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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

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: appreciation, nature, rainbow, technology,
Form: Lay

Premium Member Zeal of November

My evening sky glints motifs gold
In orange vibes turned ruby bold
Glowing remnants of shining snow
Where pewter winds merrily blow
Swirling imprints of amber glaze
Bending hues of...

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Categories: eve, morning, november, seasons,
Form: Lay
Premium Member One Tear
One tear slides down a slanted cheek
A silver line, the only sign

Of anguish which she does not speak
Insistent smiles, bright by design

Thin fortitude, her whitewashed...

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Categories: angst, depression, fear, sad,
Form: Lay
Premium Member Winter's Gateway
November, as the poets say -
autumn's demise, winter's gateway.
Its shortened days and longer nights
descending, death is in her sights:
leaves fall, as is their yearly fate,

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© John Watt  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: death, grief, love hurts,
Form: Lay
Premium Member Falling in love
Let eyes meet, let them spark a fire
Let rhythms sing to music of lyre

Let heartbeats of joy write our song
In moods of kisses yearned for...

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Categories: love,
Form: Lay

a wilted rose-Lei
is love to be a wilted rose
to fade beneath the winter snows

to pierce itself with its own thorn
its beauty hide in death to mourn

i watch...

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Categories: analogy, flower, love, rose,
Form: Lay
Words from the Oracle
We are in our fall before the season comes
Misting eyes and dropping a dandy heart
A sullen silence around the bee hive hums
History has no center...

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Categories: allegory, philosophy
Form: Lay
Premium Member In Fragrant Mists
In the hall of clocks and mirrors,
Winds of time bring fragrant whispers,
Of midnights of magic moonlight,
And reflections of past delights!

Of golden days when lost in...

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Categories: heart, imagery, memory, mirror,
Form: Lay
Premium Member At Autumn's Farewell Ball

November weaves herself a gown
that sparkles like snow falling down.
At Autumn’s Farewell Ball she’ll meet
the one who’ll sweep her off her feet
as they go waltzing...

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Categories: november,
Form: Lay
Premium Member Her Last Holiday -- LEI
Having been alone for Yuletide
On New Year’s morn, she stared outside

Neighbors were packing lights away
To place in storage, where they’d stay

For such décor, she’d lost...

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Categories: loneliness,
Form: Lay
Premium Member Harmonious Flow CL

On paths of frozen ice and snow
With bitter cold air all around
I just seek to know, where to go
To make it work with what I...

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Categories: introspection, snow, sound, time,
Form: Lay
Premium Member Impart


A key to unlock the heart in loving thought to impart
of simple...

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Categories: desire, love,
Form: Lay
I went out walking to the woods today
I went out walking to the woods today
I saw some canvas cities there
And many empty houses along the way
With yards overgrown or bare
And some building...

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Categories: allegory, faith, life, time
Form: Lay
When in bondage your spirit flies
Your voice a distant, bleeding dove
On the table of my heart lies
The silent shadow of drooped love...

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Categories: hope, love
Form: Lay
pray for me
have no sypamthy 
or pity for my actions
but pray for me 
when i'm 
in ones life there 
are many 
for me to stand here...

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Categories: sympathy, me, prayer, me,
Form: Lay
No Tomorrow's
  You know, its been in most fimiliard circles that the saying is...."tomorrow is
not promise to you". Yet 7 day's a week the census...

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Categories: faithgod, god,
Form: Lay
Shadow Maiden
I see you in my heart. You pass by like a shadow.
I never fully see your face and your smile haunts me. 

I want to...

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© Black Hawk  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: mystery, me, love, me,
Form: Lay
I call this topic wow!

Wow how stupid it is to go abroad and adopt a kid, when our own kids remain in the foster care...

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Categories: abuse, confidence, conflict, confusion,
Form: Lay
Premium Member White Whale
In oceans deep, the white whale sings
He seeks a mate to ease his pain
His song, it plays on our heart strings
As Moby Dick searches in...

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Categories: animal, ocean,
Form: Lay
Premium Member November Artistry
November Artistry

Beneath the artist sculptor’s hand
November shapes a changing strand
Hidden beauty seen in the trees
Now revealed through fallen leaves
Twisted branches reach up so high
Artwork thrust...

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Categories: art, autumn, november, tree,
Form: Lay
Angel of Comfort
this breathless wind befalls tonight
a whispered voice upon my ear
an angel stands within the light
its wing it spans to catch my tear

my soul it speaks...

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Categories: angel, night,
Form: Lay
Premium Member In Twilight Hours

In twilight hours I find my peace.
Day’s obligations have been met.
It’s time to find my soul’s release
while over hills sun starts to set.

Life’s trials will...

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Categories: peace,
Form: Lay
The Golden Keys to my heart's door
The golden keys to my heart's door are
no longer remaining
hidden from view. Having a new
philosophical view point 
in my own life.  And I am...

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Categories: bereavement, feelings,
Form: Lay
Premium Member Verbal Miracles
In four and sixty syllables
He strains to squeeze some thoughts profound
Into unyielding manacles
Of 8x8 form, tightly-bound.
He seeks to hand-pick words that sound
Unforced by metric obstacles

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© John Watt  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: writing,
Form: Lay
Premium Member We Sail Away - Lei

We sail away beneath the sun -
vows made. Our journey’s now begun.
We glide till twilight’s tangerine
drips into ocean’s azure-green.
To shore we’re led by June’s light...

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Categories: marriage,
Form: Lay