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Best Lay Poems

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


Premium Member The Sowing
Upon the wind sheltered hillside,
the sharp tang of metal and the sting of salt air lay
over a field of blood-red poppies, no Flanders Field.

At years...

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Categories: lay, devotion,
Form: Free verse



A Cathartic Weave Of Three

listen,
the whispers
of leaves
turn colour
autumn is here.

now that you are gone
who will wake every morn
to lift the sun
unveil the sky
etch in the clouds
who will paint the...

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Categories: lay, break up, celebration, devotion, earth, i
Form: Free verse
Premium Member REFLECTION
**REFLECTION**

Running through a wheat dream
Clear skies, worms and flies, my face cries
Surrounded by silver streams
I stumbled into a valley where sleepness never dies
A manger on...

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© SKAT A   Create an image from this poem.
Categories: lay, abuse, death, for her,
Form: Epic
Premium Member May it be an Evening Star of Peace - In Collaboration with our PS community Poets
Like the Evening Star guided ancient mariners through calm or troubled seas
Let it guide and help spread this message of Peace to the far ends...

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Categories: lay, beautiful, peace, star,
Form: Verse
The Best Poem Ever
~The best poem ever~

Without saying a word I’m going to go where no one has gone before.
A twilight zone, only God and I know of....

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Categories: lay, death, words, heart, heart,
Form: Epic



Premium Member Love Beyond the Pale
You lay upon the warm wet earth
now ripped from limb to limb.
Your present shape denies the girth
of your form in its prime.

A life cut short...

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Categories: lay, abuse, devotion, lost love,
Form: Quatrain
Poet in Recluse
I relinquish my pen before the storm
of her tears falling upon my bare arm
her gentle whispering breathed in my ear
Muse of mine, adieu to your...

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© Lin Lane  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: lay, emotions, solitude,
Form: Rubaiyat
Premium Member - Peace, Love, and Gods Greatest Gift -



The mellifluous musical tones of the village bells

Echoing chimes over the cold snowcapped mountains

Both finding their way to people in the valley below

Christmas songs —...

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Categories: lay, celebration, christmas, december, inspiration, jesus, religious,
Form: Terza Rima
Premium Member The Stone
The Tale below was carved one night
Upon the Stone, by candlelight
...most won’t believe, but some just might
.........most won’t believe, but some just might



  ...

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Categories: lay, body, death, fantasy, kiss, love, me,
Form: Ballad
GREEN- reborn
GREEN, GREEN, GREEN!!!

My name is Jade Shamrock Green.
I will not eat one single green bean.
When I get mad, I turn green.
I wear my favorite green...

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Categories: lay, funny, holidaygreen,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Forest
"What happens in the forest stays in the forest"

The trees are trimmed, 
The leaves on the ground 
Proposing passion, sweet mist
Naked with nothing to bare...

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© SKAT A   Create an image from this poem.
Categories: lay, art, imagination, passion, seasons, sleep, snow,
Form: Alliteration
Premium Member Magic Beans




Our first awareness
      falling through time
      through blood-rain, pure white snow, green vegetation 
 ...

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Categories: lay, adventure, chocolate, love, peace, time,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Enchanted Forest
The woods were silent except for the shifting 
soft sounds of his hooves as they fell upon 
the forest floor. There he stood amid the...

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Categories: lay, adventure, fairy, fantasy, horse,
Form: Narrative
The Wind
I am the wind

You cannot see me but you can feel me

Breezing gently through your hair

Brushing slightly across your cheek

Whispering softly 'neath your ear

I am...

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Categories: lay, love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Revelation in the Rain
She briskly walks in January’s rain,
which drums the endless rhythm of her pain,
pulling closer round her shoulder in the downpour
the leather jacket he so often...

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Categories: lay, lost love,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member THE MALE MENOPAUSE - please feel free to join in the collaboration
Ted’s libido has now gone astray
He refused a quick roll in the hay
So what could be the cause -   
It’s the male menopause...

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Categories: lay, age, body, humorous, men,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member rewriting poems

i long to hold you
like a poet 
holds their pen

caress you gently
beneath the linger
of thoughts
as they fall
from the depths
of mind

play with you
like a poet 
plays...

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Categories: lay, poems, poetry,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member You Caught The Wind
I remember you, from when there was a spring
When the seasons were ripe, with verdant green
Our nimble feet danced in the wind
and on the brink...

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Categories: lay, death of a friend, nostalgia, sad,
Form: Free verse
winter's afterglow
stars twinkled brilliantly
against majestic snow-capped mountains,
delicate pure white flakes danced;
swirling, twirling, rhythmically.

she stood, nose pressed tightly
against the window pane; gazing in awe
at the magic the...

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© Lynn Marie  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: lay, angst, death, introspection, loss, lost love,
Form: Free verse
Southern Beauty
https://soundcloud.com/kentucky-gal/2014-09-27-09-15-43717a

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: lay, beauty, nature, peace,
Form: Couplet
She Wept In Languished Moan
         She wept as they buried her one true love.
       ...

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© Lin Lane  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: lay, bereavement,
Form: Quintain (English)
Premium Member Sweet Violets
                        ...

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Categories: lay, romantic,
Form: Rhyme
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: lay, depression, loneliness, longing, sad, winter,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Night the Grinch Stole our Muses
 'Twas the night before Christmas and their pages were bare
  Not one word could they write, not one verse to declare
  The...

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© Joseph May  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: lay, christmas, holiday,
Form: Rhyme
He Doesn't Shhhh Me Anymore
He told me to be quiet each time I tried to speak
knowing I'd obey for he believed I was meek
Months went by and I acquiesced...

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© Lin Lane  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: lay, eulogy,
Form: Rhyme