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Best Iambic Pentameter Poems

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


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: 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: angst, culture, native american,
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: 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: 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: beauty, i love you,
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: autumn,
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: emotions, feelings, poverty,
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: beautiful, fairy, fantasy, freedom,
Form: Iambic Pentameter
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,
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
You...

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Categories: 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: passion, poetry,
Form: Iambic Pentameter
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: 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

Two...

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Categories: 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: night,
Form: Iambic Pentameter
Premium Member A Thousand Years From Now
If someone leans upon an ancient tree
In future’s shade, a thousand years from now
Might they engage a wrinkle in the brow
And ponder over death of...

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Categories: introspection,
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: adventure, celebration, christmas, fantasy,
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: bible, devotion, faith, journey,
Form: Iambic Pentameter
Premium Member My Heart and Soul Cry Justice
Love Justice made me wrest you from her bed
It’s right for you to lie with me instead
For you were mine before she came to be
A...

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Categories: pain, passion, sensual,
Form: Iambic Pentameter
Cosmos Configurator
When I gaze far off into the night sky
The chaos is not pleasing to the eye.
Seems there was never an overall plan
When the beginning of...

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Categories: fantasy, space, old, star,
Form: Iambic Pentameter
Premium Member The Woodcarvers Reward
He walked along the beach a man forlorn
Forgotten were his dreams, his heart was torn
The gentle waves spoke of the years gone by
And drew salt...

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Categories: fantasy,
Form: Iambic Pentameter
Premium Member I Loved You Once
I loved you once like sun rays love the earth
Like drenching rain that brings with it new birth
I loved you once like waves that reach...

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Categories: lost love, love hurts,
Form: Iambic Pentameter
Premium Member LILACS' IMMORTAL BEAUTY


 Somehow   I always know when Spring will come 
By the fragrance of lilacs in the sun ;
Their trembling buds awake beside my...

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Categories: flower, spring,
Form: Iambic Pentameter
Premium Member Threnody For My Father
I laid my aching heart upon your grave
that February day when trees were bare
of life; their withered leaves fell down to brave
the chill of winter...

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Categories: death, emotions, father,
Form: Iambic Pentameter
Premium Member Where Poppies Grow
Where poppies grow in brilliant bursts of red
and bumble bees go searching with intent,
she often goes; there sits with dreamy eyes
suspending time, quiescent moments spent.

The...

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Categories: devotion, longing,
Form: Iambic Pentameter
Premium Member Where Poppies Grow
(Paul Callus & Eileen Manassian ~ March 2020)

Where poppies grow in brilliant bursts of red
and bumble bees go searching with intent
she often goes; there sits...

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Categories: nature, romantic,
Form: Iambic Pentameter