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Best Literary Poems

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

Literary circle
I feel a sense of déjà vu as I listen
to the cacophony of voices:
dilettantes discussing poetry 
under baroque chandeliers. Masquerading 
as avant-garde writers or bona...

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Categories: literary, literature, poetry,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member On loving the literary soup,,
When my spirit was fogged in gloom
After i impacted concrete; like a lead balloon

It lifted my strength as I started to write
Of a beautiful girls...

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Categories: literary, friendship,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Ten Years Had Raced Into Oblivion's Cup Second Poets Tribute Series, Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Ten Years Had Raced Into Oblivion's Cup
Second Poets Tribute Series, Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Chained am I, to desolation's huge anchor
on its long black ship,...

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Categories: literary, anger, art, dedication, fantasy,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Young Brilliant Poet That Left Us Far, Far Too Soon Second Poet In Dedication series
Percy Bysshe Shelley,  Born 4 August 1792
Horsham, Sussex, England[1]
Died , 8 July 1822 (aged 29)
Gulf of La Spezia, Kingdom of Sardinia (now Italy)
Occupation	Poet, dramatist,...

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Categories: literary, appreciation, art, assonance, beautiful,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Poetry Soup

Poetry Soup, a forum international, a celebration
Of intellectual curiosity and creative exploration,
Embellishing soul’s heartfelt musings, amplifying 
Themes, resonating elegantly in forms and diction;
Rhythmic and meaningful...

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Categories: literary, inspiration, philosophy, poetry,
Form: Name

Premium Member Child of the King
I wondered how that I could be a child of the King.
A long lost soul, I had no goal, but to maybe act and sing.

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Categories: literary, blessing, christian, depression, devotion,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Poetry's Pride
Elysian ellipses of poetry's pride...
     a literary litany that draws from
sunlit and moonlit 
     eloquent emanations ensuing...

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Categories: literary, poetry,
Form: Alliteration
Dear Budding Poet,

Modern poetry is a mix of new and old with modern styles created by bending or even breaking the rules of old forms...

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Categories: literary, encouraging, poetry,
Form: Prose
Slamming The Super-Duper-Soupers
you want to know a secret
when I write a poem and it's perfect
i dont share it
i bury it 
deep inside of me 
where no one...

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© Nathan D.  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: literary, humor, slam, perspective,
Form: Rubaiyat
Premium Member Great Contest Expectations, the folly of man
Place parsed pennies, purposely upon pretty porcelain palms.
The wanderer, restrained her raised ranting wrists!
She fell to her Humpty Dumpty position,
unable to ever be put back...

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Categories: literary, angst, dark, death, desire,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Heinrich Heine Revisited
I can clearly sense your utter despair of Der Matratzengruft*
As you valiantly carried on your poetic works to the very end.
This did not change your...

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Categories: literary, history, international, philosophy, poems,
Form: Narrative
Spelling Test
SPELLING TEST (there are over 30 words contained within this poem that are often 
misspelt by the common man)

We all do on occasion temporarily misspell.

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Categories: literary, educationwords,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Doctor Ram: The Soup's Golden Voice
our beloved brother from India
Dr. Ram’s words are better than gold

board his magic carpet
woven with wit, intellect and insight

soar through sagas steeped in mythology
captivating revelations...

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Categories: literary, dedication, peoplewords, work, work,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member History Repeats Itself
I was an accomplished librarian, who took pleasure from written words,
As opera singers find their pleasure, in the halls where music is heard.

I was well...

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Categories: literary, books, fantasy, history, imagery,
Form: Couplet
Write Your Own
The talentless, envious, plagiarist’s dream
Was to find someone’s ‘Works’ on a shelf or a beam
In a Pub, in a folder, alone and ignored
As the author...

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Categories: literary, poetry, writing,
Form: Rhyme
Alice in Wonderland

Once there was a fairy by name Linda “fondly Alice”
Falls down a rabbit hole into a fantasy world pretty nice!
Literary nonsense genre
Influential fantasy genre
Bloody the...

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Categories: literary, humor,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member I Believe - The Anaphora Style
~I Believe~
(Rhymed Anaphora)

I believe in God more than anything that's true
I believe in his divine love and sacrifice that too
I believe that true love can...

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Categories: literary, faith, hope, inspirational, love,
Form: Free verse
What a slap in the face!
It’s an international disgrace!

(Descriptive distraction)
and (subversion in action)

It’s now commonly used in parlance by judiciary
while in literature this prevalent (lie)...

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Categories: literary, caregiving, childhoodme, , literature,
Form: Couplet
                      It’s not fully...

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Categories: literary, education
Form: Rhyme
Dear Spoken Word
Dear Spoken Word
Thank for giving me 
A platform Im able to perform.
From the page to the stage
Youve been an out for me as time passed...

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Categories: literary, slam,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Soliloquio del Individuo by Nicanor Parra, Translated by T Wignesan
Soliloquio del Individuo by Nicanor Parra, Translated by T. Wignesan

(Homage to Nicanor PARRA, 1914-2018, the Chilean ANTI-POET, winner of the "Cervantes Prize" (the highest literary...

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© T Wignesan  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: literary, allegory, humanity, loneliness, philosophy,
Form: Dramatic Monologue
Premium Member Lady Legend
A battlefront benefactress,
She has her fortress, a fortified Princess, inside the dungeon of distress,
Tiled with the bone chips of ingratitude colored in pigments of black...

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Categories: literary, i love you,
Form: Epic
Premium Member Broom Sage
When I was young the broom sage grew so tall
It towered over me, fuzzy tickling
Right there in front of momma harvesting
Harvesting just enough sage for...

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Categories: literary, earth,
Form: Blank verse
Premium Member Breathless
Clouds hang low, muffling the maple-covered mountainside.
Fog rises from a saturated earth, weakly wetting a soft breeze.
Mist maintains the connection 'tween earth and eternity.

Within the...

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Categories: literary, hope,
Form: Prose Poetry
Nyx opened black arms
threading her twilight fingers 
and cradled my awe 
to turn my hair, white  
she filled my eyes with stars
firing a comet...

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Categories: literary, imagination, lifesong, longing, song,
Form: Free verse