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Best Kentucky Poems

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

Premium Member The Kentucky Derby- The Quatrain Style
~The Kentucky Derby~

What a glorious day it is today,
As people of all ages are having fun,
Because  the Kentucky Derby race,
Is taking place  till...

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Categories: kentucky, beautiful, horse, love, race,
Form: Free verse

My Kentucky in autumn
My Kentucky in Fall
Peaceful country roads winding through meadows and hills,
and golden rays kiss purple asters, tall ironweed and abundant goldenrod.
Gorgeous colors are greeting...

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Categories: kentucky, nature, seasonsautumn, autumn, red,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A Warm Kentucky Afternoon
Here in warm sunshine I sit,
near by a beautiful lake.
Many birds in the tree like to flit.
Long lush branches the breeze likes to shake.
Pretty birds...

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Categories: kentucky, nature,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Kentucky
Heard a soft sufting through the front door.
Must be 'nother telegram from Kentucky.
Never lived there. Never been there.
But God I bet it's beautiful.
Blue grass. Blue...

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Categories: kentucky, familyblue, time,
Form: Free verse
Southern Beauty

How sweet is the southern beauty of a country rose blossom today.
Soft scents that float gently on the breeze through trees that sway.

With bare feet...

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© Mary Hoose  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: kentucky, beauty, nature, peace,
Form: Couplet

Premium Member Mr. Truly Amazing
Sixteen years old and in a world of her own
Confined to life lived in a wheelchair
Ever since birth, doctors don’t know what went wrong
But, it...

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© Joe Flach  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: kentucky, animals, inspirationalfamily, family, horse,
Form: Rhyme
Softly You Dream

~Your dreams so tenderly wrapped in satin pleasures 'neath pillowed head. 
  As loves velvet touch so warmly embrace under downy covers in your...

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© Mary Hoose  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: kentucky, love,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Soul Of An Angel, Life Of A Moonshiner
He served as a deacon in his church and was as pious as they come.
(But on the side, he sold whiskey from a thirty-gallon drum!)

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Categories: kentucky, funny,
Form: Rhyme
The Humorous Side To My Country Life

Now Y'all have had embarrassing moments that happen to you. 
Well, I had some myself that I thought I'd share that are true. 

Ahh, the...

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© Mary Hoose  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: kentucky, farm, humor, self,
Form: Couplet
Oh Bury Me

Oh bury me high upon a peaceful country mountain. 
By the stream of crystal waters flowing like an endless fountain. 

With it's emerald green hillside...

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© Mary Hoose  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: kentucky, beauty, death, nature,
Form: Couplet
The Owl and the Coyote
A lonesome coyote howled deep in the wood
And a MOST unwise owl somehow misunderstood
Oh, alas and alack!
She rashly hooted back
(And she hooted as hard as...

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Categories: kentucky, funny, nature,
Form: Limerick
Big Foot and I
Deep in the hills of Kentucky while picking strawberries from a patch
I hear a deep moan and a groan not to far from where I...

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Categories: kentucky, abuse, animal, appreciation, friendship,
Form: Verse
Premium Member The Lowly Turnip
The lowly turnip
Earthy, fleshy
Roots falling from its eyes
Fed to  livestock
One of God’s root crops
Yet deemed  untasty
By most palates 

Carrots and potatoes
Receive accolades
Carrots in...

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Categories: kentucky, judgement, silly,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member Winter Prints
Kentucky winter

red cardinals dancing across 

white blanket of snow


Written 2-17-2016...

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Categories: kentucky, bird, dance, environment, red,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member It Was One of Those Mornings
A Morning to Forget

Came wide awake, feeling rested, so refreshed 
took shower, drank coffee, even got dressed 
noticed it was still dark, only two hours...

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Categories: kentucky, imagery, morning, night, sleep,
Form: Rhyme
Easter Bunny
Easter Bunnies

Easter bunnys bellies burning ,
From the poison virus mate,
Aussie farmers want him murdered ,
For every blade of grass he takes,

Have you seen a mattry...

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Categories: kentucky, adventure,
Form: Rhyme
JESUS by Joan May Donnelly Ellis 

 Jesus, You are the Brightest Light of Love
 A hearth fire ablaze on Christmas Eve
 A child's uncommanded...

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Categories: kentucky, jesus, spiritual, universe,
Form: Verse
Serene and breath taking.
I close my eye's and what do I see?
Those blue Kentucky hills staring back at me.
The wind singing through the trees.
The murky...

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Categories: kentucky, family, inspirational, love, blue,
Form: Free verse
The End of the Feud, Part II
But later that night the girl tip-toed out,
And went down to the registry desk.
She picked up the ledger, poured through it all,
There was something that...

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Categories: kentucky, adventure, conflict, growth, lust,
Form: Cowboy

On her nightdress candlelight flickers
While underneath she wears blue knickers
Grandpa recalls Kentucky
The last time he got lucky
Grandma just rolls her eyes and snickers

May 19, 2019

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Categories: kentucky, funny, grandparents, longing, lust,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member Listening

Claws step over ear bones,
tap on the tin roof. The cabin
creaks like an ark.

All day winding along
a Kentucky ridge line,
to lodge a night
in a bow-beamed...

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Categories: kentucky, poetry,
Form: Blank verse
Whittchurch Picnic
Whittchurch picnic, favorite days with my relatives,
Many years ago, a beautiful picnic by the lake.

We had a nice picnic table by the lake,
Our brother Tom...

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Categories: kentucky, appreciation, blessing, children, friendship,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Ash Groves
Ash Groves

“Down yonder green valley where streamlets meander 
When twilight is fading I pensively rove,
Or at the bright noontide in solitude wander 
Amid the dark...

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Categories: kentucky, family, music,
Form: Lyric
Run for the Roses
Three long years pass and now the trumpeter Sounds
As doth the hopefuls tread out upon the track 
Dreams of tomorrow now kindle in the dirt.

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© Judy Konos  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: kentucky, hope,
Form: Sapphic stanza
My Chicken Life
As child Shake 'N Bake
later on Kentucky fried
chicken bird of choice...

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Categories: kentucky, animal, food,
Form: Haiku