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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 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,

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,

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,

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,

Blackbirds In The Rain

blackbirds in the rain
walking among the fallen leaves
under the old mango tree
with dripping leaves
bathing the grass below
blackbirds diligently lifting 
the rain soaked fallen leaves
peering underneath...

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Categories: bird, insect, music, nature,

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,

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,

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,

Premium Member 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,

Premium Member Satin Winged Flowers
Satin Winged Flowers Carrie Richards  and Poet Destroyer

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

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Categories: insect, nature, night,

Premium Member Jitterbug July

Through the heat of July there are wee things that fly,
          Up-and-down in a flickering display,


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Categories: animal, fun, insect, july,

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,

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,

**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,

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,

Premium Member A Hug for the Bug
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: insect, , cute,

Premium Member Summer's Wish

One night a-twinkling in the sky,
I spied a clever firefly
Who glowed the same faint silver-gray
As stars a million miles away.


Although most stars remain afar
I reached...

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Categories: kids, fun, insect, night,

Lord of the Flies
Harassing me for days now
Landing on my eyelid
Nosing up my nostril
Tickling my ankles
and every other exposed body part
Little bastard...

Fly-Swatter? Jack be nimble, Jack...
Folded bath towel?...

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Categories: angst, insect,


Venus butterflies
tiptoe upon roses rise
playful in pirouette, 
they tango 
with the singing voice 
of a clarinet...
Wouldn't this view 
capture your eyes?

Swarm of...

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Categories: animal, butterfly, earth, insect,

Male Mantis Murder
Subtitled: WELL! You didn't have to bite my HEAD off...

Gladly would I die
for your love, my dear. No! Wait!
Just kidding! Just kid...


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Categories: funny, insect, nature,

Premium Member IT'S MINE ALL MINE
Hey! Get lost wasp you are a pesky swine
This cherry ice cream is mine ALL mine

You buzz around and make my life hell
Look - this...

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Categories: food, humorous, insect,

Premium Member Katydid

Green katydid plays
cool songs by rubbing its wings
"insectious" tunes!


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Categories: insect, music, song,

A Long Shadow

Slipping into shapes
sun drips streams 'round darkest depth
and I, feeling small,
find even smallest ants cast
shadows long 'neath vast blue skies. 

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Categories: imagery, insect, introspection, nature,

Rain Spider
At the stump of the fig tree
where sweetness and fragrance
have long departed
a rain spider has built a nest
of autumn-dried leaves
covered with a blanket
of delicate silk.


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Categories: insect, nature,

The Cricket and The Dragonfly
A Long, Long Time ago, there was a cricket whose name
was Blue, she was named after the sky that she loved so true. 
All day...

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Categories: insect, adventure, children, encouraging, farm,