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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,

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,

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,

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,


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,

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,

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,


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,


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,

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,

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,

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

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,

Premium Member Blood and Coral
Dusk seeps lapis
The horizon looms
in blood and coral
Crows emerge
from peacock plumes
caws of darkness
wings flap
their incessant
Talon wounds
of starlight 
and meld
into the coming day
the cover 

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Categories: day, morning,

Premium Member A Resplendence of Sunflowers
As brief as summer
you swept
across my heart's desert
like a Santa Ana wind's hot kiss.
Now the eastern passes
are still and gray 
as virgin rocks
unto a land

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Categories: love, romance, seasons, summer,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

Premium Member Alone
Standing alone
in the center
of it all……
to a passing

John G. Lawless

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Categories: allegory,

Premium Member A Curious Cat Roams At Peace
Evergreen pines 
Evergreen firs,
Yellow moon size star rays shining through,
Nighttime in the forest.

Red cardinals mutter, mourning doves coo
On branches in sleep
Roosting in their wait for...

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Categories: christmas, imagery,


Beyond the mantle of a pewter night
I see comets  in their own realm past
Earth's sky,  gloaming through lattices
Woven by celestial yarns... a grandeur

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Categories: creation, world,

Premium Member My Soul Belongs to You
I feel your spirit in the trees
        As your blessed birds
Surround me with their song.

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Categories: devotion, god, love,

One crystal flower swelled in a garden, 
standing with pride and beauty all day, 
Bees tried to steal her nectar and taste. 
One day, somebody's...

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Categories: metaphor,