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Best Illumination Poems

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


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© david mohn  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: illumination, introspection,
Form: Lanterne

Premium Member Illumination


paints black

till Moon’s brush

blends in strokes of


© Sandra M. Haight 2015 
   All Rights Reserved

~3rd Place~
Contest: Illumination
Sponsor: Steven Henderson
Judged: 05/03/2015


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Categories: illumination, dark, light, moon, night,
Form: Lanterne
Premium Member Why Poets Are An Illumination In This Dark World
Why Poets Are An Illumination In This Dark World

Gifting poetic words, let the flow be of friendly act
and not darker falsehoods that so many fear...

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Categories: illumination, art, creation, inspiration, poets, tribute, uplifting,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Spiritual Illumination

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Categories: illumination, death, life, spiritual,
Form: Diamante
Premium Member A Long Loud Sigh
sometimes you are in its minimal spotted light...sometimes!
other times you just know you've been touched and you freeze,
moved but a stranger it moves in,...

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Categories: illumination, introspection, drug,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member Infatuated love Limerence

Lost in your elegance,
if only time could stand still
to capture this memory eternally.

Reflection of the moon shimmers
upon tranquil waters
in congregation with the stars,
as we sail...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: illumination, desire, love, romance,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Dawn of my Heart

Ordinarily I lie in my bed
mentally grasping for any slender thread of slumber
which I can possibly find to cling to!
But there was one time -

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Categories: illumination, morning,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member In the Reflection of the Shadows
One brilliant tranquil day, around a turquoise lake,
Autumn had come in and brightly painted
so prettily the branches of the trees.
Overhead the gulls serenely soared.
Below them,...

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Categories: illumination, deep, nature,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Stars
a charcoal canvas
flecked with the glitter drops
of a painter’s brush
looms above the endless Midwest plains

white-gold illumination
devours my eyes as I gaze upwards. . . 

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Categories: illumination, night,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Mystical Lore of the Moonlight Moth

Mystical amour of moonlight moth's whimsical lure,
her glowing flame in sensual saffron gold attire;
restless tease with every breeze, gilt cavorting contour,
pale green flutterings, her wings...

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Categories: illumination, allegory, desire, fire, hurt, longing, love,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Birth Of A Swan

of the darkness

star-lanterns’ beam finds an awakening dream - 
a strewn snowy stream 
gracing the depths of the black swan night


from the realm of...

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Categories: illumination, beauty, birth, december, love, mother, spiritual,
Form: Free verse
ode to the little one
"ode to the little one"

on this night I sit and stare
to my surprise such illumination I see

a glorious clear black sky
countless shining stars
showing themselves for...

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© Lisa Ricci  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: illumination, angel, strength, tribute,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Oft From A Distant Echo, It Is Heard fifth poet in my dedication series
(1.)  Honoring John Keats
, fifth poet in my dedication series

Oft From A Distant Echo, It Is Heard

At the start comes just a solitary word

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Categories: illumination, appreciation, art, beautiful, creation, poetry, poets,
Form: Sonnet
are like my thoughts
falling down into my mind
sending goose bumps down
my spine

Their cool aftermath
cleanses me of my thoughts
of fear and uncertainty 
about what tomorrows
pain may...

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Categories: illumination, adventure, angst, art, imagination, inspirational, introspection,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member Thoughts of Infinite Light
Thoughts of Infinite Light

Thru no beginning and everlasting end, the loving light shall transcend
The Angels of illumination shall defend its passionate passage to extend
From within...

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Categories: illumination, devotion, easter, jesus,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member With Bated Breath
With Bated Breath

With bated breath I wait to see your glowing face
In the evening skies when you arise
Taking my breath away with your beauty.
How I...

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Categories: illumination, moon, romantic, sea, stars,
Form: Acrostic
Premium Member Murdered by my Own Shadow
Cold misty clouds rise above the grates
The streets only illumination, tossing shadows like pennies
Faded street lamps at each end
The cold is biting, as I roll...

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Categories: illumination, dark, fantasy, murder, mystery,
Form: Light Verse
As father gave the push, my mother whispered, “Fly, my child!”
Resplendent in my feathers, yet was frightened of the wild
unknown for that where I grew...

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© KP Nunez  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: illumination, adventure, bird, change, metaphor, symbolism,
Form: Personification
What lies behind that grimacing catty coy smile, it’s upside down
Thinking perplexes me mentally, topsy-turvy confusions beastly
Kitty, popping off riddles to confound all humanity’s realistic

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© cherl dunn  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: illumination, adventure, animal, cat, fantasy, humorous, imagination,
Form: Free verse
Faces bright with anticipation
Awaiting Christmas illumination

Dad turned the switch on at the wall
The Christmas lights twinkled in the hall

The children gasped at the wondrous sight

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Categories: illumination, christmas,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member THE DOLPHIN
Beneath the illumination of the elliptical moon,
Within the cove of diamond bay, waves gently sway
Back and forth, under the oceans clarity of the big blue,

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© cherl dunn  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: illumination, animal, beauty, imagery, inspirational, nature, ocean,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Maudlin Mary
Modeled by the     skilled and clumsy hands
of artists and artisans into an ideal state of she-ness,
a penniless waif appears  ...

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Categories: illumination, allusion, symbolism, woman,
Form: Ekphrasis
Broken English
He speaks in broken English;
It's interesting to see my language this way-
Spread out like pieces of shattered ceramic,
The edge of each word tossing off glints...

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Categories: illumination, analogy, beautiful, culture, imagery, international, language,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Streetlamp


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Categories: illumination, imagery, light,
Form: Lanterne
Premium Member SHALL WE DANCE

Shall we dance, as two snakes encircling one another,
A bite to the strike, whom draws the first blood of 
Passions bitter poison.
Venomous vipers,...

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© cherl dunn  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: illumination, animal, dance, desire, fantasy, lust, passion,
Form: Free verse