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

Premium Member Miss Amelia Havisham's Garden Shed
between the plant pots and the trays
the cobwebs had seen better days
and for all the wood and damp and soil
the smell was one of paint...

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Categories: death, garden, literature,
Form: Rhyme

Premium Member Achilles, the Journey To Troy, Part Two
Achilles, The Journey To Troy, 
(Part Two) of (Part One-titled, Achilles, His Heart and Soul Were Mortal)

Achilles, The Journey To Troy

Woe! wretched horrors Olympic gods...

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Categories: art, death, hero, literature,
Form: Rhyme
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: literature, poetry,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Bookish Menagerie: A Time Traveler's Library
Toddlers' Exploration: 

Cardboard drum, a thunderous beast,
Playful roars in tiny fists and feasts.
Fleeting wings glide, dreams just out of reach,
Soaring through tales of barnyard Waddles...

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Categories: literature, adventure, books, childhood, imagination,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Achilles, Bloody Battles, Death's Black Hand As Was Fated Part Three, the Conclusion
Achilles, Bloody Battles, Death's Black Hand As Was Fated
Part Three, (the Conclusion)

Dawn, bright rays fell upon Achilles and his band
exiting ship, Greek sandals felt soft...

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Categories: art, character, dedication, literature,
Form: Rhyme

Humor Is My Inspiration
At awe by my mothers beautiful mind,
when it came to writing I always felt so blind.

Literature class advised us to write,
for the first time I...

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Categories: literature, memory, me, class, class,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Lines
The lines
Inside my head
Swirling, curling
Round my brain
Find the path
Come winding
Down my arm into my hand
And pop upon the
Paper, canvas,

I let them flow
They flow so fast

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Categories: imagination, inspiration, literature, poems,
Form: Free verse
Salutations to all the poets
That waters my ink,
Those whose words never
Make my heart shrink,
Of you always i ever will think,
Standing alone, i could sink
So i...

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Categories: literature, dedicationheart, heart, me, ,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Ode To Inspiration
Oh sapience of musings, oh savior of poetic art!
How longingly I seek you out to inspire my ballad
When lassitude of the night envelopes my mind

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Categories: inspiration, literature, poetry,
Form: Ode
Premium Member Voices
When cover of a book teases us to pry
Courted we're by sound of their voices:
Writers, creators, poets, and scholars--
Inviting us to virtues of wisdom inside.


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Categories: art, culture, literature, music,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Short and Sweet

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d e s i r e


[Brevette form]
The Brevette, created by Emily Romano consists of a subject (noun), verb, and object...

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© John Watt  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: literature, poetry, writing,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Part One, From That Dark, Dark Abyss, the Long Black Curtain Rises
From That Dark, Dark Abyss, The Long Black Curtain Rises
 Third poet in my poet dedication series

Part One:
Curtain rises and we see as Raven's...

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Categories: appreciation, art, dark, literature,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Poets, Do Not Give Up
Poets, do not give up
Whatever you write
Whatever you spit out
A genius will be up
To it somewhere. Someone
Will understand the tone
Of your voice, the hieroglyph
Of your...

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Categories: books, endurance, humor, literature,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Teacher
O Teacher! My Teacher!
I would dare to channel a master just for you.
I know not if I am up to this lofty task,
but it is...

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Categories: teacher, , literature,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A Special Memory
It has been the slow and steady race of life
To emulate the tortoise and not the hare
Using failures as stepping stones to success
Not success but...

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Categories: memory, , literature,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Inanevilpredatorialmendacity
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: caregiving, literature,
Form: Couplet
Recipe-How To Make a Human From Scratch
Recipe-How to make a human from scratch

Start with a large amount of dirt.
Add sufficient water to moisten.
Mix together until becomes clay like.
Shape and mold according...

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Categories: literature, body, creation, god, humanity,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Too Fast For Me
For every step my father took,
my short legs took three.
“Daddy, please,” I called to him,
“you walk too fast for me.”

My sister took a husband;
my brother...

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Categories: father, , literature,
Form: Rhyme
My Monster
among you and I and among us all
remains a feeling of shallow intoxication
that seems to play on and on and on in our respective heads

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Categories: literature, conflict, depression, niece, suicide,
Form: Blank verse
Premium Member Book Nook

Sanctuary of literary sound
where minds meander to get lost and found -
when lost, discover thresholds, not yet crossed,
or find the path you thought you may...

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Categories: literature,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Poetry Soup Heros
Poetry Soup Hero's

Poets with golden ink and pens 
You make us move forward with your inspiration
With kind an honest, encouragement  and compliments 
Small act...

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© Eve Roper  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: literature, encouraging, inspirational, poets, ,
Form: Free verse
Maisey's Love
I didn't know the sunlight 'till she brought it to the house,
or how much better pancakes are when shaped like Mickey Mouse.
I've learned that giving...

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© Wayne Sapp  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: childhood, loveme, , literature,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Ars Poetica
Ars Poetica
Horace circa 19 BC gave some sound advice to
poets on the art of writing poetry and drama.

The following thoughts may echo in our...

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Categories: literature, character, courage, emotions, encouraging,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Poem of My Dream
A tender discourse of artistic thoughts
Ambles my mind searching for prologue
Aiming to become a poetic dialogue,
Striving for words that elicit a response.

And you enter with...

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Categories: literature, poetry,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Wonderland I: Prologue
The west winds of springtime
Brought forth April showers
That rained on the pavements
Of Southwick for hours.

It was standing room only
And full to the brim
As people sought...

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Categories: character, literature, london,
Form: Narrative