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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


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 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

bug filled



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
Saved me
Trapped me
Ogled me through the glass

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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
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


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Categories: dance, humorous, insect, romance,
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
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
Dancing dragonflies

I watched them across the water prance,

Back and forth in sprightly dance.

Liveried in emerald green, others had a sapphire sheen.

It was natural choreography, by tiny...

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© Gary Smith  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: insect, nature,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Satin Winged Flowers
Satin Winged Flowers Carrie Richards  and Poet Destroyer

Let's watch how they cluster in whirlwind ballets, 
lifting like clouds from the dark swampy ground....

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Categories: insect, nature, night,
Form: Free verse
Baxter Bug and the Purple Orb
Baxter was born in a meadow 
under a rotting plank
with hundreds of brothers and sisters
in a home both darkly and dank.

His momma was a June...

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© J. Summers  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: insect,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member damselfly

a blue wisp
of a whisper

AP: Honorable Mention 2020

posted on April 21, 2019...

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Categories: blue, flying, insect, light,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member Love Spiral
Oh haste, brumal mists, that twilight kisses
          on hollyhocks, meadow-born,
     Sweet tears...

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Categories: appreciation, insect, magic, nature,
Form: Rhyme
A Moth Meets Devastation

I was reading in my study
On my desk a moth lay stunned,
It had flew into my lamp,   
I fear 'tis moribund.

It had fluttered...

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© Gary Smith  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: death, hope, insect, nature,
Form: Rhyme
One hundred million years on Earth
There's no accounting for our worth
Without our quite amazing powers
there would be no trees or flowers

The Earth would be a...

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© Rob Biden  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: environment, insect, pollution,
Form: Verse
Premium Member - Fly, Virgin Mary -


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Categories: beauty, insect,
Form: Tanka
Premium Member CRICKET
**Example for my contest.**


chirp chirp!

Visions of my past why are they following me?

Leave me the h3!! Alone,

Let me be, the earth is...

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Categories: insect, birth, blessing, christian, corruption,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Suicidal Humanity
Our supposed modern scientific genius
May in fact just be our last fatal weakness.
This technological house of cards we've made
Left humanity walking along the edge of...

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Categories: insect, angst, business, earth, environment,
Form: Couplet
from three miles away
the unmistakable sounds~
of howlers chorus  

a slithering snake. 
crushing prey without mercy~
green anaconda  

small eyed black caiman
twenty foot alligator ...

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Categories: animal, insect, nature, rainforest,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member Sweet Little Lady
Many insects creep upon this earth,
and hardly anyone refers to them as “nice”
or writes a poem reflecting on their worth!
Spiders sometimes make me jump as...

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Categories: cute, insect,
Form: Rhyme