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Best House Poems

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

Premium Member Where The Sycamore Grew
The sun-yellow house seems smaller somehow,
regarding it now,  with our time-worn eyes...

The street seems narrower, and the trees are taller..
Where once open fields spanned...

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Categories: autumn, family, house, life,

The Old House
Seven generations walked through your door,
Which stood so strong and always welcomed in.
You said goodbye when boys headed to war,
Two soldiers lost to battles they...

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Categories: childhood, family, house, memory,

Premium Member Lighthouse On The Shore
There is a lady all dressed in light,
who stands above the jagged shore at night.
To guide the sailing ships to safer seas
and beg the wicked...

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Categories: house, light, love,

Premium Member That Old House at the End of the Road
It stands on a hill overlooking the bay drenched in ocean spray
That cedar shake house where I used to live  high above the Fundy...

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Categories: house, ocean,

Premium Member Nevermore Will Raven Return
 *Note:  A 60-year annual tradition that involved a mysterious visitor leaving three 
roses at the grave of writer Edgar Allan Poe on the...

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Categories: mysteryhouse, loss, birthday, grave,

Premium Member Behind These Red Brick Walls
I remember living quietly inside these red brick walls,
a soul, wandering alone through those dark, empty halls,
this is the place where I used to rest...

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Categories: future, house, inspiration, me,

Premium Member One Evening in July
Once driving home, I did defy
A deluge from the darkened sky.
The bluster lent a tinge of fright.
But God is good, and all is right.

When soon...

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Categories: faith, inspirationalhouse, god, god,

Premium Member Buried Alive
These walls....
they laugh at me but no one else hears
They steal the very breath of me
...but no one seems to notice
They blare a suffocating silence

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© FJ Thomas  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: depression, house, lonely, sad,

Nana's Garden
You won't find a yard like this anymore. You'd think it would seem smaller now that I'm an adult, but it doesn't. It's still enormous,...

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Categories: childhood, family, house, garden,

Premium Member These Red Brick Walls
These red brick walls have stood for nearly 100 years,
they have seen and absorbed happiness and tears,
if these walls could talk, just imagine what they...

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Categories: future, history, house, me,

House of the Tragic Poet
Two thousand years, a tragedy is past
Yet it's history still leaves us aghast.

On a night, dreadfully dark
A  volcano erupted, leaving it's historical mark

Mount Vesuvius...

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© Amy Green  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: city, house,

The Private Lives of Those I've Loved
The hutch 
like everything else in this house is
crooked.  A slanting hardwood floor 
and the burnished ends 
of an ancient table. 

An ever rounding...

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Categories: family, people, places, house,

Premium Member OLD HOUSE
I’m looking at an old house
Called home    by someone

I will look at any old house    new   ...

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Categories: introspection, nostalgiahouse, old, people,

Mysterious Ways: A True Christmas Story
A true story, based on family oral tradition
from the oldest part of the city of Bern,
capitol of Switzerland, where my mother was
born and raised, in...

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Categories: devotion, faith, holiday, inspirationalhouse,

Premium Member Castle On The Hill

Upon a grassy hill, so long ago,
there stood a lovely 'castle', tall and white;
was built in eighteen eighty-six, aglow
with cozy rooms and firesides burning bright....

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Categories: house, memory,

The Old Victorian
My great, great Aunt had a lovely old home,
with many a wonderful story,
hidden within its walls.

A Victorian, architectural designers dream;
vaulted ceilings, full of ghosts;
where spirit...

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Categories: home, house, poems, poetry,

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: day, halloween, house,

Nobody knows what goes on behind this hotel door
‘Mr Smith’ isn’t with his wife of that I’m pretty sure!
He’s with his mistress Sue, they are...

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Categories: abuse, bullying, house, loneliness,

Premium Member Between the Nightmare and the Dream
In my grandpa’s field I stand midst rows of grain
 whose gray-green blades stir softly in the moaning wind.
A night chill permeates my skin.
I look...

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Categories: house, nostalgia, old, ,

Premium Member Sentinel

she stands alone    incurring her indomitable  wrath    


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© Eve Roper  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: house, light, ocean,

The Gingerbread Family's Ordeal
I received a beautiful Christmas gift the other day,
it was so quaint and pretty but ate it anyway,
was a gingerbread house with a gingerbread family,

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Categories: food, house, humor,

Premium Member The Haunted House
The Haunted House

An aging Victorian graphite three story house sat on a 
promontory, lonely, deserted, weathered and forlorn.
Broken windows showed signs of cruel abuse from

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Categories: autumn, fear, horror, house,

The Haunted House
The Haunted House

‘Room to Let’ the signage read, 
and though it looked run down,
I’d found no other place to stay
since I was new in town.


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© Judy Valko  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: halloween, house, humorous,

Premium Member THERE IT SAT

It was a gorgeous house
Dated in its style
A stone-walled bungalow
Quiet sitting up on a hill

I’d never seen a sign of life
And the stories lurked about

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Categories: dark, home, house, sad,

A Mouse in the House
A little grey mouse 
snuck into the house 
to get himself out of the cold. 

Then the house cat 
Who saw where he sat 

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© Tony Lane  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: children, funny, house, dad,