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Best Iambic Poems

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

"Mine all Mine!"

A thief I long to be
Your eyes original like the moon and sea

A lover in the world............
An Anthology, you walk and talk like...

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Categories: iambic, addiction, beauty, cute love, devotion, inspiration,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member It Matters Not

It hovers here, a moon opaque,
obscuring mountain trails I take.
No other living things appear.
A moon opaque. . . It hovers here.

I follow on along a...

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Categories: iambic, dark, lost love,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member They walk amongst us
They walk amongst us, but in silent ways,
spreading peace and love without any praise.
When thunder roars and lightning strikes in rain
they watch over us, healing...

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Categories: iambic, angel, appreciation, tribute,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Because of You
I used to be naive, I used to trust
but then that trust just crumbled into dust
the world at large is so unkind, it's true
there is...

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Categories: iambic, meaningful, truth,
Form: Iambic Pentameter
Ancient Warrior
I see the wrinkles in your suntanned brow,
You carried burdens then; you see them now.
You’ve heard the cries your people who in pain,
Have shed their...

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Categories: iambic, angst, culture, native american, nature, spiritual,
Form: Iambic Pentameter

Premium Member My Kind
I will not dim my light so you can shine
I will not still my voice so you can scream
I will not quench my blaze so...

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Categories: iambic, truth, woman,
Form: Iambic Pentameter
Premium Member The Ride
The old man looked a little out of place
Astride his pony on the carousel
A smile from yesterday across his face
As if he were entranced in...

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Categories: iambic, imagination, memory, sad,
Form: Iambic Pentameter
Premium Member A Peaceful I Love You
An early outing for my friend and I
We walked the winding path down to the springs
The uncut winter hay is now waist high 
And in...

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Categories: iambic, beauty, i love you, nature,
Form: Iambic Pentameter
Premium Member Dillard Mill
It rained all night. The day rose dripping grey.
The cool air, welcome after summer’s heat
Smelled finally like fall. The first red flames
Of sumac bushes shone...

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Categories: iambic, autumn,
Form: Iambic Pentameter
Premium Member For The Love of Poetry
For love of poetry, spellbound am I
by force, that takes me to the land of words.
Beyond control, this power has its way
that leads me to...

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Categories: iambic, poetry, poets, words,
Form: Blank verse
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: iambic, childhood, family, house, memory, old,
Form: Iambic Pentameter
Broken Wings
As the sun arose in the eastern skies 
a fairy princess sits rubbing her eyes.
Yawning she glimpses her magical isle 
and her tiny lips, curl...

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Categories: iambic, beautiful, fairy, fantasy, freedom, princess,
Form: Iambic Pentameter
Premium Member Put on Your Warrior Spirit
Don't let him sway you with his sultry rhymes
Don't let him woo and steal your heart away
Don't let him touch your soul with soulful lines

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Categories: iambic, strength, woman,
Form: Iambic Pentameter
Premium Member To the Scoffers of Sensual Writes
To those who think that poetry must be
of lofty things, not sensuality
To those who write of stars and sun and moon
and who to romance will...

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Categories: iambic, passion, poetry,
Form: Iambic Pentameter
Premium Member Earth Element Of Wind
Earth Element Of Wind

Earth element of wind, elusive to exploring eyes,
     a gaseous, gusty ghost, she gyrates, gallops gallantly.
She bashes, bends,...

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Categories: iambic, wind,
Form: Alliteration
Premium Member Caressed By Vines
Caressed By Vines

Like tender loving arms, they wrap around
   old monuments of stone set on the ground;
those silent sentinels that stand their guard

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Categories: iambic, bereavement, grave, tribute,
Form: Iambic Pentameter
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: iambic, brother, emotions, memory,
Form: Iambic Pentameter
Premium Member Night Shoes
(iambic tetrameter)

The curtains fell and wrapped the stage
as lights and accolades became
another yesterday once more.
Another night and one more show,
another play that doesn't last
beyond the...

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Categories: iambic, night,
Form: Iambic Pentameter
Premium Member The Digger's Children
I paced between the old and new
along the rows where gray stones grow,
so careful not to tread upon
the freshly filled and seeded few.
Soft shadows slid...

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Categories: iambic, life, war,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Five Times Round The Tree
How can I honour you, flame-tickled tree,
when poets have lined up to watch you blush
and crackle through November’s pageantry?
What use to add my musings to...

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Categories: iambic, autumn, poetry, poets, sound, tree, writing,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member My love she'd lent


I followed her where'er she went
Lured onward by her fragrant scent

She clasped his hand, a handsome...

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Categories: iambic, longing, love hurts, romance,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member A Thousand Years From Now
As someone leans upon the ancient tree
In future’s shade, a thousand years from now
Will he engage a wrinkle in his brow
And ponder over death of...

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Categories: iambic, introspection,
Form: Iambic Pentameter
Premium Member Forgotten Soul
Forgotten Soul

I turn my head, and there she is once more
In her disheveled, worn and tattered dress,
One pew behind me near the exit door
She sits...

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Categories: iambic, emotions, feelings, poverty,
Form: Iambic Pentameter
The Elves Snow Party

Away up north where it’s snowing they say
the elves are preparing for Christmas day.
Big elves little elves, busier than bees
All building toys, for under Christmas...

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Categories: iambic, adventure, celebration, christmas, fantasy, fun,
Form: Iambic Pentameter
Premium Member A Poem of Ruth
The tears well up, and scarce could she not moan
When father, brother, husband, all have died.
She now has no possessions, neither home,
But travels to a...

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Categories: iambic, bible, devotion, faith, journey,
Form: Iambic Pentameter