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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 The Daughter of the North Wind Sings In Soprano
In riming realms 
of crystal contemplations -
frozen water-vapor meditations
and chilled flutes 
filled with zodiacal-light musings 
of ancient cosmic dust 
dancing in the arms of Sol..


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Categories: passion, snow, winter, woman,
Form: Imagism

Premium Member Crepe-Myrtle Flowers
Eventide’s misty winds gently oscillate
Colorful clusters of crepe-myrtle flowers
Crowning atop rows of elegant tree-trunks
Blooms lavender, pink, red, and purple
Hanging in air from tips of twigs...

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Categories: flower,
Form: Imagism
Premium Member Petitioning Spring of Tomorrow
Smile, O spring, smile, upon crimson arc of morning
Grinning through willows filtering golden sunbeams,
Sparkling from eyes of dew, glinting realms pristine,
Reveling through prairies, giggling tenor...

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Categories: imagery, spring,
Form: Imagism
Premium Member Avian Legos the finessed fowl
humming by my ear      tell me
Did anyone ever tell you
just how glad they are
to have you here?


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Categories: animal, appreciation, beautiful, bird,
Form: Imagism
Premium Member 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,
Form: Imagism

Premium Member Night Snow
night snow
  moccasin silent 
drifts downward
  landing without feet...
smiles in the sunlight
  ~ morning curtains peek...

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Categories: night, silence, snow,
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
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,
Form: Imagism
Premium Member Frolic of Spring
I pause for a robin, musing on dogwood pink,
As red cardinal dashes-in, hops, hops, and sits,
Warbling of silken-rose blossoms of peonies
And fragrant white flowers of...

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Categories: nature, spring,
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 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: autumn, imagery, seasons, spring,
Form: Imagism
Premium Member Photographs and Poems
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
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,
Form: Imagism
Arouse Me

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
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,
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
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
Premium Member My Dream Vacation
Sand sparkles like diamonds under my feet.
Sun smiles in blue sky. I watch seagulls fly
while sitting with ease at my beach retreat.
I don’t need palaces...

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Categories: vacation,
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
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
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 Sardines
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,
Form: Imagism