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Best Imagism Poems

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

Premium Member Take Me Somewhere Exotic
The pungence of heartbreak swelters
in the tangled dreadlocks of love-lies-bleeding
Take me somewhere exotic
to breathe not the foul aroma
of disappointment and despair
Show me fields laced with...

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Categories: color, imagery, lost love, metaphor,
Form: Imagism

Premium Member Peacocks and Predators

The raptor and the peacock hence,
Sit pensive on a rambling fence.
The first, inclined to be the host,
Jumped down to claim the nearest post.
The pea averse...

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Categories: animal, identity,
Form: Imagism
Premium Member Bouquet of flowers
In a crystal vase, a flower bouquet I arrayed:
Iris flowers purple, yellow on its outer edge

Interlaced with a layer of tulips burgundy-red

Beholden to support...

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Categories: flower, love,
Form: Imagism
Swallow Whole The Moon
With mouth open wide
I swallow whole the moon
hoping to feel the tides
deep within the womb
of my feminine side
allow this man to bloom.
Pregnant with ideas
I am...

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Categories: imagery, nature, poetry,
Form: Imagism
Premium Member A Resplendence of Sunflowers
As brief as summer you swept
across my heart's desert
like a Santa Ana wind's hot caress.
Now the eastern passes
are still as virgin rocks
unto a land whispering...

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Categories: love, romance, seasons, summer,
Form: Imagism

Premium Member Seasons
With a chill still in the wind, spring arrives
Clutching her white coat that slowly melts
In Sun's warmth, coaxing blossom's birth.

Humidity heavy with the scent of...

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Categories: imagery, seasons,
Form: Imagism

With my brightened lens, I watch you
mystically zooming in     zooming out,
and my eyes focus on the shutter where
 a hundred gulls...

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Categories: art, beauty, film, words,
Form: Imagism
Till My Poems Are, no More
I bequeath to you my poems,
For words are all I own--
May the images of snow and fall
Bring you comfort when alone.

And I will leave you...

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Categories: beauty,
Form: Imagism
Escaping Rhymed Detonation
Malevolent imploded uncontrollably, 
  twisting wildly maniacal posies
   amid diabolically toasted brainstem, 
angst uncompromisingly yanked tresses 
  purging stinging speech patterned...

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© Paloma P   Create an image from this poem.
Categories: allegory, hyperbole, imagery, imagination, moon, symbolism,
Form: Imagism
Premium Member Paint A Picture Black and Gray
Pull out the easel
   set the canvas positioned long and slender clean slate.
Sketch the figures huddled and dark bound hostage

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© DM Babbit  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: africa, art, dark, grief, horror, humanity,
Form: Imagism

Enchant me 
Serenade me 
Touch me

Raise my temperature
Heighten my senses 
Make me tingle all over 

Apply your hands to my trembling body 

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Categories: love, lust, senses,
Form: Imagism

The silence of the dawn even before
the first bird sings its unique little composition to the world
crispness of the previous night fills the...

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Categories: introspection, day, time,
Form: Imagism
Between Shades
“Alive,” she said,
 “and becoming such a beautifully-
painted picture.”

Where-in you walk wispy
(She said)
through the moon’s light
shinning on the branches
of leafless trees.

Then tomorrow shakes his tired...

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Categories: angst, nostalgia, sad,
Form: Imagism
Premium Member Sweet Citrus
I kissed July's hot tangerine lips
swam in cool aquamarine eyes
basked in blond and honey rays
dreamed in mango pomegranate sunsets 
of lime hillsides and marmalade roses

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Categories: fruit, imagery, lost love, metaphor,
Form: Imagism
There's a place whence children dwell amid

fairy stories, popcorn rainbows & candied unicorns,

which is fine & dandy except when

you're supposed to be a grown-ass adult,


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© Paloma P   Create an image from this poem.
Categories: crazy, humorous, hyperbole,
Form: Imagism
one wish
i imagined finding a bottle in the desert sea 
all encased with jewels it mystified me
i open up the bottle 
and out comes a puff...

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Categories: fantasy
Form: Imagism
Premium Member Blood and Coral
Dusk seeps lapis
The horizon looms in blood and coral
Crows emerge from peacock plumes
shrieking caws of darkness
wings flap their incessant onyx
Talon wounds of starlight 
multiply and...

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Categories: day, morning,
Form: Imagism
Premium Member Teal Harbor
Idle porcelain boats 
are seagulls 
on a teal harbor
blond moorings
cast like kelp
Sails stiff 
as egrets
glide slowly
a cerulean channel
Atop turtle islands
pastel cottages
are pearls gleaming
on oyster...

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Categories: beach, bird, boat, ocean,
Form: Imagism
Premium Member Lazy Afternoon
on a cream-colored comforter
I care not
for a cacophony
of color
near my ear
but vague vestiges
of vanilla whispers
in an ivory bowl

1st Place
Mid Summer Standard Contest
Sponsor:  Brian Strand

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Categories: day, sleep,
Form: Imagism
Through the water they glide, 
an immense mosaic of millions of silvery fish 
on their migratory run, 
obeying a call immemorial, 
a mystery of aquatic...

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Categories: fish, imagery, journey, life, nature, ocean,
Form: Imagism
Premium Member The Sapphire
The Sapphire

Could I but turn a sapphire inside out,
And walk beneath its night blue skies,
Lighted only by diamonds set therein.
I would find it dull as...

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Categories: analogy, image,
Form: Imagism
Can't Take Much Mo
I could pound her head against a brick wall
or find some modicum of logic to install
but those would probably do no good at all
for she...

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© Lin Lane  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: conflict,
Form: Imagism
Drama Of The Day Star's Demise

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Categories: beauty, day, image, nature, sun, sunset,
Form: Imagism
Premium Member Alone
Standing alone
in the center
of it all……
to a passing

John G. Lawless

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Categories: allegory,
Form: Imagism
Premium Member The Thunder Rolls
The Thunder Rolls

the sultry June afternoon drips with sweat
as the impending tempest approaches
the sun struggles for its last breath of light
and an eerie stillness hangs...

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Categories: anxiety, dark, storm,
Form: Imagism