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Best Illume Poems

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


Dreamlove
they met, once upon a time-
her silky hand melds with his
for but a moment 
an exchanged glance, fleeting
chocolate brown orbs
swimming in pools of milk
ebony hair...

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Categories: illume, desire, dream, longing, love,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member Our Midnight The Unseen Within
Our Midnight The Unseen Within
        ( Collaboration )

Silent unto our sense, yet musical
With eternal harmony, they move
About our...

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Categories: illume, angel, appreciation, beautiful, blessing, humanity, inspirational,
Form: Classicism
Premium Member Upon Misty Morning's Fast Fading Glow
Upon Misty Morning's Fast Fading Glow

Upon misty morning's fast fading glow, 
dance fairies on glittering silver wings. 
Flying with fantasies flowing in tow 
And sweetest...

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Categories: illume, blessing, creation, destiny, giving, journey, life,
Form: Classicism
Another Winter Star
I awoke to find the tall splendor of the world,
in those cosmic canyons,
shearing darkness ----
in the pallet of some ethereal night;
ancient with desire.....
to Illume the...

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Categories: illume, beauty, creation, god, life, star,
Form: Classicism
Premium Member When I Was Ten
 Now in my decline in the time of men
  I remember way back then when I was ten,
 when we lived in a...

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Categories: illume, childhood, school,
Form: Couplet



Pemaquid Point Elegy
Scatter my ashes at Pemaquid Point,
Let the wind sail them home to the sea.
Cradle of life, be my cradle in death,
And set my spirit free.

Sun...

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Categories: illume, death, destiny, funeral, grave, ocean, sea,
Form: Elegy
Our Midnight The Unseen Within Collaboration
Silent unto our sense, yet musical
With eternal harmony, they move
About our darkened vision, the beautiful ones,
Angels of destiny.

Pale with the dawn, sun-golden with the noontide,
They...

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Categories: illume, angel, hope, love, senses,
Form: Classicism
Upon Misty Morn's Fast Fading Glow Collaboration
Upon misty morning's fast fading glow,
dance fairies on glittering silver wings.
Flying with fantasies flowing in tow
And sweetest joy such dancing often brings.

Above their heads the...

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Categories: illume, hope, mystery, time,
Form: Classicism
Spirit Of The Ink Well
Rising from within my quill
Waves of ink crest and crash
Upon the papered shoreline
Riding in and out on the tides
Of yesterday found…

Sullying the once untainted
With both...

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Categories: illume, introspection, on writing and words, passion,
Form: Free verse
Midnight Sail On Massachusetts Bay
Releasing the rigid anchor line
Leaving the safety of land in our wake
Warm July zephyrs filling the sails
Resting even hands upon the tiller
As the bow broken...

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Categories: illume, introspection, life, love, mystery, peace, uplifting,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A Rattling Rhyme
STORM ELECTRIC

Over there
in the hills
There’s a flash 
Giving birth
To a sound 
Like a pulse 
In the veins
of the Earth

Echoing
From the crags
As a drum 
Beat ahead
The...

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Categories: illume, storm,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member A Car
A car came speeding around the bend
Went right through a tree in to my children's bedroom
I was thankful to God this didn't become anyone's tomb.
My...

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Categories: illume, anxiety, car, confusion, education, fear, sad,
Form: Roundel
Across the River Thames
The mist in Regent Gardens air
awakes a single rosebud there.
Her scent drifts past Trafalgar Square -
England’s summer has begun.

The rising sun above the Thames
shines brighter...

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© John Heck  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: illume, nature, sea, seasons, upliftingsummer, summer,
Form: Rhyme
Falling into books
And I disappeared back into the books,
Whirling in a seamless stream of context,
By whose scarlet blood I assumed some looks,
Forevermore ready for what was next.

From...

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Categories: illume, books, identity, inspirational, universe,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member EXCEPTIONS TO THE RULE
Each life
is a series
of exquisite moments-
beacons of beauty illume grey
shadows

Inspired by the imagis T E Hulme's observation

http://imagistpoetry.blogspot.com/
...

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Categories: illume, life
Form: Cinquain
Premium Member False Alarm
Petrachan {Italian} Sonnet

A crash of thunder flashes through the night
while streaks of light illume the dreamer's farm.
He lies in slumber, not aware of harm,
fatigued from...

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© Cona Adams  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: illume, farm, storm,
Form: Sonnet
Lord Wen Chang's Tract-Taoist Inspired Dramatic Monologue, released into Public Domain
The August Sage recounts, 

For the 17 past lives I have been a Scholar Official, I was neither imperious nor inhumane. I saved the distressed,...

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Categories: illume, blessing, devotion, forgiveness, religion, religious, wisdom,
Form: Dramatic monologue
Premium Member Float to me

“Float to me” 


Changing directions
in a forestalled motion,
balanced on the side of truth while practicing losing my step
in the rushing waters of life…
I slip

Clinging to...

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Categories: illume, love,
Form: Free verse
Once Upon Eternity
The preordained forgathering
An ineffable Dayspring by Night
Of the King's subjects...
Children of the Light
A convivial convocation, fervent & true
Eternal & ardent princely quietude
The Kiss of Life...

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Categories: illume, faith, inspirational, visionary,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member Fading beauty
Dying
youthfulness,
tired
eyes;
laughter lines,
ripples on the pond, 
yesterday's
forgotten dreams;
Fading beauty
drifts away..
forever
to illume
sweet memory
...

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Categories: illume, nostalgia
Form: Verse
Premium Member The Cell
"A dreamer" but I am not, it's what they fail to see. "An escapee" I
am, in my solitude where I long to be.

My world inside...

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Categories: illume, life, self,
Form: Couplet
Mind's Furnished Rooms
In mind's castle many furnished rooms
In upper chamber, chaste virtue grooms
In lower chamber, strands of civility bloom
In antechamber, auxiliary dreams, visions illume
In the inner chamber,...

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Categories: illume, body,
Form: Rhyme
New dimensions
By: Sashi.Prabhu(Zeauoxian)
Written on:28/07/2012

At times the person within me feels all alone,
The nomad within me I try to keep happy and joys within full blown.

Far away...

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Categories: illume, hope, inspirational, introspection, life, me, me,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member LUMINOSITY LIVES recited
LUMINOSITY LIVES
Colours in contrast one next
to another,patiently painted
dab by dab.Cyan, magenta
yellow and key illume the
picture we see. Planes into
particles,pigments of paint
in patches react,divisionist,
pointillist juxtapose,into our
eye...

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Categories: illume, art,
Form: ekphrasis
Premium Member IMAGISM the form

Each life
is a series
of exquisite moments-
beacons of beauty illume grey
shadows

Inspired by the imagis T E Hulme's observation...

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Categories: illume, image, poetess,
Form: Cinquain