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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,



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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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: introspection,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

Premium Member Muse On The Loose
Where did she go...she left me in a spin,
     with words fragmented...where do I begin?
She took my thoughts held tight within...

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Categories: lost, muse, wisdom, ,

Premium Member My Father Was
My Father Was...
   He Made the Stars Hush


A simple man was he, one child of ten,
   who lived and worked the...

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Categories: dad, father, inspiration, life,

Around the Corner
As I walk downtown I see an alley 
Where a black cat sat staring up at me,
The sound of her purring was so soothing 
Lulled...

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Categories: cat, halloween, october, scary,

Love Gently Rocked
We sit, relaxed, at closing of the day,
you turn, a record on to softly play,
then place, fresh logs making our fire enhance,
and gently bow asking...

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Categories: dance, emotions, feelings, love,