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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 A Reverse Rant
"Rhyming poems have nothing of substance to say
They're childish! Ridiculous! Silly! Passe!

What's that - 'The Raven,' fine prose, you assure?
Pshaw, a talking bird is not...

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Categories: literature, humor, irony, poetry, writing,
Form: Light Verse

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, mythology, tribute,
Form: Rhyme
Pretty Poet
Where Have All The Pretty Poets Gone? 

A real poet are you, charismatic over everything you serve
Showcasing, a rainbow that folds the perfect world wide...

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Categories: literature, angel, how i feel, mentor, people,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member 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 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, mythology, poetry,
Form: Rhyme

where barren branches touch newborn leaves
Scurrying on my way home, a little leaf catches my eye, and I am compelled yet again to slow down.

a whirlwind of thoughts
compete with swaying...

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Categories: literature, absence, introspection, leaving, life, mystery, nostalgia,
Form: Haibun
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, me, ,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Oft From A Distant Echo, It Is Heard fifth poet in my dedication series
(1.)  Honoring John Keats
, fifth poet in my dedication series

Oft From A Distant Echo, It Is Heard

At the start comes just a solitary word

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Categories: literature, appreciation, art, beautiful, creation, poetry, poets,
Form: Sonnet
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, poetry, words,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Pride of the Motherland
Riding an elephant
Down the narrow trail looking triumphant
Scanning the golden landscape
Like Hannibal with enemies in flight
Sight from a lofty height
King of the jungle moving
With lioness...

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Categories: literature, adventure, history, hope, life, love, nature,
Form: Narrative
A Love Story
The girl is an ultra-modern scholar, 
Belongs with an upper-middle class family. 
Looking very nice, smart, gets angry suddenly. 
She reads M.A in English at...

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Categories: literature, culture, deep, emotions, loss, love, passion,
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: literature, history, international, philosophy, poems, poets, political,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Signs and Times
You say: Wrong place—wrong time,
Maybe: Wrong place—not right time,
Not right place—but wrong time?
I say: This's right place—right time, 
In times and places,
What is the time?

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Categories: literature, people, places, time,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member SALUTATIONS
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: dedicationheart, heart, me, , literature,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member EDGER ALL POE
Our dark founding father, of American literature,
A sinister beacon of darkness, lighting the way
Into the darkened abyss of mankind’s soul.
Within the galleria of madness, he...

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© cherl dunn  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: literature, character, dark, history, imagination, inspirational, international,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Better Off Dead
sure...she'd forgiven
though heart had been riven
she loved him: a given

she said, "it's Ok...
that's how the boys play.
Don't worry, I'll stay
but not again, hear? No way!"


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Categories: heartbreak, , literature,
Form: Narrative
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, voice,
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, poetry, poets,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member One Minute At A Time

Is all we have, just hours or years, a lie we believe.
We have no clarity as to what God will do.

So grab this minute given...

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Categories: literature, christian, courage, day, god,
Form: Carpe Diem
Premium Member Father's Day Prayer
Dear merciful and gracious God
The Supreme Father of wisdom
The One who provides knowledge and understanding
The guiding light of all creation
Leader, provider, and shepherd of our...

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Categories: literature, dedication, devotion, faith, father, inspirational, life,
Form: Didactic
Premium Member Cash Gone in Tax
Slashed by
Uncle Sam
Hard earned wages
Burned as income tax
Cash gone like blowing wind
Tax is not like sweet vermouth
This is just like pulling hen’s tooth
Tax going up,...

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Categories: literature, business, confusion, depression, life, mystery, natural
Form: Etheree
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 Paradise My Sweetest Love
My sweetest love hearest thou my advice
Let's leave for the garden of sweet paradise
We will live under a rainbow with cherries
Eat sweet mangoes and bright...

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Categories: literature, friendship, happiness, inspirational, life, love, passion,
Form: Sonnet
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, childhoodme, , literature,
Form: Couplet