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Best Illustrating Poems

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

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: illustrating, dream, love, passion,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member An Insignificant Life - collaboration with The Seeker
That godless sound
His head explodes at 6:01am
Same as every day
He falls out of bed
Steps on the cat
Slides into his slippers
Shuffles to the kitchen
Puts the coffee...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: illustrating, absence, break up, divorce,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Unconditional Love Conditions
In times of a virus spreading its unruly truths I wonder why

	What matters most seems to be toilet paper

Loops and loops of the stuff and...

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Categories: illustrating, community,
Form: Free verse
Happiness Is-Many Poetry Soup Hero's
Happiness Is

Happiness is knowing and showing a beautiful smile
Allowing friendships to enter and grow for a long while
Presenting and inviting laughter as if it will...

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© Theresa CW  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: illustrating, appreciation, beauty, dedication, friendship, poets,
Form: Acrostic
Celestial Notes
In the valley 
I'm down on my haunches 
with the tall grass whispering around me,
enveloped like I was wrapped in a blanket
I listen to the...

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Categories: illustrating, art, inspiration, music,
Form: Free verse

Urban Tale
     This metropolis 
     feeds us 
And it torments us 
   I have always lived...

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Categories: illustrating, autumn, urban,
Form: Blank verse
Premium Member You Taught Me
You taught me to be strong;
You taught me to be brave.
You taught me to persevere,
Not give up easily and cave.

You taught me to be honest;

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Categories: illustrating, best friend, love, mother, mothers day,
Form: Rhyme
Map of the Gods
He ceaselessly wandered across the vast desert,
with only a bottle of water. According to his archaeological
knowledge, it was claimed that gods, with fiery chariots,
roamed across...

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Categories: illustrating, art, fantasy, history, imagery, mystery, mythology,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Dragons
Dragons are rare epic
Dark mystical  serpent
Dashing luminous scales
Deadly  talons  fire- spew
Dandyish  flight across
Disguising vanishing 
Dread mystical serpent


Pleiades D - Poetry Contest...

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© Eve Roper  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: illustrating, fantasy,
Form: Verse
Premium Member WHITE
Black is not white
Nor is it black or white
Ask any purple Zebra
He will explain so colorfully
Illustrating the life and love
Of a dancing Gothic chicken
Around ...

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Categories: illustrating, america, art, cinderella, deep, fantasy, journey,
Form: Free verse
The Space Between Chapstick
I heard the radio say we won’t make it
the announcer was quite sure of it

I’m fearing the sound of sirens 
Welcoming the sound of detachment


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Categories: illustrating, artsound, me, sound,
Form: Free verse
The Drunk
I see him on days
As I walk from school
Weighted with books + facts + insecurities
Feet moving to the rhythms in my head
A thousand songs
Illustrating the...

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Categories: illustrating, sympathy,
Form: Free verse
It's the Love, It's the feeling, deeply echoing from my heart!! 

O'my sweet little hazel,
Your deep naughty smile while dreaming,
Laughing damn with pretty open eyes,

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Categories: illustrating, baby, birth, blessing, happy, mom, parents,
Form: Blitz
raindrops dance on rusting sheets of galvanize
The thunder roars
The lightning flashed the wind is strong 
And raindrops dance on rusting sheets 
Of galvanize

She clung to me, trembling and cold as the

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Categories: illustrating, love, passiondance, dance,
Form: Free verse
Promise Me, Promise You
Falling to the floor, hands touching your own filthy guilt
Too much attention is a lesson I learned, a building no longer Standing still
The weight of...

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Categories: illustrating, allusion, anger, august, autumn, betrayal, depression,
Form: Personification
Get and give two different words
Illustrating two different worlds
Vile and vicious when one takes
Excellent meanings for our sake...

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Categories: illustrating, giving,
Form: Acrostic
Do you need a sanitizer for contaminated hands ?
They were busy in illustrating the ugly contours
of life.
Up and down you were out of joint,
and your...

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Categories: illustrating, happiness, health, hope, imagination, inspirational, life,
Form: ABC
Zig-Zags and Tye-Dyes
all time
different kind
same time
not all mine
illustrating sublime
sounds of chime
no more time
it's a sign
wouldn't pay a dime
warn out overtime
should be a crime
smells of daytime
-ugly piece
you left...

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Categories: illustrating, lost love, love, sad,
Form: I do not know?
While no colors
Tinge over my skin
Your sepia eyes
Ink tattooed
Upon my spirit
Under sleeve…

A beauty so steadfast
Innocence awash
Across heavy riptides
Dancing within
Truculent waves

Bartering dawn for dusk
Warmth for solitude

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Categories: illustrating, introspection, life, love, time, visionary, beauty,
Form: Romanticism
The wizardry in how the Poet opens your mind
A destiny in having a quest with reader following
Now that I got your attention, let’s go deeper...

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Categories: illustrating, adventure, appreciation, beautiful, beauty, celebration, community,
Form: Ballad
The joke I'm not telling
building a mystery for tomorrow
only to break out of routine
try to be surprised
find a way to get away from blind leading the blind 
a way...

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Categories: illustrating, faith, imagination, inspirational, introspection, lifemystery, riddle,
Form: Free verse
Virgin Leaves
The eloquent foundation of a treaty evolved
Luck danced within the fabric that was our skin
Virgins we were to such tasteful artistry
Senses sharpening with each candid...

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Categories: illustrating, loss, lost love, love,
Form: Verse
Makita III: Breast Of Fear
As the bark of fear ascends
callow pages crease 
illustrating a youthful doxy
abreast a sheet of smoke
waltzing betwixt velveteen lips
as if tomorrow’s mistakes 
mattered yesterday...

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Categories: illustrating, life, mystery,
Form: Verse
only the dreamers can see
a thousand regretful wasted words
and i'm no closer to painting my masterpiece
of the soulful songbird gently sweeping aside
the weary cares of the hearts soul
no closer...

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© mark junor  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: illustrating, beautiful, bird, dream, happy, true love,
Form: Free verse
the devils cold horse
the television whispers and flickers
its the only sing of life in the
thick heat of the semi-darkness
the air itself takes on a life of its own

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© mark junor  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: illustrating, beauty,
Form: Free verse