, journey, life,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Malta and Safi Flag
                 Flag of Safi


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Categories: horizontal, history, pride,
Form: Senryu
True love lost direction
when bloomed my affection
for you, who magically weave word
decidedly smitten
by your comic verse written
my long-dead emotions were stirred

Chats online
yours and mine
the order...

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Categories: horizontal, lost love, love,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Shine
A grim, gray day,
endless rain coming in off the ocean.
Endless calls from other people,
"What part do we need for this?"
"Can you order it for us?"

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Categories: horizontal, child,
Form: Prose Poetry
A horizontal loneliness
An archaic white fresco
Fixed above as a quaking pendulum
The voice of a god or an echo booming
As mother, as nihilist, as thunder cloud,

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Categories: horizontal,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Countdown - Collaboration with Chris Green
Words he formed.
  Shells, pebbles, sorted by color
    Straight grey lines
      Curved watery blue

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Categories: horizontal, dream, sea,
Form: Free verse
As I watch her from across the open squares way ~

Beneath this black and white zebrad umbrellas, curtain and stage....

Navigating, throughout the hurried animated crowds


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Categories: horizontal, friendship, life, love, time
Form: I do not know?
Impending Sense of Nap
Brain is crackling, crisp, ivory bone dry
Gremlin stuffing cotton behind my eyes

Head begins to swell with torpidity
Vivid mind fading to transparency

Internal membranes breaking down
Thoughts run...

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Categories: horizontal, sleep,
Form: Couplet
Haiku Two You - For contest
It was one of those
mornings when rain poured sideways...
horizontal blinds.

It was a happy
morning when flowers awoke...
springtime explosion....

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© George Aul  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: horizontal, nature,
Form: Haiku
Naked shades
Red, color of madness,
The way I feel about you.
Black, the scent of your hair, 
Stroking against my breasts.
Pink, the lips of my lover,
Blushing toward the...

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Categories: horizontal, devotion, love
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Mirage YOU see is POETRY
My Inspiration,                       ...

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Categories: horizontal, imagination, inspirational, visionarywords, write, wife, poets,
Form: Senryu
Once The Domain Of Birds
Beetles, most likely, felled the giant.
A gruesome deterioration,
of a quiet magnitude,
ravaged inward.
Until, in the cold night,
root structure surrendered
from hardened ground,
to a misery of horizontal dust.

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© Wayne Hill  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: horizontal, allegory, nature, tree,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Palindromes Seasons
The grass "dewed" in spring’s early morning shimmer
Upon a crocus lay an "alula" in the sun with a glimmer
A symbol of many flights on every...

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Categories: horizontal, seasons,
Form: Rhyme
Imperative of a fallen star.
Discouraged from afar.
A shot goes out from a horizontal space.
One more bullet in the human race.
Cascade of resonance.
Death death dance dance.

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Categories: horizontal, visionary
Form: Rhyme
Tan Gentle Lines
She lies, tan gentle lines and curves so sharp
she pairs her heart horizontal to zero 
Her body falling from great cusps above
Then deriving great pleasure...

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Categories: horizontal, love, lust,
Form: Free verse
Vertical Vices

Horizontal mistakes make way for vertical vices

As I turn down the wrong road 
once again I realize informally 
that I don't believe in eternity

I know...

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Categories: horizontal, introspection,
Form: Free verse
Charcoal grey, silver grey, shading to white,
Changing and shifting,
Pewter grey, ashy grey, darkness then light,
Trailing and lifting.

A quiet avalanche of melting clouds
In horizontal fall,
Covering distant...

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Categories: horizontal, confidence, nature,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Mind The Wet Paint
My brain spots are pastel dots
that always fight with my stripes
over who is left and who styles right.
It’s bad enough that my stripes
also argue with...

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Categories: horizontal, how i feel, humorous,
Form: Rhyme