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
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
angst, culture, native american,
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...
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...
imagination, memory, sad,
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...
A Peaceful I Love You
beauty, 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
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...
brother, emotions, memory,
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
The Old House
childhood, family, house, memory,
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...
beautiful, fairy, fantasy, freedom,
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...
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
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...
Caressed By Vines
bereavement, grave, tribute,
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
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...
emotions, feelings, poverty,
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
The Elves Snow Party
adventure, celebration, christmas, fantasy,
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...
A Poem of Ruth
bible, devotion, faith, journey,
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...
My Heart and Soul Cry Justice
pain, passion, sensual,
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
fantasy, space, old, star,
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...
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...
I Loved You Once
lost love, love hurts,
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...
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...
Muse On The Loose
lost, muse, wisdom, ,
Where did she go...she left me in a spin,
with words fragmented...where do I begin?
She took my thoughts held tight within...
My Father Was
dad, father, inspiration, life,
My Father Was...
He Made the Stars Hush
A simple man was he, one child of ten,
who lived and worked the...
Around the Corner
cat, halloween, october, scary,
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
Love Gently Rocked
dance, emotions, feelings, love,
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...