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Best Imagery Poems

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


One Brief Moment
Look...See how long nights are drawing in.
Dreary birdsong gradually abates -
Opaque dusk grows dim;
And just outside the creaky little garden
Gate,
Stood opposite the empty wood
Where the...

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Categories: imagery, nostalgia,
Form: Rhyme



Premium Member HELLO BUTTERFLY


hello                      hello
butterfly  ...

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Categories: beautiful, color, imagery, insect, nature, summer,
Form: Concrete
I Wore Your Skin
~I wore your skin~

Brother, I wore your skin last night
Nothing but friction, blood -dry ink
Announcing a crush "Silence by the Sky!"
Integrity denied, endangered enemy

Brother, I...

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Categories: imagery, anger, bullying, dark, deep, discrimination, hurt,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member The last goodbye
Inviting vibrancy as the season changed
Smiley faces bloomed, reopening dreams. 
Seeing you there marked a blessed event
Akin to magical when first time eyes met.

Breezing trees...

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Categories: goodbye, imagery, love, nature,
Form: Verse
Ice Cream
''Like Ice Cream''

Having ice cream with you, 
Brightens the entire portrait in my youth.
Like catnip for a cat 
-- the     Reese's...

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Categories: imagery, boyfriend, fun, happiness, i love you,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member The Rowboat on the Marsh
I don't need mawkish photographs to see
the drowning rowboat tethered to the dock,
a withered seahorse clinging to debris
as umber water seeps through feeble caulk.

The cord...

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Categories: death, imagery, metaphor,
Form: Sonnet
My Last Poem -of 2012-
The last poem…

Standing against the wall. 
The longest teardrop made its fall. 
Making one final call.
Never will I write about my letters again.

This prison is...

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Categories: imagery, depression, sad,
Form: Dramatic Verse
One Green Leaf

One leaf fell from a tall, tall tree
and subtly kissed gnarled roots beneath;
a lover’s kiss below sunned-sheath 
of greenest leaves, a jubilee.  

One spiraling...

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Categories: color, green, holiday, imagery, march, nature,
Form: Verse
Premium Member View It From Afar
To appreciate our planet
start with its snow capped mountains
where sunbeams morph crystals of ice
into gems of glistening light.

Witness white clouds traverse the skies
floating on a...

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Categories: beautiful, earth, imagery, imagination, nature, space,
Form: Blank verse
Premium Member Other Side of the Wall
Silence?
or
is that a cry
I hear

Screams?
or 
is that
memories
hiding?

Wall
yes I listen
to a wall
days
weeks
forever

A white wall
stares back at me
curiosity mounts
I feel the wall
whiteness
blinds me

My heart stops
a rhythm
still
dances

ah
a smile...

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Categories: art, friendship, imagery, introspection, poetry, psychological,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member I've Never Heard Snow
I've never heard the sound of snow
nor dawning's oboes crooning light,
yet witnessed angels' trumpets blow

and chimings of the flurries grow
as alabastrine wings take flight.
I've never...

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Categories: imagery, seasons, winter,
Form: Villanelle
Premium Member The Glory Of The Eastern Edge


In moments of twilight civility
an exchange of gifts - 
darkness for light..

RISING

from beyond the softening silhouetted edge
you brighten like a blushing damsel
hazy haloed
taking unabashed pleasure...

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Categories: appreciation, beauty, imagery, morning, nature, sun,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Squalling seagulls sip morning sunshine
Squalling seagulls sip the morning sunshine
Greeting new sun, spanning over vast sea
Wailing upon hills, watching freedom shine
Sprinkling over prairies echoes of glee

Greeting new sun, spanning...

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Categories: bird, imagery, nature,
Form: Pantoum
Premium Member The Dove in Your Eyes
How fast to wiles I fell my damask rose,
awake from slumber slept untold ages.
To gaze so deep in ocean eyes repose,
and print whispered prayer on...

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Categories: imagery, lonely, love, perspective, poetry, winter,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Dragonflies Dancing
Sunlight sparkles on the shimmering pond
its mirror like surface smooth as silk
dragonflies dance across the water 
performing aerial acrobatics like a circus in the air

Water...

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Categories: imagery, beauty, dance, nature,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Yesterday's Fragile Truth
Betrayal has devastated your heart
blocking love’s magic before it could start.
And depression's quagmire entraps your soul
as disparaging lies exact their toll.

Chameleon clouds change to match...

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Categories: angst, betrayal, depression, hurt, imagery, lost
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member My Inner Voice


I leave the daily hustle and bustle
of a city's cacophony of sound.
And go to where the leaves softly rustle 
in the breeze... and no one...

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Categories: imagery, 8th grade, beauty, feelings, how i
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member A Crow's Command

I be a common salty once, no captain's bars, did bear,
Yet blessed was I to venture where few a skipper dared.

   From steadfast...

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Categories: adventure, courage, history, imagery, journey, sea,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Sea Song

Oh precious, dulcet diva, oceantide ... you, of sand and foam 
  and abundance, all your moods and meanderings speak deep
   ...

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Categories: analogy, appreciation, beach, imagery, life, metaphor,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Sunday Morning - me singing -

Sunday Morning

Piano intro:

Verse:

Can you see the sun is shining down
On Sunday Morning, on Sunday morning
Can you feel the rain upon the ground
On Sunday Morning, on...

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Categories: imagery, inspirational,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member Her Grace, Soft As The Silence Of Morn's Falling Dew - a collaboration with Robert and Teppo

Her romantic letters, birth as heart pure and true 
supported deep vows we both swore to be held to.
Her grace, soft as the silence of...

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Categories: imagery, appreciation, beauty, loss, passion, romantic love,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Music To My Ears
Effervescent elation arises and dances to ancient echoes; the rhythm of the drums heartbeat.  
Champagne notes bubble into the night sky; night music of...

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Categories: animal, bird, dream, image, imagery, myth,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Strawman and the Moon
A straw man stood fixed upon timber firm, 
gazing at Autumn's gilded, moonlit prize.
He, the king of Earth and the winding worm,
she, the pale darling...

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Categories: autumn, imagery, inspirational, romance, sky, snow,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member CRITICS


Wrote a poem in the sand,

Wonder how it fares if left alone,

Will it bear on its own merits

Or juxtapose by meddling hands,

Meantime, sun dries it...

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Categories: beach, imagery, inspiration, mystery, ocean, sea,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member WORKSHOP POEM: GRAND TOUR TO FAIRYLAND
WORKSHOP POEM: GRAND TOUR TO FAIRYLAND


Sprinkled-rainbow clouds reign above the skies,
peeping yellow in-between wrinkled pillars 
shine like bulbs to crash the net of fog
attached to...

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Categories: beautiful, fantasy, imagery, journey, joy, magic,
Form: Personification