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Best January Poems

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


Premium Member Tranquility
Oh little one, how soon you'll be
In turbulence of puberty.

I will hold tight your days of youth 
And share with you my honest truth 

That...

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Categories: january, children, god, granddaughter, grandmother, spiritual,
Form: Couplet



Premium Member Dreams of India
Dreams of India

Her music haunts me
in such a knowing way
it makes me weep
and causes my heart to ache.

I become homesick for her
scents, her sounds, her...

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Categories: january, beauty, culture, desire, dream, hindi, longing,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member If this was my last poem
Come to me my beloved,
save me from life's brutalities,
so this heart can soften -
sparkle like a million fireflies.

For you hold the light
to illuminate my soul.
For...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: january, romance, romantic love, spiritual,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Island Spirit
Palm trees are swaying island style
Within the gentle trade wind's flow,
As Egrets glide on salty air—
Then land where verdant grasses grow.

Breathe in sweet scents of...

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Categories: january, adventure, beauty, nature, ocean,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member if I had money
if I had all the money that I ever wanted,
               ...

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© Dear Heart  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: january, drug, introspection, universe,
Form: Narrative



Premium Member The Angel Inside
Coral life forms in copious swarms
feast in the Cambrian chyme,
dividing their cells and forming their shells
to end on the seafloor as lime.
Tectonic churning and magma...

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© Roy Jerden  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: january, allegory, angel, art, beautiful, pain,
Form: Rhyme
Moonstruck Maiden
What beauty reflected in love's fair eyes,
a passion hence to become my treasure.
Stirred to flame, I dost fail to disguise
need in my loins ere want...

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© Lin Lane  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: january, longing,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Winter Blues - I Cry For Color


I shiver tears.
My joie de vivre;
summer esprit’s lemon zested
lilac flirts and coral whispers have escaped me ~
grievous gray now flows through my veins.

I shiver melancholia,
entombed...

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Categories: january, depression, loneliness, longing, sad, winter,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member As fields become barren
What has become of me?
Like a madman laughing in the rain,
wandering through fields of barley,
where ghosts whisper my name.

Hesitantly venturing forward,
reluctant to turn back,
loved ones...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: january, analogy, death,
Form: Prose
Premium Member Charm like harp strings - 128 words
Your mind's in knots,
as stress plagues thoughts.
On hope you cling,
to bloom like Spring.

Its fine my dear,
nerves can cause fear.
Don't be so scared,
gifts must be shared.

Your...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: january, muse, music, silence, song, sound,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Poetry is the Cure
When smoke consumes clear horizons,
manipulating corridors of the mind,
beckoning imminent afflictions

poetry is the remedy.

A poet's first eternal love,
forming an authentic bond.
A tonic of silent expressions
creating...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: january, poetry, poets,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member WOW MOMENTS


I get it now…

it’s not about
momentous events

it’s about
memorable moments

moments that 
take your breath away

being in the moment
with your whole being

being at one
with the universe

wherever
that may...

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Categories: january, appreciation, beauty, happiness, introspection, peace, time,
Form: Free verse
FLAWLESS GEMS - LEI
A rainbow took my breath away
Whilst on a train one summers day

Her vibrant arc I was in awe
Though folk beside me never saw

With heads bowed...

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Categories: january, appreciation, nature, rainbow, technology,
Form: Lay
Premium Member Worst Love Poem Ever Written
I suck at dying poems
Chemo poems, Metastatic Cancer poems,
Hair falling out in the shower poems
 
And I told a half truth
When I told you I...

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© Poet M.e.  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: january, cancer, cry, death of a friend,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member ALWAYS HAVE HOPE
(For my friend Aisling: da'iman 'amal)


In the night that runs on fear, smile at me.
When nightmares haunt, laugh at me.
When demons show their ugly masks,...

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Categories: january, friendship, hope, inspirational,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A LIGHT OF LIFE SHONE BRIGHT
A LIGHT OF LIGHT SHONE BRIGHT

As frigid mood enwraps the northern land,
with snowfalls creating a quilt of white,
the times are dark as winters frozen hand
enfolds...

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© Teppo Gren  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: january, birth, february, nature, snow, winter,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Sadly Musing Life and Love
I sit alone as evening claims the day,
with common crow my only confidant.
I watch the sun sink slowly in the bay
while musing life and love...

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Categories: january, lonely, lost love,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Wanderlust Of Imagination


In the endless expanse 
of what exists
and the magic of what can be...

fantasy is the luster of opalescence


conceived in a continual curve of mother-of-pearl panache...

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Categories: january, imagination, inspiration, introspection, muse, poetry,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Jack Ellison tribute
Eighty two years young, but still a trooper,
pen writes daily, he's an evergreen souper.
Behold the limerick king and his wisdom,
providing laughs from his humorous kingdom.

Five...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: january, tribute,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The D Word
Sitting and gazing at the world through the window.

Silence is broken with whistles of wind, 
rustling through lifeless leaves.
As specks of rain trickle down panes...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: january, angst, relationship, sick,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Regret
Why I did it, I don’t know
Tornado of regret tortures my heart

On a moonless night, he approached 
Limping toward me as I pumped gas
Why was...

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Categories: january, angst,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Not Enough Time
Last January, winter lost it's chill
By May the summer's sun had turned me brown
I watch the leaves late August, change at will
Time's speeding up or...

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Categories: january, life, time,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member AUSTRALIA BURNS, A RAVISHED LAND
AUSTRALIA BURNS, A RAVISHED LAND

The scorching sun concealed by smoky haze,
the bushland ravaged by a mighty force
as treetops wilt aloft a grove ablaze
with soaring flames...

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© Teppo Gren  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: january, environment, fire, natural disasters, nature,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member A Million Dollar Rape
A Million Dollar Rape

In search of fame they chose a sorry fate
with faded image cast in darkest light
as his appraise concealed a ruler’s bait
to wow...

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© Teppo Gren  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: january, abuse, bullying, dark, judgement,
Form: Sonnet
Lottery Winner helps Homeless
 
 As I walked into the banquet hall of the 
 Goodman’s Inn, the first thing that stood
 out to me were the eyes...

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Categories: january, care, celebration, christmas, giving, happy, holiday,
Form: Narrative