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Best Idle Poems

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


Premium Member Twilight Aurora
like an interrupted dream
shadows of the one who inspired it
linger like morning dew

no aroma and no taste
yet I'm left breathless
as thoughts reminisce
i listen to this...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: idle, absence, angst, love,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member Old man
Silently he sat in darkness, flinching at the sight of light.
Which created a glow reflecting on his balding head.
His cold glare did not help my...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: idle, angst, dark, life,
Form: Prose
An Eulogy Of Sorts, That, Hopefully, Lends Itself To Daver
Do not vainly look in those remote
Places,
That, once, were acquainted with a 
Small part of me;         ...

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Categories: idle, appreciation,
Form: Rhyme
The Invitation
December 25th-  The Christmas Wedding

Head-to-head,
Surrounded by seasonal silver bells
Scarlet passionate pink poinsettias sit
Foliage scenery 
Entwined by Christmas and Wedding bliss
Frosty winter weather warmed up...

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Categories: idle, anger, celebration, christmas, december, wedding, winter,
Form: Epic
The Poets I Hope to Meet in Heaven - A Tribute to Chan Hurst 1979-2014
A few poems written by Chan Hurst, (Just That Archaic Poet)

I hope that we can find some comfort in them at this sad time.


"A Rational...

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Categories: idle, dedication, farewell, friend, miss you, poets,
Form: Rhyme



my only hope
I fell asleep one dreary day
I lost my will, I lost my way
I ran from all I ever knew
And feared the call I was supposed...

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Categories: idle, faith, life, rap, slam, spoken word,
Form: Rhyme
Flip Me Over
Old souls don't drift off and die
Sit there idle, or even care why
Achieving greatness takes time
Values and a certain state of mind

Realize, for once, it's...

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© Tim Smith  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: idle, care, courage, friendship,
Form: Rhyme
A Former Great Nations Squandered Wealth I
Swept up into piles; everywhere 
Abouts; in collected heaps all 
Around.              ...

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Categories: idle, philosophy, senses,
Form: Rhyme
Where the City Folk Live
WHERE THE CITY FOLK LIVE

At the confluence of the cultures 
Where the politics ebb and flow
The tide of humanity crashes
Against their collective soul

The spires of...

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Categories: idle, places,
Form: Blank verse
Premium Member A talk with Him
Outside, a table awaits idle: I join as though it was my companion
Pondering about life as if it were water appeasable to the deepest canyon
Trees...

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Categories: idle, faith, life, religion, me,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member White Lace
Winter cloaked in the whitest lace
Spreads its folds across the land
Transforming the earth's tired face
In beauty she makes her quiet stand

For those who weep for...

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Categories: idle, life, seasons
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Winter Walking Blues


Glazed, deep snow, virgin crunched under my aimless walk
as I idle rambled onward through a vacant, bare-treed park.
Sun was so high that its brightness flashed...

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Categories: idle, brother, childhood, dad, death, grief, mental
Form: Free verse
I Yearn For Him to Strum My Chords
I am to him a Stradivarius, a treasured violin
His bow expertly caresses my supple strings
My body moans when tucked beneath his chin
Revving to his rhythmic...

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© Lin Lane  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: idle, lost love, passion,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Beneath
He dances in the dark between the fronds
of snowflakes as they weave from sky to ground,
He prowls beneath the ice of shining ponds,
and in the...

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Categories: idle, fantasy, horror, snow, winter,
Form: Sonnet
Be It Only By Dreams
With the onset of advancing age, so I find,        
A man grows weary of all mundane talk; ...

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Categories: idle, philosophy,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member LOCKDOWN
Solitary sun in sapphire skies,
beams its rays upon Earth's radiance.
A tepid breeze flows between
daffodils and bluebells, gently rocking.

Spring is in the air,
yet streets remain silent.
Masked...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: idle, angst, environment, hope, spring,
Form: Alliteration
Premium Member Please Give me Wings
Wash my heart and make it clean
Remove the grime from where it's been 

Take my idle hands make them yours
Use them to open holy doors

My...

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Categories: idle, change, flying, god, heart, longing, prayer,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Friendship's Omission
As I
Soak in hummingbird’s exhale
I feel tragic sonatas
Trying to chain
Trying to crucify
My sedentary grip on instability

I smell the repugnant commoner
Blasting scattered shots
Against yesterday’s decent

I became...

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Categories: idle, forgiveness, friendship, leaving, life,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member His Old Pick-Up Truck
He begs me to come, but he's run out of luck
You won't catch me dead in that beat-up old truck!
It was painted blue...now the color...

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Categories: idle, dog, funny, me, old,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Day We Met : a collab with EM
A lovely breeze blew from the sea
That autumn day was almost done;
Her thick and wavy raven hair 
Was boldly gleaming in the sun. 

She rode...

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Categories: idle, love,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Day We Met- A Collab with Paul Callus
A lovely breeze blew from the sea
That autumn day was almost done;
Her thick and wavy raven hair 
Was boldly gleaming in the sun. 

She rode...

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Categories: idle, love, passion,
Form: Rhyme
What the Lord gave
The sun rests in its golden orb, shining bright dazzling the eyes
Meadows green with dew drops fresh, the cattle lazing away cries
The farmhands nap beneath...

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Categories: idle, blessing, dedication, god, happiness, society, spiritual,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member A Chance of Hope
On a road traveled, over grown with time
Now a foot path memory, of bittersweet pines
The sign, with a smile, marks a turn, taken
Leading down to...

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Categories: idle, hope, love,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Quiet Attention
Together we would whittle sticks while chewing juicy gum

We would find a place to rest beside a river green and wide

The skies were blue, and...

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Categories: idle, childhood, devotion, family, old,
Form: Free verse
the PoEt and THEE GREATEST POEM NEVER SPOKE
WAIT!

the poet laughed
there's love to document
there's passion, there's hate!

WAIT!

where's my pen, my typer? 
my life is my art

Living passed by and the world did it's...

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Categories: idle, death, life, poets, sad, sad love,
Form: Free verse