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Best May Poems

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


Premium Member May it be an Evening Star of Peace - In Collaboration with our PS community Poets
Like the Evening Star guided ancient mariners through calm or troubled seas
Let it guide and help spread this message of Peace to the far ends...

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Categories: may, beautiful, peace, star,
Form: Verse



Premium Member Where The Sycamore Grew
The sun-yellow house seems smaller somehow,
as we look at it now,  with time-worn eyes...

The street seems narrower, and the trees have grown..
and where once...

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Categories: may, autumn, family, house, life, night, old,
Form: Narrative
THE ROSE
~THE ROSE~

This is not a poem about a rose
Nor a poem, about diligence and beauty
Today, I sit and stare at the walls
Walls, that bare the...

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Categories: may, absence, allusion, death, depression, emo, feelings,
Form: Dramatic monologue
Premium Member The Poet Who Never Was
I thought I was a poet who had a pen of gold
With clear access to writing that was mature and bold.
I thought I could go...

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Categories: may, emotions, poetry,
Form: Rhyme
One Brief Moment
Look...See how long nights are drawing in.
Dreary birdsong gradually abates -
Opaque dusk grows dim;
And just outside the creaky little garden
Gate,
Stood opposite the empty wood
Where the...

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Categories: may, imagery, nostalgia,
Form: Rhyme



Premium Member Tell the Night to Hold Me

I made for you, a castle
     But I built it in the sand
        ...

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Categories: may, forgiveness, heartbreak, heartbroken, lost love, love,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member Melancholic Tree
In the middle of winter
within misty moors,
lies a melancholic meadow.

Up above grey skies foretell
perturbed crows to seek shelter.
Down below, 
an isolated tree - naked and...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: may, analogy, assonance, deep, sad,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member We Are Not Merely Poets
Some of us are secretive at first. We hide our poetry’s soul self, 
gently letting her peep out; sometimes regretting it immediately.
Fearful of critiques from...

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Categories: may, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade,
Form: Free verse
Hidden Beauty
Hidden beauty resides not in the grace like charms
Of coy smiles 
Painted across a gentle Madonnas face.
Nor is she vested within the chastened vows
Of saintly...

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Categories: may, beauty,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Tranquility
Oh little one, how soon you'll be
In turbulence of puberty.

I will hold tight your days of youth 
And share with you my honest truth 

That...

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Categories: may, children, god, granddaughter, grandmother, spiritual,
Form: Couplet
Uncharted Waters

An ocean tumbles through dreams of you. In depths unknown,
I float above. Oh, how I long to dive beneath your surface,  
yet I am...

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Categories: may, appreciation, longing, love, ocean,
Form: Rhyme
A Tulip Grows Under An Evergreen - Inspired By The Poets At PoetrySoup

A
fine
Parrot Tulip
in vibrant intensities 
with unique undertones
of green acquirable only in a 
few forests. A ruby red swirls within 
its petals beckons awareness of those...

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Categories: may, beautiful, beauty, earth, light, love, romance,
Form: Shape
Premium Member The Fallen Poet
(The Fallen Poet)

Shadows, fall from the east
Winter show, white meadows,
Compelling words lost, in a silent world
Beautiful, Bloomingdale is how it goes
Apocalypto-- my very own limbo
Alone...

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© SKAT A   Create an image from this poem.
Categories: may, absence, confusion, depression, emo, how i
Form: Free verse
Premium Member KING ARTHUR - A collaboration with Darren White
He is the king of words and poets alike
Assay as you may, this man you won’t smite
His armour sparkles in night or day
Defending those too...

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© White Wolf  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: may, art, friend, friendship,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member When Madness Rides on Moonlight
Days pass into the weak, loveless nights. The moon blinks.
The stars swirl beneath Van Gogh’s brush, as he links.
Comet light passes twisting cypresses, a schizophrenic’s...

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Categories: may, god, life,
Form: Sestina
Premium Member The Hollow
I’ve been down to The Hollow, and I’ll never be the same,
So many have been taken there, yet never speak its name,
It’s a place as...

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Categories: may, allegory, depression,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member A girl named Sue
POTW 1 Oct 2018

Gossip about her
swept the school yard through
“Hey if you’ve got what it takes 
There’s this girl named Sue
For a pack of smokes
or...

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Categories: may, angst, fantasy, teen love,
Form: Rhyme
John Lennon

On the day 
that John Lennon died, 
people were just going 
about their business 
as they did every day. 

Mark David Chapman 
was reading 
Catcher In The Rye 
void of his holy self.
 He...

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Categories: may, music,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Swan Ballerina Pages
Like delicate white swans were they,
the white swans of a grand ballet -
ballerinas waiting in a row
underneath the candlelight’s soft glow.

But what are ballerinas with...

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Categories: may, poetess, poetry,
Form: Personification
Premium Member No Poet, Am I

A poet, you say? Oh no, not am I,
               There's only...

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Categories: may, blessing, faith, inspiration, poetry, poets,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member September
"September, beautiful month of my birth, is nigh, but I cannot feel glad."

September, drifting in with glow of moon,
you stifle Summer’s ardor. . . and...

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Categories: may, nature, sad, sun, time,
Form: Terzanelle
Premium Member First Communion
The powdery snow gloves the fingers 
of maple forest, protecting barren bark 
with the expectation of rose tipped bloom.

A meeting point between pristine
innocence and the...

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Categories: may, caregiving, childhood, devotion, inspirational, nature,
Form: Free verse
Hidden Treasures

 *        *    *       *    ...

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Categories: may, art,
Form: Shape
Poet in Recluse
I relinquish my pen before the storm
of her tears falling upon my bare arm
her gentle whispering breathed in my ear
Muse of mine, adieu to your...

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© Lin Lane  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: may, emotions, solitude,
Form: Rubaiyat
Premium Member There is a poem in my heart
There is a poem in my heart,
that beats in different dialects.

Da ist ein Gedicht in meinem Herzen,
which flows freely through my veins.

Il y à un...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: may, poetry, poets,
Form: Free verse