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Best Hurtling Poems

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

Himalayan trip-trap-2
Himalayan  Trip-Trap

They poured in,  before the deluge
To surpass the natives in numbers
folks in their  cribs -through-hearse  stages, 
trusting like kids, ...

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Categories: hurtling, natural disasters, nature,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member Towards the Waterfall
She wound her way as was her wont
Along the treacherous path
Adorned by rock, and roots and ferns,
Elated as if there was a fire dance in...

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Categories: hurtling, longing, love,
Form: Free verse
It is a dazzling display of brilliance, this conglomeration of constellations from different skies above as many different seas.  I look at them, and...

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© KP Nunez  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: hurtling, life, poetry, thank you,
Form: Haibun
Ancient Light
A story inscribed in the constellations
of the punctate canopy of night
Perseus astride the winged Pegasus
Hurtling to save his fair maid Andromeda 
from the beastly Cetus...

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Categories: hurtling, imagination, space, stars,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Is there an Exclusive All-in-One Principle
  ‘ In general, quantum mechanics does not predict a single definite result for an observation....

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© T Wignesan  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: hurtling, philosophy, death, art, dark, art, dark,
Form: Dramatic monologue

Seeking, Searching
We have strained the edges of the universe,
you and I together, seeking, searching
on cosmic trails for justice love and fear,
I loved thee then, as I...

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Categories: hurtling, imaginationlove, universe,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Steam Train
And in my dream-
          I am on a train curving through the wilderness,
steam billows into the...

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© Dear Heart  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: hurtling, dream,
Form: Verse
Wally And The Angels
...inspired by a Dylan Thomas short story.

A breezy day, and two boys biking down the lane, 
past meadows green with envy, soft as spring. 

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Categories: hurtling, childhood, cancer,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Love amongst the Stars
Midnight was approaching.
A New Year is in the offing.
I see her a few yards from me.
Lovely, enchanting, alluring.
We smile, we approach,
Silently we clink glasses, 

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Categories: hurtling, celebration, love, space,
Form: Free verse
Eternity as a Moment
Think, therefore, because
We are, immortal shining
Bright as the sun a million
Times over, relieved in shades 
Of light and dark.  This which we
Seek eludes the...

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Categories: hurtling, inspirational, introspection, uplifting,
Form: Blank verse
Premium Member Today's Culture


Rhett Butler said to Scarlett O'Hara
Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn
The movie industry hurtled a barrier
And American culture took a slam

In today's...

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Categories: hurtling, america,
Form: Rhyme
Night Like a Blade
Night draws out like a long, sharp blade.
Keen edged, it carves its image upon a 
black-ink sky. As iron sharpens iron, the 
knife hurls glowing...

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Categories: hurtling, moon, night, stars,
Form: Free verse
Other Side of the Sun
I've cried the tears ...
I've suffered the years ...
I've tasted the fears ...
Of a spaceman hurtling through the void
Loneliness grows daily on the inside,
as I...

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Categories: hurtling, sad love, science fiction, space, travel,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Quail not at Death's door if you wrought no wilful harm
Quail not at Death’s door if you wrought no wilful harm

Quail not at Death’s door if you wrought no wilful harm
Should turning back in vengeance...

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© T Wignesan  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: hurtling, death, planet,
Form: Elegy
Premium Member Physics
I'm traveling north
At a fraction of the speed of light
In a linear progression
Through the dimension of time
A point mass
A particle
Going in a straight line
The interesting...

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Categories: hurtling, light, science, travel,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Ancient Traveler
Hurtling through space, 
light years worn and barely aglow; 
meteor descends to a random mark.

Injuries are no stranger to the traveler 
and time is non-existent,...

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Categories: hurtling, poems, poetry, space, stars,
Form: Prose
On the Edge of Darkness
On the Edge of Darkness

Caught in the void’s magnetic grip, jagged
Thoughts hurtling abyss bound, like you I felt,
Hopelessly hanging above that enraged   ...

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Categories: hurtling, conflict, self,
Form: Italian Sonnet
Premium Member Villanele: Everyone's life is really one and the same role
Villanelle: Everyone’s life is really one and the same role

   For Lyric Man, in compensation for the last villanelle

Everyone’s life is really one...

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© T Wignesan  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: hurtling, poetry,
Form: Villanelle
Life Is Cruel
Sitting there,
With that empty stare,
Staying still,
Going nowhere,
You have lost all hope,
The will to live,
The pain clenches your heart,
Sitting there,
In the dark,
You stare at her,

Your lost...

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Categories: hurtling, anger, anxiety, bereavement, cancer, conflict, confusion,
Form: Narrative
An unavoidable state is the disorder 
of entropy 
Cosmic matter is hurtling there with 
unseemly velocity
All heavenly bodies seen in the galaxy
Have a date with...

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Categories: hurtling, allegory, humorous, imagination, journey, science, wisdom,
Form: Couplet
I was in the garden tending gladioli
and collecting rosehips to make wine
When I glanced toward the sky
A cold shiver ran down my spine . 


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Categories: hurtling, animal,
Form: Verse
Samba Samba
The roaring gun that knew no owners
The ghost incarnated in a metal 
groaning in the Pearl of Africa
Terminating the blood f cattle keepers
Hurtling the flesh...

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Categories: hurtling, africa, death, racism, violence, war,
Form: Free verse
           by Odin Roark

Be my operator
Me your camera

Medium shot
Lower Manhattan sidewalk café
He in Armani suit...

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© Odin Roark  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: hurtling, life,
Form: Prose Poetry
The Trials of Meretrix Canto III
Diminishing virtues stripped away
From the flesh
By the fierce brined rods that freely 
Course thy hot crimson blood; 
Dry cracked lips attempting to
Fashion broken words of...

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Categories: hurtling, philosophy,
Form: Rhyme
Casual Sex
A fleeting glance in a crowded room
Electricity hurtling through space
Drawn like a magnet, carnal lust unleashed
Wisdom and sanity scattered to the wind
Lost in a hedonistic...

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Categories: hurtling, passion,
Form: Verse