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Best Illuminating Poems

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


Premium Member Love in the Silence of the Soul



As a young boy
Sitting in a pew
The winter darkness pressing down
Candlelight waves from hidden drafts
Shadows danced on the walls

I heard the words destined to me
“Be...

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Categories: illuminating, death, love, sorrow,
Form: Narrative



Premium Member Soul Searching Trek Along Winter's Snow Painted Trails - a collaboration with Robert and Teppo

Waking to cold blown tent, ground frozen icy hard
woods are my love, as is poetry to a bard.
Today starts my anticipated forest trek,
seeking salvation from...

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Categories: illuminating, appreciation, beauty, introspection, nature, self, spiritual,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Tears on her pillow - continued from A girl named Sue

Tears for a Mother
Fears for a Father gone
Fate deals an unfair hand
The door to youthful joy closing
on adolescent shoulders imposing
grown up responsibilities instead

Eyes sadly deprived...

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Categories: illuminating, fate, first love, hope, love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The day I became a poet
I remember the day I became a poet.

In the magnificence of the submerging sun,
I glanced upon her admiring its majesty.
Amidst hues of clementine and lilac,
her...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: illuminating, love, romance,
Form: Romanticism
POETRY FOR POETS: i own this- edition
Well hopefully you've read the last "Poetry for Poets", now here's the one I wanted to write, enjoy...

POETRY FOR POETS 
(I own this- edition)

Poems
more organic...

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Categories: illuminating, creation, metaphor, poems, poetry, simile, word
Form: Free verse



Premium Member Desires of the Heart
When my heart
was no longer content in solitude;

I asked;

"Oh my lonely heart, 
what is it that you desire?"

Softly it whispered

for her heart beats to ease...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: illuminating, dream, love, passion,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Colors
My pen strives to flow,
saturate virgin fibers
crisp, cool and clean, 
desires to spread
through virtuous threads 
with thoughts, reflections, 
colors from within -

yet at any given...

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Categories: illuminating, beauty, color, friendship, poetry,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member As fields become barren
What has become of me?
Like a madman laughing in the rain,
wandering through fields of barley,
where ghosts whisper my name.

Hesitantly venturing forward,
reluctant to turn back,
loved ones...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: illuminating, analogy, death,
Form: Prose
Premium Member Silent Reverie
When life becomes confusing,
my only saviour is my 
simple musing.

Susurration of sighs,
reflect sands of time,
like an unbalanced hourglass.

As words lose 
innocent connotations

i drift into my
silent...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: illuminating, analogy, deep, life,
Form: Free verse
kaleidoscope
through a tiny lens
held firmly with hands
eyes gaze in awe..

with a simple twist
colours explode harmoniously
bright, sparkling,blinding..

the colours are stunning
so vivid, so alive
with truth as in...

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© Lynn Marie  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: illuminating, faith, hope, imagination, inspirational, introspection, life,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member All In All, True Magnificent Treasures Given - a collaboration with Robert and Teppo


Luscious the fruits, beautiful under moonlit beams
firmly planted roots, outstandingly hot, lush-sent dreams
all in all, glorified visions, heavenly sent
treasured deeply with rapture stored, sweet love-nights...

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Categories: illuminating, appreciation, beautiful, desire, passion, romantic love,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member All In All, True Magnificent Treasures Given

      	  All In All, True Magnificent Treasures Given

Luscious the fruits, beautiful under moonlit beams
firmly planted roots, outstandingly hot,...

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Categories: illuminating, art, beautiful, creation, love, passion, romance,
Form: Rhyme
My Heart Is Meant For You
Lights dimmed in a cool marbled hall
a solitary candle flickers
soft chamber music echoes 
and my thoughts turn to You
down on my knees 
memories come as...

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© Tim Smith  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: illuminating, love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member When I hold your hand
When I hold your hand, happily you trek along 
Because you trust me to know where I'm going.
Listening to my stories, you hold my sight...

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Categories: illuminating, care, children, parents,
Form: Verse
Home Collaberation with Silent One
Standing in the heart of this city
in awe of spectacular lights illuminating tall buildings.
Millions of strangers rush to and fro.
Who would've thought I would be...

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Categories: illuminating, absence, desire, home, longing, love,
Form: Prose
Premium Member THE VAMPIRE
For I am death, the personification of pure evil,
The grand godfather, of legions of unnumbered generations.
Behold thy disciples, baptized beneath my crimson waters,
Of blood.
Then reanimated...

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© cherl dunn  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: illuminating, dark, evil, fantasy, gothic, halloween, history,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Happy
Seasons like emotions fade away.
Where poisonous rain once 
blistered susceptible surfaces,
sapphire skies showcase saffron sun,
silently soothing somber scars.

Yesterday was a vacant colouring book.
Today is a...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: illuminating, analogy, happiness, happy,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member ONE AUTUMN NIGHT
Our shadows are silhouetted against the fading orange sky.
A blanket of russet and brown leaves carpet the ground
Like tiny children we kick the wind blown...

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Categories: illuminating, autumn, beauty, night,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Deception
POTD 4th Nov 2019

Vanquishing all reservation
 twilight's prelude heralds
 shadowy anticipation
of a secret amorous thirst
He surrenders once more
to his darkest desires 
amplifies the sultry ambiance
with...

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Categories: illuminating, conflict, desire, passion, romance,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member Soulful Journey Of Shooting Stars


They soar through space-scapes
of divine milky whorls and blue halos
like incandescent dandelion wishes
flying across nocturnal fields
illuminating the imaginative expanse
of mind and spirit -

between eternities of...

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Categories: illuminating, beauty, destiny, heaven, inspirational, spiritual, star,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member SUN AND MOON
Sun
Golden, glorious
Warming, burning, shining
Day, bright, night, crescent
Illuminating, shimmering, orbiting
Silvery, shadowy
Moon


18th May 2015
...

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Categories: illuminating, moon, sun,
Form: Diamante
Premium Member Forever In Your Eyes

Fervent wish within your eyes speaking with realistic
Optimism, visible for hope for the future 
Reflecting exquisite dream-fullness of mystic nights in your eyes 
Ethereal, you...

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© Eve Roper  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: illuminating, best friend, future, heart, hope, love,
Form: Acrostic
Premium Member This Universe
In the middle of the universe I stand
All alone on a quiet, desert night
Looking up at brilliant, desert stars
Shining along the Milky Way.

And in this...

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Categories: illuminating, god, life, nature, night, universe,
Form: Free verse
Daydream
Up with sun

at the crack of the dawn

Bluebirds are playing

and singing sweet songs

Two deer are feeding

on the edge of the field

The west wind is blowing

all...

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© Tim Smith  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: illuminating, dream, love,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member A Spirit In Her Ear
Love maker,
Body taker Love shaker,
Hot whisper,
Peppermint & jasmine in air
Tickling every body hair,
Reverberating into the Queen's chamber,
A tiger's den teething to be,
Safety in no layer,...

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Categories: illuminating, love,
Form: Romanticism