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Best Ilkley Poems

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


Premium Member Ilkley Tarn
biting cold nipping
on footpath across the mere
a window to life

© Harry J Horsman  2017


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Categories: ilkley, nature,
Form: Haiku



Santa Is A Yorkshire Man
To put an end to the myth that Santa lives in Lapland

Santa is a Yorkshire man everybody knows that
People just say he's from Lapland, cos...

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Categories: ilkley, christmas, christmas, christmas, earth, eve,
Form: Lyric
Santa is a Yorkshire Man
To stop the myth going around that Santa is a Scotsman, a huge hit on the radio here. So fo those that believe this is...

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Categories: ilkley, funny, christmas, christmas, eve,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Standing Stone On Rombalds Moor
(Told to me by a patient, when 
working as a
builder’s labourer at Menston’s asylum 1963)

This little middle aged lady,
watched and followed me
around for two days,
when...

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Categories: ilkley, longing, lost,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Giant Rombald's Moorland Delight
To embrace
life’s analytic myth
to inspire
nature’s symbolic smile,
to manoeuvre
amidst northern skies of blue
to roam
chauvinistic contours sensitive and true.
To perceive
inclement purple haze
that rebels
against the moor side mist,
to...

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Categories: ilkley, mystery,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member The Hanging Tree
In ancient times in yonder Hebers Ghyll
alone stood the hanging tree---
stagnant redundancy.

Hebers Ghyll Ilkley West Yorshire UK

© Harry J Horsman  2012
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Categories: ilkley, nature,
Form: Kimo
Return of the Tyke
Return Of The Tyke

Tyke, tyke, tyke' they’d chant to bait the bairn.
But insult hurled at Yorkshire folk is water off a back.
Take it, use it,...

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Categories: ilkley, dedication, inspiration, mountains, race, senses, spiritual,
Form: ABC
Premium Member View
Many words have been written
many more have been said,
about this verdant countryside
which lives on in one’s head.
The many faces of the beacon
no matter from where...

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Categories: ilkley, nostalgia,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Childhood Theme Park
Childhood Theme Park

In the shadow of Ilkley Moor,
Cow and Calf rocks watch over.
Growing up in a rural town,
A childhood hillside rover.
Flowing like the River Wharfe,
Young...

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© Kevin Shaw  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: ilkley, adventure, appreciation, childhood, happy, remember,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Monday's Rain 2018 Version
We’ve been lost all these years in time across the ocean
A license to yearn for a litany of emotion,
Our youthfulness to burn in a life...

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Categories: ilkley, nostalgia,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Charles Darwins House
Charles Darwin’s House

I was born in Darwin’s House,
After the Christmas of Fifty-Four,
Right on the Edge of Ilkley Moor,
Charles lived there, just a bit before.

St Winifred...

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© Kevin Shaw  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: ilkley, appreciation, science,
Form: Rhyme