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Best Insect Poems

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


Premium Member Hello Butterfly
hello                      hello
butterfly  ...

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Categories: beautiful, color, imagery, insect,
Form: Concrete



Premium Member Fireflies
Night fell,
Summer’s heat abating,
I sat leaning against a tall magnolia,
Its fragrance spreading everywhere
Like echoes of whispering breezes.
Despite all I could not rest and sleep.

The moon...

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Categories: beauty, insect, night, sleep,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Catching Lightning Bugs
When I was a little girl, Granddad and I spent many summer evenings together sipping lemonade and swinging back and forth on his vintage metal...

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Categories: grandfather, insect, magic, night,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member Freedom
In solitude I dream tonight
And watch a moth in fevered flight.

It’s drawn toward my quaint porch light
And flies consumed with all its might.

Through open window...

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Categories: insect, allegory, death, dream, flying,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Earth Glow
He’s a creature small and lowly.
See him move along so slowly -
an earthworm.

He has no fins that he might swim,
nor wings that wind might carry...

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Categories: insect,
Form: Rhyme



Premium Member Spring Clings
Splendiferous skies
Sunflower sunrise
haystacks of lilacs
pastel daisies play
with robins and jays

fragrant grass finds
bunny behinds
cotton lambs coo
earth's lush rebirth

a spring dream
until my
face hits a

clinging
bug filled

web

3/09/21

Poem of the...

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Categories: animal, insect, nature,
Form: Diminished Hexaverse
Your Fly Is Down
I know
I know
You didn't mean to let me in
And you

Could have crushed me like a bug

Instead you caught me
Softly
Saved me
Trapped me
Ogled me through the glass
A...

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Categories: break up, insect, metaphor,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member As June's Sun Sets
In the middle of June when the fireflies swoon,
          And the warmth of the sun lingers...

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Categories: appreciation, beauty, childhood, insect,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Compassion
I have compassion, at least that’s what I try to tell my children.
I can’t even find it within me to kill a mosquito anymore,
and I...

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Categories: insect, children, death, feelings, god,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member I Dreamt
I dreamt of blue birds
and buzzing bumble bees.
I roamed with the bison herds,
prayed with mantis on our knees,
and butterflies in the breeze.

I greeted the cheery...

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Categories: insect, animal, bird, dream, environment,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Mosquito Mayhem
Today I met a mosquito
It wasn’t very fun
She bit me here, she nipped me there
(she even bit my bum)
But I had the last laugh...
I squashed...

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Categories: humorous, insect,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Don'T Bug Me
Tom went to the ugly bug ball
Strange insects invaded the hall
Folks dressed up as fleas,
Cockroaches and bees 
The smile on his face said it all

Tom...

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Categories: dance, humorous, insect, romance,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member Drawing Blood: Join In
There's a pesky mosquito hoverin' around our ears
If he keeps it up he'll soon be splattered in smears
T-Buzz tries to draw our blood
When he gets...

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© Lin Lane  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: humorous, insect,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member An Unwanted Guest
On a beautiful picnic was I
with a wonderful gorgeous new guy
till breaking the mood
and spoiling our food
came a ravenous huge ugly fly.

We got up and...

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Categories: insect,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member Can Poetry Matter
In the debate between accessible and difficult poems
Poets' poems and poems for people
Only the single poem and private reader matter

Both kinds and anything between can...

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Categories: bird, humor, insect, love,
Form: Verse

Book: Shattered Sighs