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Best Magnum Opus Poems

Below are the all-time best Magnum Opus poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of magnum opus poems written by PoetrySoup members


Magnum Opus
Man of words, strange creature of fiery intention,
Amplifying pictures with that restless imagination,
Great are the images spurting forth from your pen,
Nothing holds you down, working...

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Categories: magnum opus, art, introspection, on work
Form: Acrostic



Premium Member Magnum Opus


   The sound of the brook as it meanders through the grass, His Magnum Opus


Note:
Opus: A musical work, may be numbered in order...

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Categories: magnum opus, beauty, music,
Form: Monoku
Premium Member The truth about women
Bestowed with femininity,
     wisdom, elegance, and grace,
 exemplifying dignity, 
     daughter of the human race.

X chromosome integrity
...

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Categories: magnum opus, daughter, mother, people, science,
Form: Rhyme
Penning Consummate Rhyme
His descriptive phrases flow while compiling poetic verse
'cross pale parchment, the poet's pen continues to traverse
Ink coursing like life blood rushing through his eddied veins
ignoring...

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© Lin Lane  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: magnum opus, poets,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member In Our Blindness, Chalked Up To Just Be Fate
In Our Blindness, Chalked Up To Just Be Fate

Life, its complexity truly astounds
astounds this old soul so sadly earthbound
earthbound but not without imagined flight
flight into...

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Categories: magnum opus, appreciation, art, conflict, corruption,
Form: Sonnet



Premium Member The Eye is Such a Braggart
The eye is such a braggart with its emerald this and hazel that.
Does no one dream about an ear or a nose?
(personally ... I find...

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Categories: magnum opus, appreciation, bereavement, body, feelings,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member You are Nothing --- As Am I
I used to think poetry was about expression
(but some it seems would rather make it a competition)
I used to think beautiful words were meant to...

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Categories: magnum opus, anger, angst, feelings, how
Form: Verse
Premium Member vignette-Ode to Joy
Inspired by Friedrich Von Schiller’s poem,
The birth to a tumultuous...orchestral bliss.
The flicks of his wand was the rhythm he heard,
A call for dramatic attention...an extraordinary...

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Categories: magnum opus, music
Form: ekphrasis
Declaration of Conception
Declaration of Conception:
(Books are life)




Syringe of knowledge
Injected into my vein
           Before birth
   ...

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© Amy Green  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: magnum opus, on writing and words
Form: Free verse
The Voice of a Palpitating soul
Dear penguin bearers, 

Your fears are my letters. 
Your attacks are my words. 
Your choking is my ink. 
Your voice is my language. 
Your trembling...

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Categories: magnum opus, mental illness, strength,
Form: Rhyme
Imagine This Flight
Noonday dreamer weaves a blue ray visual
Sight and sound young orb amid the lunar tides
Silver trophy field of play renaissance type 
mesmerising global village new...

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Categories: magnum opus, art, birth, color, creation,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Lost
Just before daybreak while lying in bed
A lovely poem was filling my head.
To my computer to write it all down,
In all its glory, each adverb...

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Categories: magnum opus, on writing and wordswrite,
Form: Rhyme
A Mermaid's Tail --Tale--
Shards of gilded light, so iridescent,
cascading over your perfect shoulders.
Your sensuous form, curled 'to a crescent,
nestled amongst the rocks and the boulders.

You stretch languidly and...

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Categories: magnum opus, fantasy, feelings, fish, heartbroken,
Form: Rhyme
Phoenix Rising
A mysterious chamber lies hidden deep within;
Where fire breathing beasts skirmish, wreaking chaos,
And basilisks slither in a cesspool of mass confusion.
Facing the creatures of darkness...

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Categories: magnum opus, words,
Form: Free verse
Moonlight Sonata
Catching moonbeams, night is the time for music.
Marvel not how beautiful echoes calm us -
sounds of midnight, Beethoven’s magnum opus,
     ...

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Categories: magnum opus, music, night,
Form: Sapphic stanza
Let Us Paint, World
What I am is a body of water,
I am fluid; always moving matter,
Eroding the earth I change the world
even if only the heart of a...

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Categories: magnum opus, confidence, creation, destiny, encouraging,
Form: Iambic Pentameter
Maybe I am just another monkey
If you sit a monkey in front of a computer
There is a chance, no matter how far flung
That if it presses buttons at random
It will...

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© John Pen  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: magnum opus, fun, funny, hilarious, humor,
Form: Free verse
Personal Memories
"Somewhere over the rainbow we'll play", is baby Ella's clarion call,
 Doting Aunt agrees and starts with La Ti Do Re Mi Fa Sol,
 Tiny...

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Categories: magnum opus, emotions, memorial day,
Form: Monorhyme
Can We Feel Music
Can We “Feel” Music?
By Carol Geyer


Can we “feel” music? Can the notes cool or warm us?
Soothing like green aloe balm, or warm as flaming Yule...

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Categories: magnum opus, music,
Form: Free verse
Carefree Etheree

Write
It tight,
Check it twice.
Fix the grammar;
Punctuation’s nice.
If it’s worth the telling,
Then proudly show the readers
By carefully checking spelling.
If allowed to decline or succumb,
Your magnum opus...

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© James Tate  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: magnum opus, on writing and words
Form: Etheree
To Write a Poem is a Mortal Sin
 You hedonise yet killed your gamble
Coveting, lusting, groping for words.
You penetrate her deepest thoughts
Imprison her, criminal humanoid.

You steal her breath in the strokes of...

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Categories: magnum opus, passion,
Form: Rhyme
Rivalry's Children
It was the time when art was king,
Of artists whose praises  we all sing.
Great minds there were in the Renaissance,
Through eons , unsurpassed, with...

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Categories: magnum opus, art, history, jealousy,
Form: Rhyme
From bard to verse
Whether April is sweet or full of harsh  travails
It  kindly gave   birth to our Canterbury Tales
Much later  came The Wasteland...

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Categories: magnum opus, language, poems, poetry, poets,
Form: Rhyme
Dump Trump The demagogue Hitler reincarnate
Countdown to Armageddon precariously hinges 
   potential apocalypse outcome, mere smattering days away
if the brazen, fierce-some dragon doth don 
   trumps...

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Categories: magnum opus, allegory, anger, angst, anxiety,
Form: I do not know?
Journey to Unwind - Rock 'N Roll contest
Inspired by Embryonic Journey by Jefferson Airplane (listen to it while you read this!)


On a winter's day 
On a chilly morn'
I'll be mourning	
The loss of...

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Categories: magnum opus, adventure, beauty, freedom, imagery,
Form: Free verse