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Best Ireland Poems

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


Premium Member Grace
Oliver and Grace were planning to wed
At a church in Dublin on Easter day
They put on hold and chose to fight instead
For the fight for...

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Categories: ireland, love, war,
Form: Sonnet



Premium Member Plato and Socrates
Dramatic prose for the pompous asses
I throw my Platos at you
If you come any closer
I will Socrates you right in the nose
Demands, demands!!!! The clowns...

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Categories: appreciation, beauty, humorous, ireland,
Form: Ekphrasis
Premium Member The Glory of Green
The Glory of Green

Green hues denote the healing of our earth,
That special season of springtime’s rebirth.

Green grasses growing o’er the hillside's face,
Embracing greening trees in...

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Categories: daffodils, green, ireland, spring,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member TITANIC
The Titanic set sail from Queens Town in Cork 
on her maiden voyage to the city of New York. 
Its sinking cost lives that they...

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Categories: death, ireland, new york,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Hanging
The jury was unanimous
Twelve cried out justice
Guilty
It was just before the changing hour
The hanging planned for quarter past midnight or so
The moon was full, the...

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Categories: betrayal, depression, evil, ireland,
Form: Verse



Premium Member An Irish Leprechaun
There was once an elf who learnt how to brew
a full-bodied beer and cook Irish stew.
He mixed them both together
with whisky for good measure.
When BANG...

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Categories: drink, food, fun, ireland,
Form: Limerick
Taste of Guinness, Scent of Heather: A Monotetra
Sunlit days I spent on the moor
Sweet Summer heather scents allure
Bathing in waves on Dublin's shore
Aye, Irish lore       Aye,...

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© Lin Lane  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: ireland,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member An Erin Adventure
It was an autumn day, fresh and crisp,
with a slight breeze blowing that made 
our cheeks rosy.  My Aunt Trix and I were
on the...

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Categories: adventure, autumn, ireland, travel,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member The Fields of Athenry




Irelands' famine, England chose to ignore
The potato blight caused devastation
Michael stole corn from a granary store
To stop loved ones dying from starvation.

Arrested and charged with...

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Categories: england, ireland, prison,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Michael Collins




It has often been said that empires come and go
And from the beginning of time that has been so
Empires ruled with terror with an iron...

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Categories: england, ireland, soldier, war,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Isle Of Innisfree
Without doubt a small isle but one of natural beauty
Such a tranquil green place, the Isle of Innisfree
Set in Irelands Lough Gill in the County...

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Categories: death, girlfriend, ireland, love,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Pub II
Inside pub steins stout magic spoke
‘neath genie wisps of bangle smoke
Brown cone cigars, deep chubby pipes
Aromatic spills to breach the night.
Music calls to muted songs...

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Categories: dedication, drink, friendship, ireland,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Seat of kings
A stone round standing fortress crowns forever beauty
The name translated to english Grianan means sunny spot or sun temple
The land bows down inspirational the view...

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Categories: beautiful, green, inspirational, ireland,
Form: Free verse
I Am So Tired
I am tired of counting the red dwarf stars in the Milky Way.
I am tired of counting the 7 years of grain in Pharaoh's silos.
I...

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© Beryl Dov  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: ireland, bereavement, dark, death, depression,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Dear Bobby McGee
In a horrible dull monotone

Bobby spoke, and his girlfriend would moan,

“No kisses from me,

dear Bobby McGee

till you first kiss the old Blarney Stone.”


Written March 15,...

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Categories: ireland,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member Erins Green Isle 1798
   They live in fear in Ireland.
   Their sin is ' wearing of the green.'
   St. Patricks shamrock is...

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Categories: ireland,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member drink guinness
St Patrick’s day is great
to drink Guinness and relate
how great the Irish are
at falling out of bar
in a highly drunken state


penned 14 March 2017
...

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Categories: ireland,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member Where I Live
7/18/02

In a tropical place the climate
becomes a way of being
Fruits and flowers on shirts and dresses,
Breakfasts of bananas.
Pineapple flavoured passions
of afternoon,
Pathways to the moon
on evening...

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Categories: environment, ireland, life,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Corrupt Bishops
The Pillars of humanity
felled by little boys tears
Irish clover
not so lucky for boys in white
defrocked
a new generation of holy men
the cycle of sodomy
sickens the soul
yet...

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Categories: ireland, abuse, anger, angst, betrayal,
Form: Free verse
Silver Jubilee
Celtic courtship ended
nineteen eighty-two.
Marriage nuptials blended
"us" from me and you.

Seaside lovers heading 
to the Irish Sea
showcase Christmas wedding, 
silver jubilee.  

Touring without hassle -
Isle...

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Categories: ireland, marriage, travel, wedding,
Form: Rhyme
A Winter's Rime
(In a churchyard in Northern Ireland)


Through the broken and barren trees
Winter exhales its coldest breeze
From the wintry breath of northern seas
That can chill the warmest...

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Categories: bereavement, death, grave, ireland,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member DON'T GET ME IRISH UP
Don’t Get Me Irish Up

Me glasses were sitting a-top-a me head
the jam I was spreading was next to the bread
my knees were together but me...

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Categories: humor, ireland, music,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member THE COLLEEN BAWN- Ellen Hanley




Young Ellen Hanley caught John Scanlon’s eye
He was determined that she’d be his wife
Their marriage was cursed and Ellen would die
On the River Shannon she...

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Categories: death, ireland, marriage, murder,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member An Irish Robbery
The Irish bank was ripe and ready
For a hood whose hand was steady
And had a gun, not 'fraid to use it
Bent on living life or...

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Categories: ireland, people,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Finn Mcgee and Me part3
MacJock looked uptight

When we said "That's not right,

We're not paying one pence you see" 

Den Finn swung and missed

With his powerful fist

And it landed on...

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Categories: drink, humorous, ireland,
Form: Rhyme