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Best Hourglass Poems

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

Premium Member The Magic Hourglass
April's come and gone. Now May is here; the grains in the hourglass
have already started sifting down. Dew is on the roses.
Days of linking daisies...

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Categories: hourglass, seasons,
Form: Shape

Premium Member Love And Peace -The Mirrored Hourglass Style
~Love And Peace~ 
(Mirrored Hourglass) 

Pray God for love, peace today 
Love comes from the Lord 
He sets us all free 
Changes all hearts 

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Categories: hourglass, faith, hope, inspirational, love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Empty as the Hourglass Shatters
Death has come this year; still it comes, ever creeping.
It comes for others in my life and in my family.
To one who wielded great control,...

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Categories: hourglass, death,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member A Poetry Collection


Sand falls
Through the glass
Love falls
Within the past
Memories dance
They never last
Head in my hands
As I stare overhead
At the hourglass

Falling Down Stairs

Stairs broken
Wheels unspoken
I fell
Grasping for air

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Categories: hourglass, art, guitar, humanity, introspection, longing, music,
Form: Free verse
Welcome to my ----- life
A beautiful broken aura
             Unsettled flakes

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Categories: hourglass, confusion, death, dream, future, journey, life,
Form: Dramatic Verse

The Wind
I am the wind

You cannot see me but you can feel me

Breezing gently through your hair

Brushing slightly across your cheek

Whispering softly 'neath your ear

I am...

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Categories: hourglass, love,
Form: Free verse
Be Gone , Do Not Look Me In The Eyes
Be gone..
Do not look me in the eyes 

We were not belongers
who happened to trespass 
into each other's  lives 

We were no Romeo...

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Categories: hourglass, absence,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Silent Reverie
When life becomes confusing,
my only saviour is my 
simple musing.

Susurration of sighs,
reflect sands of time,
like an unbalanced hourglass.

As words lose 
innocent connotations

i drift into my

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: hourglass, analogy, deep, life,
Form: Free verse
A Life In Sepia and Watercolours
When I was just a little girl
I painted soaring seagulls
in a dawning sky of duck-egg blue
I painted ladybirds and whimsical butterflies
A red cottage with square-shaped...

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Categories: hourglass, beautiful,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Watercolor Afternoon
The rain set me adrift inside a dream
My mind was on a painting miles upstream
An unforgotten "en plein" I once viewed
A light pastoral springtime interlude


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Categories: hourglass, brother, emotions, memory,
Form: Iambic Pentameter
Premium Member 365 Days
"This is dedicated to all who understand this. Whether we like it or not." -D.J.E.

I wasn’t gonna write this


Emotions are stirring high
Cannot believe
How much time...

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Categories: hourglass, anniversary, girlfriend-boyfriend, lost love, loveme, summer,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member In Memory Leonard Cohen
The End of Love

A secret grief rips apart all that was
Slaves to the sexual caresses of time
Stallions in black gallop gallantly in fields
Of spring full...

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Categories: hourglass, death, dedication, memory, november, philosophy, poetry,
Form: Free verse
Winter Solstice
You are
 the shortest day
but longest night
within a memory
of my four seasons

Every cell in my body
remembers you

It remembers
Your amorous glance
Your ardent touch
Your effervescent kiss

and even...

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Categories: hourglass, how i feel,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Life Unpainted - Collaboration with Chris Green
I painted a desert in shades of my past
Muted in worry and tears
Granules of sand through a cracked hourglass
Falling in spite of the fears

A range...

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Categories: hourglass, analogy, art, metaphor, sad,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Who ARE You --- Not For Contest
As the hourglass gets filled with sand,
they take time to ask me who I am,
but who are YOU?      to ask...

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Categories: hourglass, addiction, character, cheer up, fun, funny,
Form: Light Verse
       BREATH taking LOVE 

in the mist of a refreshing summer morning
you take my night away, giving passion to...

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Categories: hourglass, love, mysterylove, me,
Form: Free verse
black and white landscape
a colony of penguins ~
standing and waddling

in the oceans depth  
lives a black and white giant~
orca killer whale   


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Categories: hourglass, bird, nature, ocean, snow,
Form: Haiku
The Sandman and The Tide
 I am the tide      a ceaseless tide
drifting afar from sheltered shores
From solaced paths of wide-spread sands
where all my waters...

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Categories: hourglass, metaphor,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Embrace the Day
days on
earth are as
fleeting as a
shadow. Try as we
might to hold onto them
They slip through our fingers like
hourglass sand and we grow old. Our
memories fade,...

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Categories: hourglass, age, health,
Form: Etheree
Premium Member Ride
There's an urgent feeling, sweeping 'cross the land
Could the hourglass be approaching, it's final grain of sand
Terror pulls the trigger, hearts begin to quake
Searching for...

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Categories: hourglass, anxiety, bible, cheer up, gospel, journey,
Form: Free verse
Going Home
Going Home

There’s been so many things
That I’ve run from
Been so many things 
That I have run to
Some times with open arms
Sometimes on my knees

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Categories: hourglass, faith, lovelove, may, sun,
Form: Free verse
Linger awhile, sweet summer
Why should one wish the days to pass
Of lush and verdant meadow grass
And butterflies with stained glass wings
Which autumn's burnished hues outclass? 

A summer breeze...

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Categories: hourglass, beach, beauty, flower, summer,
Form: Rubaiyat
Premium Member What Matters Most -slightly edited
What Matters Most

What matters most is obvious to me.
It’s hearth and home, kin and family.
Life is an hourglass and the sands
of your time keep drifting...

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Categories: hourglass, thanks,
Form: Etheree
Red Sun
**Sun Tan**

Forceful ray printing dark skin
Sunbathe, aquarium sky
Peaceful trace beautiful line 
Sun comes alive

**Hourglass Horizon**

We sit embracing sweet time
Beautiful amber lit eyes
Red dawn mist, loving...

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Categories: hourglass, beauty, summer,
Form: Dodoitsu
Premium Member At Least
Our hearts were a veritable slow dance

And I didn’t have to put my baby
In the corner

Our retinas
became diamond forged binds
In serenity’s lock

Your tear ducts within...

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Categories: hourglass, dream, life, longing, lost love,
Form: Free verse